Congregations » 2014 CBFNC General Assembly


 Each year, our fellowship experiences a "family reunion" in the form of the General Assembly. Usually held in a church, the assembly offers inspiring worship, informative ministry workshops, and helpful resources from various ministry partners and rich fellowship with Christians from around the state.


2014 CBFNC General Assembly
and 20th Anniversary!

March 28-29, 2014

First Baptist Church in Greensboro
1000 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina  27401
click here for directions


Audio Recordings:

Reclaiming the Narrative in Preaching - Tito Madrazo 
Best Practices of Web Developers and Bloggers - Natalie Aho 
Congregational Gardens - Don Durham 
Re-Imagining Worship - Dan Day
Moving Upriver from Charity to Justice - Alan Sherouse 
Identity Formation According to Ephesians - Jim McConnell 
Welcoming the Stranger - John Faison 
Missions That Matter: How Youth Can Make a Lasting Impact in Their Communities - Elizabeth Edwards 

Funding Your Congregations Mission - Don Durham 

Doesn't Someone Have to Be in Charge? - Jason Williams, Tim Moore

Small Church: Being the Church- Who are Your Neighbors - Alex Gallmore, Allison Gallimore, Mark Reece

Ministering to Youth and Adults by Sharing in Their Life Stories

The Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement - Bamidele Demerson

Ministry to Invisible - Marc and Kim Wyatt 

The Gospel and the Nones - Bill Leonard 

Connecting with the People Jesus Misses Most - Jerry Chiles, Randy Carter

Deacons as spiritual leaders - Daniel Vestal, Donald Horton


Speaker Resources:

Needs and Wants: How to Pay For Both in Retirement - Stephen Foster
Choosing Your Retirement Path: Five Strategies to Help Smooth Out the Ride Through Retirement

Collision of Cultures: Islam, Judaism, and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages - Scott Culclasure

I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Something to Eat - Wesley Spears

Leading with Hopeful Imagination - Jayne Davis and Mike Queen

Connecting with the People Jesus Misses Most - Jerry Chiles, Randy Carter 

Talking About Sexuality: How Your congregation Can Have the Discussion While Building Community - Lin Carter 

Journeys of Faith: Curriculum with a New Missional Message - Abby Pratt

Hands On: Construct the Ark of the Covenant and Herod's Temple - Stephen Little

Leading with Hopeful Imagination - Jayne Davis and Mike Queen

Human Trafficking in NC - What Can Churches Do to Help - Pam Strickland

The Gospel and the Nones: Retelling the Jesus Story - Bill Leonard





Photos submitted by Charles Hartis

Photos submitted by Gene Millsaps



Items of note:

... Video invitation from Larry Hovis

... CBFNC's Vision for the Road Ahead 

... Take a look at our complete
program book here.

... Friday worship leader: Larry Hovis, CBFNC executive coordinator
    with music by Ken Medema

... Saturday worship leaders:
Ken Medema and Report of Vision Team 

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Video from Ken Medema!
Growing and Learning with CBFNC ...



Click here to visit Ken Medema's website.
Find out more about Ken here.





Click here for the full list of workshops  

We are offering nearly 80 workshops this year! You will find offerings in the following general categories: Age Group Ministry; Biblical Studies; CBFNC, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors, Christians: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Leadership; Local Church; Meet-Up Groups; Missional Church; Missions; Social Justice; Spirituality; Stewardship; Technology and Worship Leadership.

Educational Partners and Friends Breakfast

Please join us Saturday, March 29, at First, Greensboro, for a breakfast hosted by the eight CBFNC Partner Schools.  Breakfast will be buffet style and serving lines will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Each school will have their own meeting room and we invite you to visit your alma mater, connect with old and new friends, meet school leaders, or visit the meeting room of a school you would like to learn more about.  Everyone is welcome!  While there is no cost to attend, we do request that you pre-register (click the green button in the registration box to pre-register.) 


Questions?  Email or call our office at (336) 759-3456.  We hope to see you there!

CBFNC 20th Anniversary Recognition of Ordained Ministers

A celebration of the "rich resource" of Ordained Ministers will be part of CBFNC's 20th Anniversary Recognition - with names listed in the 2014 CBFNC General Assembly Program Book. 
Click here to see the list!



Friday, March 28

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Exhibitors set up
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Registration and Exhibit Hall opens
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Welcome Reception sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center — FaithHealth Division
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Civil Rights Tour 1 Departs
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Exhibitors Lunch (Gym). Boxed lunches purchased by attendees (Fellowship Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Divinity Student Experience/Lunch (Café)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Regional Leadership Lunch (Room 102)
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    Welcome and Orientation (Sanctuary)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    Workshop Session 1
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
    Workshop Session 2
  • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Fellowship Time in Exhibit Hall
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Civil Rights Tour 2 Departs
  • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
    Workshop Session 3
  • 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
    Serving Lines open for Fellowship Dinner (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:45 p.m.
    Worship with special music by Ken Medema (Sanctuary)
  • 8:15 p.m.
    Anniversary Celebration (Gym)

Saturday, March 29

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    Educational Partners and Friends Breakfast
  • 9:45 – 11 a.m.
    Ministry Celebration & Business Session (Sanctuary)
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Ken Medema Concert and Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Sending Forth
  • 12:45 p.m.
    Divinity Student Experience Lunch and Closing (Café)



The International Civil Rights Museum Tours

-- The cost of the tour is $10 per person, and will last about one hour. 

-- Transportation will be provided to and from the church. Meet in room #202 of First, Greensboro, 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to depart.

-- There is a maximum of 28 people per tour.

-- Tour times: Friday at 11am and 4pm, and Saturday at 1pm


If you are unable to attend one of the Friday tours, we invite and encourage you to visit The International Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, March 29th after the conclusion of the General Assembly. 


Tour registration is available here.


Children's Assembly!

Parents, while you are making plans to attend General Assembly, make plans for your children too!


Don't delay! The deadline to register your child for Children's Assembly has been extended.

Click here for more information.

Hotel Options

**To receive the discounted price listed below, please call the hotel directly and request the "Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Rate." **


(Discount rate fully booked)
Greensboro Marriott Downtown

304 North Greene St
Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 379-8000
Click here for website.

Baymont Inn and Suites
2001 Veasley St
Greensboro, NC 27407

(336) 294-6220
Click here for website.

Wyndham Howard Johnson
2004 Veasley St
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 854-8600
Click here for website.

Meal Information

**Limited number of meals available.  Don't delay, order yours today!**

Friday Boxed Lunches

Choice of turkey croissant or salad wrap, pasta salad, tropical fruit cup, and a cookie.

Friday Evening Fellowship Dinner; serving line open 4:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Early Bird Dinner deadline: March 10, 2014 - $10

Regular Dinner - $12

Choice of chicken portifino or spinach and walnut ravioli in marinara sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, and peach cobbler.

Parking Instructions

General Assembly attendees can park in the First Baptist Greensboro parking lot or use the generous curbside parking throughout the neighborhood within walking distance of the church.

Click here for parking map.

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Registration is now closed. We thank all our friends and parters who have asked to be included in our publication.

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Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available in the atrium of First Baptist Church of Greensboro on Friday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  

We are excited to see you there!


The CBFNC Mission and Ministry Offering supports a wide variety of ministries in our state and beyond. One of the ministries highlighted in this year's emphasis, "Done in Love," is campus ministry in North Carolina.

One hundred percent of this year's General Assembly offering will be used to support the work of campus ministers across our state as they strive to be the presence of Christ with an increasingly unreached people group in our culture, college students. 

Future CBFNC General Assembly Meetings

March 19-20, 2015, at Providence Baptist Church in Charlotte

Past CBFNC General Assembly Meetings

March 15-16, 2013 - Lumberton (First Baptist Church)
March 23-24, 2012 - Raleigh (Trinity Baptist Church)
March 25-26, 2011 - Asheville (First Baptist Church)
March 19-20, 2010 - Winston-Salem (First Baptist Church)
March 20-21, 2009 - Fayetteville (Snyder Memorial Baptist Church)
April 11-12, 2008 - Raleigh (Forest Hills Baptist Church)
March 16-17, 2007 - Hickory (First Baptist Church)
March 17-18, 2006 - Winston-Salem (Ardmore Baptist Church)
March 18-19, 2005 - Greenville (Oakmont Baptist Church)
March 19-20, 2004 - Greensboro (First Baptist Church)
March 14-15, 2003 - Gastonia (First Baptist Church)
March 15-16, 2002 - Raleigh (Hayes Barton Baptist Church)
March 16-17, 2001 - Charlotte (Providence Baptist Church)
March 17-18, 2000 - Lumberton (First Baptist Church)
March 12-13, 1999 - Winston-Salem (Wake Forest University)
March 20-21, 1998 - Greensboro (First Baptist Church)
April 11-12, 1997 - Asheville (First Baptist Church)
March 22-23, 1996 - Fayetteville (Snyder Memorial Baptist Church)
March 24-25, 1995 - Raleigh (First Baptist Church)
March 11-12, 1994 - Winston-Salem (Wake Forest University) (organization meeting)
March 26-27, 1993 - Greensboro (First Baptist Church) (exploratory meeting)


Also, visit the General Assembly Archive from previous years.

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