2022 General Assembly Guidebook

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ASSEMBLY GUIDEBOOK CBF GENERAL ASSEMBLY JUNE 28-30, 2022 DALLAS, TEXAS


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WELCOME! Welcome to the 2022 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship! Whether you are among those gathering in Dallas for your very first in-person Assembly experience (or your first since 2019), or whether you are joining us virtually for our very first truly hybrid General Assembly, we are so glad you are here! Through the worship services that are offered, the workshops that are conducted, the less formal opportunities to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, we pray that you will accept our invitation to “Come & See” all the ways Christ is at work in congregations, communities and the world through our life as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. When we come together for General Assembly we see most comprehensively, generously and actively who our Fellowship really is. We have never been an office in metro Atlanta, a single state or region, an individual congregation or a singular organization. We have always been a community­—a Fellowship drawn together for a mission that none of us can have on our own. At its core, fellowship is not an informal gathering of people for food and fun. It is the word the New Testament uses to describe the inner life of love of the Triune God that overflows in the world through people and congregations being remade by the Risen Christ. So as you come and see, we pray you will be encountered by a love that not only heals and forgives, but equips you for bold faithfulness and sends you out for God’s mission of the transformation of the world. As you come and see, I hope you will recognize the ways our Fellowship is growing and changing. We are welcoming new congregations from other parts of the United States as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Women and men are leading, young and old find a voice. While we still have a long way to grow before our Fellowship most fully embodies the beautiful and divinely designed diversity that characterized the church of Jesus Christ on the Day of Pentecost, we see signs of that transformation in our midst. We gather in challenging, divided, broken times. We carry the weight of a deep-seeded exhaustion that has reached catastrophic proportions at the intersection of multiple pandemics. We come together seeking new ways to sing of God’s love, more faithful ways of extending Christ’s mission and a resurrection hope we can extend to one another and to our congregations. I hope as we come and see we will be touched by that hope and leave changed. Let’s come and see what it really is to be a Fellowship!

PAUL BAXLEY CBF Executive Coordinator 1


GREETINGS! It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to General Assembly and the return of some degree of normalcy, or at least the new normal, in the wake of the pandemic. Whether you are attending in person or virtually through the wonders of technology, I am happy you’re here. Welcome to Texas! I hope you haven’t been like the pre-pandemic me, taking General Assembly for granted, expecting that just as in every June for more than 20 years, we would reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances; we would share joyful worship; we would take care of important business; and we would leave General Assembly with our souls renewed. Sometimes we really don’t know what we have until it’s gone. I hope that I never take General Assembly for granted again. Our theme for this year, Come & See, offers us a chance to reflect on God’s presence in our world and what we, as members of the Fellowship, have been able to do through the grace of God, notwithstanding a pandemic. We have continued to advocate for racial justice; share the gospel with the un-churched; work with others to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of the displaced; collaborate with myriad partners to extend the work of the Fellowship; and so much more. General Assembly is also a time to look ahead and imagine what God will do. I am optimistic that our future is bright because so many continue to give in so many different ways to the Fellowship. I appreciate how our staff has collectively begun to implement the Toward Bold Faithfulness process, restructuring the organization to best utilize the powerful gifts of CBF generously defined and to address urgent needs. I believe we have already started to see the fruits of their work as the Fellowship becomes more agile and better able to respond to a rapidly changing world while remaining faithful to core values of the Fellowship. I am thankful for congregations and individuals who support the work of the Fellowship with prayer, time and, yes, financial gifts; for field personnel who continue to serve despite all the challenges; for partners who collaborate with CBF to supplement, complement and extend our work; and for volunteers who give generously of their time to serve on our various councils and committees. And I am thankful for each one of you. I hope you find this year’s General Assembly educational, renewing and inspirational.

Blessings.

PATRICIA A. WILSON CBF Moderator


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TABLE OF CONTENTS 46 53 56 66 68

Daily Schedule Plenary Session 1 Wednesday Workshop Session 1 Wednesday Workshop Session 2 Wednesday Evening Worship Business Plenary Session Thursday Workshop Session 1

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WORSHIP SERVICES 32

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PLENARY SESSIONS 20 Opening Plenary Session

Wednesday Evening Worship

In worship guided by Psalm 66, we “come and see” what God has done in and through the Fellowship since we last gathered. Our sermon will be delivered by Courtney Stamey, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, Mississippi. We will also celebrate communion as we re-connect as the body of Christ.

Let’s continue conversations from our time together Tuesday night as we gather around tables to talk about our local churches, impactful ministries and what’s next for churches. We’ll also briefly conduct business as a motion to amend the CBF Constitution and Bylaws is introduced.

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Thursday Evening Worship

In John’s Gospel, Jesus invites the curious to “come and see.” In worship, we will be challenged to respond as we hear from Ralph West, pastor of Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas, and witness the example of chaplains, pastoral counselors and field personnel who will be commissioned for service.

A highlight of Assembly each year are reports from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley and other elected CBF leadership reflecting on the impactful work of the Fellowship. Joining us on the stage this year will be former CBF Executive Coordinators Suzii Paynter and Daniel Vestal. We’ll also vote as a Fellowship on the CBF budget, leadership and Constitution and Bylaws amendments.

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Find descriptions and locations of Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. workshop sessions.

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Find descriptions and locations of Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. workshop sessions.

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Find descriptions and locations of Thursday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. workshop sessions.

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Find descriptions and locations of Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. workshop sessions.

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Find descriptions for all virtual workshop opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday Workshop Session 2 Thursday Evening Worship Virtual Workshop Sessions New Field Personnel Newly-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors Leadership Directories

COMMISSIONING

66 New Field Personnel

Meet newly-commissioned field personnel, Elket Rodríguez.

68 Newly-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

See details about our newly-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors.

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ROOM GUIDE Exhibition Level

Accessible via Escalators; Handicap Access is available via Lobby Level Elevator Bay

Marsalis Hall THE GATHERING PLACE

The Gathering Café The Market The Community Café The Gallery Podcast Stage The Café Marsalis Foyer Information Station Cumberland A-L Pre-Assembly Events Workshops Governance Meetings Prayer Room Breakfast Events Ministerial Transitions Conversations

Lobby Level

Landmark Ballroom Landmark Circle Reunion Ballroom A-H

Worship and Plenary Sessions Information Station and Assembly Registration Pre-Assembly Sessions Meal Events Governance Meetings Receptions Late Night Worship Meetings Pegasus Ballroom A-B Workshops Trinity A-B Workshops

Atrium Level Baker Receptions Cockrell Workshops Windsor Receptions Access via Entrances beside Elevator Bank: Gaston A-B Workshops Moreno A-B Workshops Pryor-Crockett Meetings Reverchon A-B Workshops Sanger A-B Workshops

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DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

Tuesday, June 28

NOON – 7:30 P.M.

REGISTRATION OPEN LOCATION: Landmark Foyer, Lobby Level

Come to the Assembly registration area to receive your name tag and ask any questions you may have to get started. COST: Free

NOON – 3 P.M.

BAPTIST WOMEN IN MINISTRY ANNUAL GATHERING LOCATION: Offsite; Wilshire Baptist Church

COST: $25; lunch registration required

3 – 5 P.M.

JACK AND JILL OF ALL TRADES: EMBRACING THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SIDE OF THE PASTORAL LIFE LOCATION: Reunion B

Pastors often enter local church ministry with a desire to lead worship, offer pastoral care and engage in mission and ministry. What they often discover is that leading churches also requires a significant focus on administration and finances. These can be areas where pastors feel very inadequate and unprepared. This seminar will offer universal best practices for how pastors can lead effectively in these areas. Issues such as transparency, taxation and others will be discussed. The workshop will be led by James Jordan, a practicing CPA who also serves as an adjunct professor at the Candler School or Theology. COST: $20; pre-registration required

3 – 5 P.M.

TOGETHER FOR HOPE MOVIE SCREENING LOCATION: TBA

Come and watch a screening of selected scenes from the forthcoming documentary about Together for Hope. COST: Free

5:30 – 7 P.M.

BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF THE NORTHEAST GATHERING LOCATION: Cumberland B

BFN attendees at General Assembly will meet for a time of fellowship. We hope to see you there. COST: Free

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Baptist Women in Ministry will host its Annual Gathering at Wilshire Baptist Church. The event begins at noon with a luncheon honoring the 2022 BWIM award winners and will be followed by a worship service at 1:15 p.m. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and president of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society.


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

5:30 – 7 P.M.

ALABAMA CBF, CBF OF GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE CBF GATHERING LOCATION: Meso Maya Comidas y Copas, 1611 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202

Join us for dinner, fellowship and fun as Alabama CBF, CBF of Georgia and Tennessee CBF host a shared gathering at Meso Maya restaurant. There will be roundtrip shuttle service available from the Hyatt Regency beginning at 5:00 p.m., with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. COST: $25; reservations required

5:30 – 7 P.M.

CBF ARKANSAS, CBF LOUISIANA, CBF MISSISSIPPI TRI-STATE GATHERING LOCATION: Cumberland I

DAILY SCHEDULE

Come and join your CBF Arkansas, CBF Louisiana and CBF Mississippi friends for conversation and fellowship.

5:30 – 7 P.M.

CBF FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS REGIONAL MEETING LOCATION: Reunion C

Come and join your CBF Florida and Caribbean friends for supper and to meet your next coordinator. COST: Free; reservations required

5:30 – 7 P.M.

CBF HEARTLAND REGIONAL GATHERING LOCATION: Byrd Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 1835 Young Street, Dallas TX 75201

Join friends from across our 12-state region for free dinner and fellowship. Learn about CBF Heartland’s plans to come together, serve together and grow together in the coming year. COST: Free; reservations required

5:30 – 7 P.M.

CBF TEXAS ANNUAL MEETING LOCATION: Cafe Momentum, 1510 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75201

The CBF TX dinner will feature guest speakers and a short business session. Reservations required for the dinner. COST: $25; reservations required

5:30 – 7 P.M.

MID-ATLANTIC CBF GATHERING LOCATION: RJ Mexican Cuisine, 1701 N Market Street Ste. 102, Dallas, TX 75202

Join others from the Mid-Atlantic CBF for food and fellowship. COST: Free; reservations required

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DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

7:30 – 9 P.M.

THE GATHERING PLACE OPENS LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Welcome to The Gathering Place! Return again and again throughout General Assembly to peruse The Gallery, find the perfect gift in The Market, meet partners and exhibitors, catch a compelling interview from the CBF Podcast Stage or relax in one of our cafés!

7:30 – 9 P.M.

COME & PARTY! LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Food, music, games and fun with your CBF family are on the agenda for the opening night of General Assembly 2022. Let’s gather as a Fellowship in person for the first time since 2019! COST: Free

9:30 P.M.

YOUNG BAPTISTS SOCIAL LOCATION: Offsite; Dot’s Hop House

Join other Young Baptists (21 over only) for late-night food and drink at Dot’s Hop House, 2645 Commerce St., Dallas. While the venue is only two miles from the Hyatt, we recommend that you drive or rideshare. COST: Free

Wednesday, June 29 ALL DAY

PRAYER ROOM OPEN

ALL DAY

MINISTERIAL TRANSITIONS CONVERSATIONS

LOCATION: Cumberland G, Exhibition Level

The Prayer Room is hosted by the Pan African Koinonia and is made available to General Assembly participants 24 hours a day during the Assembly. Please take some time and pray for those on your heart, the Assembly, our CBF family at home and abroad.

LOCATION: Cumberland E

Meet with Jay Kieve, CBF’s director of ministerial transitions, for vocational conversations. COST: Free; text Jay Kieve at 803-767-3456 to schedule an appointment.

7:30 – 9 A.M.

CBF DISASTER RESPONSE AFFINITY GROUP BREAKFAST LOCATION: Cumberland H, Exhibition Level

Come share a meal with the CBF Disaster Response Network and join in the lively discussions on how the pandemic has changed the ways we respond to crises. Hear volunteer updates from Kentucky, the 2022 Hurricane Season, the 1,000 Cleanup Bucket Challenge and more. COST: $20; registration required 9


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

7:30 – 9 A.M.

CBF LATINO NETWORK BREAKFAST LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom E, Lobby Level

Ven a dar gracias juntos por la bendición de vernos nuevamente y celebrar lo que está aconteciendo en CBF latino. Sé parte junto a líderes hispanos de corazón de todo el país en este desayuno en fAMILIA. | Come and give thanks together for the blessing it is to see each other once again and celebrate what is happening in the CBF familia. Join Hispanic leaders from across the country for this family breakfast. COST: $15; registration required

8 A.M. – 7 P.M.

REGISTRATION OPEN LOCATION: Landmark Foyer, Lobby Level

Come to the Assembly registration area to receive your name tag and ask any questions you may have to get started. COST: Free

8– 11:15 A.M.

PRESCHOOL ASSEMBLY MORNING SESSION LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Infant through Pre-K. Pre-registration required.

8 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

CHILDREN’S ASSEMBLY LOCATION:Third Floor Rooms

Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-registration required.

8 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

YOUTH ASSEMBLY LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

6th through 12th grade. Pre-registration required.

9:30 – 11 A.M.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

11 A.M. – 10 P.M.

THE GATHERING PLACE OPEN

LOCATION: Landmark Ballroom, Lobby Level

Let’s continue conversations from our time together Tuesday night as we gather around tables to talk about our local churches, impactful ministries and what’s next for our communities. We’ll also briefly conduct business as a motion to amend the CBF Constitution and Bylaws is introduced.

LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Welcome to The Gathering Place! Return again and again throughout General Assembly to peruse The Gallery, find the perfect gift in The Market, meet partners and exhibitors, catch a compelling interview from the CBF Podcast Stage or relax in one of our cafés!

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DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

11 – CBF CONVERSATIONS LIVE! 11:30 A.M. LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations in The Gathering Place as Rob Fox and Jim Morrison share about the Financial Wellness Initiative of CBF Church Benefits, and Mitch Randall will stop by for a conversation on Good Faith Media’s mission to provide reflection and resources at the intersection of faith and culture through an inclusive Christian lens.

11:30 A.M. – EMMANUEL MCCALL RACIAL JUSTICE TRAILBLAZER 1 P.M. AWARD LUNCHEON LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom E, Lobby Level

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Pan African Koinonia Steering Committee will honor the 2022 Dr. Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award recipients. The Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award seeks to recognize and celebrate individuals and ministries that have been leaders in the area of racial justice. Come and join the celebration! COST: $22; Pre-registration required

1:15 – 5:15 P.M.

PRESCHOOL ASSEMBLY AFTERNOON SESSION

1:30 – 2:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP SESSION 1

3 – 4 P.M.

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP SESSION 2 AND BUSINESS BREAKOUTS

LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Preschoolers are welcomed back to their Assembly session.

Find in-person workshop descriptions and locations on pages 22-25. Find virtual workshop descriptions on pages 56-64.

Find in-person workshop and business breakout descriptions and locations on pages 28-31. Find virtual workshop descriptions on pages 56-64.

3 – 4 P.M.

CHAPLAINS AND PASTORAL COUNSELORS CONVERSATIONS LOCATION: The Community Café, Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling ministries staff members Renée Owen, Charlie Reynolds and Carrol Wilson down in one of The Gathering Place cafés for a casual conversation about the endorsement process.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CBF CONVERSATIONS LIVE! LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations in The Gathering Place with special guest Rev. LaTonya Penny, an inclusion advocate for persons with disabilities and their families. 11


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

YOUNG BAPTISTS PORTRAIT EVENT LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

A professional photographer will be on-site to capture a head shot for your ministry search and call process. Come dressed and ready to smile! This free service is provided to you by CBF’s Young Baptist Ecosystem.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS CONVERSATIONS LOCATION: The Community Café, Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join John Mark Boes and Bruce Gourley for a conversation about Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus. Learn about how the initiative came about, why it matters more than ever, and the impact it can have on your church.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CBF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP NETWORK MEETING LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom A, Lobby Level

Join us as we meet, share ideas and look to the coming year for opportunities to work together on behalf of God’s beloved creation.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NETWORK MEETING LOCATION: Cumberland J, Exhibition Level

Children’s ministers and lay leaders are invited to join us as we hear from the leadership of the CMN and provide updates, share upcoming events and receive ideas.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

YOUTH MINISTRY NETWORK LOCATION: Cumberland K, Exhibition Level

In this gathering of CBFYMN, we will connect, share ideas and support those at General Assembly who may not be members of the network.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CHAPLAINS AND PASTORAL COUNSELORS AFFINITY GROUPS LOCATION: Cumberland L, Exhibition Level

Join us to network with other CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors serving in similar specialized settings. Whether you are active in an affinity group, desire to join one, or have an idea to create a new one, we’d love to see you!

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

PAN AFRICAN KOINONIA GATHERING LOCATION: Cumberland I, Exhibition Level

The gathering is a time for PAK participants to meet and hear what is going on and how to participate. In addition, we acknowledge and offer a blessing to PAK leadership throughout CBF life. 12


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CBF COLLEGE AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY NETWORK LOCATION: Cumberland C

This meeting will be an opportunity for ministers to college students and young adults in CBF life to gather and elect the first board members of the CBFCYMN, as well as discuss and vote on founding bylaws.

5:30 – 7 P.M.

TOGETHER FOR HOPE CELEBRATION BANQUET LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom F, Lobby Level

All are invited to come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of CBF’s rural development coalition, Together for Hope. COST: $65

7:15 – 9:15 P.M.

PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S ASSEMBLY EVENING SESSIONS LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Preschoolers and children are welcomed back to their Assembly sessions.

7:30 – 9 P.M.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP LOCATION: Landmark Ballroom, Lobby Level

In worship guided by Psalm 66, we “Come & See” what God has done in and through the Fellowship since we last gathered. Our sermon will be delivered by Courtney Stamey, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, Mississippi. We will also celebrate communion as we re-connect as the body of Christ.

9 – 10 P.M. GATHERING PLACE RECEPTION LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

After worship, be sure to venture into The Gathering Place for food and conversation with your Fellowship family and meet a host of exhibitors waiting to introduce themselves and their work.

9 – 10 P.M. CBF CONVERSATIONS LIVE! LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations in The Gathering Place with the Rev. Eugene Cho, president and CEO of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization and CBF partner committed to urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

9:45 P.M.

LATE NIGHT WORSHIP LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom A, Lobby Level

CBF late night worship is sponsored by the Pan African Koinonia. Everyone is invited to come and praise the Lord with us. 13


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

Thursday, June 30 ALL DAY

PRAYER ROOM OPEN LOCATION: Cumberland G, Exhibition Level

The Prayer Room is hosted by the Pan African Koinonia and is made available to General Assembly participants 24 hours a day. Please take some time and pray for those on your heart, the Assembly and our CBF family at home and abroad.

7:30 – 9 A.M.

ENCOURAGER CHURCH AND ADVOCACY BREAKFAST LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom F, Lobby Level

You’re invited to a joint breakfast with CBF Global Missions and CBF Advocacy featuring Eugene Cho, president of Bread for the World. COST: $20

8 A.M. – 7 P.M.

REGISTRATION OPEN LOCATION: Landmark Foyer, Lobby Level

Come to the Assembly registration area to receive your name tag and ask any questions you may have to get started. COST: Free

8– 11:15 A.M.

PRESCHOOL ASSEMBLY MORNING SESSION

8 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

CHILDREN’S ASSEMBLY

8 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.

YOUTH ASSEMBLY

9:30 – 11 A.M.

BUSINESS PLENARY SESSION

11 A.M. – 10 P.M.

THE GATHERING PLACE OPEN

LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Infant through Pre-K. Pre-registration required.

LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-registration required.

LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

6th through 12th grade. Pre-Registration required.

LOCATION: Landmark Ballroom, Lobby Level

A highlight of Assembly each year is hearing reports from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley and other CBF leadership reflecting on the impactful work of the Fellowship. Joining us on the stage will be former CBF Executive Coordinators Suzii Paynter and Daniel Vestal. We’ll also vote as a Fellowship on the CBF budget, leadership and constitutional and bylaw amendments.

LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Welcome to The Gathering Place! Return throughout General Assembly to peruse The Gallery, find the perfect gift in The Market, meet partners and exhibitors, catch an interview from the CBF Podcast Stage or relax in a café! 14


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

CBF CONVERSATIONS LIVE! 11 – 11:30 A.M. LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations in The Gathering Place as the Rev. George Mason and the Rev. Victoria Robb Powers of the Baptist House of Studies at Perkins School of Theology (SMU) discuss theological education and how to earn a seminary degree debt free.

11:30 A.M. – BJC LUNCHEON LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom G & H, Lobby Level 1 P.M.

Join us for a very special BJC Luncheon in Dallas as we re-connect after two years. We will share the transformational work of BJC as we seek to create an inclusive vision of faith freedom. COST: $55; registration required

11:30 A.M. – CHAPLAINCY AND PASTORAL COUNSELING LUNCHEON LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom A, Lobby Level 1 P.M. Join us for our annual luncheon, a time of celebration for all CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors and those who love them! Our gathering will include fellowship, good food and a recognition of the years of service of chaplains and pastoral counselors. We will also present our newly-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors. COST: $35; registration required

1:15 – 5:15 P.M.

PRESCHOOL ASSEMBLY AFTERNOON SESSION LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Preschoolers are welcomed back to their Assembly session.

1:30 – 2:30 P.M.

THURSDAY WORKSHOP SESSION 1

3 – 4 P.M.

THURSDAY WORKSHOP SESSION 2

3– 3:30 P.M.

TOGETHER FOR HOPE PANEL DISCUSSION

Find in-person workshop descriptions and locations on pages 40-43. Find virtual workshop descriptions on pages 56-64.

Find in-person workshop descriptions and locations on page 46-49. Find virtual workshop descriptions on pages 56-64.

LOCATION: Podcast Stage, Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

From the bottom to the top, Together for Hope is transforming rural America. Listen as our practitioners describe some of their programming and discuss their greatest achievements and challenges.

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DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

3 – 4 P.M.

YOUNG BAPTISTS PORTRAIT EVENT LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

A professional photographer will be on-site to capture a headshot for your ministry search and call process. Come dressed and ready to smile! This free service is provided to you by CBF’s Young Baptist Ecosystem.

3 – 4 P.M.

MISSION LEADERS NETWORK CONVERSATIONS LOCATION: The Café, Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Are you a mission leader in your church? Come join the CBF Mission Leaders Network for a time of fellowship and mission idea exchange.

3 – 4 P.M.

CHAPLAINS AND PASTORAL COUNSELORS CONVERSATIONS LOCATION: The Community Café, Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling ministries staff members Renée Owen, Charlie Reynolds and Carrol Wilson in one of The Gathering Place cafés for a casual conversation about the endorsement process.

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CBF CONVERSATIONS LIVE!

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

TRUETT SEMINARY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS RECEPTION

LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations as former CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal discusses his new book, This Treasure Within: A Memoir. Brian Kaylor, editor and president of Word & Way, will also stop by for a conversation about the dangers of Christian nationalism.

LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom E, Lobby Level

Join us for a time of fellowship with Truett alumni and friends. COST: Free

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL OF DIVINITY AT GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY RECEPTION LOCATION: Windsor, Atrium Level

Join friends of the School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University for an afternoon refreshment break! Refreshments are our gift to you. COST: Free

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL BAPTIST HOUSE ALUMNI AND FRIENDS RECEPTION LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom G, Lobby Level

The Baptist House at Duke Divinity welcomes you to a social hour on Thursday evening. We will enjoy a time of fellowship and update you on the happenings at Duke Divinity School. COST: $10 payable at the door; reservations preferred 16


DAILY SCHEDULE All Times Central

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

CANDLER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS RECEPTION LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom C, Lobby Level

Join Candler School of Theology alumni and friends for fellowship and to hear exciting Candler updates. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. COST: Free

4:15 – 5:15 P.M.

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITY RECEPTION LOCATION: Baker

Gather with Wake Divinity alumni, supporters, faculty, students and staff. COST: Free

5:30 – 7 P.M.

FRIENDS OF BAPTIST NEWS GLOBAL DINNER LOCATION: Reunion Ballroom A & B, Lobby Level

Two of the most prominent voices speaking to the American church about race and gender will appear together at the Baptist News Global Dinner. Anthea Butler of the University of Pennsylvania and Beth Allison Barr of Baylor University will join in what is being billed as a “change-making conversation on race and gender” with Erica Whitaker, associate director of Baptist Seminary of Kentucky’s Institute for Black Church Studies. COST: $50; Pre-registration required. Check ticket availability at BNG booth.

7:15 – 9:15 P.M.

PRESCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S ASSEMBLY EVENING SESSIONS LOCATION: Third Floor Rooms

Preschoolers and children are welcomed back to their Assembly sessions.

7:30 – 9 P.M.

THURSDAY EVENING WORSHIP LOCATION: Landmark Ballroom, Lobby Level

In John’s Gospel, Jesus invites the curious to “Come & See.” In worship, we will be challenged to respond as we hear from Ralph West, pastor of Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas, and witness the example of chaplains, pastoral counselors and field personnel who will be commissioned for service.

9– 10 P.M.

SALSA NIGHT LOCATION: Marsalis Hall, Exhibition Level

Come join FAMILIA and the rest of CBF for a night of celebration and Latin rhythms. Bring your dancing shoes!

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RESOURCES FOR YOUR CHURCH GROWING GENEROUS FOLLOWERS Stewardship is a spiritual discipline. Just as we grow believers who read Scripture, pray, worship and serve, we are called to develop Christ followers who view generosity as a key element of the life of faith. To this end, these lessons for adults, youth and children have been made available to you and your church to be used for a focused time of study on what it means to be good stewards.

MISSION DISTINCTIVES BIBLE STUDIES This study invites you to ask where the Holy Spirit is calling you to participate in the mission of the triune God in the world today. By exploring the biblical commitments and urgent contexts of CBF’s Mission Distinctives, you will discover a compelling case to place your gifts in the service of God’s mission.

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WEDNESDAY

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Wednesday, June 29 — 9:30–11:00 a.m. Central

OPENING PLENARY SESSION Gather around tables, preferably tables mostly with people you are meeting for the first time. Welcome

Paul Baxley

Recognition of Special Guests Opening Prayer

Ellen Di Giosia

Round Table Conversations

WEDNESDAY

Business Session Call to Order

Patricia Wilson

Constitutional and Bylaw Amendments

John Scott Jr.

Adjourn Closing Prayer

Chris Thomas

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WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

A Time to ACT: How One Historically White Congregation is Responding to the Call to Reconciliation and Inclusion

Budgeting for Dreams or Dream-Crushing Budgets? Cockrell

Sponsored by the CBF Foundation, this is an opportunity to get tips to approach the church budgeting process with a desire to foster, rather than inhibit, the dreams of our ministers and leaders by focusing on different ways of building church budgets with tools that can immediately be put into practice in your church. The seminar will also deal with other common challenges and solutions around the topic of church budgets.

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This workshop is a practical and organizational look at how one historically white congregation is organizing to ACT toward its mission of reconciliation. You will be invited to look at the specific task forces and tasks involved in this immensely challenging resolve to lead a congregation to Acknowledgement, Confession and toward Transformation into a fully welcoming and inclusive people of reconciliation.

James B. Jordan, CPA, is a practitioner, author and teacher who focuses on financial matters for churches, and who teaches a financial management course for clergy at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Alan Bean serves as Executive Director of Friends of Justice and is Chair of the History Task Force for the ACT Council at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

Caring for Self and Caring for Others: A safe space for ministers to process trauma

Nancy Bean is a licensed professional, educator, ordained minister, co-founder of Friends of Justice, and is chair of the Diversity/Inclusion Audit Task Force of the ACT Council at Broadway Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas.

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Ministers show up and care regardless of the circumstances. Through the lens of trauma-informed expressive arts therapy, participants will learn how to recognize trauma signs, both large and small, in themselves as well as those they care for and explore healthy ways to release the stress that gets stored in the body.

Mattie Peterson Compton is a retired federal prosecutor and deacon and cochair of the ACT Council at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. David Grebel is an educator and community advocate, where he serves as minister at Broadway Baptist Church’s Agape Meal for persons experiencing homelessness and co-chairs Broadway’s ACT Council.

Tina Bailey is a CBF field personnel serving in Bali, Indonesia, and a CBF-endorsed chaplain caring for those she serves in out-of-the-box ways through trauma-informed expressive arts processes.

Ryon Price is Senior Pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

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WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

CBF 101

Community Ministry: Opening Spiritual Doors through Therapy and Accompaniment

Pegasus B At the heart of the Fellowship is our work together as we embrace our calling to support the thriving of congregations, participate in Jesus’ mission and offer a Christian public witness. Come and connect with the mission and ministries of CBF and witness stories of impact when we invite each other into relationships of equipping as we seek God’s transformation of the world.

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Encouraging an inspiring faithful response to address mental health issues and the accompanying gaps in the bilingual community, this presentation will showcase the direct efforts to expand needed mental services in the community with the development and implementation of counseling, legal and education services.

Paul Baxley is Executive Coordinator of CBF.

Veronica Molina, DSW, LMSW, ACSW, is a Professor and MSW Field Director, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, and a bilingual licensed counselor with more than 16 years of social work experience; she leads the counseling office at La Puerta in Central Texas.

Kasey Jones is Associate Coordinator for Outreach and Growth for CBF. Renée Owen is Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling for CBF. Devita Parnell is Director of the Young Baptist Ecosystem for CBF. Javier Perez is Director of Global Missions Program and Impact for CBF.

Encouraging TraumaSensitive Congregations

Let Me See: Visions of a ‘Kin-dom’ Coming

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Trauma is a word that you have probably have heard frequently, but you might not know how to define it or how to apply trauma sensitivity in your spaces. This is an opportunity for both clergy and laity to learn and discuss the effects of trauma and ultimately to care for all in their congregations.

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Let me take you to the water of baptism. It is the reflection pool in which we need to see ourselves as Christ’s uncategorical and unsegregated body. Then, let’s talk about race and why it should never have been treated as a member of the North American church.

Brianna Childs serves as a Pastoral Resident, Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, after graduating with a Master of Divinity from Truett Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work from the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.

Starlette Thomas is an ordained minister, an Associate Editor and the Director of The Raceless Gospel Initiative at Good Faith Media. 23

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Israel Loachamin is an Associate Pastor of Spanish Ministry, First Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, and Executive Director of La Puerta, a nonprofit organization ministering to the Latino-Hispanic/ immigrant community in Central Texas.


WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Life > Tech: The Unmatchable Value of God’s Living Creation

Redeeming Your Sanctuary: Re-Imagining a Grace-full Space

Science tells us this decade is “make or break” time for our planetary life-support system. This presentation will share how protecting and regrowing God’s Living Creation has more than enough capacity to end hunger, reverse climate change and extinctions, and set the table for an inclusive, abundant future. Baptists can and should lead!

Worship spaces are sacred places often full of tapestries and memories, furniture and faithful services. However, a sanctuary can also be a space that unintentionally keeps people out, that turns people away in ways the average church members may never see. Whether you are a pastor, minister, lay leader or church attender, come and learn how to redeem your sanctuary by reimagining your worship space.

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Sam Harrell is the CBF Associate Coordinator of Global Missions and previously served for 18 years as a CBF field personnel in Kenya, focused on mission, community development and environmental stewardship.

Erica Whitaker is Associate Director of the Institute for Black Church Studies, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and is finishing her doctoral work at the International Baptist Study Center in Amsterdam.

Jessica Hearne is a CBF field personnel serving in Danville, Va., where she manages the Grace and Main Urban Farm and Tool Library, providing fresh food and gardening education to people experiencing food insecurity.

Reimagining the Post-pandemic Church Moreno B

Despite the often-discouraging news about the state of the Christian church, some surprising and hopeful signs about its future are emerging. Join us as we describe some of the learnings that have come to light and discuss practical ways for congregational leaders to reimagine and reinvigorate congregational life.

Jeff Lee is a CBF field personnel working in Skopje, Macedonia, and is an environmental and agricultural consultant. Chris Searles is the son of a Baptist minister, a life-long musician, and founder/director of BioIntegrity and AllCreation.org.

Chris Gambill is the Director of the Center for Congregational Health at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Katherine Smith is a former CBF field personnel and co-founder and Executive Director of Baptist Creation Care Initiative.

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WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Respecting Religion

State of Women in Baptist Life

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Join the conversation on current issues impacting religious freedom as you watch a live recording of a Respecting Religion podcast. Baptist Joint Committee’s Amanda Tyler and Holly Hollman will talk about the most recent developments, such as Supreme Court cases, religious exemptions to vaccine mandates, and Christian nationalism.

Baptist Women in Ministry leaders will present statistics and analysis from the 2021 State of Women in Baptist Life Report and offer suggestions for the next steps in moving the Fellowship toward full embrace and elevation of women in ministry. Meredith Stone is Executive Director, Baptist Women in Ministry.

Amanda Tyler is the Executive Director, BJC.

Laura Ellis is Project Manager, Baptist Women in Ministry.

Holly Hollman is the General Counsel and Associate Executive Director, BJC.

Ukraine and Burma: Save Our Schools: How Compassion in Advocacy Individuals and Churches Can and Action Advocate for Public Education Sanger B Cumberland K

Come and learn what CBF and our Baptist partners have been doing in response to the dual crises of Ukraine and Burma. The global Baptist family is on the front lines of both compassionate action and energetic advocacy in Eastern Europe, the United Nations and in Washington D.C.

Ninety percent of America’s children attend public schools; yet many states have been defunding public education. Without adequate budgets, children may not receive the highquality education that state constitutions promise. Clergy and laity can help save our schools by advocating on behalf of our children so that ALL may have the opportunity to thrive.

Shane McNary is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel based in Poprad, Slovakia, Baptist World Alliance UN-Geneva representative and chair of European Baptist Federation’s Freedom and Justice Commission.

Sharon Felton is the Coordinator of Pastors for Kentucky Children and Associate Pastor of Students at Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Ky.

Scott Stearman is Interim Senior Pastor of Bayshore Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., convener of the International Advocacy Baptist Collaborative and Baptist World Alliance UN-NYC representative.

Rachel Gunter Shapard is Co-founder of Pastors for Florida Children and the Regional Vice President for Together for Hope in the Black Belt. Cameron Vickrey is Director of Communications and Development for Fellowship Southwest and co-founder of RootEd, a parent-led advocacy group in San Antonio.

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Perkins Meets You Where You Are Learn more about our Baptist House of Studies

The Baptist House of Studies (BHS) at Perkins School of Theology fosters community for ministerial students, faculty and staff who identify with the Baptist and Free Church traditions. During their time at Perkins, Baptist students will be able to participate in mentoring, internships and fellowship provided by the Baptist House and take classes relevant to leadership within the Free Church tradition. For More Information, contact: Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, BHS director 214-768-2027 | jaimecs@smu.edu

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WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Baptists and Balance Sheets – Finance 101 for Church Leaders

Diversity, Racial Justice and CBF’s Way Forward Pegasus A

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In the fall of 2021, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Public Religion Research Institute worked to survey CBF clergy and membership on issues of diversity and racial reconciliation. This workshop highlights important findings from the survey and provides a snapshot of how CBF clergy and members are feeling about racial justice and racial reconciliation, what their churches are doing, what they wish the churches would do, and what they would like to see in the future.

Churches are places where both spiritual and business leadership is needed. Yet often pastors and lay leaders feel ill-equipped to lead well when it comes to business and financial affairs. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the most basic financial management best practices which are most important for the local church setting and that, when implemented, can lead to greater transparency, confidence and increased financial support from congregation members.

Kasey Jones serves as Associate Coordinator for Outreach and Growth for CBF. Rev. Jones approaches her work with the belief that the church has a role to play in God’s transformative work in the community.

James B. Jordan, CPA, is a practitioner, author and teacher focused on the subject of financial matters for churches. He teaches a financial management course for clergy at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Stephen Reeves serves as director of advocacy for CBF and as executive director of Fellowship Southwest.

Capellanía: Una Vocación Espiritual

How Women in Ministry Can Support Victims/Survivors of Domestic Abuse

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En este taller exploraremos lo que implica el rol del capellán en el actual contexto ministerial. Nos responderemos a las preguntas ¿quién puede ser un/a capellán? ¿Qué es necesario para el estudio y práctica de la capellanía certificada? Buscaremos entender el proceso y su carácter relevante en el cuidado emocional y espiritual de aquellos/as a quienes servimos.

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Women in Ministry are vital in the response to domestic abuse. With one in four women a victim of abuse, it is certain that victims and survivors are sitting in our pews and needing our help. Learn more about how we can support the victims in our congregations and become a part of the imperative need for change.

Carlos Asdrúbal Sánchez es un capellán endosado y pastor ordenado en la tradición bautista además de ser un Supervisor de educación para la formación de capellanes y consejeros pastorales.

Rev. Geneece Goertzen is an ordained minister, a graduate of Baylor University with MDiv/MSW degrees, former intern for the Center for Church and Community Impact at the Garland School of Social Work, and a survivor of domestic abuse. 28


WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Howard Thurman and an African-American Baptist Mystic’s Way of Prayer

Permanent Transition: Seeking Spiritual Stability amid Changing Cultures

How many African-American Baptist mystics do you know? Come and be introduced to one and to his teachings on prayer and receive fresh theological and experiential insights into Christian formation. Increase your Baptist, race and prayer horizons all in one session.

At a time when change seems normative, permanence elusive, and conflict perpetual, what options might congregations pursue for re-forming identity, responding to specific needs for flexibility of place and a gospel hospitality of grace? What biblical and historical tools might offer clues for action?

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Loyd Allen has taught spiritual formation and Baptist history at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology for 25 years.

Bill J. Leonard is Professor of Divinity Emeritus, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University.

Mission Distinctives Bible Studies: Teaching, Planning and Resources

Sick and Tired? How Congregational Leaders Are Faring

CBF field personnel cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ and seek transformational development in the contexts of global poverty, global migration and the global church. These six mission distinctives serve as the foundation for CBF Global Missions. Come and hear from CBF field personnel and authors Dianne and Shane McNary how the new Mission Distinctives Bible Study can benefit your congregation and its mission efforts.

Explore research on leadership amid the pandemic. Hear stories of ministry resilience. Learn about a depleted workforce, exhausted parents, departed pastors and languishing lay leaders longing to support their churches in crisis. A panel of pastors will lead a discussion on the implications for churches, theological education and the Fellowship.

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Rev. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed is Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care, Union Theological Seminary, New York City. She is co-director of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project, founder and host of the Three Minute Ministry Mentor, and author of Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life (2021).

Ellen Sechrest is Director of Global Missions and Church Engagement for CBF. Marcy Mynatt is Associate Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Hendersonville, N.C.

Rev. Dr. Jake Hall directs initiatives in faith and culture at the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership, Mercer University and hosts Gospel Gothic, a weekly Americana radio show exploring music and theology.

Dianne and Shane McNary are CBF field personnel serving in Slovakia.

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WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Social Media as Ministry, Not Marketing

Thou Shalt Talk about Vaccinations

Discover how to be strategy-driven in the social media space. Learn how to meet the needs of those who follow you instead of always promoting the perceived needs of your church. For churches, social media should not be a marketing tool; it should become a platform for ministry.

Clergy and lay leaders are invited to join us to learn how to advocate for COVID vaccinations in their congregations and communities. We will discuss why Black pastors and white pastors are perceived to have different approaches to advocating for vaccinations with the hope that we all can learn better ways of getting more of those in our congregations and communities vaccinated.

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Christen Kinard is the Founder of Digital Congregations and helps communities of faith connect online.

Dewey Williams is Pastor of Mt. Bright Missionary Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.

This is My Story: Understanding Systemic Injustice Through Your Personal Journey

Curtis Freeman is Research Professor of Theology and Baptist Studies, Duke Divinity School, Durham, N.C.

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Where are you on your journey to exploring unexamined privilege and building equitable and sustainable relationships? Participants will discover how their personal stories empower new knowledge and heightened awareness that can build community and expand church growth through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Using Children’s Literature in the Church Sanger A

Picture books are a great way to start a Sunday school lesson, to introduce a children’s sermon, or even to share with an entire congregation to begin a conversation. We will discuss practical ideas for how to incorporate excellent children’s literature, especially picture books, in all areas of worship. Whether it is addressing a particular topic or a exploring a season of the church calendar, we have ideas to help you get started on this journey of using children’s literature in the church.

Daynette Snead Perez is the Domestic Disaster Response Manager for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, an ordained minister, and Founder of DIASPRA, an intercultural-focused ministry dedicated to equipping churches to build new relationships and encouraging church growth for the sake of the gospel.

Kari Baumann is a School Librarian, student at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, and Pastoral Intern and Pastor to Children and Families at College Park Baptist Church, Greensboro, N.C. 30


WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

When the Church Reimagines Business Breakout 1: CBF Abundance through Rural Ministries and Mission Community Capitals Budget Gaston A

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Attendees will name and notice resources in their communities through the framework of Community Capitals. Participants will examine each of the Capitals, identify examples in their communities, and begin to reimagine the impact of the collective assets of their congregations. Viewing the community through abundance rather than scarcity is both a discovery-oriented process and a spiritual practice.

Join members of the CBF Governing Board for a discussion of the 2022-23 CBF Budget.

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Join members of the CBF Governing Board for a discussion of the Constitutional and Bylaw amendments.

Brian Foreman is Executive Director for the Campbell University Center for Church & Community, which focuses on equipping congregational leaders in small and rural towns.

TENx10’s Discipleship Roadmap: Seven Keys to Effective Youth Discipleship Moreno B

As a youth minister or youth leader, do you ever feel like you’re scrambling each week to prepare for the NEXT thing in your youth ministry? Join us as we think practically about how to go from short-term scrambling to long-term strategy by focusing on the seven key areas of TENx10’s proven roadmap to help youth become lifelong disciples. Andy Jung is the Director of Church Engagement, Fuller Youth Institute and Ministry Specialist, CBF North Carolina.

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Wednesday, June 29 — 7:30–9:00 p.m. Central

THE WORSHIP OF GOD

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise. Say to God: How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name. Selah * Hymn of Praise

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

HYMN TO JOY

Arr. Tommy Walker

Welcome and Prayer of Praise

Helen Moore-Montgomery and Friends

Song of Invitation

Come and See

Arr. Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin

Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals. He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him, who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations—let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah Update and Prayer of Intercession for Ukraine Song of Necessity

Lord, I Need You

Gennady and Mina Podgaisky

Arr. Daniel Carson, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Jesse Reeves and Kristian Stanfill

Testimony

Voices of the Fellowship

Bless our God, O people, let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.

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Sermon

“What Remains”

Courtney Stamey

Selah Prayer of Confession and Invitation to Communion

Ryon Price Kan’Dace Brock Brittany Stillwell

Songs of Communion They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love

ST BRENDAN’S

Arr. Peter Scholtes

By Our Love

Arr. Christy Nockels

O, How Good It Is Arr. Keith and Kristyn Getty,

Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend

I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows, those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble. I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats. Selah Invitation to Give

Voices of the Fellowship

Songs of Dedication He’s Done So Much for Me

Arr. Lillian Bowles, Theodore R. Frye

Come All Christians, Be Committed

BEACH SPRING

Arr. Eva Brown Lloyd

Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he has done for me. I cried aloud to him, and he has extolled with my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me. Closing Song

Come and See

Arr. Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin

Benediction

DeVontae Powell

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THURSDAY

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Thursday, June 30 — 9:30–11:00 a.m. Central

THURSDAY

BUSINESS PLENARY SESSION Call to Order & Adoption of Agenda

Patricia Wilson

Special Recognitions

Paul Baxley

Missions Excellence Award Presentation

John Moore

Suzii Paynter March Advocacy Fellowship

Stephen Reeves

Ministries Council Grants

Charles Qualls

Vestal Scholars Presentation & Recognition of Leadership Scholars

Devita Parnell

CBF Church Benefits Report

Rob Fox

CBF Foundation Report

Shauw Chin Capps

Executive Coordinator’s Report

Paul Baxley

Votes Today Presentation of the 2022-2023 Ministry and Mission Budget Nominating Committee Report as submitted to the Governing Board Governing Board Recommendations

Mike Oliver Lauren McDuffie

Carol McEntyre

Nominating Committee and Recorder Council on Endorsement CBF Church Benefits and CBF Foundation Constitutional and Bylaw Amendments

John Scott Jr.

Reflections of the Outgoing Moderator

Patricia Wilson

Dreams of the New Moderator

Debbie McDaniel

Benediction

Debbie McDaniel

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BJC goes behind the headlines to tackle today’s serious threats to religious liberty.

@BJContheHill BJConline.org

Today, we are concerned about a persistent threat to both our religious communities and our democracy — Christian nationalism. Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American identities, distorting both the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy. Christian nationalism demands Christianity be privileged by the State and implies that to be a good American, one must be Christian. It often overlaps with and provides cover for white supremacy and racial subjugation. We reject this damaging political ideology and invite our Christian brothers and sisters to join us in opposing this threat to our faith and to our nation.

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in sharing the hope of Christ around the world!

Most of the fresh produce in the U.S. is harvested by migrant labor. Migrant farmworker communities often face food insecurity compounded by extreme poverty, discrimination and legal residence issues. Through Cultivate Abundance, CBF field personnel Rick Burnette and his wife, Ellen, engage in community-level food security efforts for the benefit of farmworker families in Immokalee, Florida, and beyond.

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Join AWAB for a service and reception at Royal Lane Baptist Church 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas Thursday, June 30, at 3 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Cody Sanders preaching

Learn more at www.awab.org

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WORKSHOPS

Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

An Invitation from the Isla del Encanto: How to Engage Faithfully in Puerto Rico

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Alarmed by the rising number of resignations of Baptist pastors, Pam Durso and Carol McEntyre invited Baptist pastors who left their congregations between July 1, 2020, and Oct. 17, 2021, to participate in a survey. Over 100 pastors responded. This session will highlight data and learnings from the survey.

We invite you to come and learn about the new doors being opened in Puerto Rico for pastoral partnership and missions. Discover how to get to know and join the Puerto Rican people, even bringing a missions team there, to carry out the mission of the Kingdom.

Pam Durso is President of Central Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas.

Laura Ayala is the Pastor of the historical First Baptist Church Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, the first Baptist church established on the island, and is a member of the CBF Latino Network-FAMILIA.

Carol McEntyre is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo., and is immediate Past Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Come and See What God Is Doing in Europe

Look Again: Slow Looking as a Spiritual Discipline

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Join CBF field personnel to hear how God has used the contributions of congregations to grow God’s Kingdom in Europe. This interactive session will include brief “thank you” videos made by Europeans. Participants will discuss what individuals and churches might learn from that growth and apply in their own settings.

Inspired by the text of Psalm 66, leaders will invite us to consider music and the visual arts as a way to engage the senses and reflect on the various artistic gateways to access the Divine. Examine the concept of seeing, and explore how “slow looking” can shift our perspective, drawing us closer to God and to one another. Singing will be included. All are welcome!

Veton Kodra is a Missions Partner of Alicia and Jeff Lee in North Macedonia.

Juliana Monteiro, M.S.Ed., is an artist and art teacher at Hondo High School. She is a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio.

Alicia and Jeff Lee serve as CBF field personnel in North Macedonia. Dianne McNary serves as CBF field personnel in Slovakia.

Maria Monteiro, Ph.D., teaches church music at Baylor University and is Music Director at Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana de San Antonio (First Mexican Baptist Church of San Antonio).

Mary VanRheenen and her husband, Keith Holmes, serve as CBF field personnel in The Netherlands.

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WORKSHOPS

Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

The McCall Initiative Approach to Racial Repair Work that is Relationship and Data-driven

Missional Advocacy: Helping Us Understand Food Insecurity and How We Can Respond

Black faith voices matter to the strategy and the planning of the racial repair work of CBF. This workshop will explore how CBF’s McCall Initiative seeks to construct and design a Racial Repair strategy and culturally relevant programming that is informed and led by CBF Black Church partners and convenings.

Join CBF Global Missions and CBF Advocacy for an important conversation about how we can respond to hunger. Hear from national leaders in addressing food insecurity and practitioners who can offer real steps for congregations to engage in addressing hunger and food insecurity.

Kasey Jones serves as Associate Coordinator for Outreach and Growth for CBF. Rev. Jones approaches her work with the belief that the church has a role to play in God’s transformative work in the community.

Eugene Cho is President/CEO of Bread for the World, a CBF partner and a collective Christian voice working to urge our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and around the world.

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Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

Pamela Jolly is a strategist for CBF racial repair work and serves as CEO of Torch Enterprises Inc. Dr. Jolly is a best-selling author and has authored five books on the topic of legacy wealth in the black community.

Scarlette Jasper is a CBF field personnel in Appalachia and the Director of Olive Branch Ministries, Somerset, Ky.

The Byproduct of Humor and Laughter Is Joy in Worship

Ellen Sechrest is Director of Global Missions and Church Engagement, CBF.

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John Mark Boes is Advocacy Engagement and Programs Manager, CBF.

Come and see how humor can be used to approach serious and sometimes uncomfortable subjects such as stewardship. Learn innovative ways the church can utilize talents among its members and discover new gifts and how to encourage presenters to “step outside their comfort zones” and use creativity in different ways. Boo Sheppard is a writer, director and performer who performs humorous monologues and holds workshops for churches throughout the Southeast.

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Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Open Spaces: Looking Beyond Sunday to Create Young Adult Communities

Protecting Your Church’s Children from Abuse Moreno A

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Faith flourishes in safe environments. Learn about CBF-partner GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) and GRACE’s Safeguarding Initiative that offers comprehensive training for churches, including policy development, building assessment, and whole-church instruction on preventing abuse. Discover best practices for protecting your church’s children from abuse.

The pandemic has opened up many spaces in our churches, spaces in which young adults can thrive. Churches need to learn to develop open space policies which invite the powerful gifts of young adults to worship and minister as equals. Join us as we discuss examples of open space ministry and help us dream about ways young adults can add their powerful gifts to our beloved communities.

Jay Kieve is the Director of Ministerial Transitions and Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate for CBF.

Wanda Kidd is the retired Coordinator of College Engagement for CBF North Carolina.

Mike Sloan is the Director of GRACE’s Safeguarding Certification program.

Kristin McAtee is the Associate Pastor of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Questions Are the Goal: Teaching Children with Autonomy and Connectivity

Devita Parnell is Director of the Young Baptist Ecosystem for CBF.

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Transforming Rural America through Church Engagement: The Together for Hope Model

Amidst changing culture and teaching practices, children’s Sunday school should seek to share information and foster a sense of belonging within a church and faith tradition. Join us as we discuss ways to promote autonomy and connectivity in children’s ministry in any learning environment.

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Have you ever wondered how your church could partner with Together for Hope? Learn about different levels of engagement from a congregational perspective. From Capstone Congregations to Foundation Congregations, Together for Hope is offering an entire flight of resources to churches who engage at a partnership level.

Harrison Litzell is the Leadership Associate for Children and Family Ministries at the Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership, and is Pastor of Emerging Generations for The Faith Community in Atlanta, Ga.

Jason Coker is President of Together for Hope and Coordinator, CBF Mississippi.

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Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Major Liability or Potential Asset? Re-Envisioning Church Property and Facilities

Virtually Church Gaston B

In March 2020, many of us rushed our churches to online worship and virtual small group meetings and are still navigating this technological world today. Church leaders who are struggling to find meaningful ways for their community to connect and worship in our technological age will be prompted to consider how their church’s values can be lived out in new ways.

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Shrinking attendance, deferred maintenance and vast amounts of unused space have become major burdens for modern congregations. At the same time, some churches are doing amazing things by re-imagining their property and facilities as an asset. Hear the stories of some CBF partner churches and the creative work they have done with their property and facilities. You will also be introduced to a new CBF resource focused on this subject.

Taylor Mason is the Associate Pastor of Students and Community Engagement at Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri.

Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer, will be joined by a panel of CBF Ministers featured in the new resource “Sacred Spaces, Innovative Places.”

Understanding White Christian Nationalism Gaston A

White Christian Nationalism, front-andcenter in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, is a clear and present danger to both Jesus-centric Christianity and American democracy. This session will provide a basic understanding of Christian nationalism and suggest responses on the part of churches, clergy, laity and citizens. Bruce Gourley is an author and historian, the Managing Editor of Publications at Good Faith Media and Instructor at Montana State University.

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WORKSHOPS

Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Bearing Witness and Finding Healing

CBF Podcast Presents: The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities

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As the whole world changed over the past two years, many of us have kept our thoughts and emotions to ourselves. In this sacred space, come and share what you’ve been going through as clergy or laypersons, hearing each other and listening deeply, as we share some helpful spiritual practices.

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Do you think you have an inclusive church? Are the members and ministry staff prepared to minister to and with the neurodiverse and those of varied abilities? What about advocating for their needs and rights? The CBF Podcast will host a dialogue with Christy Edwards and Andy Hale about becoming inclusive and being advocates for the neurodiverse and persons of all abilities.

Courtney Stamey is Senior Pastor at Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Miss., and is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Christy Edwards is a board-certified pediatric hospital chaplain living in Liberty, Mo., with her husband, Jason, and their three children.

Laurel Cluthe serves as Pastor of Families at Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., and is a graduate of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Andy Hale is the creator and host of the CBF Podcast, Associate Executive Coordinator of CBFNC., a Doctor of Leadership candidate, and an organizational consultant and coach.

Beyond Polarization: The Church as Counter-Culture Cumberland J

What if the Church could offer a countercultural witness to American political toxicity that was more robust than simply avoiding difficult conversations? Addressing the acute need to help ministers and congregations manage political diversity, this workshop is designed to help people consider alternative approaches to managing convictional diversity and the conflict it often produces. We’ll discuss biblical resources for addressing such conflict and talk about ways that congregations can foster a congregational culture (and the structures which undergird that culture) that is capable of resisting polarization.

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Learn about God’s heart for migrants and the struggles this population faces during their journeys. Immerse yourself in the migrant’s experience, and reflect on the biblical basis that reveals God’s zeal for those who are forced to leave their native lands. Brenda Kirk serves as a consultant for both the Evangelical Immigration Table and the National Immigration Forum for the South-Central region, serving Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Matt Cook serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Healthy Churches.

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Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

CBF Response to the Afghan Refugee Crisis

Friends of Justice Gaston B

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Friends of Justice emerged as a coalition of defendants families and other concerned citizens who fight for defendants being prosecuted on faulty evidence. Because of the work of Friends of Justice, the Texas Legislature passed the Tulia Corroboration Bill, which has led to the exoneration of dozens of innocent people by raising the evidentiary standards for undercover testimony. In 2019, Friends of Justice was honored with CBF’s inaugural McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Award.

Since the crisis in Afghanistan in August 2021, CBF field personnel have been working to help Afghan Refugees who have been unexpectedly displaced, finding themselves in the U.S. and other countries. Come hear the stories of the Afghan refugees these field personnel have met and how they are working in different ways to give them hope. Discuss ways to help Afghans in your city and around the world. Rick and Lita Sample are CBF field personnel serving in the San Francisco Bay Area among Afghan refugees and other internationals.

Alan Bean serves as Executive Director of Friends of Justice, an organization that creates a powerful synergy between grassroots organizing, civil rights advocacy, the legal community, the mass media and ultimately the political establishment.

Karen Morrow is a CBF field personnel serving among Internationals in Fort Worth, Texas.

Congregational Podcasting: Reimagining Christian Community

Ministries of Advocacy— What Churches Can and Should Do

Covering the phases of planning, recording, editing, posting and distributing, participants will learn the full scope of podcasting. Become informed about time expectations, equipment, costs and concepts for generating content and involving church members of all ages by exploring different types of podcasts—devotionals, conversations and interviews.

Join CBF Advocacy to learn how your congregation can begin or enhance a ministry of advocacy that offers the hope of Jesus Christ to your community with concrete steps churches can take that show our love for our neighbors.

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Stephen Reeves serves as Director of Advocacy for CBF and is Executive Director of Fellowship Southwest.

Frank Granger is the Minister of Christian Community, FBC Athens, Georgia.

John Mark Boes is Advocacy Engagement and Programs Manager for CBF.

Jennifer Baxley is a layperson at FBC Athens, serving as a deacon and active participant in the music ministry.

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Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Cultivating Belonging through Connection

“This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Church!”

Churches, organizations, and communities around the globe are facing unique challenges after a major disruption to life as we knew it. Coming back together is exciting, yet it can bring a variety of emotions. Although there’s uncertainty, a lack of engagement and divisiveness in our congregations and communities, there is hope! This workshop will explore interactive ways informed by experiential education and social-emotional learning to build a culture of belonging amongst your church and the broader (global) community.

“This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Church!” is a presentation of research material, real-life situations and relevant information to help bring about a better understanding of the interplay occurring between the young adults of today and the church. This workshop will present attendees with an actual picture of what is and what is not occurring within the local church and how to foster a change to bring about generational unity to their own church community.

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Coach J. Livingston is the Pastor of Remnant Fellowship in Clayton County, Georgia, a church seeking to engage, nourish, restore and equip young adults for Christian service.

Layla Jasper, originally from Kentucky, is a graduate of Georgetown College. She received her Master of Social Work in 2019 from the University of Missouri Columbia, and has spent the last 10 years in education and nonprofit roles.

Scattered or Gathered: Didactic Displacement Cockrell

Scarlette Jasper is a CBF field personnel in Appalachia and is the Director of Olive Branch Ministries where she serves her community in a variety of ways from case management to financial counseling.

As a seminarian, emerging minister or young faith leader, how did COVID-19 impact your spiritual formation? Were there any lessons about faith and religious community that the pandemic brought to the fore? Did social distancing teach us anything about the value of gathering as a community of faith? How did Zoom church or Zoom class shape your faith journey over these last two years? This workshop will explore these questions and more! Gathering the lessons of where we’ve been, might help us better know where we need to go! Come join us!

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En Uno Gana Uno se simplifica y se presenta una manera de animar a su iglesia para la tarea de evangelizar. Entre los conceptos que se aprenderán: El Efecto Dominó, Los Cuatro Campos, Mapa de Mi Vecindad, 4 Leyes Espirituales, Tres Círculos y la Estrategia I-3.

Co’Relous Bryant is a licensed minister who completed his theological education and training at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Co’Relous is a proud CBF Vestal Scholar and Ministry Associate at Metro Baptist Church in New York City.

Roland Johnson es pastor de la Primera Iglesia Bautista, Keller, Texas.

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Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Getting Started on EcoStewardship in the Church

The Ties that Bind: Joining Community and Church Engagement

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Get started with practical ideas for faithful creation stewardship! Come and hear from one CBF congregation about their eco-stewardship journey and learn how to reduce church costs, educate all ages and discuss ideas and resources to assist congregations in conversations about caring for and restoring the environment.

The work of churches has become more visible in communities in recent times. We will explore ways to “bind” the work of church and community to better engage and build the capacity of faith-based and community organizations. Participants will learn how to support sustainable capacity-building efforts beyond funding, leaving the session with workable steps to implement in their ministry.

Jeni Cook Furr is a retired minister and member of Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas.

L Nicole Stringfellow is the Regional Vice President for the Delta with Together for Hope. Her professional and academic background includes a 20-year career in service learning and community development.

Ray Cook Furr is a retired minister and member of Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas. Mike Massar is Associate Pastor of Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas.

Angela Carson is the Assistant to the Regional Vice President for the Delta with Together for Hope. Her professional and academic background includes more than 20 years as a community development consultant, trainer and coach.

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Garrett Vickrey is Senior Pastor of Woodland Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas.

What’s Your Plan? Financial Wellness Strategies for Clergy Gaston A

Making decisions for one’s financial future is easier with a little help. That’s why CBF Church Benefits offers incentives through the Financial Wellness Initiative to help clergy design and implement a financial plan. Join Rob Fox and Jim Morrison to consider how to build a financial plan and implement incentives to help you map your financial future. Rob Fox serves as the President of CBF Church Benefits. Jim Morrison serves as Director of the Financial Wellness Initiative, CBF Church Benefits. 49


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Thursday, June 30 — 7:30–9:00 p.m. Central

THE WORSHIP OF GOD

Song of Celebration

Come, People of the Risen King

Arr. Keith and Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

Welcome and Prayer of Praise

Logan and Tyler Engle

Hymn of Praise All Creatures of Our God and King LASST UNS ERFREUEN Francis of Assisi,

Geistliche Kirchengesänge (1623)

Centering Litany

CBF Scholarship Recipients

Song of Confession

Lord, from Sorrows Deep I Call

Arr. Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

Scripture Reading

Margie Riveria

John 1:35-51

Sermon

Song of Response

Take My Life

Ralph West

Arr. Frances R. Havergal, Louie Giglio, Henri A. C. Malan and Chris Tomlin

Invitation to Give

Offering for Global Missions Video

The Gift of Music

General Assembly Ensemble

Commissioning of Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Renée Owen

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Song of Response

Will You Come and Follow Me

KELVINGROVE

Arr. John L. Bell, Graham Maule

Commissioning of Field Personnel

Paul Baxley Sam Harrell Taisha Seabolt

Invitation to Service

Will You Come and Follow Me

KELVINGROVE

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Benediction

Jonah Thadikonda

Closing Song

Come and See

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Common Good in a Jaded [worn-out, biased, partisan, exhausted] World

IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL HYBRID SESSION

CBF 101

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Thriving churches have healthy conversations. Churches and Christians struggle to engage in healthy conversation because so many of the issues faced today are polarizing. Disagreement occurs among the best of Christians and the best of friends.

At the heart of the Fellowship is our work together as we embrace our calling to support the thriving of congregations, participate in Jesus’ mission and offer a Christian public witness. Come & Connect with the mission and ministries of CBF and witness stories of impact when we invite each other into relationships of equipping as we seek God’s transformation of the world.

This workshop is designed to model good conversation practices as it offer guidance for participants to both model in their personal conversations and teach to others in their congregations. Helping participants to address difficult, even contentious issues, can contribute to congregations becoming safe places for conversation. The workshop will offer a framework through which both internal church concerns and broader social justice issues can be discussed.

Paul Baxley is Executive Coordinator, CBF. Kasey Jones is Associate Coordinator for Outreach and Growth, CBF. Renée Owen is Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling, CBF.

Dr. Bill Tillman, the first to hold the T. B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Logsdon Seminary, is currently the Coordinator of the Center for Congregational Ethics.

Devita Parnell is Director of the Young Baptist Ecosystem, CBF. Javier Perez is Director of Global Missions Program and Impact, CBF.

Dr. David Morgan is the Executive Director for the T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics.

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Building Resilient Congregations: Consultation in Accompaniment, Trauma Care & LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Spiritual Care: Exploring Ambiguous Loss in Uncertain Times Based on the theory coined by Dr. Pauline Boss, we will define ambiguous loss and examine the ambiguous loss experienced in our own lives in order to acknowledge these losses and seek out the support needed in community with others. We have an opportunity to acknowledge the ambiguous losses experienced individually and collectively from the catastrophic (enslavement, war, climate change and natural disasters) to those more personal (immigration, addiction, divorce and aging family members). By acknowledging these losses personally and globally, we can also identify and acknowledge experiences of ambiguous loss in our homes, places of work or ministry, and in our faith communities. Come ready to learn, reflect and explore Ambiguous Loss in Uncertain Times as a means of spiritual care both personally and as a Fellowship.

Across the United States, communities continue to grapple with visible and invisible struggles of poverty, stress, mental health, trauma and political divisiveness. How do we build resilient congregations equipped to walk alongside one another and their communities? Who becomes the helper and who is helped? Discover evidencebased resources the C3I is uniquely situated and ready to pilot in consultation with congregations specifically in the ministries of hospitality: LGBTQ+ Discernment, Accompaniment, and Trauma Care. Gaynor Yancey serves as Director of the Center for Church and Community Impact (C3I) and the Lake Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health while teaching at both the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and Truett Seminary at Baylor University,

Rev. Megan J Pike is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed BoardCertified Staff Chaplain working in the Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Cardio-Pulmonary, Pre-Op and Surgery units at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Mallory Homeyer Herridge, MSW/ MDiv serves as Assistant Director for the Center for Church and Community Impact (C3I) housed in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Wednesday, June 29 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Both—And: Seeking Faithful Intercultural Ministry

The Basics of Sound Church Business Meetings

The term diversity has been overused in so many settings, including the church. Intercultural ministry on the other hand brings about a sense of something with more depth and meaning. This workshop/ panel will examine how we might faithfully move toward intercultural ministry, and how our Baptist heritage may help or hinder our movement.

The Basics of Sound Church Business Meetings will present foundational instruction for pastors and lay persons alike on how church (and other organizations) business meetings should be conducted to efficiently take care of necessary business. W. B. (Bart) Tichenor is an attorney and a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) with the National Association of Parliamentarians. He is Pastor of the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Columbia, Mo. (27th year - two tenures). He served as the first Parliamentarian for CBF and has continued to do so for all of its history, except for four years. He has led many workshops on various aspects of Parliamentary Procedure during his 25 years as a PRP.

Rev. Emily Holladay is the senior pastor at Village Baptist Church, Bowie, Md. Rev. Stephanie Willett is a ministry associate at Village Baptist Church, Bowie, Md.

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Mental Health Challenges in Congregations

IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL HYBRID SESSION

Permanent Transition: Seeking Spiritual Stability amid Changing Cultures

What constitutes as mental health or illness? How can the church find its place in the need for mental health support? Questions like these and more are tackled with information and strategies so that ministry leaders, volunteers and families are equipped to support one another and effectively minister within their community.

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At a time when change seems normative, permanence elusive, and conflict perpetual, what options might congregations pursue for re-forming identity, responding to specific needs a flexibility of place and a gospel hospitality of grace? What biblical and historical tools might offer clues for action?

LaTonya Penny is pastor of Belonging Fellowship and founder of Mary’s Grace Inc., a nonprofit which creates programs and ministries of inclusion for persons with disabilities and their families, in churches and communities.

Bill J. Leonard is Professor of Divinity Emeritus, School of Divinity, Wake Forest University.

How to Grow the Church by Caring for Creation

So You Are On a Minister Search Team...

This workshop will help churches and individuals connect with young people by becoming places that are practically engaged in caring for God’s creation. We will show leaders and influencers how they can become C3 Congregations by adopting a system of accountability related to worship, facilities and grounds, education and advocacy.

So you’ve been elected to your church’s minister search team...what will you do now? Join our conversation about the modern, CBF-related minister search. Explore the basics of getting started and conducting your search with information about CBF resources and partners.

Don Gordon is Founder and CEO of C3Christians Caring for Creation.

Jay Kieve is the Director of Ministerial Transitions and the Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Wednesday, June 29 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry Building on research from cognitive neuroscience, this workshop will demonstrate how reading—particularly fiction—can help us as ministers better care for our congregations and better inspire those whom we serve to become more engaged with issues of social justice. This workshop will help pastors see how making time for reading—which most of us as pastors want to do—is not to indulge a luxury, but is instead to become more capable and proficient as ministers. Austin Carty is the pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina, and is the author of “The Pastor’s Bookshelf: Why Reading Matters for Ministry” (Eerdmans).

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Tax Savvy Ways to Give to Your Church and Simple Tools to Help your Church Receive those Gifts

IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL HYBRID SESSION

Leaving Church: The Great Baptist Resignation Pegasus B

Stock and QCD gifts are some of the smartest ways to give and they are trending up. These gifts benefit the donors while supporting the ministry causes they care about. Yet many people are unaware of the how donating stock and giving through one’s QCD can save them on paying taxes. Many churches also face the challenge of having limited resources to support receiving such gifts. This workshop will highlight the benefits of stock and QCD gifts for donors and the churches they support, along with introducing a turnkey online platform that churches can use today to begin receiving these gifts.

Alarmed by the rising number of resignations of Baptist pastors, Pam Durso and Carol McEntyre invited Baptist pastors who left their congregations between July 1, 2020, and Oct. 17, 2021, to participate in a survey. Over 100 pastors responded. This session will highlight data and learnings from the survey. Pam Durso is President of Central Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas. Carol McEntyre is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, MO, and is immediate Past Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Shauw Chin Capps is CBF’s Chief Development Officer and President of the CBF Foundation. With over 15 years of nonprofit leadership and fund development experience, Shauw Chin is passionate about developing a culture of generosity that reflects God’s abundance within the CBF community and beyond.

The Worst Kept Secret to Church Growth Ever wonder why your church isn’t growing? The secret to church growth is so obvious that it’s often overlooked. This workshop is designed to identify, focus and direct your church’s efforts to grow and flourish by making disciples of Jesus Christ with strategic and tactical help.

Chris Hall is a Senior Partner Success Strategist at FreeWill. With 13 years of church, non-profit and faithbased leadership experience, Chris is passionate about unlocking generosity and providing access to much needed tools within the church.

Craig Janney serves as President of Greenfields Church Consulting based in Harrisonburg, Va.

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VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Thursday, June 30 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central

Creating a Culture of Trauma-Informed Ministry: Belonging: Diversity, How Trauma Affects Us & Reconciliation and Inclusion in How We Can Respond 21st Century Congregations

Sponsored by the CBF Gathering, join other Cooperative Baptists in screening “Trauma-Informed Ministry: How Trauma Affects Us and How We Can Respond,” including panelists from a variety of ministry settings. Then continue the conversation with the opportunity for discussion with our roundtable participants.

How do we create a culture of belonging? This workshop is for clergy and laity who want congregational excitement and growth, while creating cultures of belonging where people can bring their full and authentic selves to church. Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine is senior pastor of St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, N.C., and is a Duke Divinity School consulting faculty member and former civil rights litigator. He is the author of “Called to Reconciliation: How the Church can Model Justice, Diversity and Inclusion” (Baker Academic) and “When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit” (Fortress Press).

Carrie Harris is Marketing & Communications Manager for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Jay Kieve is Director of Ministerial Transitions & Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. LeAnn Gardner, LISW-CP, Mdiv is a clinical social worker and faculty with the Diana Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.

Re-story-ation: Formative Spirituality for Children of the 21st Century

Kendra Plating is Minister of Pastoral Care and Counseling at First Baptist Church of Greenville, S.C.

As our world tries to cope with the searing events of recent years, parents and teachers have struggled to keep children physically, psychologically and intellectually healthy. How can we be just as intentional about the ways in which the inner spirits of our young children are being formed? This session is for any adult who loves children and desires to be part of their spiritual lives—clergy and laity, parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers.

Kevin Pranoto is Associate Pastor of Social Work at Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark. He previously served as Executive Director of Mission Oak Cliff at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

Lisa Massar is an early childhood consultant; former Smyth and Helwys curricular writer/field editor/presenter; founding director of Niños de Promesa Preschool, Tyler, Texas; and developer of programs in Louisiana and South Carolina. 62


VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Shout for Joy to God, All the Earth—From Psalms to Action

IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL HYBRID SESSION

CBF Podcast Presents: The Inclusive Church for the Neurodiverse and Persons of All Abilities

Creation Care. Environmental Racism. Climate Change. We hear these words in news reports and political speeches; but do they have anything to do with our churches and the call to serve “the least of these”? Pastors struggle with how and when to raise these issues within their own congregations, and even how to get these difficult conversations started. This workshop will explore the biblical basis for tackling these difficult topics, but will also provide concrete ideas and resources for their next steps.

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Do you think you have an inclusive church? Are the members and ministry staff prepared to minister to and with the neurodiverse and those of varied abilities? What about advocating for their needs and rights? The CBF Podcast will host a dialogue with Christy Edwards and Andy Hale about becoming inclusive and being advocates for the neurodiverse and persons of all abilities.

Katherine Smith is Executive Director of Baptist Creation Care Initiative, where she helps provide biblically- and sciencebased forum for a uniquely Baptist voice on the care of God’s creation.

Christy Edwards is a board-certified pediatric hospital chaplain living in Liberty, Mo., with her husband, Jason, and their three children.

Restoring Justice Through Circle Practices

Andy Hale is the creator and host of the CBF Podcast, Associate Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, a Doctor of Leadership candidate, and an organizational consultant and coach.

Serving in a polarized community facing increased poverty and violence, the Rev. Breana van Velzen will share practices, such as talking circles, used for relational ministry in the Triangle region of N.C. to bring communities together through addressing and repairing harm, teaching empathy, having difficult conversations, and healing together. Breana van Velzen, Community Minister for Duke University Chapel, is present at the intersections of faith and justice in the Durham community, bringing together diverse groups of elders, young adults, nonprofits and congregations alongside the most vulnerable people to work for the flourishing of all through God’s love and mercy. 63


VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS www.cbf.net/virtual2022

Thursday, June 30 — 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central

Major Liability or Potential Asset? Re-Envisioning Church Property & Facilities

Finding Joy on Death Row Death Row’s walls are not strong enough to constrain joy, nor are the prisons we construct for ourselves. This is the story of a broken preacher’s transformative experience of learning about joy from those incarcerated on Death Row, along with dramatic and insightful hand-written responses from those currently sentenced to die.

Shrinking attendance, deferred maintenance and vast amounts of unused space have become major burdens for modern congregations. At the same time, some churches are doing amazing things by re-imagining their property and facilities as an asset. In this workshop you will hear the stories of CBF partner churches and the creative work they have done with their property and facilities. You will also be introduced to a new CBF resource focused on this subject.

Dewey Williams, Pastor of Mt. Bright Missionary Baptist Church, Hillsborough, N.C.

Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer, will be joined by a panel of CBF Ministers featured in the new resource “Sacred Spaces, Innovative Places.”

Making Christians: A Guide for Pastors, Parents, and Other Pilgrims This workshop examines the loss and recovery of the historic practice of Christian catechesis, which is the ancient practice of instruction in “the basic teaching of Christ” (Heb 6:1-2). In this seminar, participants will learn how for centuries Christians passed on the basic teaching of Christ, and explore how retrieving the lost practice of catechesis might equip the church to be more faithful and effective in following the call to make disciples. Curtis W. Freeman, Research Professor of Theology and Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School 64


RURAL CLERGY FELLOWS

CONGREGATIONAL RESOURCES

CAMPBELL.EDU/CENTER

CAMPBELL YOUTH THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

WHAT’S GOOD?

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MEET

ELKET RODRÍGUEZ

NEW CBF FIELD PERSONNEL Elket Rodríguez is a newly-appointed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving the communities and the migrants in the U.S.-Mexico border, a region comprised of four U.S. states (Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California) and six Mexican states (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora and Baja California). Elket encourages churches along and across the U.S. and Mexico border to engage with migrants, asylum seekers and the vulnerable in their communities. He is also working so that churches in Mexico can be trained in providing pastoral, grief and trauma care to asylum seekers. Elket hosts workshops in the U.S. and in Mexico to educate migrants, asylum seekers, pastors and churches on the biblical foundations of welcoming the stranger and loving our neighbor. From that perspective, Elket also addresses the misinformation that shapes unproductive border policies and contributes to increased migration at the border. Elket provides legal aid to asylum seekers and advises pastors and churches on how to assist migrants in their communities. He also shares stories from immigration issues to raise awareness around the plight of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Elket coordinates CBF’s immigration advocacy efforts and leads CBF’s Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. The group cultivates a network of active advocates by providing resources, being informed about current legislation and trends, and encouraging direct policy advocacy at critical moments alongside and on behalf of immigrants and refugees.

Elket’s ministry goals center on connecting migrant families along the U.S.–Mexico border to resources such as shelters, food pantries, medical and legal assistance services, job opportunities, sponsorship programs and transportation, among many others. He is also focused on advocating in Washington, D.C., and in Mexico for the implementation of sensible and prudent immigration policies that strike the balance between the safety of the border communities and the humanitarian compassion migrants deserve.

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theological and spiritual home for Baptist women and men at Duke Divinity School, Baptist House of Studies anchors students in their Baptist identity and connects them with one another and the larger Baptist world. We are a community that embraces a love for learning and a desire for God, where hearts and minds are open to the whole of God’s truth and formed in the evangelical witness of the gospel. Visit our booth to learn more about our work and the work of Duke Divinity School. Dr. Curtis Freeman, Director Baptist House of Studies 919-660-3599 cfreeman@div.duke.edu divinity.duke.edu/formation/houses-of-study/baptist-house

Celebrating another year as a CBF partner school!

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“COME & SEE” OUR CBF NEWLYENDORSED CHAPLAINS AND PASTORAL COUNSELORS What an honor it has been to journey with our Council on Endorsement to invite 32 new clergy into the CBF Chaplaincy & Pastoral Counseling Ministries family as CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors! This past year we endorsed clergy to serve as chaplains, chaplain educators and chaplain administrators in healthcare settings, including hospitals, hospice and long-term care facilities. Some were endorsed as chaplain residents, serving in healthcare settings completing a training program of Clinical Pastoral Education, as they further their clinical education and gain experience. Others were endorsed to serve in the U.S. Army and State National Guard. Still others were further equipped to continue their ministry, as we updated their endorsement to new specialized settings. We are excited to continue to grow in diversity, with newly-endorsed chaplains representing African American and Asian heritage, further enriching the sacred ministry our chaplains and pastoral counselors offer to embody our beloved community, living out their call to care for all persons. I continue to be uplifted by the passion our CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors have for ministry in their specialized settings. The skill, compassion and love displayed as they walk alongside others truly demonstrates their commitment to meet others where they are in their physical and spiritual journeys, as our chaplains and pastoral counselors offer emotional, spiritual, and pastoral care to others during sacred life moments. I invite you to use the CBF Prayers of the People publication as a guide to pray daily for our CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors who serve under the blessing, support and commissioning of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, representing an extension of the ministry in our local congregations and communities. When I have asked our chaplains and pastoral counselors how their CBF family can best support them, the number one answer continues to be, “Pray for us.” Our prayers for them, their families and their specialized ministry is a powerful demonstration of God’s transformative work through CBF as we partner to renew God’s world.

RENÉE L. OWEN Endorser and Director of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries

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MEET THE NEWLY-ENDORSED CBF CHAPLAINS AND PASTORAL COUNSELORS BYRON BELL

MARCIA HENRY-DAY

Chaplain Emory University Hospital – Midtown Atlanta, Ga.

Chaplain Brightmoor Hospice Griffin, Ga.

ANDREW BOWLES

AMY JACOBER

CPE Resident Harris Methodist Hospital, Texas Health Resources Fort Worth, Texas

Chaplain Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix, Ariz.

ALEXIS JOHNSON

EMI BRAND

CPE Resident University of Alabama Hospital Birmingham, Ala.

Chaplain Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Orlando, Fla.

BEOM JUNG

MATHEW BROWN

Healthcare Chaplain Lawrenceville, Ga.

Chaplain Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Ariz.

SUSAN KROEKER Chaplain Mount Carmel Heath System Columbus, Ohio

BETHANY BUSBY Chaplain Centra Hospice Lynchburg, Va.

LARRY LAYNE Chaplain (Ret.) Baptist Health System Montgomery, Ala.

FAITH FITZGERALD Chaplain Hospice of Chesapeake Pasadena, Md.

TRENTON LOTT CPE Resident Harris Methodist Hospital, Texas Health Resources Fort Worth, Texas

DAVID FOX Chaplain Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Roanoke, Va.

JONATHAN LUDWIG

MARIE GRAEPER

CPE Resident Community Regional Hospital Fresno, Calif.

Spiritual Care Coordinator & ACPE CEC Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Spartanburg, S.C. 69


TERRIE MCKELVEY

EVAN SIEGES

Chaplain Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, Ga.

Chaplain AuthoraCare Collective Hospice Burlington, N.C.

SARAH NEELEY

DAVID STAMILE

Chaplain Christus Trinity Mother France Hospital Tyler, Texas

Chaplain Ascension Living Providence Village Waco, Texas

STEVEN OSWALT

MARK SUMRALL

Chaplain Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana, Ill.

Chaplain Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Health System Houston, Texas

MATTHEW POSTEN

THOMAS THORNTON

CPE Resident Baptist Health Louisville, Ky.

Chaplain Resident Spartanburg Regional Hospital Spartanburg, S.C.

ALLISON RODGERS

TODD WEBER

Chaplain Baptist Health Hardin Hospital Elizabethtown, Ky.

CPE Resident & Chaplain University of Louisville Hospital; US Army Kentucky National Guard Louisville, Ky.

MALIK SAAFIR Chaplain US Army Reserve Nashville, Tenn.

JERELL WESLEY Chaplain US Army South Carolina National Guard Rembert, S.C.

TIFFANY SEAFORD CPE Fellow Atrium Health Charlotte, N.C.

GREG WOLFE Chaplain Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Owensboro, Ky.

HALEY SEANORD Chaplain University of Alabama Hospital Birmingham, Ala.

JEFFREY WRIGHT Chaplain Amedisys Hospice Cartersville, Ga.

YURI SEKSCINSKI Chaplain Baylor Scott & White Health Temple, Texas

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CBF COUNCIL ON ENDORSEMENT Leah Boling

Ron Howard

Director, Air National Guard Chaplain Corps Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Director of Pastoral Care, DCH Health System Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Stan Campbell

Kat Kimmel

Chaplain & Division Chief, Air National Guard Nashville, Tenn.

Pastor, First Baptist Church Memphis, Tenn.

Keith Ethridge

Layne Rogerson

CPE Educator & Director of Chaplaincy, Baylor Scott & White Health Belton, Texas

Chaplain & Director of Volunteer Services, McLeod Hospice Cheraw, S.C.

CBF Ministerial Transitions

Elizabeth Denham Thompson Pastoral Counselor, Eremos Consulting Group Littleton, Colo.

Chris Towles Campus Chaplain, Wake Forest University Pfafftown, N.C.

Cassandra Wilson Manager of Spiritual Care Services, Mount Carmel Health System Gahanna, Ohio

Every church calls a new minister... eventually. Let us help

with resources and guidance from CBF Ministerial Transitions. Search committee members and church leaders visit

www.cbf.net/ministerial-transitions to discover how CBF can support your search.

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LUKE PERRIN

Duke Divinity School Durham, N.C.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022

VESTAL SCHOLARS! The Daniel and Earlene Vestal Scholarship, named in honor of former CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal and his wife Earlene, was created in 2011 to further CBF’s commitment to theological education. It is the Fellowship’s most prestigious scholarship and is awarded annually to seminarians who have demonstrated excellence academically and displayed a deep commitment to the local church as well as CBF.

BETH ROONEY BAILEY Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond, Va.

C NVERSATI NS LIVE!

MARSALIS HALL EXHIBITION LEVEL

Join CBF Podcast host Andy Hale for a LIVE broadcast of CBF Conversations in The Gathering Place Thursday | 11 – 11:30 a.m.  Rev. George Mason Rev. Victoria Robb Powers Baptist House of Studies at Perkins School of Theology (SMU)

Wednesday | 11 – 11:30 a.m.  Rob Fox & Jim Morrison, CBF Church Benefits Financial Wellness Initiative  Mitch Randall, Good Faith Media Wednesday | 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Rev. LaTonya Penny, founder of Mary’s Grace and inclusion advocate for persons with disabilities and their families

Thursday | 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Daniel Vestal, former CBF executive coordinator, author of This Treasure Within: A Memoir.  Brian Kaylor, Word & Way

Wednesday | 9 – 10:00 p.m.  Rev. Eugene Cho, President and CEO of Bread for the World 72


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BECOME FIELD PERSONNEL

Learn more and apply to become CBF field personnel today at

www.cbf.net/career-field-service

Mental Health Greece Immigrant Church Italy Community Health Indonesia Immigrant Advocacy Houston

Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus calls us back to the central focus of our Christian faith: the Risen and Living Jesus! Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus invites congregations into deeper faithfulness with each other, equips congregations to offer a bold, positive witness to the risen Jesusß and transforms us individually and corporately while we co-labor with God to transform the world. To find out more and learn how your church can join, visit

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SPECIAL THANKS CBF is grateful for the time and talents contributed by so many people to make General Assembly a success each year. A dedicated team of volunteers, staff and partners work throughout the year to manage every last detail. We are grateful for their willingness to give of themselves in creating an event that both reflects and celebrates the Fellowship.

Chris Aho

Marcy Mynatt

Guilherme Almeida

Ruth Perkins Lee

Tina Bailey

Xiomara Ortiz

Kan’Dace Brock

Devita Parnell

Leslie Brogdon

Ryon Price

Heather Burke

Production Resources Group

Suzanne Cain Charles Collins Lucas Dorion Freeman Decorating Nathan Fowler Nell Green Becky Hall Carrie Harris Jenny Howell

Kevin Pronato Deborah Reeves Stephen Reeves Taisha Seabolt Ellen Sechrest Sema Films Jacob Sensenig Boo Sheppard

Jeff Huett

S. Stewart and Associates, Inc.

Brent Jayes

Brittany Stillwell

Nora Lazano

Bart Tichenor

Rick McClatchy

Aaron Weaver

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COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP STATE & REGIONAL LEADERS ALABAMA

NORTH CAROLINA

Lucas Dorion, Interim Coordinator www.alabamacbf.org

Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator www.cbfnc.org

ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI

NORTHEAST

Grace Martino Suprice, Coordinator www.baptistfellowshipnortheast.com

These states have announced they will collaborate under a regional model with co-coordinators. A regional governing body among the three states has been elected and is active.

OKLAHOMA

Kyle Tubbs, Coordinator www.cbfok.org

AR: Randy Hyde, Interim Coordinator MS: Jason Coker, Coordinator www.cbfar.org www.cbfla.org www.cbfms.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

Elizabeth Nance-Coker, Coordinator www.cbfsc.org

FLORIDA & THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

SOUTHWEST

Tammy Snyder, Coordinator www.floridacbf.org

Stephen Reeves, Executive Director www.fellowshipsouthwest.org

GEORGIA

TENNESSEE

Jody Long, Coordinator www.cbfga.org

Rick Bennett, Field Coordinator www.tncbf.org

HEARTLAND

TEXAS

Jeff Langford, Coordinator www.cbfheartland.org

Rick McClatchy, Coordinator www.cbf.net/texas

KENTUCKY

VIRGINIA

Bob Fox, Coordinator www.cbfky.org

Terry Maples, Field Coordinator www.cbfva.org

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CBF GOVERNANCE The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is managed under the direction and authority of the Governing Board, which provides fiscal and legal oversight to the Fellowship. The Missions Council and Ministries Council serve as advisory bodies to the CBF Governing Board. In this role, the Ministries Council collaborates with individuals from throughout CBF to identify, develop and deploy the assets of the Fellowship, and the Missions Council provides vision and strategy to CBF’s missions enterprise. The CBF Nominating Committee invites Cooperative Baptists to nominate individuals to serve on any of the governance bodies. Visit www.cbf.net/governance to find directories of all current Board and Council members and to submit your ideas for Cooperative Baptists to serve in the future.

CBF GOVERNING BOARD Patricia Wilson Moderator Professor of Law, Baylor University Waco, Texas

Debbie McDaniel Moderator-Elect Lay Leader & Substitute Teacher Huntsville, Ala.

Carol McEntyre Past Moderator Senior Minister, First Baptist Church Columbia, Mo.

John Scott, Jr. Recorder Attorney, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP Birmingham, Ala.

Courtney Allen Crump

Mike Oliver

Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church Richmond, Va.

Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church Madison, Ala.

Larry Decuir Director, Americas Talent Team – Ernst & Young Lilburn, Ga.

Marnie Fisher-Ingram Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families, River Road Church, Baptist Richmond, Va.

Juan Garcia Pastor – Hispanic Congregation, Primera Iglesia Bautista de Newport News Newport News, Va.

Jewel London Clergy Houston, Texas

Emmanuel McCall Clergy East Pont, Ga.

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Timothy Peoples Senior Minister, Emerywood Baptist Church High Point, N.C.

Steve Sheely Pastor, Rolling Hills Baptist Church Fayetteville, Ark.

Katherine Smith Executive Director, Baptist Creation Care Initiative Berkeley Springs, W. Va.

Kristian Smith Pastor, The Faith Community Atlanta, Ga.

Charles Watson, Jr. Director of Education, BJC Washington, D.C.


CBF MISSIONS COUNCIL Caroline Smith Chair Senior Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church Duluth, Ga.

John Moore Past Chair Pastor for Missions, First Baptist Church Abilene, Texas

Tammy Snyder Chair-Elect

Robert Busey

Don Gilmore

Dentist Asheville, N.C.

Independent Life Insurance Agent Norman, Okla.

Anyra Cano Youth Minister, Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo Fort Worth, Texas

Graham Carner Attorney Clinton, Miss.

Hannah Coe

Coordinator, CBF Florida and the Caribbean Islands Tampa, Fla.

Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church Waco, Texas

Scott Day

Dorothy Bowman

Laity Portland, Ore.

Retired Teacher Wake Forest, N.C.

Chiquikta Fountain

Bob Browder

John Harris Pastor, Mount Paran Baptist Church Chancellor, Wayland Baptist Theological Seminary Magnolia, N.J.

Evan Rees Senior Vice President, Truist Bank Miami, Fla.

Amanda Standiford Associate Pastor for Children and Spiritual Formation, First Baptist Church Danville, Ky.

Executive Director, Delta Hands for Hope Cleveland, Miss.

Browder Engineering Knoxville, Tenn.

CBF MINISTRIES COUNCIL Charles Qualls Chair Senior Pastor, Franklin Baptist Church Franklin, Va.

Ellen Di Giosia Chair-Elect

Matthew Dodrill

Jeni Cook Furr

Senior Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church Little Rock, Ark.

Retired Board Certified Federal Healthcare Chaplain; Retired Minister, Woodland Baptist Church San Antonio, Texas

Megan Turner Doud

Jefferson City, Tenn.

Coordinator of Young Baptist Ministries, CBF of Georgia Macon, Ga.

Josh Beeler

Laura Edgar

Associate Pastor for Youth and College, Central Baptist Church of Fountain City Knoxville, Tenn.

Associate Pastor for Youth, College and Young Adults, Auburn First Baptist Church Auburn, Ala.

Troy Burden

Eric Fulcher

Executive Director, Highland Community Ministries Highland Baptist Church Louisville, Ky.

Minister of Community and Church of the Nations, University Baptist Church Baton Rouge, La. 78

T. Brian Harfst Equipping Pastor, Centerville Baptist Church Chesapeake, Va.

Jamilla Harper Chief Operations Officer, Metanoia, North Charleston, S.C. Summerville, S.C.

Sara Hunt-Felke Staff Chaplain, Tampa General Hospital Tampa, Fla.


CBF MINISTRIES COUNCIL—CONTINUED Joshua James

David McDaniel

Bob Searl

Pastor, The Restoration Project Salisbury, Md.

Senior Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church Kansas City, Mo.

Senior Pastor, Spring Creek Baptist Church Oklahoma City, Okla.

Tonya Nicholson

Wayne Weathers

Laity, First Baptist Church of West Yellowstone West Yellowstone, Mont.

Pastor, Vision of Hope Baptist Church Jenkintown, Penn.

Tommy Justus Pastor, Mars Hill Baptist Church Mars Hill, N.C.

Mark McClintock Pastor, Speedway Baptist Church Speedway, Ind.

Alisha Phillips Co-Pastor, Olive Branch Fellowship Church Olive Branch, Miss.

CBF NOMINATING COMMITTEE Lauren McDuffie Chair Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church Morehead, Ky.

Amy Cook Chair-Elect Graphic Designer; Member, Second Baptist Church Memphis, Tenn.

Emily Holladay Past Chair Pastor, Village Baptist Church Bowie, Md.

Jill Awuni Assistant Professor of Religion and Director of International Students, Chowan University Murfreesboro, N.C.

Ann Carter Minister to Students, Richmond’s First Baptist Church Richmond, Va.

Jason Edwards

Courtney Stamey

Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church Liberty Liberty, Mo.

Senior Pastor, Northside Baptist Church Clinton, Miss.

Alex Gallimore

Brittany Stillwell

Chaplain, Baylor School Chattanooga, Tenn.

Minister of Students and Families, Second Baptist Little Rock Little Rock, Ark.

Jack Glasgow Retired Pastor Zebulon, N.C.

Isa Torres

Rachel Hunt Hill Chaplain, Hospice of Cleveland County N.C. Forest City, N.C.

Doc Hollingsworth Senior Pastor, Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church Atlanta, Ga.

Randolph Parks Chaplain/Pastoral Care Manager, Atlantic Health Sparta, N.J.

Jud Reasons Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church Huntsville, Ala. 79

Pastoral Resident and Pastor, Cliff Temple en Español, Cliff Temple Baptist Church Dallas, Texas

Patricia Villarreal Co-founder of Christian Latina Leadership Institute San Antonio, Texas

(Ex-Officio) Carol McEntyre – Past Moderator Senior Minister, First Baptist Church Columbia, Mo.


JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2023

ATLANTA

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The CBF Foundation partnered with FreeWill to help individuals join our legacy society with ease and ensure that our entire community has access to estate planning. Nearly 70% of Americans don’t have an updated legal will, despite it being an essential task. Everyone needs an estate plan, regardless of your season of life or wealth, to: • • •

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