Annual Gathering MOSIAC

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:5)

 

2024 CBFNC ANNUAL GATHERING
March 14-15  |  First Baptist Church, Greensboro

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of CBFNC!

 

Together we have faced many seasons, faithfully responded to the needs of our clergy and congregations and remain committed to continuing in this way.
We know the Lord is good and that God’s steadfast love and faithfulness endures to all generations (Ps. 100:5).
It is this journey ofThriving Together that we will celebrate in a variety of ways at the 2024 Annual Gathering.

 

This year’s event will be an in-person gathering with both worship sessions live-streamed online. It will also feature a 30th anniversary celebration event in downtown Greensboro on Thursday night, a special experience at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum during the workshop sessions on Friday and a state choir. We hope you will make plans to join us for the entire two days or for the sessions that fit your schedule for connecting, worshiping and learning together. 

 

 

REGISTRATION ENDS March 5 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
There will be on-site registration but there will be no lunch option provided; you will need to leave the church for lunch.

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Offering

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30th Celebration

Workshops

Meet Our 2024 Annual Gathering Speakers

Scott Cormode

Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, Fuller Seminary

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Rev. Dr. Scott Cormode is the Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development at Fuller Seminary. He founded the Academy of Religious Leadership, an organization for professors who teach leadership in seminaries, and its Journal of Religious Leadership. Author of the book “Making Spiritual Sense: Theological Interpretation as Christian Leadership,” Scott has also published numerous articles on leadership, organization and technology. He maintains case studies and other resources on leadership.fuller.edu, a website for developing Christian leaders.

Scott will be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Forum, the professional/spiritual development seminar on Thursday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Larry Hovis

CBFNC Executive Coordinator

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Rev. Dr. Larry Hovis has been the executive coordinator of CBFNC since 2004. His responsibilities include bringing together the diverse parts of CBFNC (including individual Christians, churches, staff, councils, other volunteer leadership and ministry partners) into a coherent and efficient whole to accomplish our purpose of “bringing Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministry.” Before his tenure with CBFNC, Larry served as pastor at churches in North Carolina and Virginia. While Larry’s particular strengths focus on leadership, stewardship, strategic planning, governance and organizational development, his passion is preaching and relating to Baptist congregations. He has been privileged to preach or speak in hundreds of churches and organizations in North Carolina and beyond.

Larry will be preaching in the Opening Worship Session on Thursday, March 14 from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

Taylor Long

CBFNC Lolley Scholar

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Taylor Long is a current CBFNC Lolley Scholar pursuing her Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School. Originally from Clayton, she is a member of Benson Baptist in Benson and a proud of alumnus of Campbell University (’22). Taylor feels called to be with others as they explore who they are becoming and how God is at work in the world.

Taylor will be leading the devotion during the Morning Gathering Session on Friday, March 15 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Stacy Nowell

CBFNC Moderator & Senior Pastor, First Baptist, Huntersville

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Rev. Stacy Nowell was elected as CBFNC moderator in March 2023. She is the senior pastor of First Baptist in Huntersville, where she has served since 2015. Now in the midst of doctoral studies at Duke Divinity School, Stacy is writing her thesis on evangelism and the 21st century American church. Stacy has previously served at churches in Georgia and Virginia. She also served as a hospital chaplain.  Her service in the larger Baptist community includes tenures on the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council, the CBF Nominating Committee, the Virginia CBF Coordinating Council, the Board of Trustees for the Religious Herald, the Board of Directors for Baptist News Global and the Board of Visitors for McAfee School of Theology.

Stacy will be preaching in the Closing Worship Session on Friday, March 15 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Hotel Information

Hotel Block is FULL

Unfortunately, the CBFNC hotel block is now full and the entire is hotel is filled.
Another recommended hotel is the Marriott Greensboro Downtown. Unfortunately we do not have a discounted group rate at this location.

Sing in the Annual Gathering Choir

Anyone may participate.

All individuals are invited to join the all-state choir, which will sing during the Closing Worship Session on Friday, March 15. Music provided and only rehearsal is during Annual Gathering.
Sign up to sing.


Annual Gathering Schedule

Thursday, March 14

9:00 a.m. Leadership Forum Registration Opens
(There is a separate registration of $30, includes boxed lunch.)
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Leadership Forum
3:00 p.m. Annual Gathering Registration Opens
3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Opening Worship Session
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 30th Anniversary Celebration at Cadillac Service Garage in downtown Greensboro
(There is a separate registration of $30, includes entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert.)

 

Friday, March 15

8:00 a.m. Annual Gathering Registration Opens
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Gathering/Annual Business Meeting
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Workshop Session 1
11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: International Civil Rights Center & Museum tour & lunch in downtown Greensboro.
Hosted by CBFNC’s Racial Equity & Justice Team.
(There will be a separate registration of $20, includes lunch and transportation to and from the museum. Session will take place during Workshop Sessions 2 & 3.)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Workshop Session 2
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
($18 for lunch; select “Friday Lunch Included” on the registration form. Must be preordered; no lunch will be sold on site.)
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Workshop Session 3
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Worship Session

 


What to expect at the CBFNC Annual Gathering?

Watch the video below to learn more!

 

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