As ministers, we are called to share in conversationssometimes difficult ones. Perhaps the only thing we agree on is that we disagree. 

In the context of the congregation, how do we lead when disagreement arises? How do we work together, despite our disagreements, to do the work of the Gospel of Christ? Where do we give space for God in hard conversations?  Can we discern what conversations really matter in our contexts for today? For many of us, 2016 will be a year of hard conversations politically, socially and theologically.

Join your colleagues in Asheville, N.C., for a time to reflect and consider why conversations matter and consider how we as ministers are compelled to lead, even when challenged.

The keynote speaker for ChurchWorks 2016 is Prince Rivers, a trained facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal, founded by Parker Palmer. Prince has served as Senior Pastor since 1999 and, since 2005, he has served among the people of United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, N.C. Prince convenes, leads and consults with diverse groups of clergy and non-profit leaders. He has authored several online and print publications, including “One + One + One = Five”, a chapter in Pastoral Work: Engagements with Eugene Paterson (Jason Byassee, editor, 2014). He is presently working on a preaching commentary on the gospel of John for Smyth & Hewlys Publishers. Prince and his wife live in Winston Salem with their two young children.

Registration is now open! Register before February 1 and receive a discounted registration fee. 
Early bird: $60 (Before Feb. 1, 2016)
Regular: $85 (After February 1, 2016)
One day registration: $30 
Currently Enrolled at a CBF Partner Seminary: $30

The 2016 ChurchWorks Conference is created and planned by a passionate team of leaders throughout the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Please be in prayer for the lead team as they plan. For more information, please contact Josh Speight at jspeight@cbf.net.


Faith in 3D 
January 13-16, 2017 
Walt Disney World Resort 

Faith in 3D is an event that brings youth together from different Christian faith groups for one weekend at Walt Disney World® to discover the oneness that exists in Christ. Plans for a future event are just getting underway, but mark your calendars for January 13-16, 2017. Sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Presbyterian Church (USA), we expect over 2,000 ecumenical participants!

Faith in 3D is intentionally set over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend so that this ecumenical community may encourage young people to consider King's vibrant Christian call and witness, and how disciples of similar passion, faith, and courage might be needed today.

Register today at www.faithin3d.org!


ChurchWorks 2017
February 20-22, 2017
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. 

More information coming soon!

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