2022 CBF General Assembly
Dallas & Online
June 28-30, 2022

 

Come and See what God has done…

Psalm 66:5

CBF General Assembly returns in-person this year to Dallas, Texas!

You’re invited to join your CBF family at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel for a week of learning, worship, inspiration and fellowship. Don’t worry, though, if you’re not able to make it to Dallas. We’re planning a virtual Assembly experience to complement the in-person Assembly experience.

This summer at General Assembly, we invite you to Come & See…

Come & See your friends and colleagues in ministry from across the Fellowship.
Come & See CBF field personnel who minister in the U.S. and around the world.
Come & See what you can share and learn and as we equip each other to seek God’s transformation in the world.
Come & See all the ways you can introduce our Fellowship to someone you care about.
Come & See how you can find rest and renewal.

Schedule Shift – the primary days of General Assembly are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (June 28-30), so when registration opens Feb. 1, note the schedule and be sure to make your hotel reservations accordingly. Closing worship will be Thursday evening. This is a change from previous years when the event ran through Friday of Assembly week.

Bring your whole family! – Age-appropriate Assembly programs are available in-person for preschoolers, children, youth and college students. These programs include special speakers and activities! Be sure to indicate your interest in these programs when you register.

Workshops – Prepare both to equip and be equipped for ministry at this year’s Assembly! Look for dozens of workshops spread across four time-blocks on Wednesday and Thursday in which you can learn from others and share your experiences. We’re preparing an offering of workshops with practical takeaways on a range of topics appealing to be clergy and laity from a diverse group of presenters.

Partner Events – Be on the lookout for information from CBF partner organizations, theological schools and CBF state and regional organizations hosting events at General Assembly. Plan now to purchase tickets to the Baptist Joint Committee’s luncheon on Thursday and the Baptist News Global dinner on Thursday evening.

The Gathering Place – The lively exhibit hall at General Assembly, called The Gathering Place, will be a hub of activity that you’ll want to return to again and again throughout Assembly week. Inside, exhibitors will interact with participants both in-person and online, as attendees connect with each other in the aisles and in multiple café areas designed especially for this purpose. Podcast interviews will be recorded from notable names at the intersection of faith and life, bookstores will be open for attendees to peruse, and a missions market and art gallery filled with beautiful and interesting items from around the world will be central features.

Worship – Prepare for worship on both Wednesday and Thursday nights of Assembly. Join your CBF family to experience powerful preaching, singing and communion as well as participate in the commissioning of CBF field personnel and CBF endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors.

Sponsors

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Registration

Registration is Open for Assembly and Hotel Reservations

Assembly Registration

Registration is required to attend General Assembly, and it opens Tuesday, Feb. 1. On Feb. 1, you can access registration from here. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation code. Please keep the confirmation code for your records. If you need to modify your registration, use the confirmation code to access your registration.

 

Hotel Registration

For your convenience, there is a CBF General Assembly Hotel block at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel, which is the site of the Assembly. Room rates for CBF General Assembly attendees are $139 + tax per night. The hotel is about 8 miles away from the closest airport, Dallas Love Field, or about 20 miles from DFW airport. Rooms are $139/night plus tax, and parking is available for either $19 per day for self-park or $32 per day for valet.

 

Schedule

 

Tuesday

All Day – Check-in/Registration
12:00-3:00 p.m. - BWIM Annual Lunch and Gathering
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Pre-Assembly Workshop Opportunities
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Church Finances 101: What Every Pastor Needs to Know
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. - Opening Party

Wednesday

7:30-9:00 a.m. - Breakfasts
9:30-11:00 a.m. - Plenary Session
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. - McCall Trailblazer Award Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Workshops, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
3:00-4:00 p.m. - Workshops, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
4:15-5:15 p.m. - Affinity Groups, Network Meetings, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Together for Hope Celebration Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Worship
9:45 p.m. - Late-Night Worship

Thursday

7:30-9:00 a.m. - Breakfasts
9:30-11:00 a.m. - Business Session
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Chaplaincy & Pastoral Counselors Lunch; BJC Luncheon
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Workshops, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
3:00- 4:00 p.m. - Workshops, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
4:15-5:15 p.m. - Meetings, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations
5:30-7:00 p.m. - Baptist News Global Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Worship

Speakers

Rev. Courtney Stamey

The Rev. Courtney Stamey serves as Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss.

Prior to serving Northside she was a pastoral resident at First Baptist Church Greensboro, N.C. and Peacehaven Community Farm. She has an M.Div. from Wake Forest University School of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts from Gardner-Webb University. In her free time, she enjoys playing disc golf, cooking, and being outdoors, especially with her husband, Michael Stamey. Courtney and Michael have two big rescue dogs named Basil and Dallas.

Ralph Douglas West

Ralph Douglas West is the Pastor and Founder of The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church, Houston, Texas), which began with 32 members and now embraces thousands of families meeting each Sunday.

Pastor West holds a D.Min. degree from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Ala.; an M.Div. with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Bishop College, Dallas, Texas. Pastor West has also completed advanced studies at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and received an Honorary D.Div. degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center at Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Ga., and Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas.

Workshops

 

Prepare both to equip and be equipped for ministry at this year’s Assembly! We’re preparing an offering of workshops with practical takeaways on a range of topics appealing to clergy and laity from a diverse group of presenters.

You will be able to choose from over 50 in-person workshop opportunities alongside hybrid and virtual options.

Explore all of the available workshops during this year's General Assembly and begin planning how you'll Come & Learn.


 

Exhibitors

The 2022 General Assembly brings you close to the people, churches and partners of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. You’ll meet Cooperative Baptists from across the United States and around the world and bring valuable attention to your business or organization.

Find out more information and choose your sponsorship or exhibitor package today!

FAQ

When will registration close?

Registration is required to attend General Assembly. Pre-registration opens Tuesday, Feb. 1, and closes Fri., June 17. Onsite registration will open in Dallas on Tuesday, June 28.

As someone who has never been to General Assembly, what should I expect?

Welcome to your first CBF General Assembly! We want you to have a great time, find out more about the Fellowship and get connected. To get your first Assembly kicked off right, join us for a party in The Gathering Place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Gathering Place is a hub of activity throughout Assembly and is our name for the exhibit hall. Also, learn more about CBF, get your questions answered and get connected at a CBF 101 Workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Can I share about CBF General Assembly 2022 online on social media?

Yes, please do! We will be posting on social media about General Assembly. Please share our posts, forward our emails, and let your network know about our lineup. We will also be watching to share your posts, so use the hashtag #CBFAssembly when you share on social.

How do I access the workshops?

More information about the lineup of 2022 workshops will be available soon. Workshop submissions are no longer being accepted.

How much does Assembly cost?

Registration for the Assembly is free. There is some cost associated with meals hosted by CBF and other partners, and we have a special hotel rate for your lodging, just make sure to follow the hotel registration link.

Is there financial assistance available for travel to attend General Assembly?

If you or someone you know is a lay leader in a church that wants to participate in General Assembly and whose only obstacle for attending in Dallas is cost, there is a CBF fund that can provide financial assistance.

How does it work? First, the lay leader registers for General Assembly. Then the lay leader’s pastor (or other church staff member) or CBF state and regional coordinator fills out an online recommendation form here (must be submitted by April 10). The Travel Assistance Fund for Events committee will review all applications and award scholarships of up to $500 (depending on need and the number of applicants) to be used for travel and/or lodging expenses. We’ll notify applicants and recommenders of the awards by April 21. A check will be sent to the lay leader’s church or CBF state and regional office, depending on who recommends them. (Please note that any amount not used for GA must be returned to assist future applicants.)

What about COVID?

The health and safety of all General Assembly attendees is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will act in accordance with CDC guidelines and hotel safety measures. Please note that we will continue to keep you updated about COVID protocols for Age Level Assemblies as we get closer to the event.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Prior to CBF General Assembly, please email assembly@cbf.net

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