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What do you love about the Annual Gathering?
Our Annual Gathering Is Coming!
Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29
First Baptist Church, Greensboro
Learn More Here!
It's now 2019, and that means we are moving full-speed ahead as we gear up for our Annual Gathering! It will be held at First Baptist Church, Greensboro, on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29. We have exciting and gifted speakers and musicians ready to enrich us and worship with us as we celebrate CBFNC's 25th anniversary! To learn more and to register, click here .
Last Call for Nominations!
Lolley Fund for Theological Education
Founded in 2008, the  Lolley Fund for Theological Education  was established to provide financial support for Baptist students enrolled in theological education in preparation for leadership and ministry. Click  here  for the  2019 Lolley Scholarship Nomination Form . The deadline for nominations is  January 31, 2019 . We are looking for students who meet the following criteria: 

  1. Active participants in the CBFNC community.
  2. Incoming full-time students at an accredited seminary or divinity school.
  3. Show promise for ministry as demonstrated by church or community activity. 
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina News
Young Adult Retreat
Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, SC

February 15-17
Children's Choir Festival
Myer's Park UMC, Charlotte

February 23
Youth Choir Festival
Providence, Charlotte

March 8-10

WNCBF Ministers Retreat
Lutheridge Camp & Conference Center

March 11

All webinars are 11:00 a.m. to noon unless otherwise noted. Click here or on the above image to view our events calendar to learn more about each of our webinars!
Clergy Spouse Well-Being
February 14

Ready for Tax Season?
February 26

The Minister and Money
March 12
Immigration Issues
April 16

Women in Ministry:
Three Stories
May 14

Where's Church Going From Here?
May 28

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!
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 Well-Being
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 

WNCBF Ministers Retreat
March 11
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lutheridge Camp & Conference Center, Arden 

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

Day 1: March 12
1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Christmount Conference Center,
Black Mountain 
Day 2: March 13
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Christmount Conference Center,
Black Mountain

2019 CBFNC Annual Gathering
March 28-29
First, Greensboro

Partners & Friends of CBFNC
Student.Go Internships
Student.Go is a missions program of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) that provides opportunities for students to serve with our field personnel and ministry partners as they live out CBF Global Missions commitments— cultivating beloved community, bearing witness to Jesus Christ and seeking transformational development . Student.Go is not just for Baptist students but is open to all Christians looking to serve.

Come to the Table
Co-Sponsored by NC Council of Churches and RAFI
(Rural Advancement Foundation International)

March 12-13, 2019
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte
Click here  to learn more .
Click here  to register .
Baptist Joint Committee
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 .
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!
Scholarships now available!
More information can be found here .
ChurchWorks Awards
Each year at ChurchWorks, two CBF ministers are recognized with the two following awards: Young Baptist Leadership Award and Jack Naish Distinguished Christian Educator Award. To learn more about these awards, click here . To nominate someone for either award, use the links below. For more information, please email  Josh Speight .
Together for Hope in Rural America Vacation Bible School Resource
Are you planning your 2019 Vacation Bible School at your church? Are you tired of writing and pulling together your own resources for VBS each summer? Do you like the curriculum you use but wish it helped your church to develop a deeper identity with CBF?  If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then CBF’s new  !nspire  resource is worth a look. To learn more or to pre-order, visit this website:  www.cbf.net/inspire .
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