ChurchWorks 2018


ChurchWorks creates space for renewal in ministry through practices of creativity, community and worship. To teach the people of God, educators need a place to be equipped, to be inspired, and to be renewed. ChurchWorks is a 3-day event for all practitioners of education and spiritual formation in the congregational setting.


ChurchWorks AD 2018


ChurchWorks 2018: Congregational Wellbeing
Trinity Baptist Church
San Antonio, TX
February 26-28, 2018


ChurchWorks 2018 is part of a three-year arc on the well-being of ministers, congregations, and communities.

2017 - Ministerial Wellbeing: Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

2018 - Congregational Wellbeing: Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX

2019 - Community Wellbeing: Location TBD: CBF Heartland 


"ChurchWorks matters because it is imperative that associates have safe, creative, intuitive space to think and grow around issues, questions and realities directly influencing and shaping their ministry and the church." - Molly Brummett Wudel, Co-Pastor, Emmaus Way Church (North Carolina), and Campus Minister at UNC Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship



Each year at ChurchWorks, two CBF ministers are recognized with the following awards.  
To nominate someone for either award, please email Josh Speight.


The CBF Young Baptist Leadership Award is presented annually to a young Baptist, clergy or congregational leader, who represents a growing interaction with and support of the Fellowship. This person has a demonstrated ministry to peers and colleagues of every generation. The recipient has also engaged the Fellowship in leadership and servanthood. The award is given to affirm the recipient, to encourage the younger generation of Fellowship Baptists, and to excite the continued interaction among the generations.

2010 - Amy Grizzle
2011 - Jen Van Camp
2012 - Josh Speight
2013 - Jeremy Colliver
2014 - Carol England McEntyre
2015 - Julie Long
2016 - Lawrence Powers
2017 - Sarah Murray


Jack Naish was a lifelong learner and career Minister of Education. Even in retirement Naish continued to teach, share and challenge adult learners and ministers. Naish's long and distinguished career saw him active in church and denominational life, being recognized by his peers in the Baptist Association of Christian Educators for outstanding leadership and acheivement. He was the long-time Minister of Education at Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta.

2001 - Terry Hamrick
2002 - Prissy Tunnell
2003 - Findley Edge (posthumously)
2004 - Michael McCullar
2005 - Nancy Burke, Carolyn Shapard
2006 - Mary Jayne Allen
2007 - Tommy Bratton
2008 - Jill Jenkins
2009 - Karen Metcalf
2010 - Fran Patterson
2011 - Hal Melton
2012 - Tom Allen
2013 - Robert Bowman
2014 - Terri Byrd
2015 - Jeff Pethel
2016 - Cynthia Insko
2017 - David Burroughs

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