in the wake of Hurricane Florence

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We trust that Cooperative Baptists across North Carolina and beyond continue
to pray and support our brothers and sisters in eastern NC who have been impacted by the winds and floods produced by Florence. In addition
to volunteer opportunities offered through  North Carolina Baptists on Mission ,
here are the most recent updates:

The city of Lumberton is receiving the following supplies for Robeson County.
They should be delivered to 2300 N Cedar Street in Lumberton.

Toiletries (including dental supplies)
Diapers (child and adult all sizes)
Baby Formula (all types) & wipes
Underwear & Socks (adult and child - male and female)
First Aid Items
Factory Sealed Medications
Cleaning Supplies
Can Goods
Blankets and Bed Pillows
Box Fans
Hand Sanitizer
Bottled Water
Work Gloves, Utility and Latex/Nitrile Gloves
Flash Lights w/ Batteries
Trash Bags
Heavy Duty Cleanup Bags

If you prefer, you may donate supplies for Robeson County directly through Amazon .

Rick Burnette and Alan Williams from CBF Global Disaster Response have come to North Carolina and visited some of the affected communities in our state. They discovered a neglected community, Trenton, outside of New Bern, that has received no outside help. As work can be organized there, they will invite Cooperative Baptists from outside North Carolina to participate in ministry in that community. Of course, CBFNC folks are welcome to join in. If interested, contact Alan Williams ( , 404-270-0772).

CBFNC conducted a second conference call on Monday for pastors and church leaders in the affected regions. The situation in most communities is becoming more stable and response is shifting from immediate crisis to recovery. Columbus County is an area of great need with relatively little outside support and may be a focus in coming days. CBFNC leaders continue to assess, communicate, connect and partner to support those in the affected areas, especially the most neglected.

Please give to the CBFNC Disaster Response Fund. One hundred percent of the funds collected will be used to address local needs identified by CBFNC partner churches.
Does the idea of evangelism excite you
or make you squirm?
September 30

Practicing Midrash—Reading
the Bible's Arguments
October 11

October 27
Conetoe Family Life Training Center
& Mars Hill Baptist Church

November 17
Conetoe Family Life Training Center
& Providence Baptist Church

October 29-November 1, 2018
Wake Forest Baptist Church

After completing S.T.E.P.™ (Strategic Transition Education Program)- the next generation in interim ministry, feel confident in your ability to assess churches in transition and help them move toward a new future. Our trainers are Dr. Keli Rugenstein and Bill Owen.

This training is based on the principles developed by Russell Crabtree in  Transition Apparitions: Why Much of What We Know about Pastoral Transitions Is Wrong .  Crabtree uses an evidence-based approach that shows a one-size-fits-all approach ignores the uniqueness of each congregation. For more information, visit our event website . To download an event flyer, click here .

Click here to register.
Join us for our many upcoming events
throughout the state!

RE (Reimagining Evangelism)
Raleigh, NC - Trinity Baptist Church

CBFNC Webinar: Practicing Midrash - Reading the Bible's Arguments
October 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to noon

Growing Young Regional Workshop
October 20, 2018
First, Lumberton

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

S.T.E.P. into Transition Ministry
October 29–November 1, 2018
Wake Forest Baptist Church

501 Foundations for Christian Coaching
Day 1: November 2, 2018
Day 2: November 3, 2018

RE (Reimagining Evangelism)
Asheville, NC - Hominy Baptist Church

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 Days
November 17, 2018
Conetoe Family Life Training Center, Tarboro
Providence, Charlotte

CBFNC Webinar: Pivot - A New Model for Missions
November 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to noon

CBFNC Webinar: Ministry with Young Adults
December 4, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to noon

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

Young Adult Mid-Winter Retreat
Feburary 15-17, 2019
Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Children's Choir Festival
February 23, 2019
Myers Park UMC, Charlotte 

Youth Choir Festival
March 8-10, 2019
Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte 

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering
March 28-29, 2019
First, Greensboro
Partners and Friends of CBFNC
New Baptist Covenant
This year's Summit (October 15-17, Atlanta) promises to be a meaningful and important gathering, and will include speakers like social-justice activists Ruby Sales, Tim Wise and Jessica Felix Romero and pastors Marvin McMickle, Darryl Roberts and Julie Pennington-Russell. There will be worship, breakout sessions and community conversations around the tremendous challenges that face us as we work to build beloved community.  To register now,  click here.  And to book your room,  click here .

Senior Adult Ministry Leadership Gatherings
Reserve your spot today to attend one of the three Senior Adult Ministry Regional Leadership Gatherings planned for this fall!  The Gatherings will encourage ministers and lay leaders to recognize
the value of their leadership as well as the world-changing value of missional senior adults! Attendees
will be inspired to affirm seniors to value their experiences, knowledge, and wisdom--and to infuse them with the knowledge that their neighbors, their families, and the world desperately need them!

Oasis Music Conference
October 19-20, 2018, at Campbell University, Buies Creek. Morning worship and devotion, an evening concert, breakout sessions, and fellowship time. Oasis is an excellent opportunity for you to renew your love for church music, reple nish your materials, and restore your focus on God. Whether you are on staff at a church, in a volunteer leadership position, or simply a member of the choir, our prayer is that you will find resources that will be helpful to you long after you leave Oasis 2018. Register here .

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 cohort will be October 7 - November 30, 2018. 
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