It’s here! We are looking forward to seeing everyone for ChurchWorks 2022.  Information about tonight’s gathering was emailed on Thursday. Please let Ruth Perkins Lee know if you need location and times. or 334-663-3974


March 6-8, 2022
University Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA

Church Staff Ministers

After those who are participated in ChurchWorks left Knoxville in February 2020, no one anticipated what would unfold over the next two years. As we regather, we do so asking “What’s next?” Honestly, we don’t know, but we do know there are amazing people, ideas and resources in the Fellowship, our churches, and our communities. Our interactive sessions will draw inspiration from the people in the room, cultivating ideas that align passion, talent and resources to consider new opportunities for God’s dream in your church and community.

You are invited to come join other church staff ministers, chaplains and pastoral counselors as we gather in person to worship, learn, share, eat, laugh, be challenged, make new friends, rest, play and be encouraged and energized for the return to home and church.

Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

The past two years have been unlike any in our lifetime. As chaplains and pastoral counselors, we have been challenged to pivot and find innovative ways to continue to minister in specialized settings, while doing our best to care for ourselves during these unprecedented times. ChurchWorks 2022 offers a unique opportunity for CBF-Endorsed Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors to gather in a space designed to refill and renew, as well as time to share and collaborate with one another and with CBF Church Staff, identifying possibilities for “What’s next?” as we discover the ways our ministries intersect.

For questions, please contact Ruth Perkins Lee at

ChurchWorks 2022 registration

Cost: $60
Registration is open!


Event Facilitator

Brian Foreman, EdD
Executive Director
Community Engagement and Leadership
Center for Church & Community
Campbell University


Sunday afternoon
Registration and hotel check in

Sunday evening

Breakfast at the hotel (included in your hotel reservation)
Opening Gathering
“What’s Next?” with Brian Foreman
Free for lunch and afternoon
Pre-dinner reception

Breakfast at the hotel (included in your hotel reservation)
“What’s Next?” with Brian Foreman
Closing worship
Depart before lunch

Monday afternoon free time options
Conversation with Paul Baxley, Executive Coordinator
30 minute coaching session
Tutorial on applying for a Lilly Endowment sabbatical grant
One-on-one meetings for ministerial transitions
Explore Baton Rouge with a group or by yourself:
   + Indoor Rock Climbing Park
   + Paddle Board at University Acres
   + Top Golf
   + LSU Rural Life Museum and Botanic Gardens
   + Mississippi River Complex (paved walkway with art pieces)
   + USS Kid Exhibit (old battleship on the Mississippi)
Dream about the future
Gather with other participants for ministry related conversations
Take a nap
Catch up
Binge watch your favorite show
Hang out in the hotel lobby

Airport and Hotel Information

Baton Rouge Airport – BTR
American Airline

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Use group code: CBF
CBF rate available through Friday, February 11

The health and safety of all ChurchWorks attendees is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will act in accordance with CDC guidelines and facility safety measures.

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)