April 25, 2018
Greensboro Disaster Response
First, Greensboro, is engaging in disaster response to last week's devastating tornados in Greensboro. The church is partnering with Baptist churches in the affected areas as well as local agencies to meet immediate needs and develop a long-term response. For more information on how you can help with this effort, including financial support and volunteer opportunities, please visit the church's website.

Another CBF church, College Park Baptist, is partnering with Out of the Garden Project to provide meals every day for residents affected by the storm. More information is available here

Theological Education Scholarships
Through the CBFNC budget and the Mission Resource Plan, CBFNC provides significant scholarship assistance to students engaged in theological education.  Find the application here.  Non-partner and out-of-state applications are due by June 15, 2018.

Be sure to check out the Keesee Foundation's theological education grant information.  Read more.

CBFNC Webinar Series
Moving Casual Conversations into Christ-Focused Conversions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3-3:45pm  FREE webinar
Presenter: Eddie Hammett, Church and Clergy Coach
Description:   Listening and asking questions are ways to move conversations from meaningless to meaningful for all concerned. Discover some practical approaches.

We are setting up a schedule for more webinars in 2018. Contact Sarah Mitchell with webinar topic ideas or if you would like to be a webinar speaker. Find our webinar archives here.

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CBFNC

WNCBF Spring Gathering with Ed Kilbourne - canceled


June 11-12, 2018
Christmount Conference Center, Black Mountain

June 11-15, 2018
Dallas, TX

August 18, 2018
First, Mocksville

Youth Beach Retreat
September 7-9, 2018
Fort Caswell

Elevating Preaching
September 17, 2018
Wake Forest School of Divinity

October 20, 2018
First, Lumberton

November 10, 2018    
First, Black Mountain

Youth Ski Retreat
January 25-27, 2019
Winterplace, WV

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering
March 28-30, 2019
First, Greensboro

CBF Global
CBF Global's 2018 General Assembly in Dallas
Registration is now open for CBF Global's General Assembly which will take place June 11-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. 

Click here for registration, a schedule of events, frequently asked questions, hotel information, and more.
News from Our Higher Education Partners

Through the CBFNC budget and the Mission Resource Plan, CBFNC provides significant scholarship assistance to students engaged in theological education. Find the application here.
Non-partner and out-of-state applications are due by June 15, 2018.

Be sure to check out the Keesee Foundation's theological education grant information. Read more.

NC Baptist Schools
Campbell University -  www.campbell.edu

Chowan University -  www.chowan.edu

Gardner-Webb University - www.gardner-webb.edu

Mars Hill University - www.mhu.edu

Meredith College -  www.meredith.edu

Wake Forest University - www.wfu.edu

Wingate University -  www.wingate.edu

Theological Education
Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School -  http://divinity.duke.edu

Campbell University Divinity School -   divinity.campbell.edu
Celebrating 20 Years - " Our Story is Community "
       
Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity  www.gardner-webb.edu, ( 704) 406-3205.

2018 Pastors' School: Leadership in Perilous Times. May 28-30, 2018. Speakers include 
Dr. Guy Sales Dr. Tracy Jessup , Dr. Paula Fontana Qualls , and  Dr. William Wilson

Wake Forest University School of Divinity -   www.divinity.wfu.edu

Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond -   http://www.btsr.edu
A Shelter for Conscience: American Religious Liberty for Baptists and Other Dissenters course by Bill Leonard. One week of lectures and travel May 27 - June 1, 2018. If the course  is taken for credit, this week is followed by four weeks of online study. More information.

News from Partners and Friends of CBFNC
Living Forward
Senior Adult State Leadership Conference on May 1, 2018, in Thomasville. Leadership training for pastors and lay leaders of senior adults. More information at this website or call (877) 506-2226.

BWIM Annual Gathering Lunch
June 13, 2018, at 10am. Wilshire, Dallas. Worship, fellowship, and lunch. more information

Friends of Baptist News Global Dinner
"Conversations that Matter: The Next Generation of Empowered Women." June 14, 2018, in Dallas. More information.

Touching Miami With Love: West Homestead
Summer Mission Teams needed for the following weeks: June 18-22, July 2-6, and July 9-13, 2018. More information .

WMU NC Events
2018 Missions Extravaganza & 127th Annual Meeting: April 27-28, 2018, Ardmore, Winston-Salem.
myMISSION Greensboro: May 25-28, 2018, for women 18-34. 
2018 Military Wives Retreat: August 18-19, 2018, at Camp Mundo Vista. 
Find more information at www.wmunc.org.

Are you a New Church Planter?   
The CBF Church Start Discernment Cohorts is a free 8-week online experience is for those discerning and living out a call into church starting. It is a creative space for folk who are already in the process of starting a church to explore and work through the vision and mission. This is a safe space for all participants who engage in the secure and private site. Participants will work through the basics of contextual church starting, introspective writing, and group conversation. Over the 8-weeks, the candidate will be accumulating his or her writings in a church start profile, which serves as a tool for the starter and evaluation tool for CBF. F uture cohorts will be April 22 - June 15, 2018; July 8 - August 31, 2018; and October 7 - November 30, 2018. To join the cohort, candidates must complete this form

Personnel Requests
Frequently CBFNC receives requests from churches about placing an ad for filling church positions or staff. While we do not have a place for these ads in our newsletter, The Gathering, we are willing to publish positions on our Ministry Job Board. We also offer a Reference and Referral service with our Ministerial Transitions Coordinators for staff positions. Please visit our website to learn more about staff placement through CBFNC.

Looking for a Place in Ministry? Learn more about the Ministerial Transitions Facilitators.

List your ministry position on CBFNC's new job board!  Take a look!

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CBFNC's headquarters are not in an office in Winston-Salem but in congregations from the Atlantic in the east to the Appalachians in the west. Thank you for your partnership! 
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