Each workshop retreat is designed for interaction and engagement with the topic,workshop leader, and fellow pastors, and is limited to 16 participants. The program begins with dinner on Sunday evening and concludes with lunch on Tuesday, and the registration fee covers all meals, two-nights accommodation in a single room with private bath, and workshop materials. Dietary restrictions and special room and access needs can be provided. The event is open to pastors and staff ministers.


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The Annual Partners Meeting is a gathering of all CBFNC ministry partners in the areas of missions, higher education, theological education and Baptist identity to collaborate together for future ministry. The meeting is held in Winston-Salem.

The CBFNC office will be closed on December 24 and 25 for Christmas.

The CBFNC office will be closed on November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mid Winter Retreat is a gathering of young adults from across a large region including campuses and congregations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tenneseee. It is planned by young adults, for young adults.

It’s a chance to gather, mid-year, to grow in faith and relationships with other young adults. This year’s retreat theme is “Life in Transition” and will be centered around faith and the crazy transitions of life that come during our young adult years!

Mid-Winter features large group worship, small group discussions, relevant break-out sessions, and a chance to meet representatives from CBF partner schools from across the region–– all with other college-aged students.

January 24-26, 2020

Camp Thunderbird | Lake Wylie, South Carolina


  • $60 for students/ministers (includes four meals and two nights in a cabin).
  • $60 for ministers/representatives who want to stay in a cabin designated for leaders and exhibitors. Cost includes four meals and two nights. This option is only for ministers/representatives.
  • $30 for representatives (usually divinity school representatives) who attend Saturday only and do not spend the night. Cost includes lunch and dinner on Saturday. This option for representatives/ministers only.

Bring With You:
Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, soap/toiletries, Bible and money for Sunday morning offering.


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

First Baptist Church
815 Davie Ave.
Statesville NC 28677

Join us Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the launch of The Jack and Mary Elizabeth Causey Fund for Congregational Leadership.

This fund will be utilized for formal theological education scholarships, continuing education for clergy and laity, and for special programs that strengthen congregational leadership. The purpose of the fund reflects the Causeys long commitment to mentoring church leaders for effective, faithful ministry and service.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm with a program to follow.

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

More Information to Come!

CBFNC Youth Ski Retreat

January 24-26, 2020
Youth in grades 7–12 are invited to join other CBFNC churches for a weekend of fun, food, and fellowship!

$171 Per Person

Based on Max Occupancy (4 Per Room)

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2019


2 Nights Standard Hotel Lodging
Continental Breakfasts
1 Day Shaped Ski or Snowboard Rental
1 Day Lift Ticket
Lunch Voucher
Dinner @ Tamarack Conference Center
Program T-Shirt
Worship Saturday Night & Sunday
1 comp lift & rental with every 15 paying skiers



Please contact Tim Wilson of Nexstep Travel at tim@nexsteptravel.com
or 828-244-7814. Over 300 already registered! Space is limited!

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.

Click here to access the CBF Growing Young Cohort Fact Sheet.