A Gift for You in This New Year
The Staff of CBFNC prays that your New Year will be fulfilling and blessed!
In appreciation for your support, we'd like to offer you a gift. 
A Riff of Love:
Notes on Community and Belonging
Greg Jarrrell recently recorded a webinar with CBFNC based on his new book,   A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging . Greg and his publisher, Cascade Press, have given us the first two chapters of this book to be shared with our constituency! Greg's insights as he integrates Biblical texts with his experience in living in one of Charlotte's most needy neighborhoods will guide you to see Biblical texts through a new lens. Greg's premise is that neighborhoods, churches, and institutions already have the resources they need to build communities marked by God's Abundance. You may access your gift  here ! (This is the link to the website and to the "download here" book excerpt.)  
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina News
Racial Reconciliation and Justice Gathering

Come and hear about REI 
(Racial Equity Institute) and together create a “movement”
of deep friendships, equality,
and justice.

January 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Peace Haven Baptist Church
A Dialogue With Churches About Future Directions for Church

Led by Eddie Hammett,
Church & Clergy Coach

January 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Oakmont Baptist Church, Greenville
Ministering to the Military and Veteran Population

Led by Col. Will Barnes,
Retired Army Chaplain

January 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. to noon
Dinner Church Encounter

First Baptist Church, Wilmington
January 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Resurrection Lutheran, Raleigh
January 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Youth Ski Retreat

Winterplace, WV
January 25–27, 2019
All webinars are 11:00 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted. Watch for more information!
Ministering to the Military
and the Veteran Population
January 15

Clergy Spouse Health
February 14

Ministers: Ready for Tax Season?
February 26
The Minister and Money
March 12

Immigration Issues
April 16

Women in Ministry:
Three Stories
May 14
Would you like to volunteer in the relief effort?
Would you like to apply for a Hurricane Florence relief grant?
If so, click on one of the boxes above to learn more!
There are so many ways
for everyone in your church family—of all ages—to enrich
their relationship with God. Find a place for you below!
Where is Church Going From Here?
January 12
Oakmont Baptist Church

CBFNC Webinar: Ministering to the Military and the Veteran Population
January 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to noon

North Carolina
Dinner Church Encounter
January 22
First Baptist Church, Wilmington

North Carolina
Dinner Church Encounter
January 24
Resurrection Lutheran, Raleigh

Youth Ski Retreat
January 25-27
Winterplace, WV

NC Growing Young Cohort
Summit 1: January 31-February 1, 2019
Summit 2: September 5-6
Trinity, Raleigh

S.T.E.P. into Transition Ministry
February 4-7
Wake Forest Baptist Church

CBFNC Webinar: Clergy Spouse Health
February 14
11:00 a.m. to noon

Young Adult Mid-Winter Retreat
February 15-17
Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie,
South Carolina
Children's Choir Festival
February 23
Myers Park UMC, Charlotte 

CBFNC Webinar
Ministers: Ready for Tax Season?
February 26
11:00 a.m. to noon

Youth Choir Festival
March 8-10
Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte 

CBFNC Webinar:
The Minister and Money
March 12
11:00 a.m. to noon

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering
March 28-29
First, Greensboro
BJC Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
High school juniors and seniors can win up to $2,000 for college in the Baptist Joint Committee’s Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest. The 2019 topic asks students to evaluate and share their opinion on the “Johnson Amendment,” which is a provision in the tax code allowing nonprofits to be political but not partisan. Essays must be between 800-1,200 words and postmarked by March 8, 2019. For the full writing prompt and additional details, visit  BJConline.org/contest .
S.T.E.P. Into Transition Ministry
February 4-7, 2019*
Wake Forest Baptist Church

*Please note the date change from Oct. 29–Nov. 1.
Summer registration is now open for 2019!
Click here to learn more! Applications for summer staff are now available through mid December. We are excited for our next season of ministry and hope that you and your students are planning to join us!
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