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The Gathering of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina

March/April 2014 • Vol. 19 Issue 2



Bringing Baptists of North Carolina Together for Christ-Centered Ministry

Refocused and renewed OAKMONT APARTMENT MINISTRIES STORY ON PAGE 3


Vision: from what is seen to way of seeing by Larry Hovis, CBFNC Executive Coordinator

I have a long history with “vision wear” that’s not readily apparent to those with whom I have regular interactions. It looks something like this: Age 11 ... I had trouble seeing the teacher’s writing on

the blackboard from my seat in the back of the classroom. My mother took me to the optometrist who diagnosed nearsightedness and prescribed glasses for distance vision.

Age 15 ... My vision got progressively worse and I began wearing my glasses all the time.

Age 16 ... I received my driver’s license but the

examiner required me to wear glasses while driving.

Age 23 ... As my nearsightedness continued on a downward spiral, my optometrist suggested contact lenses as a way to achieve better vision. Over the next two decades, I experimented with all kinds of contacts, from extended wear to daily wear, always hanging on to glasses for those rare times I didn’t or couldn’t wear the contacts. My nearsightedness continued to get worse.

Mid 40s ... A new problem arose. For over thirty years,

my issue was always distance vision. Now, I was having trouble seeing up close, especially in low light situations. My optometrist advised me to go to the drugstore and purchase reading glasses to wear with my contact lenses.

Late 40s ... I developed an irritating condition on the

underside of my eyelids caused by years of wearing contact lenses. My optometrist experimented with different contact lenses and also urged me to reduce the hours I wore them, meaning that I would need to wear my glasses more often. As my near-vision worsened, we determined I needed bifocals when wearing glasses. Unfortunately, my brain never could adjust to the bifocals, so he prescribed two pairs of glasses: one for general use and one for reading.

Today ... I use four types of corrective lenses: contacts

for general use most of the time, reading glasses when I’m in “contact mode,” glasses for when I’m not wearing contacts, and prescription reading glasses for near vision when I’m in “glasses mode.” Though it’s a nuisance to juggle all of this equipment, I’m grateful for it. Without my “vision wear,” I am functionally blind. Though each device is itself something to be seen (one definition of vision), the real purpose is to provide a way of seeing (another definition). I’m definitely more grateful for the latter.

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In 2012, the CBFNC Coordinating Council appointed a 20th Anniversary Vision Team to lead our Fellowship in discovering a vision for life and ministry together as we move into our third decade. Led by Guy Sayles, pastor of First, Asheville, this team has been working for almost two years to listen to the Spirit and the voices of our Fellowship to discern a vision for our future. They have crafted a report that was presented to the Coordinating and Ministries Councils and will be presented to the General Assembly on March 29. A preview is currently being shared in various ways. You will find a copy of this report on our website’s home page, www.cbfnc.org. The team determined that in the rapidly changing times in which we live, there is no such thing as a long-range, fixed vision that can adequately capture something as complex as the mission and ministries of CBFNC (or any single congregation, for that matter). More than vision as “something to be seen,” what is needed, the team determined, is vision as “a way of seeing.”  here are seven major components of the Vision Team’s T report, divided into two sections. First, our life and ministry together for the “foreseeable” future will be guided by three Overarching Commitments: • Transformation • Engagement • Community  econd, our work in the near-term will pay special attention S to four Areas of Focus: • Showing mercy and seeking justice • Nurturing healthy congregations • Empowering laity for missional living • Clarifying identity and covenant Our Councils are already pondering ways these components need to shape our ministries as they plan for the coming year. Many of them have expressed that these concepts will be helpful in shaping the ministries of their local congregations. Please begin familiarizing yourself with the report, then come to the Assembly ready to engage, discuss implications and take action on these ideas as a way of following the Spirit to shape our life and ministry together. Seeing clearly has been a life-long quest for me. It has required adapting and adjusting to various kinds of lenses. I’m under no illusion that there is one vision for my life, or one way of seeing that will work throughout my life. But I thank God for providing just what I needed at various stages along the way. I also thank God for guiding CBFNC for the past twenty years. I’m confident God is continuing to give us the kind of vision we need, when we need it, to navigate the rapidly changing times in which we live, so that we can participate, together, in God’s mission in the world.


Community garden at Oakmont Apartments.

Tuesdays are busy days at Oakmont Baptist Church in GreenChurch and Clergy Coach, led three coaching sessions over a fiveville and in the apartment complex next door to the church – the month period. Prayer triads were established. Teams were formed apartment complex that Oakmont purchased in 2007. Children and to discover trends and to research community needs. A consensus teens meet one-on-one with volunteer tutors from the church. In developed that God was calling Oakmont to use the apartments as the fellowship hall, other church members are preparing hot meals “a hub for community ministry.” for homeless persons who will be picked up by church van, offered “We realized that we couldn’t tackle all the needs in Greenville, haircuts, medical care and hot showers. Meanwhile, women who but we could address the needs of our working poor, next-door are breaking out of the cycle of poverty are meeting just down the neighbors,” Layne says. The hope is that this “hub” will radiate out hall in a computer lab with Christian Woman Job Corps volunteers. to have further impact in the larger community. In May 2011, more In 2007, the complex was an unsafe place to live or visit. There than 250 Oakmont members participated in a one-day mission blitz, was a drug problem. Children were neglected. working on 15 apartments and Fifteen of the 112 apartments were “uninhabitexterior projects, offering a medical able.” When the apartment complex became clinic and a children’s program, and available, the deacons recommended the church serving lunch to the residents. make the purchase. Oakmont was landlocked. It In September 2011, the church needed more land for parking and new buildvoted to call Layne to become the ings. There was no grand plan for targeted minOakmont Community Center minby Rick Jordan, istry or community transformation. The goal ister. She left her job as the SpiriCBFNC Church Resources Coordinator was to make the complex a safe, stable environtual Care Manager for a regional ment until programmatic plans could be made. hospice. She and her husband and But God had other plans in mind. Pastor Greg Rogers and children moved from a comfortable house in a nice neighborhood Associate Pastor Beth Thompson had been leading the church to to live in one of the apartments. “To us, this is a mission field. We experience God in fresh ways. Many from the church attend an are learning the culture and the language. We are learning how to annual church-wide spirituality retreat. Others attend Wednesday make disciples in this culture. Here, discipleship is not by reading night classes, studying the works of authors such as Dallas Willard, books. It is by building relationships.” Richard Foster and Evelyn Underhill. Many participated in the One of those relationships is with Cherry, a single mother of study of Blackaby’s Experiencing God. The study of David Crock- four children. “I thought, ‘I can do this by myself,” said Cherry. er’s book, The Samaritan Way, was especially influential. “We “But when I got an eviction notice, I didn’t know what to do. began asking, ‘How is God at work around us, and how can we My children had been coming to Backyard Buddies. They said, join God in that work?’ We realized that we don’t have to feel like ‘You’ve got to meet Layne. She will help us.’ So, I met Layne and it is all up to us – God is already doing it,” says Layne Rogerson, she connected me with the Christian Women’s Job Corp. I got my CBFNC Leadership Development Council chair. “So, the question GED. People from the church that I didn’t even know were praying became, ‘What is God doing in the apartment complex right next to for me to pass that math test! When my son got in trouble with the church – the one we own?’” the law, Layne was with me at every court date. The light of God Beginning in September 2010, Eddie Hammett, CBFNC shines through her and now it shines through me.”

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BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD PSALM 46:10

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JOIN US AT OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY! March 28-29, 2014 First Baptist Church, Greensboro

Friday, March 28 Welcome and Orientation Ministry Workshop Sessions Fellowship Dinner (requires pre-registration) Evening Worship featuring musical guest Ken Medema 20th Anniversary Address: Larry Hovis, CBFNC Executive Coordinator 20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, March 29 Educational Partners and Friends Breakfast Ministry Celebration (including a special presentation by the 20th Anniversary Vision Team)

Ken Medema Concert and Worship

All are welcome!


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A sample of the workshops offered this year: Children’s Ministry Reboot Missions That Matter: How Youth Can Make a Lasting Impact in Their Communities Ministering to Youth and Adults by Sharing in their Life Stories CBFNC’s Role in the Future of Collegiate Ministry Building Intentional College Community Arrive Alive by 9:45 Biblical women you wouldn’t want to mess with Identity Formation According to Ephesians CBFNC Vision Team Report Baptist Identity in the 21st Century Religious Liberty and the Intersection of Church and State The Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement Collision of Cultures: Islam, Judaism, and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages Leading Positive Change Connecting with the People Jesus Misses Most Talking About Sexuality: How Your Congregation Can Have the Discussion While Building Community Worship and Christian Education Without Words? Leading with Hopeful Imagination Handling Conflict in the Church Innovative Church Staffing Models Interacting with Internationals Clarifying the Mission of Your Church as a Congregational Process How Christian Coaching Can Benefit Your Church Congregational Gardens: lessons & models from dirty hands Gift-Based Ministry: Using Your Deacon’s Strengths Still ... Discerning Spiritual Gifts Embracing a New Missional Reality Pilgrim Practices: Connecting Faith and Social Action to Make Disciples When You Can’t Use Your Name Ministry to Invisible People: the Trafficked, Refugees, Immigrants and Internationals in Academic Settings Journeys of Faith: Curriculum with a New Missional Message Prison Ministries: Through the Door Invisible Neighbors—If you don’t see them, you’re not looking Human Trafficking in NC—What can churches do to help? Hunger—The greatest epidemic facing the world today Racial Taboo: Talking about Race I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Something to Eat Moving Upriver: From Charity to Justice Trail Marks: Collaborative Ministry with Families of Children and Youth Funding your congregation’s Mission (Hint: it starts with Mission!) Needs and wants: How to pay for both in retirement What the experts wish you knew: the best practices of web developers and bloggers Privacy, Security and Bullies, Oh My! Using New Media to Enhance Bible Study Sunday Morning Gathering as Conversation Story-Shaped Worship: Going ‘Liturgical’ without Losing the Congregation Re-imagining Worship—with God Foremost l

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OF NORTH CAROLINA Learn more at www.cbfnc.org.

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A cause for celebration 

Still listening to and Still following God’s call; Still proclaiming God’s message;

Still working and active Baptists;

Still bringing

Baptists together;

Still loving, Still growing and Still transforming; Still celebrating God with the world.

Be still and know that I am God

still

It’s our 20th anniversary and we will celebrate the special occasion at our 2014 CBFNC General Assembly on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, at First, Greensboro. The celebration theme is “STILL” and through worship, workshops and fellowship, the theme will challenge us individually and as a Fellowship to consider our interaction and relationship with God. The celebration scripture is Psalm 46:10…“Be still and know that I am God.” (NIV) The scripture emphasizes the significance of the covenant relationship with God as well as confidence in and reliance on God; the scripture also emphasizes the importance of the spiritual disposition of the God-follower. 20th anniversary celebration components include:

psalm 46:10

by Ka’thy Gore Chappell, CBFNC Leadership Development Coordinator

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Special anniversary events include worship leadership and a concert with Ken Medema. Throughout the years, Ken has shared his passion for learning and discovery through storytelling and music with an ever-growing circle of followers around the world. Ken has been performing for more than 40 years in many different venues, ranging from 50 to 50,000 people. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, singing stories from his audience and accenting themes and perspectives from speakers and workshop leaders. Ken custom designs every musical moment through improvisation and new composition to bring each event to life. A historical timeline on the life, people and ministries of CBFNC will be displayed during the 2014 General Assembly. The timeline of historical markers will also be included within the General Assembly program book. Finally, a photo review celebratBe stIll and know ing themed missions and ministhat I am God try achievements from the hisCBFNC 20th Anniversary Celebration Planning Team torical timeline will be presented in coffee-table book format and Gail Coulter Providence, Hendersonville available for purchase. Carolyn Dickens First, Raleigh A Friday evening anniverMark Edwards Lakeside, Rocky Mount sary celebration with cake and Don Horton Zebulon, Zebulon balloons and Saturday morning Crystal Leathers First, Hickory recognition of “special” people Julie Merritt Lee Providence, Hendersonville complete the CBFNC 20th Shane Nixon First, Mocksville Anniversary Celebration. Join Michael Simmons First, Buies Creek your CBFNC family for all the Will Watson United, Winston-Salem celebration festivities at the 2014 Bert Young First, Bladenboro CBFNC General Assembly. All are welcome! Ka’thy Gore Chappell Leadership Development Coordinator

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20th Anniversary Celebration Chair


Investing

in leadership

by Ka’thy Gore Chappell, CBFNC Leadership Development Coordinator

TOP PHOTO: Front row: Scott Hudgins, CBFNC Endowment Chair; Amy McClure, Lolley Scholar, Campbell; Ka’thy Gore Chappell, CBFNC Leadership Development Coordinator; Randall and Lou Lolley; Christie Dalton, Asst. Director of Development, Wake Forest School of Divinity; Chris Hughes, Lolley Scholar, Wake Forest. Back row: Curtis Freeman, Dean, Duke Baptist House of Studies; Andy Wakefield, Dean, Campbell University Divinity School; Kyle Chastain, Lolley Scholar, Gardner-Webb; Kheresa Harmon, Director of Admissions, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity; Andrew Barnhill, Lolley Scholar, Duke Baptist House of Studies. MIDDLE LEFT PHOTO: Andrew Barnhill; Lou and Randall Lolley. MIDDLE RIGHT PHOTO: Front row: Randall and Lou Lolley, Back row: Amy McClure; Chris Hughes; Kyle Chastain; Andrew Barnhill. BOTTOM PHOTO: Front row: Kheresa Harmon; Lou and Randall Lolley; Scott Hudgins. Back row: Curtis Freeman; Ka’thy Gore Chappell; Russell Chappell.

Established in 2008 by CBFNC, the Randall and Lou Lolley Endowment for Theological Education provides financial support to Baptist students enrolled in theological education in preparation for leadership and ministry. The fund honors Randall and Lou Lolley, whose courage and commitment to integrity, freedom, and educational excellence laid the foundation for a new era in the education of men and women for ministry and service. The Lolley Fund provides from its annual earnings financial support for students engaged in theological education for the purpose of strengthening ministerial and lay leaders in CBFNC churches and ministries. The primary purpose of the fund is to support members of CBFNC congregations engaged in (1) formal theological education in an accredited theological seminary or divinity school for the purpose of fulfilling educational preparation for ministry; (2) non-degree educational programs, seminars or classes designed to enhance lay and ministerial leadership, and; (3) CBFNC educational initiatives designed for leadership development in local congregations and CBFNC ministries. While the Lolley Fund defines theological education broadly and encourages lay leadership education, a significant portion of the fund’s earnings supports the effort of full-time students enrolled in degree programs preparing for ministerial leadership. The fund is supported and maintained as a special component of the Endowment Trust of CBFNC. The first Lolley Scholars, which included matching funds from the four North Carolina partner divinity schools, were awarded for the 20122013 academic year. Honored at a 2013 spring luncheon at Duke School of Divinity and hosted by CBFNC, the scholars, respective school representatives, and Randall and Lou Lolley are pictured here. Information on the 2014-2015 round of scholarship nominations is forthcoming. For additional information please contact Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Leadership Development Coordinator, CBFNC, kchappell@cbfnc.org.

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Peace-making in Atlanta

This is the sixth year that CBF has offered young adults an opportunity to participate in the national General Assembly while having time to think about complex social issues through a theological lens. Atlanta Sessions is a CBF Missional Experience. Past Sessions we have covered topics such as human trafficking, systemic poverty, new monasticism and conversations about race relations and immigration. This year the topic of conversation will be about peace-making and the role of Christ-followers in the process. During the week, students will go the Carter Peace Center, the Baptist Joint Committee luncheon, the Leadership Summit and participate in the General Assembly in a myriad of ways. Who should come to this event? Any young person (18 and over) who is interested in meeting other young adults who are pondering how to live out their faith in community and wholeness. Several churches have brought their entire college group, churches with interns have found it to be a valuable learning experience and some students have come on their own to join with other like-minded young adults. It is a powerful way for young adults to meet other thoughtful students and experience

by Wanda Kidd, CBFNC College Ministry Coordinator

Fort Worth Session

the goals and passions of CBF. Because CBFNC underwrites a good portion of the cost and other CBF partners like the divinity schools at Campbell and Gardner Webb, and Baptist Joint Committee help to provide resources, the cost for the Sessions is very reasonable. The week, including most meals, housing and fieldtrips is $65 per student. Atlanta Sessions 2014 begins on June 23rd. For more information, visit www.cbfnc.org.

May we add your congregation our list? CBFNC is grateful to the Pilot Churches who have informed us they have received, or plan soon to receive, the inaugural CBFNC Mission and Ministry Offering.

mission AND ministry OFFERING done in love 1 COR. 16:14

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All Pilot Churches will be recognized at the General Assembly in Greensboro.

To request that an offering packet be mailed to you, call us at (336) 759-3456 or visit our website, www.cbfnc.org.


Partnerships

by Rick Jordan, CBFNC Church Resources Coordinator

past, present and future

On January 16th, 38 youth ministers met together with CBFNC staffers Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Wanda Kidd and Rick Jordan to discuss their past, present and future partnership in ministry. The youth ministers ranged in tenure from a few weeks to more than twenty years. They came from as far east as Edenton and as far west as Boone. They received education from a wide variety of schools. As different as they were, they had in common a love for young people and a desire to help young people mature in their faith. The day began at round tables with discussions of subjects like: my mentor in ministry, what in ministry I am passionate about, and something I do well that I could teach someone else to do well. Next, Rick shared how his philosophy of youth ministry has evolved in his nearly 13 years with CBFNC. “As we have listened to youth ministers, we have created a unique way for a denomination-like organization to partner in ministry with local church leaders. As I share these words, know they are not ‘either/or’ necessarily, but are analogies – more this than that.” analogies of youth ministry 1. Discipleship over evangelism. We assume your youth have made a profession of faith, but if they haven’t, that is the role of the parents and the local church leaders, not that of someone on a stage away from home. 2. Needs of youth over needs of “denomination.” We want to be responsive to what you know your youth need, not what we think they should need. 3. Planning teams over “one call does it all.” We enjoy the creativity and camaraderie of one another in planning experiences. This takes more time and is more work than just sending a check and packing the van, but it leads to a more mature ministry and a deeper fellowship. 4. Local church leaders over celebrities. We believe there are great preachers and musicians among us who are gifted and like-minded. 5. Real faith issues over “be more nice.” Recent retreats have dealt with life’s pain, with loving the stranger and with experimenting with spiritual disciplines. There is more to the Christian life than getting baptized and going to heaven and being nice between those two events. CBFNC retreats also focus on “being” as well as “doing.” CBFNC has used destinations such as the beach, the ski slope or the water park as attractions where friendships and discipleship discussions may begin. These characteristics surprised and pleased the youth ministers. “I get glossy brochures every week from groups wanting me to bring my youth group to their event. Their philosophies are nothing like this,” said Rob James from Wake Forest Baptist Church. Danny Steis of Yates, Durham, agreed, “This is very well articulated. It is what I feel comfortable with, but it is not what I find in the Christian bookstores.” Another youth minister confessed that although he takes his youth to other organizations’ outings, “I have to spend the next meeting detoxing what they heard.” The Summit continued after lunch with discussion around the questions, “How can CBFNC be a partner for your ministry?” and “How would you be able to invest energy and time?” Several ideas to be explored include a week-long summer retreat, an interim youth minister network, resources for parents of youth, peer learning groups for youth ministers and a webpage forum for sharing questions and resources. Jan Jernigan of First, Dunn, concluded, “I thought the Youth Ministry Summit was beneficial. It was nice to be among a group of peers and to hear them share ... especially, the area that they struggle with. I look forward to meeting with other Youth Ministers in the future and sharing ideas.”

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CBFNC Honorary and Memorial Gifts October 2013 - November 2013

In honor of the staff at Knightdale Baptist Church by Weathers/Knight WMU Circle of Knightdate Baptist Church In honor of Jack and Mary Lib Causey by Kim and Robby Ray

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Your gifts to a CBFNC endowment fund can plant seeds of blessing, of hope, and of help.

free resources on www.cbfnc.org!

New items added weekly.

Designate a gift for scholarships, new church starts, or where it is most needed.

Kim and Marc Wyatt

serving in Canada wyatt@thefellowship.info They are off-field in Wilmington July 2013 - June 2014

Contact Jim Hylton at jhylton@cbfnc.org or (336) 759-3456 for more information.

Hospitality

Ministers on the Move

as a spiritual practice

Compiled by Jack Causey, Ministerial Resources Coordinator

May 2-4, 2014 Caraway Conference Center

Our encouragement and support go to the following ministers who have recently moved: Jonathan Hale is now serving as Minister to Youth and College Students of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis. Calvin Sayles has been called to Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, Sanford, as Pastor. St. John’s Baptist Church, Raleigh, has called Scott Hovey to join their staff as Associate Pastor for Outreach and Young Adults. Christopher Ingram has been called as Pastor of Yates Baptist Church, Durham Jeff Johnson is now serving as Pastor of Westfield Baptist Church, Dunn. When you make a move or know of someone who has changed places of ministry, let us know at jcausey@cbfnc.org. For assistance to search committees and ministers seeking vocational discernment, visit our reference and referral page on our website at www.cbfnc.org or call 336-759-3456 or 888-822-1944.

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CBF Global Missions Field Personnel Off-Field Assignments in Our Area

Visit www.cbfnc.org for more information and to register.

Coordinator Visits

December 2013 - January 2014

Bautista Iglesia Misionera Roca Fuerte, Pittsboro Fairbluff, Fairbluff First, Asheville First, High Point First, Hillsborough First, Lenoir First, Mount Airy

First, Raleigh First, Winston-Salem New Hope, Raleigh Northwest, Winston-Salem Piney Grove, Mount Airy The Memorial, Greenville Wake Forest, Wake Forest

CBFNC ministry coordinators are available to visit your church to speak, preach, teach, consult, lead and minister in ways appropriate to your context. Contact the CBFNC office for more information.


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phone: 336.759.3456 • phone: 888.822.1944 • fax: 336.759.3459 • cbfnc@cbfnc.org • www.cbfnc.org

Larry Hovis . ............ Executive Coordinator.................... LHovis@cbfnc.org

Wanda Kidd......... College Ministry Coordinator..... WKidd@cbfnc.org

Ka’thy Gore Chappell.... Leadership Development Coordinator.... KChappell@cbfnc.org

Eddie Hammett ....Church and Clergy Coach.......... EHammett@cbfnc.org

Rick Jordan ............. Church Resources Coordinator.......... RJordan@cbfnc.org

Javier Benitez ......Hispanic Network Leader Coach... Rocafuerte90@hotmail.com

Linda Jones . ........... Missions Coordinator...................... LJones@cbfnc.org

Rebekah Ayers .... Programs Manager................... RAyers@cbfnc.org

Jim Hylton .............. Business Administration Coordinator.... JHylton@cbfnc.org

Sarah Mitchell .... Communications Manager......... SMitchell@cbfnc.org

Jack Causey ............. Ministerial Resources Coordinator...... JCausey@cbfnc.org

Gail McAlister ..... Financial Manager................... GMcalister@cbfnc.org Derek Wilhelm ..... Administrative Assistant.......... DWilhelm@cbfnc.org

Regional Coordinators Region 1 – Western: Gail Coulter . ............. Region 2 – Foothills: David Smith ............. Region 3 – Triad: Bill Leathers ................. Region 4 – South Central: Drag Kimrey ......

coulterig@bellsouth.net davsmith@charter.net wleathers@triad.com dragkimrey@roadrunner.com

CBFNC College Ministers Ashley Mangrum ... UNC Chapel Hill . ....................... amangrum@cbfnc.org Lawrence Powers ... East Carolina................................ lpowers@cbfnc.org Coordinating Council Ray Ammons, Gastonia, Moderator Lisa Rust, Lumberton, Moderator-Elect Donna Bissette, Winston-Salem, Past Moderator Marion Horton, Knightdale, Recorder Mike Eddinger, Cary, Treasurer Kathy Driver, Raleigh Heather Folliard, Durham David Hailey, Raleigh Jeff Mathis, Sylva Rick Matthews, Winston-Salem Doug Murray, Wilson Mike Queen, Greensboro Susan Taylor, Chapel Hill

Endowment Management Board Ron Cava, Henderson Byrns Coleman, Wingate Scott Hudgins, Winston-Salem Anissa Nixon, Mocksville

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North Central: Tom Jackson ...... Capital: Mack Thompson........... Southeast: Mike Johnson ......... Northeast: Jesse Croom ...........

pastortj@aol.com mackthompson1@att.net mikejohn303@earthlink.net jmacroom@hotmail.com

Danny Steis . ........ Duke University . .................... dannysteis@gmail.com Chris Towles ......... Wake Forest.................................. towlescj@wfu.edu Kelly Brown ........... Western Carolina ... wcucoopstudentfellowship@gmail.com

Faith Formation Ministry Council Stella Perrin, Taylorsville, Chair Katie Fam Roscoe, Southern Pines, Chair-Elect Giles Blankenship, Fayetteville Beth Cockman-Wood, Sanford Brian Harrington, Liberty Kerrie Clayton Jordan, Smithfield Barbara Glasgow, Zebulon Tyler Roach, Morganton Sophia Steibel, Boiling Springs Scott Thrailkill, Goldsboro

Missions Ministry Council Linda Winslow, Jamestown, Chair Blake Dempsey, Nashville, Chair-Elect Elba Benitez, Pittsboro Everette Clark, Enka Allison Gallimore, Oxford Michael Lea, West Jefferson Nate Leonard, Morehead City Paula McCosh, Fayetteville Mike Womble, Wilmington

Leadership Development Ministry Council Layne Rogerson, Greenville, Chair Shane Nixon, Mocksville, Chair-Elect Ed Beddingfield, Fayetteville Sarah Boberg, Red Springs Jerry Chiles, Raleigh John Daniels, Waynesville Kheresa Harmon, Shelby Mark Reece, Mount Airy Nathan Rice, Southern Pines

Financial Report: December 2013 Contributions Undesignated - $127,489 Designated - $246,556 April 2013 - March 2014 Monthly Undesignated Goal: $127,140

May 16-17, 2014 Oakmont Baptist Church Greenville Visit www.cbfnc.org for more information and to register.

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Upcoming Events ~ March/April Edition Youth Choir Festival

March 7-8, 2014 Knollwood, Winston-Salem

Spring Break Mission Trip to Atlanta March 8-14, 2014

CBFNC General Assembly — 20th Anniversary! March 28-29, 2014 First, Greensboro

Building Blocks of Christian Coaching (501) April 7-8, 2014 CBFNC offices, Winston-Salem

Adult Spirituality Retreat May 2-4, 2014 Caraway Retreat Center

2014 Impacting Tomorrow May 16-17, 2014 Oakmont, Greenville

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