ChurchWorks 2019 will focus on the ways CBF congregations are working to improve our communities where injustice, exclusion, and marginalization continue to exist. By bearing witness to Jesus Christ, CBF congregations have the unique ability to create a true sense of belonging, both to God and to one another, which improves the overall health of our communities. Join colleagues at Third Baptist Church in St. Louis February 25-27, 2019 to learn with various leaders how they are focused on their community wellbeing.

ChurchWorks is a 3-day event for all practitioners of education and spiritual formation in the congregational setting. 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 2019 will be held at Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, February 25-27, 2019 and will focus on "Community Wellbeing." Registration opens October 15, 2018.


ChurchWorks 2019 Schedule

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ChurchWorks 2019 Registration Fees

Registration fee - $90 ($75 early bird special before Dec. 31, 2018)
Seminary rate - $30 (currently enrolled students only)
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ChurchWorks 2019 Speakers

Rev. Joe Phelps, retired pastor, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, KY "Dispatch from White America"

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

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

Additional Speakers to be named soon
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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)