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The Gathering of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina

November/December 2015 • Vol. 20 Issue 6 Bringing Baptists of North Carolina Together for Christ-Centered Ministry

strength lies in differences, not in similarities - stephen covey


diversity

and identity by Larry Hovis, CBFNC Executive Coordinator

What does diversity have to do with CBFNC identity? The 2007 CBFNC Strategic plan contained two major divisions: the 2007-2008 Ministry Plan and “Initiatives Shaping Future Ministries.” The first item in the second section addressed diversity. Need – CBF Christians and churches value ethnic, generational and gender diversity in our fellowship. Unfortunately, we are almost exclusively Anglo, women are still under-represented in leadership, especially pastoral leadership, and most adults who are active in our fellowship are middle aged and older. Action – The Coordinating Council will appoint a task force to make recommendations for increasing the diversity of our fellowship.

How have we done in the past eight years in addressing this issue? Perhaps a peek at my travel schedule over the past year will shed some light. Diversity Flows at the Fountain Last December, I had the privilege of preaching at one of CBFNC’s newest partner congregations, The Fountain of Raleigh. This church’s membership is predominantly, but by no means exclusively, African-American. Its pastor is Paul Anderson, a dynamic, gifted leader in the Raleigh area and beyond, who also serves on the CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team. They are excited to be part of CBFNC. Feliz Navidad Around that same time, I made what is becoming an annual pilgrimage to the Christmas gathering of Hispanic pastors and their families at Igelsia Bautista Roca Fuerte in Pittsboro. Javier Benitez, CBFNC’s Hispanic Leader-Coach, pastors this church. Pastors from across North Carolina, and sometimes beyond, bring their families for a time of wonderful food, warm fellowship and inspiring worship. This dinner is symbolic of how our Hispanic brothers and sisters have become a vital part of our Fellowship. Mother Church Calls Mother as Pastor In many ways, First, Winston-Salem, is the mother church of CBFNC. Their former pastor, David Hughes, was our first moderator, and our first office was housed in the church building. On Palm Sunday of this year, I was privileged to share in the worship service in which Emily Hull McGee was called as pastor. At the time, this young female pastor and mother was pregnant with her second child! Youth Movement in Dallas As we prepared for CBF Global’s General Assembly in Dallas, I was worried. Very few of the seasoned leaders (clergy and lay) I talked to in the weeks preceding the meeting indicated they would make the trip to Dallas. I prepared myself for a small Tarheel contingent. It was gratifying to see that we filled the room assigned to us for our state meeting. Those gathered overwhelmingly skewed younger. A new generation has embraced the CBF community. Even Old First is Changing I recently had the privilege of preaching in one of our many “county seat First” churches. It is located in a community, like many in our state, which has struggled with integration and civil rights. I was pleasantly surprised that day when I saw, scattered among the familiar faces, several faces offering diversity from the norm. The pastor shared the news that their most recent members were a mixed race couple who had been welcomed with open arms. What does diversity have to do with CBFNC identity? Quite a lot. We aren’t yet where we need to be, but we’ve come a long way. Thanks be to God.

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bringing two worlds

together

by Linda Jones, CBFNC Missions Coordinator

By God’s good fortune, Brickson Sam, his wife Annie, and their three children won the Visa lottery to come to the United States in December 2009. “God has plans for you as a missionary and a pastor,” said his congregation at Victory Baptist Fellowship in Sierra Leone. Brickson already had a master’s degree in Peace and Development, was pastoring a church in Sierra Leone, and held many leadership positions in various churches and organizations including the All Africa Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist World Alliance. Now he was destined for the United States. The Sam family planted their lives in Charlotte, where a large community of Sierra Leoneans live and work. God’s calling continued to propell Brickson forward, and he connected with CBFNC in March 2010. Brickson was vetted and commissioned as a new church planter at the 2012 CBF Global’s General Assembly in Texas. Since then, life has been busy for Brickson as a pastor at Together In Christ Ministries in Charlotte, ministering to those from Sierra Leone, Cameroon, the Congo, and African-Americans. His family has adjusted well at school, work, and church. Brickson, Jr., (13) plays the piano in worship; son Jan (6) plays the drums while Annie leads worship; and daughter Annette (16) hands out worship bulletins. It is a growing congregation with a focus on ministering in their community. Brickson organized and led a peace and reconciliation summit, bringing together five key stake holders in the community. Tribal and religious conflict do not exist, but clashes between political factions in Sierra Leone continue in the United States. Brickson shares, “In the past, they don’t meet in the same home or under the same roof. Now, they come to church together. It has had a very strong impact. Gradually reconciliation is happening, slowly, steadily.” Brickson calls it a miracle. Everyone in the congregation of Together in Christ Ministries was touched by the Ebola crisis back in Sierra Leone. The church held two funerals honoring those who had died. Church members filled a large shipping crate with the necessary supplies to restore the contents of homes, all of which had to be destroyed when Ebola hit the household. I was honored to be the preacher at the Nurses and Health Care Workers event at a Sunday worship service last May. Annie, who is a health care worker, had recently won a community service award at her workplace, so this outreach event was a perfect fit for her as well as for the church members. A number of health care workers in the congregation invited co-workers to church. Many came, including a number of Muslims. It was an exciting worship service with joyful music and dancing at their seats. Twelve guests returned to a second worship service. As a growing congregation, their challenges are many. They need more space and access to meet at times other than Sunday morning. They would love to meet in a CBF church. They would like to have programs for youth and children. The congregation is pulling together to make it happen, saying, “We must increase our giving in order to rent space.” To that end, the church’s leadership created a fundraising program which recently hosted a gospel musical concert featuring a Bahamian musical group. They are expecting great things for their future. To God be the glory! The Gathering – November/December 2015

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What does that bring to mind? Our Beloved Community is diverse in congregational size and location, but there are some common themes. by Rick Jordan, CBFNC Church Resources Coordinator Stantonsburg is a small, rural community of 700 people in eastern NC. First, Stantonsburg, has 75 Sunday morning attendees on average, crossing all age groups. Pastor Gil Gullick notes, “There are farmers to professional folks. The church is over 100 years old and is the biggest church in town. It is a place of stability. The last pastor was here for 45 years. We are never going to be able to compete with larger churches’ programming, but we can with intimacy, with being a family of faith rather than a mere congregation.” In such a small town, “there is literally nothing to do, so we are trying to work on our facilities. We would like to provide opportunities to be a social center for the town as a gateway into the church.” The church especially appreciates CBF’s strong stance on local church autonomy. “We get to be who we are and who we are going to be. CBF is not trying to change us, but celebrates with us who we are.” The Capital City has an entirely different set of challenges and opportunities. First, Raleigh, “is a 203-year-old church located right in the heart of Raleigh on the Capital Square. Worship is a blend of thoughtful liturgy and Baptist warmth, falling within the Charleston tradition,” according to Pastor Chris Chapman. The church’s clothing closet serves several hundred people each week. The strong relationship with the African-American First Baptist Church is unique. “Both churches have some racial diversity today, and we do a number of things together, one of which is to host the annual MLK service for State Government workers.” Their interfaith work includes common text studies and various other dialogues with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others. Parking is a challenge in downtown Raleigh, as is space in general.  The city signed multi-year contracts with two large, national races, both held on Sunday mornings. “Good communication and small adjustments have enabled us to have 4 • The Gathering – November/December 2015

positive relationships.” Chapman adds, “CBFNC enables us to remain independent in thought and practice but not isolated from other likeminded Baptists.  We need a way to articulate not just who we are not, but who we are.  CBFNC enables us to do that through our shared work in many arenas, including education on immigration issues, mission work within and beyond the state and nation, higher education, and theological education.” Pastor Rob Tennant describes Hillsong, Chapel Hill, as “a contemporary church, open collar and khakis, with a praise band, and a positive and inspiring worship service that averages 115-120. We are a university town, so we say ‘good bye’ a lot as students graduate or professors move. When we know it is someone’s last Sunday, we have a sending prayer for them, commissioning them to minister in their next setting.” Not all leave town, however. “Those who schooled and stayed have moved into leadership roles. Lots of 30-somethings are key leaders in our church, including a young woman who is the chair of elders.” In January 2015, Hillsong voted to be singly aligned with CBF. “We want to focus on who we really are. We are constantly looking for ways to partner with other CBF-minded churches. Associate Pastor Heather Folliard is on the CBFNC Coordinating Council. Many from our church go to the General Assembly every year. We were a pilot church for CBFNC evangelism retreats and for the new CBFNC racial reconciliation curriculum.” Also in the Triangle region, Westwood, Cary, includes a wide range of ages in its congregation. Michelle Anderson, Associate Pastor, notes, “While our style is mostly traditional, there is great variety within our services, from organ accompaniment to a prelude by the Back Porch Bluegrass Band. We recognize that God is already at work all around us, and our goal is to join Him in what He is already doing. Our location lends itself well to be able to partner with local organizations in many ministries. The makeup of our congregation lends itself well to missions, not only from a financial standpoint, but due to the wide variety of gifts and talents that members bring to the table along with their willing hearts and hands. One challenge that we face because we are situated in a fairly affluent area is how to reach out and meet needs of folks


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in our immediate vicinity. Whereas poverty related issues are often very visible, issues and needs in an affluent neighborhood are often harder to identify and therefore address. CBFNC offers a welcoming place for us to be a local expression of the Body of Christ alongside other congregations striving to do the same. CBFNC provides opportunities for training, discipleship, age-group retreats/ministries, as well as teaching resources.” First, Asheville, is located downtown, but its membership comes from a 45-mile radius. It has a weekly attendance of around 700. Associate Pastor Tommy Bratton notes, “Our church is historic and the sanctuary is absolutely beautiful. Because we are downtown, we are able to minister to both a homeless population and to the non-profits who care for many people who live on the edges. We have volunteers who are committed to serving. We have a large staff that is able to use their gifts to make a difference. Our music is excellent and creative.” But there are challenges: “Because we are downtown, it takes effort for some to come to the many offerings we have. Because so much happens in a week, it is often difficult to get volunteers for all the areas that need assistance. Because we are in a resort community, we have many people who work on Sundays (in hospitality and medical) as well as many people who prefer to worship by hiking in nature. All aspects of our name can be a stumbling block to some: First. Baptist. Church.” Still, the church holds to its CBF allignment. “CBFNC gives us a place to connect for resources, training, encouragement, and friendships among like-minded Baptist Christians. We have CBFNC in our church budget, we link to them on our website, we host events with them, we attend annual Gatherings, and we pray for the missions we all support.” Kevin Moore pastors First, Spring Hope, an agricultural community in eastern NC of about 1200 people. “We average between 40 to 60 people during worship on Sundays.  Our church is very moderate, which to me is a plus given our demographics.  We have supported CBF since the early 1990s.  Our church has ordained women as deacons since the 1930s. Mostly everyone knows everybody in town. We have some good partnerships that are formed with other local churches because of these friendships in the community.” Kevin attended one of the CBFNC Small Church Summits last year. “It was encouraging to be with other pastors who have similar struggles.” He adds, “Being a moderate Baptist church, our church members feel good about having an alternative to coincide with our theology and practice of ministry.” The Gathering – November/December 2015

community: clarifying identity and covenant March 18, 2016 Hayes Barton, Raleigh Dan Day, worship leader

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything 5

together in perfect harmony.”

3:12-14 NRSV


Scholarships 2015 CBFNC Theological Education Scholarship Recipients

Each listing includes scholar name, hometown, church, ministry goal, and school. To learn more about giving to theological education through CBFNC, visit www.cbfnc.org.

Thanks to you ... CBFNC has provided a tremendous level of support for theological education in our state and beyond. 24 students have received direct scholarship aid. These students are enrolled in schools in North Carolina and other parts of the country. 4 in-state partner schools have received significant support to aid other students and underwrite additional costs of delivering quality theological education. $375,688 has been provided by congregations and individuals through CBFNC to support theological education. We can do so much more together than we can alone. Thanks for your partnership to prepare leaders for Christian ministry.

Scholars from North Carolina who attend Out-of-State or Non-Partner Schools Meghan Alexander Beddingfield

Fayetteville First, Fayetteville Congregational Ministry/Theological Education Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton

Alethia Ellen Chappell

Winston-Salem Calvary, Waco, Texas Congregational Ministry/Youth Leadership Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor

J.D. Granade

Wilkesboro First, Asheville Congregational Ministry McAfee School of Theology

Baptist University of the Americas Alvaro G. Cisneros

Sanford Life Church of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas Evangelism/Missions

Jonathan Juarez Hurtado

Marion Primera Iglesia Ebenezer, Marion Congregational Ministry/Youth Pastor 6 • The Gathering – November/December 2015


M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb

Wake Forest University School of Divinity left column:

Alyssa Szymanski Botte

Walkertown Pfafftown, Pfafftown Congregational Ministry/Counselor left column:

David Hodge

Pfafftown College Park, Winston-Salem Congregational Ministry/ Youth & Children

Christi Stewart Hollifield Marion First, Marion Pastoral Care & Counseling right column:

Gloria Denise Hopper Monroe First, Monroe Congregational Ministry

Elizabeth Maye

Wingate Zion, Shelby Congregational Ministry/ Christian Education

center column:

Joey Fuson

Winston-Salem Wake Forest, Winston-Salem Congregational Ministry

Larke Alexandria Griffin

Brevard Pfafftown, Pfafftown Summer Camp Ministry/Director right column:

Darnysha Nard

Winston-Salem First, Winston-Salem Congregational Ministry/Youth

Rachel Revelle

Murfreesboro Knollwood Baptist, Winston-Salem Social Justice Ministry & Community Engagement

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Campbell University Divinity School left column:

Carter Benge

Fayetteville Hayes Barton, Raleigh Congregational Ministry/ Music & Youth

Libby Johnson

Wilmington Winter Park, Wilmington Collegiate Ministry/Pastoral Care right column:

Katie Medlin

Durham Macedonia, Raleigh Congregational Ministry

Taylor Suzanne Smith

Smithfield First, Smithfield Congregational Ministry/Youth Ministry

Christopher Wilson

Clayton Mt. Giliad, Pittsboro Christian Education/Seminary Professor

Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School left column:

Robert Blackwood Durham Oxford, Oxford Hospital Chaplaincy right column:

Dorothy Clark

Durham Lawson Chapel, Roxboro Intentional Interim Ministry

Micah Thomas

Apex Congregational Ministry

The Lolley Scholars Kristopher Seth Hix

Wake Forest University School of Divinity Winston-Salem Ardmore, Winston-Salem Congregational Ministry

Robert Wright Lee, IV

Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School Statesville First, West Jefferson Congregational Ministry The Lolley Fund for Theological Education is an initiative of the CBFNC Endowment Trust. Established in 2008, the fund honors Randall and Lou Lolley.

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college ministry 411

by Wanda Kidd, CBFNC Collegiate Engagement Coordinator

Every CBFNC church is a Collegiate Engagement church. You either have a community college in your area, students attending college, or a heart for the future of the church. CBFNC’s Collegiate Engagement comes in many styles and configurations. Some CBFNC churches minister to their homegrown students, both students who are away at colleges and those who have chosen to stay closer to home. The churches that are near campuses across the state also offer another collegiate engagement model. We count on them to expend their church’s resources to minister to our students who attend colleges close to their congregations. CBFNC’s collegiate engagement’s model is to offer campus groups where we partner with local congregations to provide a presence on campus. Finding effective ways for students to be introduced to Christ and ways to provide Christian students a place to grow in their faith has been the dilemma CBFNC has explored from the beginning. One of the realities of our limited resources for this area of ministry is that we have to think creatively and out-of-the-box if we hope to have a Christian impact on our campuses. These financial limitations have pushed CBFNC to closely examine the “who, what, when, where, and how” of collegiate engagement, and, in doing so, we have found new and diverse ways to look at ministry to and with college students. It requires that CBFNC embrace the missional understanding of ministry to students. WHO are we trying to serve? We can no longer see collegiate engagement as only taking care of our own. College students are one of the largest unreached people groups contained in our high-density areas. Campuses are also the place where the world comes to us, with international students studying on every campus in the U.S. With these things in mind, we need to be equipped to meet each of these students where they are, and allow them the opportunity to grow in the Christian faith, whether they be believers or not yet believers. WHAT is CBFNC hoping to accomplish with collegiate engagement? We hope to provide a place for students, standing at the crossroads of their life, to find the space to seek God’s calling on their life. We want to offer a ministry that understands the stressors of college, helps them ask complicated questions, seek mature answers, and form a community that seeks Christ. The WHEN for collegiate engagement is now and the WHERE is everywhere we have an opportunity. So HOW is CBFNC providing Collegiate Engagement? Very creatively. CBFNC has nine student groups on state campuses this year. We have part-time, multi-campus, and volunteer campus ministers and interns. Each group has local congregations who serve with them to reach students. We offer an opportunity for students to experience a relationship with Christ, who is still changing lives and calling people to use their gifts to serve. Join our mission to reach this diverse group of students with the hope of Christ through sharing of your prayers and resources. Read more at www.cbfnc.org/college. The Gathering – November/December 2015

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August 2015 Contributions Undesignated - $79,895 Designated - $156,132

CBFNC Financial Report:

September 2015 Contributions Undesignated - $113,257 Designated - $185,774 April 2015 - March 2016 Monthly Undesignated Goal: $117,447

Ministers on the Move

Compiled by Jack Causey, Ministerial Resources Coordinator

Our encouragement and support go to the following ministers who have recently moved: Jeff Spargo has joined the staff of First Baptist Church in Burnsville as Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation Wilkesboro Baptist Church in Wilkesboro has called Chris Hefner as Pastor

Donate to CBFNC today! www.cbfnc.org/give

Choose a particular ministry, our Mission & Ministry Offering, or undesignated.

Diane Lipsett is serving Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem as Minister of Faith Formation and Education Amy Stertz is serving First Baptist Church in Asheville as Minister to Children and Families Sardis Baptist Church in Charlotte has called Bob Stillerman as Pastor Clair Saunders is now on the staff of First Baptist Church in Ahoskie as Minister with Youth

Take a look at CBFNC’s blog,

Thoughts from across our state ... at cbfnc.wordpress.com. Would you like to contribute? E-mail smitchell@cbfnc.org.

CBFNC Honorary and Memorial Gifts Western Carolina University Collegiate Ministry In memory of Patsy Stone by Larry and Gail McAlister

Darrin Moore has been called as Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Whiteville Alyssa Szymanski Botte has been called as Minister to Youth and Children at Pfafftown Baptist Church in Pfafftown Blaine Britt has been called by First Baptist Church in Butner as Associate Pastor of Youth, Children, and Families Joshua Hughes has been called as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Lenoir First Baptist Church in Clayton has called David With as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families Lafayette Baptist Church in Fayetteville has called Ron Hinson as Pastor

Coordinator Visits

Michele McClendon is now serving as Associate Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Hendersonville

First, Burlington

First, Mount Airy

Tiffany Brown is now serving First Baptist Church in Mocksville as Associate Pastor

First, Butner

First, Winston Salem

First, Gastonia

Hayes Barton, Raleigh

First, Greensboro

Hope Valley, Durham

First, Henderson

Lennons Crossroad, Bladenboro

First, High Point

Sandy Plains, Shelby

First, Kannapolis

Temple, Durham

First, Marion

United, Winston-Salem

First, Mocksville

Viewmont, Hickory

August - September 2015

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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Jacob Lambert, who is serving First Baptist Church in Mocksville as Director of Youth Ministries, will become full time January 1, 2016

When you make a move or know of someone who has changed places of ministry, let us know by e-mailing us at cbfnc@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.

Visit our website, www.cbfnc.org to find a listing of our staff and leadership


Preparation for my ministry started early. At age six, I tightly held my mother’s hand as I walked into a school where no one looked like me. New to the suburbs, I had the nervousness of any first grader, but soon learned these children were like me in many ways. And they learned I was not so strange either. This is the heart of my ministry, helping churches and church leadership embrace diversity and inclusion. Solutions to oneness in Christ begins first by understanding cultural boundaries are man-made creations. While preserving our traditions, they also limit our oneness in Christ. Just like the dams on a river, they slow the flow. Imagine: new research shows that, genetically, we are all 99% the same, and our differences are estimated to be less than 1%. Should these create boundaries which continue to separate the body of Christ in churches across the nation? In reality, the division is not in our genes, but in the systems we embrace within our individual cultures: family traditions, social expectations, and even worship by Daynette Snead, Pastor of Community Outreach and preaching styles are all examples of cultural divides at First Chin Baptist Church, New Bern to explore. Expanding our experiences in other cultures increases our knowledge like water flowing over river banks, intentionally creating new streams of understanding. Crossing boundaries like a river is how God uniquely designed my purpose and ministry. He is providing me opportunities to serve people in many cultures, including last year as an interim pastor in Westray, Scotland. After graduating seminary this past spring, God provided an opportunity to serve a church where the language, culture, and worship were different from any in my past. The experience brought me closer to this confirmation: God’s hand has been holding mine through it all. Feeling like a stuttering Moses going before the Israelites, I questioned how God would resolve the boundaries that existed between me and this church community. My questions were answered — I flowed into the Spirit, and we shared God’s love. In 2002, the Burmese Christian Fellowship, renamed the Chin Christian Fellowship in 2004, was planted by Burmese Pastor Daynette Snead, center, with Youth Praise Movement refugees who struggled and risked everything to begin life Team members Nu Bawi, Juni San, Sui Par, and Meriam Hawng. new in America. Six years later, First Baptist Church of New Bern partnered in their faith walk by providing meeting space, pastor ordination, tutoring, school supplies, and English as a Second Language classes for this faithful home-grown congregation, now identified as First Chin Baptist Church of New Bern. Reverend Vanbawi Ven’s willingness to honor Christ and embrace me as Pastor of Community Outreach speaks to the readiness of this leader and a congregation in understanding inclusion is about change. This partnership deepens their acceptance of the American culture. The language constraints are awkward, but I am intentionally learning, teaching, and expressing a love of God through a new culture. Each week my Hakha Chin vocabulary and cultural understanding is growing, and the obstacles I questioned are calmed by a loving congregation. The body of Christ is diverse and crossing cultural boundaries is an intentional ministry to be pursued with our hearts. We must purposely face outwards, engage and develop Laura Everett opportunities for outreach, understand the value systems of others, and fulfill the Great Commission. Jesus crossed many boundaries and lived a life where everyone mattered. In the same love, Christians are called to become like rivers and flow into God’s estuary of diversity and inclusion.

become like rivers

To fully preach the gospel, we

need to sit with people wildly

different from us.

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