Special Events at General Assembly

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During Assembly, there are great special events hosted by CBF groups and ministry partners. Fellowship with friends old and new, have conversations with others who share your ministry passions and connect with people and resources to help fulfill your God-given mission. Make your reservations now.

Updates will be made as additional events, details and registration information is made available. Please check this page often.

Monday, June 15

Prayer Retreat
Reunion Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel
June 15-17, beginning at 1:30 PM on Monday
Cost: Free, space is limited

Come experience Dawnings, learn about this exciting process for intentional congregational ministry, and practice prayer and spiritual disciplines for new insights. Church leaders are encouraged to bring a small group and journey together for application and inspiration. You bring the " curriculum" for Dawnings with you for it is your church, your community and the world where you engage. Dawnings offers you an organic, intentional, dynamic process by which to engage your "curriculum" and help move you from where you are to where God desires you to be. Join over 125 churches in discovering the next step in your missional journey.

Reserve your spot for this meaningful experience.

Dallas Sessions for College and Graduate Students
Topic: A Christian Response to Mental Health
June 15-19 
Cost: $68

What is a Christ-like response of the church and Christian believers, to people who struggle with mental health issues. Mental Dis-ease impacts young adults, families and communities. It is personal and it is communal and yet we seldom address the impact of these chronic conditions on all of those who are impacted by its reality. So let's talk about some of the issues and then envision ways to honestly and compassionately be the presence of Christ to those who live with its reality everyday. Dallas Sessions will be hosted at Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

Sign up here or contact Wanda Kidd for more information.

tuesday, JUNE 16

T.B. Maston Foundation Students Retreat
June 16-17
Location: Pryor Crockett room, Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel
Cost: Free to students; Meals provided: lunch and dinner Tuesday and breakfast Wednesday; Reimbursements for double occupancy hotel stays are available

This engaging student retreat will begin with lunch on Tuesday. The gathering will explore advocacy in the social arena for both churches and individuals. Space is limited to the first 15 students who sign up. Contact David Morgan to learn more and make a reservation.

Wednesday, June 17

Fellowship Golf Outing
10:00 a.m. tee time
Location: The Golf Club of Dallas
Cost: $55

Enjoy fellowship and a morning spent on a beautiful golf course. Contact Bill Wilson to sign up!

Leadership Institute 
1:30-4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 1pm)
Location: Reunion Ballroom G & H, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $25, includes book

Join Dr. David Wilhite, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Baylor University/Truett Seminary, as he leads in presentation and dialogue around how to employ a holistic view of the gospels in our preaching and teaching so as to help people think theologically about what is happening in the world and culture around us. Christian history shows that world-views and events tempt one to emphasize one singular attribute/characteristic of the gospels as a response or recourse which can lead to "heresy." Holistic preaching and teaching can assist church members in thinking theologically about the events happening around them rather than responding to what they hear or experience in solely a culturally manner. Dr. Wilhite, following his studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, taught at Seattle Pacific University before joining the Truett faculty in 2007. He is the author of three books. The most recent, The Gospel according to Heretics: Discovering Orthodoxy through Early Chrtisological Conflicts, released this summer is the basis for the Leadership institute.Fun fact - he enjoys playing the blues on a guitar autographed by Waylon Jennings. Through presentations, small group experiences and conversations, pastors, ministers and lay leaders will dialogue around how to use preaching and teaching to cultivate theological thinking. Members of the CBF Ministries Council will be present to facilitate table conversations and take note of valuable resources you have found that can be shared as well as resources you might need for more effective ministry.

Make your reservation or contact Betsy Young for more information.

Thursday, June 18

Fitness Classes
7:00-8:00a.m.
Location: Pegasus
Cost: Free

Yoga Class
Class will consist of overall stretching, core work, and standing poses. The exercises will be at a beginner/level 1 pace, and no prior knowledge of yoga is needed. If you have a yoga mat, bring it with you.

Cardio Class
The class will consist of a 15 min warmup followed by 30 min of cardio and body weight exercises. Class will be led by a certified trainer. Various fitness levels are welcome.

BPFNA (Bautistas por la Paz) Peace Breakfast
7:00-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland A room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $35

The BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz Peace Breakfast will feature a time of fellowship for peacemakers as well as a guest speaker, updates on the work of the BPFNA and a time of worship and music. 

Breakfast with Central Seminary
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cotton Bowl room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20

Join Central Seminary President Molly T. Marshall as she shares an update about how Central is forming students for ministry. Insights gained from the Women's Leadership Initiative at Central Tennessee and from the Economics of Ministry Lilly-funded initiative will be a focus. Contact Mary Miller to make a reservation.

HIV/AIDS Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland E room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20 

Being the presence of Christ in a world touched by HIV/AIDS is always about real people. Join with the HIV/AIDS Network and learn about CBF's presence.

Reserve your spot to fellowship around this important topic.

Disaster Response Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland B room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20

Meet with CBF Disaster Response Coordinator Tommy Deal and other congregations interested in disaster response.

Sign up here nd learn more about this important work.

Festival of Young Preachers Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland C room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20

Young preachers registered for the Festival of Young Preachers will gather for orientation and prayer. Breakfast is included with their Festival registration. Mentors and CBF Fans (those who want to offer support and encouragement) are welcome.

Register today and support our future preachers.

Adult Educators/ Spiritual Formation Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland G room, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20

Join other ministers of Christian education and spiritual formation for breakfast and networking at General Assembly. Come to connect and to fellowship!

Make your reservation today.

BUA/Hispanic Ministry Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Reunion 
Cost: $20

The Hispanic Ministry Networking Breakfast, presented by Baptist University of the Americas and CBF of Texas, highlights the relevance of Hispanic work across the United States. This networking experience is for all leaders in Hispanic Ministry as well as friends and donors of BUA. The university leaders will also share what God is doing at BUA.

Reserve your spot!

Cowboy/Country Church Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland H room, Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel
Cost: $20

A networking breakfast for Pastors, missional leaders, church planters and anyone interested in learning more about the rapid growth and impact of Cowboy/Country Churches.

Sign up and join us.

Collegiate Ministry Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: TBA, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $20

The newly formed CBF College Ministry Network will gather for fellowship, encouragement and sharing as we seek to strengthen our efforts to more effectively ministry alongside college students. Any person working with college or graduate students are welcome to participate.

Register today and join this community.

Peer Learning Group Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: $25

Join us for a Celebration of Peer Learning Groups! Ken Medema and Meredith Stone will lead our time together as we gather over breakfast to celebrate the stories, relationships, learning, worship and fellowship experienced in Peer Learning Groups. The event is open to all interested in joining or forming a PLG, conveners and group members.

Reserve your spot and join our celebration.

Newcomer Breakfast
8:30-9:15a.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom E, Hyatt Regency Dallas
Cost: FREE

A continental breakfast and fellowship for first-time Assembly attendees - a great time to meet new friends and ask questions.

Sign up and let us know you are coming!

Young Baptist Lunch
11:30a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Spaghetti Warehouse (1815 N. Market Street, Downtown Dallas)
Cost: $10/person (kids 12 and under eat free)

Young Baptists of Texas welcome and invite all young Baptists across the Fellowship for dinner and conversation at the original Spaghetti Warehouse, located at the West End DART stop (one station from the Hyatt) or 15 minutes on foot.
This event is family friendly. Get tickets now..

WE (Welcome Everyone) Lunch (Available Thursday and Friday)
11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location: Pegasus A room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

WE Lunch - 'welcomes everyone' -offered on Thursday and Friday.The WE Lunch welcomes everyone who wants to share a lunch time and space with others from CBF. Register now and take advantage of this fun opportunity!

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselor's Luncheon
11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom A room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

A working luncheon for CBF Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors.

Sign up here. We look forward to seeing you!

New Baptist Covenant Luncheon
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom E & F room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $40/ per ticket and $400/ table

Contact Hannah McMahan for more information.

State and Regional CBF Meetings
4:15-5:15p.m.
Location: All meetings will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel. Specific rooms are listed below:

Alabama State Meeting: Cumberland C
Arkansas State Meeting: Cumberland H
Florida State Meeting: Cumberland G
Georgia State Meeting: Pegasus B
Kentucky State Meeting: Riverchon A
Mid Atlantic Cluster Meeting: Baker
Mississippi and Louisiana Meeting: Reunion G
Heartland Regional Meeting: Cumberland I
North Carolina State Meeting: Cumberland K
North Central Regional Meeting: Moreno B
Northeast Regional Meeting: Gaston A
Oklahoma State Meeting: Cumberland I
South Carolina State Meeting: Pegasus A
Tennessee State Meeting: Cockrell
Texas State Meeting: Reunion C
Virginia State Meeting: Cumberland J
West Regional Meeting: Moreno A

The Annual Gathering of Friends of Baptist News Global
5:00-7:00p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom A& B room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: TBA

The Annual Gathering of Friends of Baptist News Global Celebrate the bold new venture called Baptist News Global. Join our Annual Fund members and other advocates for a free press for free Baptists. Contact Lindsay Bergstrom for more information.

Wake Forest University School of Divinity Reception for Alumni and Friends
5:30p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom C, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

Wake Forest University School of Divinity invites alumni and friends to renew their Wake Forest connections and receive an update on the School of Divinity. Complimentary hors d' oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages provided (cash bar available). Please R.S.V.P to daltoncm@wfu.edu

Baylor Truett Seminary Alumni Reception
9:00-10:30p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom G, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: Free

Please join the Truett faculty, staff and alumni for conversation and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

Mercer University McAfee School of Theology Alumni and Friends Reception
9:00-10:00p.m.
Location: Cotton Bowl room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: Free

Mercer University McAfee School of Theology Alumni & Friends Reception

Friday, June 19

Fitness Classes
7:00-8:00a.m.
Location: Pegasus
Cost: Free

Yoga Class
Class will consist of overall stretching, core work, and standing poses. The exercises will be at a beginner/level 1 pace, and no prior knowledge of yoga is needed. If you have a yoga mat, bring it with you.

Cardio Class
The class will consist of a 15 min warmup followed by 30 min of cardio and body weight exercises. Class will be led by a certified trainer. Various fitness levels are welcome.

CBF Foundation Heritage Society 
7:45-9:00a.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom A & B, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $25

The Heritage Society Gathers annually for breakfast at CBF's General Assembly. If you are interested in hearing stories of passionate ministry made possible through the generosity of long-term giving, come join us for breakfast. There is no business, just celebration!

Make a reservation to join us!

Encourager Church Thank You
8:00-9:00a.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom G, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $10, by invitation only, paid reservation required

A breakfast celebrating churches in close support of CBF field personnel. Contact Ryan Clark, CBF Church Engagement Manager, for more information. 

Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School Alumni and Friends Breakfast
8:00-9:30a.m.
Location: Cotton Bowl room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $10

The Baptist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will host an Alumni and Friends Breakfast on Friday morning. Room will be announced later. Full meal served. Cost is $10/person, paid in advance or at the door. Contact Callie Davis to reserve your spot.

Dawnings Churches Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland F, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

Churches who are exploring or are already "on the way" in the Dawnings process of seeking new life for their congregations are invited to share the journey of vision, formation, and engagement with one another.

Sign up today and share in this time together.

Children's Ministry Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland C, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

All who work with and love preschoolers, children and their families are invited to this breakfast as we support one another in our ongoing commitment to nurturing faith in families whom God has called us to serve.

Make a reservation to attend.

Youth Ministry Network Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland B, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

Join the CBF Youth Ministry Network (CBFYMN) for breakfast. This will be a time to re-connect with friends and learn more about what's going on with CBFYMN. Members and those who are curious are welcome.

Register to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Ordinary Sized Church/Single-Staff Church Networking Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland H, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

Come connect with pastors of other ordinary-sized churches (150 or fewer in average attendance on Sunday morning worship) for fellowship and breakfast. This time of networking is for churches with 2 or fewer full time staff. Facilitated by Rick Jordan, CBF of North Carolina.

Reserve your spot today!

Executive Pastor and Church Business Administrator Networking Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m.
Location: Cumberland G, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

Join in a network breakfast with other Executive Pastors and Church Business Administrators while at CBF General Assembly. Come share best practices and resources with your colleagues. Facilitated by Mark Wingfield.

Sign up here and make plans to join this group!

Baptist Joint Committee Religious Liberty Council Luncheon
11:30-1:15 p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballrooms E, F, G & H, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $40

Join friends of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty at the annual Religious Liberty Council Luncheon with keynote speaker, Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. In 2014, Dr. McMickle published, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." Tickets are available for $40 per person, and a table of 10 is $400. Visit www.BJConline.org/luncheon to purchase your tickets.

Church Benefits Board Member's Luncheon
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: Free

Come join the Church Benefits Board for its annual Member's Luncheon. Eat, fellowship and enjoy hearing about our ministry from special guest speakers and Church Benefits Board President, Gary Skeen. Contact Patterson Coates to make a reservation..

Baptist Joint Committee Religious Liberty Council Luncheon
11:30a.m.-1:15p.m.
Location: Reunion Ballrooms E, F, G & H, Hyatt Regency Hotel Dallas
Cost: TBA

WE (Welcome Everyone) Lunch (Available Thursday and Friday)
11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location: Pegasus A room, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: $20

WE Lunch - 'welcomes everyone' -offered on Thursday and Friday.The WE Lunch welcomes everyone who wants to share a lunch time and space with others from CBF.

Sign up here and take advantage of this fun opportunity.

CBF Leadership Banquet (formerly known as the Coordinating Council Alumni Dinner)
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cost: $20, By invitation only
Current leadership and Coordinating Council Alumni will dine together and celebrate the past and present leadership of CBF.

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