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fit church 2018 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC’s Annual Gathering

nurturing healthy congregations March 15-17, 2018 Knollwood Baptist Church Winston-Salem, NC

Leadership Institute Thursday, March 15, 2018 1-5pm $25

Matt Bloom is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he leads the Wellbeing at Work Program. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Before becoming a professor, he was a consultant for Arthur Young and a financial advisor for Shearson Lehman Brothers. He has seen firsthand the negative consequences of unhappiness at work, and is committed to finding real solutions to make the workplace a positive, vibrant experience. Matt lives in South Bend with his wife, Kim.

“Tunes & Tales” with David Holt and Josh Goforth Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:30-9:30pm $25

Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old time mountain music and stories. They combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin, and a world of exciting rhythm instruments from hambone (body slapping) rhythms to spoons, stump-fiddle, rhythm bones, jaw harp, and even paper bag. It is a program of songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages.

Annual Gathering Friday, March 16, 2018 free

The Reverend Richard Joyner will serve as the keynote speaker for the Friday morning session. Rev. Joyner is pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and executive director of the Conetoe Family Life Center. He also serves as director of pastoral care of Nash UNC Healthcare. He was named a CNN Hero in 2015, among other awards, and his ministry has been featured in NC and national publications. Rev. Joyner is leading the church to make a transformative difference in the community by addressing poverty, health, unemployment, and youth leadership issues. The Reverend Prince Raney Rivers, our Friday night speaker, is the Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham, and former pastor of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Pastor Rivers is passionate about equipping Christians to grow spiritually, Christian leadership, preaching God’s Word, and mentoring ministers. He joyfully shares his life and ministry with his wife, Dr. Monica Corbitt Rivers.

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CBFNC November/December 2017  
CBFNC November/December 2017