2024 CBF General Assembly
re:imagine
Greensboro, N.C.
June 19-21, 2024

 
“You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” Philippians 4:8-9

You're invited to join us in Greensboro, N.C. for the 2024 CBF General Assembly as we come together at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center for learning, worship, inspiration and fellowship!

This summer at General Assembly, we will re:imagine as we live out our faith through our unique Baptist identity and are ever being transformed through the Holy Spirit. Together, we’ll consider transformation through imagination – our own and that of the Holy Spirit moving through us as a community. With the idea of re:, we’re exploring the idea of “regarding imagination” as well as the transforming quality of re-imagining – revising, reinvigorating, reenergizing, and renewing.

We hope to see you in North Carolina!

Registration

The registration process is simple and registration to the event is free. We ask that anyone attending the General Assembly go through the registration process, as name badges will be required for entry into events at the Assembly. Please complete your registration before moving on to purchase tickets to meals and events.



Some partner events have alternate methods of purchasing tickets through their web platforms. Please see the schedule for links to purchase those that are available at this time.

Accommodations

The Assembly takes place under one roof at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons & Koury Convention Center. We have secured a group rate of $142.00/night plus taxes and fees. Self parking is available and free at the hotel and convention center. Book your accommodations online now, or call (800) 242-6556.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Schedule at a Glance

 

Continue to check back as more experiences and events are confirmed as part of the 2024 Assembly schedule

Wednesday

All Day – Check-in/Registration
11:30 am - 3:15 p.m. - re:imagine - The Narratives of America Project
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - State and Regional Meetings
- CBF Heartland
- CBF West
- Great Rivers Fellowship
- CBF of North Carolina
- CBF Kentucky
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - State and Regional Meal Opportunities
- CBF Texas
- Mid-Atlantic CBF & Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast
- CBF Virginia
- CBF Oklahoma
- CBF of South Carolina - Register here: https://cbfsc.org/state-regional-dinner-2024/
- Tennessee CBF
- CBF of Florida and the Caribbean Islands
- CBF Georgia & Alabama CBF
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Opening Block Party in the Gathering Place
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Late Night Worship led by the Pan African Koinonia feat. Keynote Preacher Zina Jacque

Thursday

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Familia Celebration Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - re:imagine sacred self-care - re:imagine movement & mindfulness
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Plenary Session
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Dr. Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Luncheon
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Learning Labs Session 1
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Learning Labs Session 2
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Business Breakout Session
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. - Network Meetings, Receptions, Gathering Place Conversations, Business Breakout Session
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - CBF Chaplaincy & Pastoral Counseling Dinner
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Friends of Baptist News Global Dinner- Purchase tickets here: https://baptistnews.com/article/mccammon-and-emerson-headline-friends-of-bng-dinner/
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Worship feat. Keynote Speaker Eugene Cho
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Gathering Place Reception presented by CBF Church Benefits Board
9:30 - 11:30 p.m. - Young Baptist Ecosystem Outing

Friday

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Encourager Church & Advocacy Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - re:imagine sacred self-care - re:imagine sound & stillness
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Business Session
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - BWIM Luncheon - Purchase tickets here: https://bwim.info/2024luncheon/
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Learning Labs Session 3
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Receptions, Network Meetings, Gathering Place Conversations
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Worship feat. Keynote Preacher Kristin Adkins Whitesides

Age-Level Assemblies

Each year at the CBF General Assembly, children and teens of all ages can participate in Age-Level Assemblies (ALA), which provide unique opportunities on site and off to explore the area, learn about CBF missions and ministries centered on similar themes to the General Assembly, have fun and make new CBF friends!


The Age Level Assemblies take place Wednesday, June 19, Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21. Each age level experience has varied timing, which is listed on the registration page. The cost for the Preschool Assembly is $115/child and the cost for Children and Youth is $150/child. This cost helps to cover the ALA staff, field trip experiences, ALA t-shirt(s), supplies, snacks, and field trips with lunch for children and youth.


Space is limited.

 

Learning Labs

Prepare to re:imagine alongside other Cooperative Baptists through the 2024 Learning Labs—three workshop-style experiences focused on ten topical learning tracks. in these experiences you can expect to dive deep into a subject and leave with practical takeaways for your church or community.

The deadline to submit proposals has now passed, so be on the lookout for the full list of available Learning Labs coming soon!

Featured Speakers & Leaders

Eugene Cho

Keynote Preacher | Thursday Worship
President/CEO | Bread for the World
Washington, D.C.

Zina Jacque

Keynote Preacher | Wednesday Late Night Worship
Assistant to the Pastor for Small Groups
Alfred Street Baptist Church
Alexandria, Va.

Jacqueline Thompson

Keynote Speaker | Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Luncheon
Senior Pastor
The Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oakland, Calif.

Kristin Adkins Whitesides

Keynote Preacher | Friday Worship
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Winchester, Va.

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

In June, Cooperative Baptists can expect familiar favorites, as well as a few new features that bring us together in community and dive deep into learning together.

One familiar favorite of the event will be our lively exhibit hall called The Gathering Place, which is always a hub of activity. In The Gathering Place, event sponsors and exhibitors will interact with attendees, there will be parties in the aisles, podcast interviews will take place with notable guests, bookstores will be open for participants to peruse, and a CBF Global Missions market and art auction will be filled with items for purchase from around the world.

Sponsors and exhibitors at the 2024 Assembly will have incredible opportunities to connect with Cooperative Baptists and build awareness of their products, services and initiatives. We hope to see you and your organization there!

FAQ

When will registration open?

Registration is required to attend General Assembly, and all individuals should register to attend, as name badges will be required for entry into events. Pre-registration will open in early spring of 2024. On-site registration will also be available in Greensboro beginning on June 19.

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

We are so glad you have chosen to attend your first CBF General Assembly! We want you to have a great time, find out more about the Fellowship, and get connected. As you check-in for the Assembly, you'll be able to ask any questions you may have to a knowledgeable CBF staff member. You will also receive a guidebook that will help you navigate the schedule and hotel throughout the week. Throughout the Assembly, you can expect to meet new friends and network with folks from around the country and the world. You will experience compelling worship, have an opportunity to attend Learning Labs, meet partners in the Gathering Place, and learn about the vibrant life of the Fellowship. If you have specific questions about the Assembly experience before you arrive, don't hesitate to reach out at assembly@cbf.net.

Can I share about CBF General Assembly 2024 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 all of the Assembly activities. We will also be watching to share your posts, so use the hashtag #CBFAssembly when you share on social.

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 will have a special hotel rate of $142.00/night plus taxes and fees for your lodging. Just make sure to follow the hotel reservation link above. Parking at the Sheraton Greensboro is free.

Are there any grants or scholarships available to help cover my travel costs?

The Travel Assistance Fund for Events (TAFFE) is a fund designated by the CBF Ministries Council to provide financial assistance to LAYPERSONS with limited means to attend special CBF gatherings and events. Recipients will be awarded a grant of up to $500 to assist with travel and lodging. While all laypeople who are active and/or interested in the CBF are eligible to receive a grant, the ideal is for church and denominational leaders to invite strategic, particularly emerging, lay leaders who will advocate for and help tell the story of CBF in the church and the community. Particular consideration will be given to first-time attendees. Please note that TAFFE funds are NOT available for clergy expenses. You can apply for these funds here.

Who plans the CBF General Assembly?

The CBF General Assembly is organized by the General Assembly Steering Committee, which is led by the Director of Fellowship Experiences and consists of CBF Global Staff and volunteers. The 2024 Assembly Steering Committee members are: Carrie Harris, Jeff Huett, Guilherme Almeida, Christian McIvor, Brian Foreman, Adam Granger, Ellen Sechrest, Jay Kieve, LaToya Cross, Kasey Jones, Chris Aho, Aaron Weaver, Kelly Adams, Lauren Lamb, Leslie Brogdon, Dianne McNary and Javier Perez.

Can I lead a Learning Lab or submit a workshop proposal?

The 2024 Learning Lab proposal process is now closed. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal again in 2025.

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.