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


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

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

Divinity Student Experience

Sponsorship Opportunities


Registration is now open!

Speaker / Exhibitor

Click here to fill out a workshop leader interest form.


Click here to fill out an exhibitor interest form.

About our Worship Leaders

Rev. Richard Joyner
The Reverend Richard Joyner will serve as the keynote speaker for the Friday morning session. Rev. Joyner is pastor of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and executive director of the Conetoe Family Life Center. He also serves as director of pastoral care of Nash UNC Healthcare.  He was named a CNN Hero in 2015, among other awards, and his ministry has been featured in the Raleigh News and Observer as well as other state and national publications. Rev. Joyner is leading the church to make a transformative difference in the
community by addressing poverty, health, unemployment, and youth
leadership issues. 

Modern Farmer article
CNN Heroes Tribute

Rev. Prince Raney Rivers
Reverend Prince Raney Rivers, our Friday night speaker, is the Senior Pastor of Union Baptist  Church in Durham, and former pastor of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Reverend Rivers is passionate about equipping Christians to grow spiritually, Christian leadership, preaching God’s Word, and mentoring ministers. Pastor Rivers received a BA in psychology from Morehouse College. He earned Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and completed the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute and was a fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. He shares his ministry with his wife, Dr. Monica Corbitt Rivers.

Program Book

Would you like to place an ad in the 2018 Annual Gathering program book?

Premium Full Page ... $500
Inside front cover or inside back cover.
First come, first served! No discount.
Call the CBFNC office at (336) 759-3456 to reserve.

Full Page ... $500
$450 if reserved by 1/1/18

Half Page Horizontal ... $300
$250 if reserved by 1/1/18

Half Page Vertical ... $300
$250 if reserved by 1/1/18

Quarter Page ... $200
$175 if reserved by 1/1/18


To reserve an ad, click here.

Discount deadline is January 1st. 
Artwork deadline is January 10th.

Click here for ad spec sheet.

Peer Learning Group Breakfast

Join us at breakfast for Peer Learning Group members and those interested in learning more about PLGs. Read more about PLGs here.

Friday, March 16th
Knollwood Baptist Church
Building B; Fellowship Hall

Click here for special registration for this event.


Hampton Inn I-40/Hanes Mall

1990 Hampton Inn Ct     

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Thursday, March 15th – Saturday, March 17th


Call (336) 760-1660 or
reserve a room online 

Group Code: CBF

Available Until 2/15/18


Hilton Garden Inn

1325 Creekshire Way

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Thursday, March 15th – Saturday, March 17th


Call 1-877-STAY-HGI or
reserve a room online 

Group Code: CBFNC Annual Gathering

Available Until 2/15/18


Friday Food Truck Lunch:
11:45 – 1:45; pay at the trucks
Camel City Grill -- menu
Boone Doggies -- menu
Taqueria el Azteca -- menu
Baconessence -- menu
Gigi’s Cupcakes


Friday Fellowship Dinner:
Cost: $14 if pre-registered.
Limited tickets available.
Plated dinner provided by Providence Catering – a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Grilled Chicken Breast with lemon herb sauce

Mixed Greens Salad

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Haricot Verts

Assorted Rolls

Crème Brulee Cheesecake


Would you like other options? 
Click here for a list of nearby restaurants.

Friday Gathering Schedule

Friday, March 16

8:00 – 9:00am
Peer Learning Group Breakfast
separate registration required

8:30 – 11:00am

9:00 – 10:30am
BWIM Convocation

Living Water Café + Exhibit Hall Open

Opening Session

11:45am – 1:45pm
Food Truck Lunch / Exhibit Hall /Fellowship time

1:45 – 2:45pm
Workshop Session One

3:00 – 4:00pm
Workshop Session Two

4:15 – 5:00pm
Ministry Celebration and Business Session

5:15 – 6:45pm
Fellowship Dinner

7:00 – 8:30pm

Fellowship & Refreshments Following Worship 

Divinity Student Gathering

To see the entire Fit Church event schedule, click here.


Link to past General Assemblies / Annual Gatherings

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