May 23, 2018
CBFNC Webinar Series
Healthy Small Groups Matter
Thursday, May 31, 2018
11-11:45am  FREE webinar with Bill Wilson
When a small group of any kind (Sunday School, Bible study, youth group, mission team, committee, etc.) is healthy, the ministry and effectiveness of a congregation are greatly enhanced. When they are unhealthy, they lead to division, mission drift, and broken fellowship. How can we structure small groups so that they enhance our church's ministry? What traits does a healthy small group leader need to embody?  Register here .

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.

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.

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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

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

NC Growing Young Cohort
January 31-February 1, 2019

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
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Chowan University -

Gardner-Webb University -

Mars Hill University -

Meredith College -

Wake Forest University -

Wingate University -

Theological Education
Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School -

Campbell University Divinity School -
Celebrating 20 Years - " Our Story is Community "
Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, ( 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 -

Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond -
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
Greensboro Disaster Response
First, Greensboro, is engaging in disaster response to 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  this website.

Baptist History and Heritage Society Annual Conference
"Baptist Women in the Twentieth Century." Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA. May 31-June 1, 2018. more information.

Ministers' Health Summit
June 7, 2018, at Campbell University Divinity School.  Engaging speakers, stress reduction activities, health screenings, self-care, and a time to rejuvenate.  more information

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
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

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 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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