CBFNC Annual Gathering
More Than Enough

Friday, March 19

The CBFNC 2021 Annual Gathering has concluded.  Thank you to all who participated from across North Carolina and beyond! In case you missed it, check out the videos below from the Day 2 sessions. The main session videos are also available on our Facebook page here. We hope this Annual Gathering has been more than enough to sustain you in the coming year.

To view sessions from Day 1 (Thursday, March 18), click here.

Need more info? Call 336.759.3456 or email info@cbfnc.org.

“God can bless you with everything you need, and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8 

Annual Business Meeting


Closing Worship

Program Book

Virtual Exhibit Hall


Annual Gathering Offering

Annual Business Meeting  |  9:30 a.m.

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Workshops  |  10:15 a.m.

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Faith at Home and the Church

Joshua Breazeale | Minister of Education and Children, Oakmont Baptist Church

Parents have the greatest influence on their children than anyone else. Parents are uniquely positioned to have a profound impact on the spiritual development of their children. As parents we are called to be the primary nurturers of our children’s faith. The church has a unique opportunity to partner with families by equipping and encouraging them to nurture faith at home. During this workshop we will talk about ways the church can partner with parents to help them nurture the faith of their children in the home.

Ministerial Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities

Matt Cook | Assistant Director, The Center for Healthy Churches
Bill Wilson | Director, The Center for Healthy Churches

A change in ministerial leadership, whether it be your pastor or other ministerial position, is a crucial moment in the life of a church. Anticipating and managing the inevitable challenges and opportunities is a must if you hope to emerge from your transition prepared for a hopeful future. Come and learn some new insights and best practices for transitioning well.

Lead with Purpose: Vocation Embodied in Beloved Communities

Faithe Beam | Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and Campus Minister, Campbell University
Colin Kroll | Director, Campbell Youth Theological Institute, Campbell University

How does discerning personal vocation in community challenge our approaches to faith and leadership formation, and how does that transform our understanding of Christ’s redemptive work in the world?

What is the Gospel? Second Thoughts from the Fourth Quarter

Dan Day | Pastor Emeritus, First, Raleigh

When one loses confidence in a “plan of salvation-centered” understanding of the gospel, where and how might a better, more holistic understanding be found? In this workshop, the pastor emeritus of First Baptist, Raleigh, tells of a “kingdom of God” gospel, its basis and its implications for today. Dan Day is the author of Finding the Gospel: A Pastor’s Disappointment and Discovery.

Jesus’ Paradigmatic Sermon: Luke 4

Jim McConnell | Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity

This workshop will explore how Jesus’ sermon in the synagogue in Nazareth (Luke 4) sets the narrative stage for his ministry in Galilee. The immediate aftermath of the sermon will also be considered, especially the way in which it foreshadows Jesus’ ministry to the marginalized and his eventual rejection by his own people.

Welcome House Ministry Best Practices

Amanda Atkin | Special Projects Manager, Welcome House-Raleigh

A preview of the upcoming Welcome House Toolkit and the best practices learned by Welcome House-Raleigh. During this seminar, hear how the ministry of Christian hospitality formed a network of housing ministries in North Carolina and get tips that may help other churches begin a similar ministry in your community. Marc and Kim Wyatt, CBF field personnel, and Carolyn McClendon, Welcome House manager, will join the live Q&A session following this presentation.

The Unique Ministry of Podcasting

Paul Burgess | Senior Pastor, Winter Park, Wilmington

Most people in church get to see their preacher from one platform – the pulpit. This helps congregants to know their preacher in one way, but there are other angles to a minister’s personality that are helpful to see. Podcasting is a medium that can offer insight into those “other angles,” allowing Christians and non- Christians alike the opportunity to know the minister as something more than just a righteous body separated from the people by a pulpit. Podcasts invite ministers to present a unique authenticity and relatability that many in our world are eager to see.

Emotional intelligence: A fundamental competence for pastoral care / Inteligencia Emocional: Competencia fundamental para el Cuidado Pastoral

Dr. Daniel S. Schipani | Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care & Counseling at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Affiliate Professor of Pastoral & Spiritual Care for the topic of emotional intelligence

As religious leaders, establishing an effective emotional intelligence competence in our ministry will help us be compelling in earning others’ trust and creating a connection that can empower their growth and ours. This workshop will explore the need for this competence for leaders working within a sacred context. English subtitles available.

Break  |  11:15 a.m.

During this time, please take a moment to visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall!

Closing Worship  |  11:30 a.m.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 CBFNC Virtual Annual Gathering!

To access Jerusha Matsen Neal’s sermon separately, see below.

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SERMON: Jerusha Matsen Neal, Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School