An Invitation from our Executive Coordinator…

When CBFNC celebrated its 20th Anniversary, those gathered endorsed four “Overarching Commitments,” one of which was ‘A Commitment to Community.’ Here is a description of that concept:

Our name—Fellowship—points toward our deep desire for connection. We seek that beautiful Scriptural experience expressed by the word koinonia. CBFNC exists to support connections among congregations and Christians, to facilitate conversation, and to create missional partnerships and networks within our fellowship, as well as the broader Christian and religious communities.   We need to live in fellowship and partnership with one another because it bears witness to the unity of the Body of Christ.   We need one another in order to grow in faithfulness and effectiveness; innovation and creativity flourish more readily and abundantly in community. We desire to build community among the congregations, individuals and partners of our Fellowship, so that we can be agents of God’s reconciliation in the world.Did you notice the end toward which our community points? It’s not simply for our own benefit. We cultivate community “so that we can be agents of God’s reconciliation in the world.”

That’s why I’m so excited the planning team for the 2020 Annual Gathering chose the theme, “Embracing Kingdom Community.” They intentionally sought, as a dimension of that theme, to include a focus on racial reconciliation and justice and to invite participation from brothers and sisters of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, a predominantly African-American body of churches.

As you participate in this gathering, you will enjoy all of the usual elements – meaningful preaching and worship, informative ministry workshops, and rich fellowship with friends old and new. But you will also be challenged to think deeply about how we reach across racial and cultural boundaries to apply Jesus’s first sermon, that Spirit-anointed message to preach good news, freedom, and the Lord’s favor to all.

As we gather in Raleigh for our Annual Gathering, I’m confident we will Embrace Kingdom Community with one another. I’m also praying that we will leave our gathering equipped to extend Kingdom Community across our respective communities, our beloved state, and around the world.

Larry Hovis
Executive Coordinator

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More Information to Come!

Growing Young Cohort is a learning community where CBF churches from the southeast region can gather together to discover how they can change the culture of the church to better welcome and engage young people (ages 15-29) in the life of the WHOLE church.

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Presenter: Ellen Sechrest

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Presenter: Marc and Kim Wyatt

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Critical biblical scholarship brings a wealth of resources to the task of understanding the Bible, but it can be difficult to connect scholarship with the devotional approach to Bible reading that most Christians follow. The webinar will demonstrate how critical and devotional approaches can work together in an inclusive way based on the ancient model of the four senses of Scripture.

Dr. Barry Jones is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Campbell University Divinity School. A native of North Carolina and a graduate of Campbell University, Dr. Barry Jones joined the Divinity School faculty in 2000. He previously taught at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, NC and before that was pastor of Park View Baptist Church in Durham, NC. He and his wife Beth (CU ’85,’88) live in Raleigh and have two adult children.

 

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Whenever you did one of these [kind, generous, and good] things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.”
— Matthew 24:45 (The Message)

 

The children (grades 1–6) will learn through the Acts 8 story of Phillip and the Ethiopian that God’s love is for all people.  Mission rotations will include food, songs, and culture from other countries.  Our worship leader will be Armando Juarez, a CBFNC partner in Marion, NC.

 

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Registration ends on October 25, 2019

 

Schedule

Registration, Snack
& Arrival Activity
(for groups who arrive early enough)
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome/Overview of the Day
10:00–10:10 a.m.

Session One
10:15–11:00 a.m.

Session Two
11:05–11:50 a.m.

Lunch
11:55 a.m.–12:40 p.m.

Session Three
12:45–1:30 p.m.

Session Four
1:35–2:20 p.m.

Worship
2:25–3:00 p.m.

Load Up and Depart
3:00 p.m.

Whenever you did one of these [kind, generous, and good] things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.”
— Matthew 24:45 (The Message)

 

The children (grades 1–6) will learn through the Acts 8 story of Phillip and the Ethiopian that God’s love is for all people.  Mission rotations will include food, songs, and culture from other countries.  Our worship leader will be Daynette Sneed.

 

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Registration ends on October 25, 2019

 

Schedule

Registration, Snack
& Arrival Activity
(for groups who arrive early enough)
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome/Overview of the Day
10:00–10:10 a.m.

Session One
10:15–11:00 a.m.

Session Two
11:05–11:50 a.m.

Lunch
11:55 a.m.–12:40 p.m.

Session Three
12:45–1:30 p.m.

Session Four
1:35–2:20 p.m.

Worship
2:25–3:00 p.m.

Load Up and Depart
3:00 p.m.

Whenever you did one of these [kind, generous, and good] things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.”
— Matthew 24:45 (The Message)

 

The children (grades 1–6) will learn through the Acts 8 story of Phillip and the Ethiopian that God’s love is for all people.  Mission rotations will include food, songs, and culture from other countries. Our worship leader will be Kim Wyatt, CBFNC Field Personnel.

 

Register Now!

Registration ends on October 25, 2019

 

Schedule

Registration, Snack
& Arrival Activity
(for groups who arrive early enough)
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome/Overview of the Day
10:00–10:10 a.m.

Session One
10:15–11:00 a.m.

Session Two
11:05–11:50 a.m.

Lunch
11:55 a.m.–12:40 p.m.

Session Three
12:45–1:30 p.m.

Session Four
1:35–2:20 p.m.

Worship
2:25–3:00 p.m.

Load Up and Depart
3:00 p.m.