CBF's ChurchWorks conference creates space each February for congregational ministers of education and spiritual formation to be equipped for the journey through 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 2019 focuses on sharing the love of Christ by battling injustice, exclusion and marginalization in our communities. Hear from unique voices who are bearing witness to Jesus Christ in their communities and creating a true sense of belonging to God and to one another. Join your colleagues Feb. 25-27, 2019, at Third Baptist Church in St. Louis.


ChurchWorks 2019 Registration Fees


ChurchWorks 2019 Schedule

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ChurchWorks 2019 Speakers

"Dispatch from White America" Rev. Joe Phelps, minister-at-large, Louisville, Ky.

"Everybody Has A Story That Needs to be Heard" Drs. Edem and Pamela Dzunu, co-founders, Baobab People, St. Louis, Mo.

"Environmental Stewardship for People of Faith" Sam Harrell, CBF Associate Coordinator of Global Missions, Atlanta, Ga.

"Semper Reformanda" Rev. Laura Ayala, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

"#churchtoo: Learning More and Resourcing Your Congregation on the Issue of Clergy Sexual Abuse" Rev. Dr. Pam Durso, Executive Director, Baptist Women in Ministry, Atlanta, Ga.

"Hands on Kirkwood" Rev. Dr. Matt Vandagriff, Senior Pastor, Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Mo., and Rev. Jeffery Croft, Pastor, Harrison Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Kirkwood, Mo.
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ChurchWorks 2019 Awards

Each year at ChurchWorks, two CBF ministers are recognized with the Young Baptist Leadership Award and the Jack Naish Distinguished Christian Educator Award. Click the link to learn more and to nominate someone for 2019.
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ChurchWorks 2019 Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

Sponsorship opportunities (which include an exhibitors table) are available for:
coffee ($50), lunch ($250), and afternoon snacks ($100) on Monday & Tuesday.
A Wednesday coffee sponsorship ($50) is available as well.
Exhibitor-only packages are available for $75.

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St. Louis Hotel Information

Book your hotel room for ChurchWorks 2019 before February 4, 2019 at the Courtyard Marriott St. Louis Downtown West, located about 1.5 miles from Third Baptist Church.
Rate - $110 per night.
Complimentary wireless internet, breakfast, and parking.
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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


Past ChurchWorks Themes and Locations

2017 - Ministerial Wellbeing
Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL Keynote - Dr. Matt Bloom, the University of Notre Dame (Learn more about Dr. Bloom's Flourishing in Ministry Project)

2018 - Congregational Wellbeing
Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX Keynote - Dr. Jon Singletary, Baylor University (Click here to watch videos from Dr. Singletary's keynotes)