Saturday, March 17, 2018
9am-noon   Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem
All are welcome!

One of the foundational beliefs of Baptists is that God calls and empowers all Christians to live out their faith in the world. So how can laity and clergy work together to ensure that our congregations and local communities are encouraging physical and spiritual well-being?


Building on the success of last year’s inaugural “All Are Called” Forum, CBFNC laity and clergy will again gather on Saturday morning, March 17, 2018, to explore the Church’s role in building healthy communities.


Attendees will have opportunity to engage with ministers, professionals and each other through plenary sessions and focused small groups.  You won’t want to miss this exciting time of growth and learning.


9-9:30am   Opening Session

9:45-11:15am   Focus Groups

11:25am-12:00pm   Closing Session



Focus Groups:


Faith and Health: A Role for Communities of Faith?

Nicole Johnson, Regional Coordinator; Christine Pernell, Program Director, Partners in Health and Wholeness

This interactive session will encourage participants to creatively consider the role that our churches can play by putting into practice what we believe and value: God loves the whole person, mind, body and spirit.  We will explore the theological foundations that inform our engagement with health in our communities, as well as the nuts and bolts of ministries that seek to integrate faith and health in practical ways.


“Growing Young”

Andy Jung; Pastor, First Baptist, Albemarle

ChurchBased on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15­ to 29-year-­olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church. *Growing Young is an initiate of Fuller Youth Institute, an Interdisciplinary collaboration among Fuller Theological Seminary’s Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies faculty and students.


“Healthy Small Groups Matter!”

Bill Wilson, Director, Center for Healthy Churches

Small groups are a critical ingredient of a healthy congregation. When a small group of any kind (Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth group, Mission team, Committee, Life Group, etc.) is healthy, the ministry and effectiveness of a congregation is greatly enhanced. When they are unhealthy, they lead to division, mission drift, and broken fellowship.


Building Bridges from Congregations to Schools: An Opportunity for Mission Partnership

Jack Glasgow, Senior Pastor ; Shannon Speller, Associate Minister of Children, Outreach and Missions; local educators and members of Zebulon Baptist Church.

Hear how Zebulon Baptist Church has found great energy in partnering with two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school in their community by working to affirm the faculties and providing resources that faculties can use to meet the needs of their students.


Building Healthy Communities

Richard Joyner, Pastor, Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and Executive Director, Conetoe Family Life Center

This session will focus on how to empower laity to be change agents in their community by exploring the methodology utilized at Conetoe Family Life Center.  Since 2007 their mission has been to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the poverty cycle in families through improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.”


Nurturing Holistic Mental and Emotional Health

Bryan Hatcher, Chief Operating OfficerCareNet (Wake Forest Baptist Health)

Mental and emotional health issues continue to be prevalent in the local and national news headlines.  In this session Rev. Hatcher will explore with participants how local congregations can tackle mental health issues and substance abuse recovery. His extensive counseling experience and frequent travel across our state inform his broad perspective on the variety of mental and emotional health issues in our society. 

Important Links


Three-Day Event Overview

Leadership Institute
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Knollwood, Winston-Salem

Tunes & Tales
with David Holt and Josh Goforth
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Arts Council Theatre

Friday Gathering
Friday, March 16, 2018
Knollwood, Winston-Salem

Children's Gathering
Friday, March 16, 2018
Knollwood, Winston-Salem

All Are Called Forum
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Knollwood, Winston-Salem

Divinity Student Experience

Sponsorship Opportunities

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