Annual Gathering 2023 Registration

March 23, 2023 @ 10:00AM — March 24, 2023 @ 4:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Ardmore Baptist Church: 501 Miller St Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Get Directions









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We look forward to gathering together with Cooperative Baptists from across North Carolina at the CBFNC Annual Gathering on March 23-24, 2023 at Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem! This year's event will be an in-person gathering with both general sessions live-streamed online. We hope you will make plans to join us for two days of connecting, worshiping and learning together. Select an option ( "Lunch Included" or "No Lunch Needed") to begin registration to attend in-person.

The Leadership Forum will be offered on Thursday morning. This is a professional/spiritual development event. NEW THIS YEAR: there is a separate registration for the Leadership Forum. If you wish to attend BOTH the Leadership Forum and Annual Gathering, you will need to register for BOTH. A link to register for the Leadership Forum is provided below.

(No registration required for online participation in Annual Gathering; live-streamed sessions will be available on the CBFNC website & social media.)

Annual Gathering Theme

The psalmist writes in our theme verse, “How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). Admittedly, we do not always get along with our sisters and brothers. We can easily give in to taking sides and endless arguing but we continue to do the work of cooperation and kingdom building. This idea, this theology of cooperation is what guides our Annual Gathering in 2023 as we explore together in a variety of ways our theme of Living Together.


Kristen Kobes Du Mez,Leadership Forum, "Which Jesus Do We Follow?"
With Keynote Speaker Kristin Kobes Du Mez, historian, writer & speaker
Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a New York Times bestselling author and Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

*There is a separate registration for Leadership Forum in addition to registration for the overall Annual Gathering event. Register for the Leadership Forum HERE. If you wish to attend BOTH, you must register for BOTH.

General Session 1 / Worship
Rev. Paul Baxley, CBF Global Executive Coordinator

The Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley was unanimously elected as the fourth executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in January 2019. He frequently preaches and teaches across the 30-year-old Fellowship as he leads this diverse community that includes nearly 1,400 congregations, thousands of individuals, 19 state and regional organizations, 800-plus chaplains and pastoral counselors, dozens of theological education and ministry partners, and 60-plus field personnel serving in 20 countries.

General Session 2 / Worship
Rev. Jayne Davis, Associate Pastor Discipleship, First Baptist, Wilmington

Before joining the FBC Wilmington staff in 2001, Jayne was the executive director for the New Hanover County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), Good Shepherd House administrative director and Coalition for the Homeless (NYC) assistant director.


Thursday, March 23

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Leadership Forum*: "Which Jesus Do We Follow?"
    With Keynote Speaker Kristin Kobes Du Mez, historian, writer & speaker

*(There is a separate registration for this part of Annual Gathering & $30 registration includes a boxed lunch. Register HERE.)

  • 3:00 p.m. | Annual Gathering Registration Opens
  • 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. | General Session 1 / Worship
    With preacher Paul Baxley, CBF Global executive coordinator
  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Affinity Group Fellowship
    Gather with others around different ministry areas for a time of networking and conversation. There will be 11 different affinity groups that will gather including youth, children, missions, chaplains/pastoral counselors and music. Groups are encouraged to dine together around Winston-Salem at the conclusion of this session.

Friday, March 24

  • 8:30 a.m. | Registration & Exhibit Hall Open

  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Coffee Fellowship (With refreshments provided by our Community Partner Sponsors BWIM-NC and Center for Healthy Churches.)

  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Morning Gathering

  • 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. | Workshop Session 1

  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch* (Provided by Delicious, a nonprofit organization employing immigrant and refugee women from the MIddle East & beyond.)
    • *You must select the registration "Lunch Included" for $20 to have lunch on site. Lunch will only be provided to those who select this option during pre-registration. No lunch option will be provided on-site for those who did not select this option or who do walk-up registration.

  • 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. | Workshop Session 2

  • 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. | Annual Business Meeting & General Session 2 / Worship
    With preacher Jayne Davis, associate pastor Discipleship, First Baptist, Wilmington

Lodging Info

We have secured a block of rooms for Wednesday and Thursday evenings at two local hotels:

  1. Holiday Inn Express Winston-Salem Medical Center Area
    Click here to book your room(s) with the group rate for Wednesday only. The block is full for Thursday.
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown
    This hotel block is full!

Thank You to Our Prime Event Sponsor

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