in the wake of Hurricane Florence

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As the remnants of Hurricane Florence move north, our state moves in to recovery mode. Rivers continue to rise and many communities are still under threat.
CBFNC has been attempting to communicate with churches in the affected
regions over the weekend, to express care and concern, and churches in other
parts of the start are asking how they can help. Here are our priorities today:

PRAY  - Please continue to pray for our neighbors in eastern North Carolina, not only those who have experienced loss, but those seeking to minister to them.

SERVE  - Right now, our mission partners, Baptists on Mission (NCBM), who specialize in disaster response, have set up operations in several locations. They have the infrastructure to help those in need. They need volunteers.   Please visit their website for updates and opportunities.

GIVE  - As with Hurricane Matthew, CBFNC will receive donations for Disaster Response. Such funds will be utilized to assist partner churches in the affected regions minister in their communities, to address short-term and longer-term needs.   Click here to donate.

PATIENCE  - We all are anxious to help now. But the effects of this storm, and recovery efforts, will go on for months to come. CBFNC is not a disaster response organization. We are a missional fellowship that cares for one another and our communities. We are committed to serve our churches and communities, especially the most neglected, in ways consistent with our unique capacities, for as long as it takes.

We will continue to update our homepage with ways that you can help.
Improvising Community
September 25

Does the idea of evangelism excite you
or make you squirm?
September 30

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!

Where is Church Going From Here?
September 22, 2018
Oakmont, Greenville

CBFNC Webinar: Improvising Community
September 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to noon

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
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 .

NC Baptist Schools
Campbell University -

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.

Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond -
Partners and Friends of CBFNC
New Baptist Covenant
This year's Summit 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 . Be sure to book your room before
Sept. 20 to receive the discounted price.

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. Mor ning worship and devotion, an evening concert, breakout sessions, and fellowship time. 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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