2016 Gathering: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 18, 2016
Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh
2015 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 19-20, 2015
Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte
2014 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 28-29, 2014
First Baptist Church, Greensboro
2013 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 15-16, 2013
First Baptist Church, Lumberton
2012 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 23-24, 2012
Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh
2011 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 25-26, 2011
First Baptist Church, Asheville
2010 General Assembly: click here for all audio/print downloads
March 19-20, 2010
First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
Report from Steve DeVane
2009 General Assembly:
2009: March 20-21 at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC (701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC, 28305)
~ Over 1,100 attended our 2009 General Assembly at Snyder Memorial BC March 20-21. We had over 700 for dinner, about 350 for the Friday ministry workshops and 200 for the Saturday workshop, anywhere from 250-300 at the Elevating Preaching Conference, over 100 for the Hispanic workshops, lunch and worship, about 20 CBFNC scholarship recipients, and 30 chaplains. What a great turnout in Fayetteville!
~ The Offering for Living Faith Ministry in Lebanon raised over $7,000! This is one of the highest giving amounts in many years! You can still give to LFM by mailing a check to CBFNC, marked Living Faith Ministry. Learn more.
~ During the Business Session, we saw a PowerPoint presentation from Moderator Greg Rogers titled "Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate CBFNC." View it here.
Also, we heard a Coordinator's report from the Executive Coordinator, Larry Hovis. Read it here.
~ A press release article you can print, share and post at your church.
~ You can view quotes from Fred Craddock's sermons.
~ Read a response from Tony Cartledge, of Baptists Today.
~ Elevating Preaching books available - Even if you weren't able to attend the 2009 Elevating Preaching Conference held during the CBFNC General Assembly March 20-21 in Fayetteville, you can still receive the blessings of this event. Introducing Elevating Preaching 2009, the first publication of selected sermons in conjunction with the Elevating Preaching Conference 2009. The 19 sermons are authored by males and females, retired preachers of churches, chaplains, and gifted divinity school students. This publication is an outstanding resource for preachers and laypeople interested in the rich variety of preaching emerging from North Carolina ministers. Books are available through the CBFNC offices for $10 plus S/H. Email Laura Barclay at LBarclay@cbfnc.org to order.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fred Craddock
Dr. Craddock is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more about Dr. Craddock.
He has been reported in "Newsweek" as one of America's top preachers, one of the twelve best living preachers in America, and one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English speaking world.
Fred Craddock's Friday night sermon and Saturday night sermon.
How beautiful on the mountain are the feet of those who bring good news. Isaiah 52:7
View the ministry workshop sessions offered.
The first annual "Elevating Preaching" Conference, featuring sermons from Tony Cartledge, Wanda Kidd, Ken Massey and William Turner and a dialogue with Fred Craddock. Learn more.
View the list of exhibitors.
2008 General Assembly:
2008: April 11 - 12 at Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh (201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, 27607)
Read highlights from the 2008 General Assembly
~ We offered 68 ministry workshops including Missions, Practical Helps for the Local Church, Spirituality and Religious Understanding, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors, Age-Group Ministries, Hispanic Network and CBFNC Administration.
Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, Pastor, FBC Decatur, GA
View the 2008 Exhibitors List
Offering for 2008: Village of Hope
2007 General Assembly:
March 16 - 17, 2007, First Baptist Church, Hickory
"Inside Out: From Spiritual Formation to Missional Engagement"
Report on the 2007 General Assembly
Our 2007 final numbers were around 550 at dinner and about 800 overall.
Disaster Relief Offering - you can still give. We raised over $4800 to buy tools and equipment for our disaster relief trailer (trailer donated by FBC Fairmont)!
2006 General Assembly:
March 17-18, 2006, Winston-Salem (Ardmore Baptist Church):
Report on 2006 General Assembly