CBFNC Annual Gathering
More Than Enough

Thursday, March 18

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 1 sessions. The main session videos are also available on our Facebook page here.

To view sessions from Day 2 (Friday, March 19), 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 

Opening Plenary


Closing Plenary

Program Book

Virtual Exhibit Hall


Annual Gathering Offering

Opening Plenary  |  9:30 a.m.

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To access Emily Hull McGee or Timothy People’s sermons separately, scroll below the Opening Plenary Session video.

Opening Plenary Session

SERMON: Emily Hull McGee, Senior Pastor, First, Winston-Salem

SERMON: Timothy Peoples, Senior Pastor, Emerywood, High Point

Break  |  10:30 a.m.

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

Workshops  |  10:45 a.m.

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CBB – Reimagining Financial Wellness: Lessons from the New Normal

Rob Fox | President of CBF Church Benefits

As you navigate the new normal in life and ministry, the CBF Church Benefits Board (CBB) is here to help. Join Rob Fox and a panel of CBB and CBF leaders as we reimagine financial wellness, explore new resources, and consider lessons learned in a post-pandemic world.


Storytelling as Digital Marketing Strategy for Churches

Christen Kinard | Founder, Digital Congregations

Many churches think expanding their reach online and increasing engagement will require more content, more marketing, more communication. That’s not the case. Instead, effective communication in the digital space is about moving away from merely sharing information and toward storytelling. Storytelling will enable churches to build relationships online and engage with their congregants digitally. This workshop will teach you how to adapt storytelling to your social media platforms, websites, emails, and more!


The Sun Do Move! Interpreting the Bible in Competing Cultural Contexts

Jonathan Lee Walton | Dean of the School of Divinity, Presidential Chair of Religion and Society, Dean of Wait Chapel

Each of us interpret the Bible. Like language, meaning is determined by context. In order to engage the Bible in the spirit of justice, compassion, and love, this lecture provides interpretive tools to understand the context of the Scriptures along with the Scriptures themselves. Our aim is to read and interpret the Bible as we consider society’s pressing issues.


The Four Senses of Scripture: Retrieving an Ancient Model of Theological interpretation

Barry Jones | Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew Campbell University Divinity School

The workshop will describe a model of theological interpretation of Scripture that updates the ancient pattern of a fourfold interpretation of the Bible for needs of the contemporary church.


Increasing Congregational Health

Chris Gambill | Director, Center for Congregational Health, Winston Salem
Beth Kennett | Ministries Coordinator, Center for Congregational Health, Winston Salem
Charity Roberson | Senior Pastor, Mosaic Church of Clayton, Clayton

In recent years, many resources have been spent on helping clergy thrive. While this is still much needed, congregations need more than healthy pastors in order to flourish – they need healthy lay leaders. This workshop will explore how to help congregations develop and sustain healthy, thriving lay leaders.


Encourager Church: What, Who, Why and How?

Ellen Sechrest | Manager of Global Missions Engagement, CBF Global
John Mark Boes | Advocacy and Global Missions Specialist, CBF Global

Come join us as we learn about CBF’s ministry of the Encourager Church program. This program partners churches with a specific field personnel for prayer support, short term mission engagement, financial contributions to their ministry fund, and creates a unique relationship for kingdom building.


Moving the Equator: The Families of the Earth and the Mission of the Church

Rob Nash | Professor of Mission and Comparative Religion, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

This workshop, based on Rob Nash’s recent book by the same title, explores the provocative possibility that God’s intention from the very moment of creation has been a diverse world of various cultures, languages, world views, and religions that offer blessings to each other. We will explore how twentieth-century perceptions of Christian mission were shaped by Western and white culture and tradition in ways that often violated this intention and how scripture itself encourages us beyond our theological captivity and toward openness to the blessings of others. Finally, we will explore practical ways in which followers of Jesus and local congregations can embrace such a vision.



Libby Johnson | Associate Certified Coach, Libby L Johnson Coaching & Speaking

You Are Enough! There is HOPE in that phrase, but we struggle to believe it…why? This workshop will take a dive into God’s word and some surprising truths about why it is difficult to believe that we are enough. You will walk away with a better understanding of this topic, some insight to what God’s word says about it, and some practical tips that may be life changing.


Pastoral Leadership in Chaotic Times: A Theological Approach / Liderazgo Pastoral en tiempos Caóticos: Un acercamiento teológico

Dr. Nora O. Lozano | Professor of Theological Studies at the Baptist University of the Américas

Leadership has been a constant energy source to empower change, seeking the transformation of thoughts towards new ways of seeing the world. This workshop seeks to explore the implications of leadership in chaotic times from a theological perspective. English subtitles available.


Closing Plenary  |  11:45 a.m.

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Racial Equity and Justice Roundtable  |  12:30 p.m.

Click HERE to watch today’s roundtable.