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

All are welcome!

Resources from the 2018 Annual Gathering

2018 Program Book

Caring for Homebound Members: A New Model
Andrew Garnett, Minister for Serving Christ, Forest Hills, Raleigh

Creating a Culture of Generosity
Larry Kykora, Stewardship Coach, Horizons Stewardship, Cabot, Arkansas

Redefining Success
Andy Hale, Church Start Specialist / Pastor, Mosaic, Clayton

New Discipleship: Understanding Position Privilege and Power: Esther 4:14
Daynette Snead, Chair, CBFNC Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team / Founder, Diversity Inclusion and Support Presentation Resource Association / Community Outreach Pastor, First Chin, New Bern 

Welcoming and Nurturing Both Visitors and New Members
Ben Wagener, Minister of Welcome and Engagement, Dr. Ted Dougherty, Chair, New Member and Visitor Team, Knollwood, Winston-Salem  

Changing Face of Children and Family Ministry
Amy Sertz, Minister with Children and Families, First, Asheville   

Making Church a Safe Place to Talk About Dangerous Things
Christopher Gambill, Director, and Elizabeth Kennett, Networks Manager, Center for Congregational Health

2018 BWIM Convocation

2018 Annual Gathering Opening Session

2018 Annual Gathering Worship

2018 All Are Called Forum: Plenary Session 1

2018 All Are Called Forum: Plenary Session 2


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

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.



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