Ministering in the Margins:
Providing the Restoration of Christ
with those Cast Aside and Overlooked

Jesus didn't just minister to the marginalized and overlooked, he was born into such a community. Each day of his life and work was centered in providing love, grace, and hope to those that society had cast aside. Jesus didn't demand the marginalized come to him, his days were spent finding ways to go and to provide restoration to a people that needed it most. 

What does it mean for us to follow this example in our lives today? What does it mean to provide the restoration, love, hope, and grace of Jesus with those who have been cast aside in our own world?

Join the discussion at Mid-Winter Retreat this January!



11:00         Registration | Dining Hall

12:00         Lunch | Dining Hall

1:15           Session 1 | Centennial Building

2:45           Family Group | Centennial Building

3:15           Break

3:30           Break-out Sessions

4:30           Free Time

6:00           Dinner | Dining Hall

7:00           Session 2 | Centennial Building

8:15           Family Group | Centennial Building

9:00           Late Night Games | Fire Pit



8:00           Breakfast | Dining Hall

9:15           Session 3 | Centennial Building

10:45         Break

11:00         Family Group | Centennial Building

Mid-Winter Planning Team 2017

Amy Medford, Wake Forest University
Celine Bullock, Appalachian State University
Megan Purdee, East Carolina University
Natalie Willmschen, Appalachian State University
Manny Hollifield, Mars Hill University
Adam Horton, Campus Minister, UNC-G
David Stone, Campus Minister, Western Carolina/UNC A
Will Raybon, Campus Intern, Western Carolina/UNC A
Lawrence Powers, Campus Minister, Raleigh Area/Duke

WHAT:   CBFNC's Collegiate Mid-Winter Retreat

WHEN:   January 28-29, 2017

WHERE:   Camp Mundo Vista in Sophia

WHO:   Any and every college student!


SPEAKER:    Lauren Hovis


Cost is $49 (for students/ministers and includes three meals and one night in a cabin)

Cost is $55 for ministers/representatives to stay in the guest lodge's double occupancy room. Cost includes three meals and night in lodge. This option is only for ministers/representatives.

Cost is $70 for ministers/representatives who want to stay in a single occupancy room. Cost includes three meals and one night. This option is only for ministers/representatives. Single rooms are limited and available on a first-come basis. 


Cost is $23 for representatives (usually div school representatives) who attend Saturday only and do not spend the night. Cost includes lunch and dinner. This option for representatives/ministers only.

Bring with you: sleeping bag, pillow, towel, soap/toiletries, Bible, and money for Sunday morning offering.


    Registration deadline:
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A veteran of CBFNC Campus Minister, Lauren Hovis spent her undergrad years involved in the CSF (now CBSF) at UNC Chapel Hill, worked as a staffer at Passport Boston and Passport Malawi, interned for Student.Go in Washington, DC and Kenya, and spent many spring breaks with fellow CSFers across North Carolina on international and domestic service and mission trips. After graduating with a BA in Political Science and Global Studies from UNC, she moved to Washington, DC and interned for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. After her stint with the BJC, she channeled her passion for the world in getting an MA in international affairs (with a concentration in African Studies and international development) from American University along with working for ActionAid, an international development organization devoted to ending poverty and injustice worldwide. During graduate school she also worked in the political/economic section at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

She currently works as a research analyst for the Africa division of the US Trade and Development Agency. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC and serves on the Coordinating Council of Mid-Atlantic CBF and the Missions Council of CBF Global.

David Warren is a native of Richmond, VA, and calls home Charleston, SC, and is a current student at Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary pursing both Masters of Music in Church Music concentrating on Conducting and Masters of Divinity degrees. David graduated from Carson-Newman University with a B.M. in Church Music and served the university in the office of Community Life and Worship. He also served on staff at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN. For the last four summers, David has served with PASSPORT Camps as a Bible Study Leader and a Worship Coordinator. In addition to his studies, he keeps an active schedule leading youth groups and congregations around the country through worship for various retreats and special events. David loves to engage and interact with students and adults, worship leaders, and worshippers about our holistic worship in the church, discussing styles of music, and dialoguing with people about our work in the local and larger church and our calls in life, wherever that may be. 

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