News and Updates for July 4, 2018
Happy Fourth of July!

Have a safe and happy July 4th!
CBFNC Webinars
Register  for free webinars to watch live or later. Next up:  God, Evolution, and The Big Bang. Why I believe in all three on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 11-11:45am News media report attacks on evolution and cosmology by faith leaders countered by attacks on religion by prominent scientists. Physicist Rick Matthews shares his perspective on the relationship between science and faith and his befuddlement with the conflict.

Contact Rick Jordan  with webinar topic suggestions or if you would like to apply to be a webinar speaker. Click here  to see CBFNC's webinar archive.
Growing Young - Involving, Retaining Young People

Churches are concerned about reaching and keeping youth and young adults. Our congregations are aging and we are looking for the latest tip or program to help our churches grow - especially with young families. You will learn about these shifts at the upcoming Growing Young Conference, sponsored by CBF of North Carolina, at  First Baptist Church in Mocksville on August 18 . You will find more details and registration on our website .

Are you interesting in learning even more about Growing Young strategies? Join the NC Growing Young Cohort for two in-person summits, regular online webinars, one year of personalized coaching, and access to the church-wide version of the Growing Young Assessment. Learn more here .

CBFNC Webinar: God, Evolution, and The Big Bang. Why I believe in all three

CBFNC Webinar: Making Church a Safe Place to Talk About Dangerous Things

Selah Vie Collegiate Retreat
August 6-9, 2018
Nashville, TN

CBFNC Webinar: Conflict and Communication. 
Opportunities for Growth
August 14, 2018, 11-11:45am

Growing Young Regional Workshop
August 18, 2018
First, Mocksville

CBFNC Webinar: From Awareness to Engagement. How Your Church Can Fight Human Trafficking.
August 21, 2018, 11-11:45am

Youth Beach Retreat
September 7-9, 2018
Fort Caswell

CBFNC Webinar: A Muslim-American's Reflections on a Post-9/11 America
September 11, 2018, 11-11:45am

Elevating Preaching
September 17, 2018
Wake Forest School of Divinity, Winston-Salem

CBFNC Webinar: Improvising Community

CBFNC Webinar: Practicing Midrash - Reading the Bible's Arguments
October 11, 2018, 11-11:45am

Growing Young Regional Workshop
October 20, 2018
First, Lumberton

Children's Mission Day
October 27, 2018
Conetoe Family Life Training Center, Tarboro
Mars Hill, Mars Hill

CBFNC Webinar: Ministering to the Military and the Veteran Population
November 8, 2018, 11-11:45am

Growing Young Regional Workshop
November 10, 2018
First, Black Mountain

Children's Mission Day
November 17, 2018
Conetoe Family Life Training Center, Tarboro
Providence, Charlotte

CBFNC Webinar: Pivot - A New Model for Missions
November 20, 2018, 11-11:45am

CBFNC Webinar: Ministry with Young Adults
December 4, 2018, 11-11:45am

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

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

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering
March 28-30, 2019
First, Greensboro
CBFNC Employment Opportunity    
CBFNC is seeking a full-time Administration Manager  to work in our Winston-Salem office. Job closes July 15.
Supported by  Bullock Baptist Church , Bullock .   CBFNC's headquarters are not in an office suite in Winston-Salem, but in congregations from the Atlantic in the east to the Appalachians in the west. Congregations make up who we are. Thank you for your relationship!
CBFNC's Blog - Read about God in ordinary moments and  send us your thoughts.
Not on our watch
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Cooperative Baptists gathered near the U.S.-Mexico border and declared “not on our watch” to political forces that use children’s freedom as a deterrent to parents who seek safety for their daughters and sons in the United States.

They prayed, read Scripture and sang in Brownsville, Texas, standing beside the largest immigrant detention center in the country, which houses more than 1,000 children and teenagers. News crews also descended on the location, where only hours earlier, a 15-year-old boy escaped.

Fellowship Southwest organized the vigil in partnership with eight other groups concerned for immigrants. They sought justice for more than 2,300 children separated from their parents by the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. ... read more
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.  Be sure to check out the Keesee Foundation's theological education grant information.  Read more .

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Celebrating 20 Years - " Our Story is Community "
Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity , (704) 406-3205.

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Partners and Friends of CBFNC
WMU NC Events
2018 Military Wives Retreat: August 18-19, 2018, at Camp Mundo Vista. 
Find more information at .

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. Future cohorts will be July 8 - August 31, 2018; and October 7 - November 30, 2018. To join the cohort, candidates must complete  this form
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