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Experience it online!

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1-4 pm EST

As your church looks ahead, ChurchWorks 2021 will equip you to dream creative solutions to tricky problems, both for yourself and for your congregation.

ChurchWorks is an annual conference for church leaders. It’s a time to get away and to learn together alongside people who do what you do. This year, the ChurchWorks experience will be online in a three-hour fully interactive experience.

Join your colleagues from across CBF life as you …

  • Learn about and apply Design Thinking to think creatively about issues you face.
  • Are led by experienced facilitators from an organization called Rooted Good that helps people and institutions solve problems and create innovative approaches to systemic change.
  • Work in small groups and form relationships that continue even after the online experience.
  • Invite members of your own church ministry team to attend and have their own growth experience.
  • Build a framework for problem-solving that you can take back to your church to use in many different situations.

ChurchWorks 2021 Registration

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ChurchWorks 2021 Award Nominations

To read more about the two ChurchWorks awards click here.

ChurchWorks 2021 Facilitators


Shannon Hopkins

Co-Founder & Lead Cultivator, RootedGood

Shannon Hopkins is an extreme networker and social entrepreneur living in East London. Her passion for community and individual transformation has launched or influenced the formation of fifteen campaigns, projects, and organizations — and trained over 200 social entrepreneurs.

A Texas native, in 2004 Shannon moved to London and founded Matryoshka Haus. Part incubator, part community, part training organization, Matryoshka Haus was born of a fundamental belief that a different world is possible. Shannon is excited to see how over a decade’s worth of work, passion, and learning will live on and take new shape in the US through RootedGood. Shannon’s mission-centered focus on bridging the gap between partners, funders, and cause-related champions in a post-Christian secular world is rooted in one powerful concept: inspiration. In her words, “I think we undervalue what inspires us and moves us to act… but once someone is inspired it can really set a whole host of things in motion.”


Kala Taylor

Mission Possible Ambassador, RootedGood

Kala Taylor has over 10 years of career and professional development experience and mostly enjoys studying the intersection between confidence, hope, purpose, and meaningful work. As a Gallup-certified strengths coach, Kala is a frequent speaker at both regional and national conferences, conducts team building workshops for a variety of organizations and coaches individuals and managers toward meaningful work.

In addition to providing her services as Mission Possible Ambassador with RootedGood, Kala is the Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development at Campbell Law School in Raleigh, NC. Her purpose in her work is to help others find theirs. With her legal training, Kala enjoys building the case, with strong evidence that each of us can make a unique contribution to the world through work. Kala earned a BA in Sociology from Wake Forest University prior to obtaining both a BA in Civil Law and a JD from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

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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)


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