Pursue your call to love God and love your neighbor at General Assembly, June 17-21 in Birmingham


Experiencing Christ’s love is only the beginning. Pursue your call to love God and love your neighbor as you join your Fellowship family to worship, learn and grow — together. Through innovative training experiences, nightly worship, partner events and a vibrant exhibit hall with live podcasts and entertainment, you’ll meet Cooperative Baptists from the United States and beyond.

The Gathering Place – Return to the Gathering Place again and again throughout General Assembly to see what’s new on the Podcast Stage and to see who’s leading the conversation inside the CBF Booth. And we’ll have dozens of exhibitors wanting to chat with you and your family!

Bring your whole family! – Age-appropriate Assembly programs are available for preschoolers, children, youth and college students. These programs include special speakers, activities and field trips!

At the 2019 Assembly, you can…


See the World. Interact with CBF Field Personnel & purchase items from around the world at a one-night only Missions Market developed by the field personnel themselves.

Pursue Racial Justice. CBF has partnered with the National Baptist Convention of America International, the Progressive National Baptist Convention and Simmons College of Kentucky in a three-year commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Black Enslavement in America. Participate in a special racial justice educational track on Wednesday and Thursday, including an all-Fellowship dinner featuring winners of CBF’s 2019 Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Awards.

Take the pastor track. Pastors can follow an educational track specially designed for you, including the benefits of coaching; church and personal renewal; and preaching in today’s cultural context are a few of the education.

Worship Together. Thursday night worship includes sermon by new CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley commissioning of CBF field personnel, chaplains and pastoral counselors.

Journey Together. Hear fellow Cooperative Baptists express innovative ideas in compelling ways through 10-minute FaithTalks.

Talk about civility. Radio host Krista Tippett discusses healing our fractured civic spaces.

Celebrate Leadership. Join your friends at an all-Fellowship celebration dinner for Suzii Paynter and a Friday Night reception for New CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley.

Download a promotional flier.


Important information to know before you register.
You will receive a confirmation code when you register. Please keep the confirmation code for your records.
If you need to modify your registration, use the confirmation code to access your registration.

Please Note: Pre-Registration will be open until Friday, June 7th, 2019.

Hotel Registration

Demand has been extremely high for rooms in the General Assembly block at the onsite hotels connected to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. In fact, the Westin and Sheraton are sold out.

For your convenience, there is plenty of availability for the Hilton Birmingham at UAB, which is about two miles away from the Convention Center Complex, and the Birmingham Marriott, which is about 9 miles from the Convention Center Complex. Shuttle service will be available between both the Hilton and Marriott Birmingham and the Convention Complex. In addition, for those staying at the Hilton or Marriott Birmingham and preferring to drive to the Convention Complex and park rather the ride the shuttle, parking will be free in the deck adjacent to the Convention Complex..

Book your room at the Hilton Birmingham at UAB
Please Note: Check in dates begin on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.

Book your room at the Birmingham Marriott
Please Note: Check in dates begin on Monday, June 17th, 2019.

The CBF room block will be open until May 24th, 2019.

Age Level Assemblies

Preschool Assembly – Age-specific programming, snacks, and personalized care from trained childcare providers. Preschool Assembly opens daily with breaks for lunch and dinner will families. Slots for infants and rising kindergarteners are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children’s Assembly – Age-specific programming, field trips, mission service, lunch, snacks, and personalized care from trained childcare providers. Children’s Assembly opens daily. Following a dinner break with families, children are invited back from 7-9 pm for an evening of fun. Slots for rising 1st through rising 5th/6th graders are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Youth Assembly – Age-specific programming, field trips, mission service, lunch, snacks, and personalized care from trained childcare providers. Youth Assembly opens daily. Slots for rising 6th graders through rising 12th graders are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Birmingham Sessions for College and Graduate Students - Sessions 2019 will provide opportunities for young adults to reflect and grapple with the 400-year anniversary of Black enslavement. Participants will dive into the world of Black oppression and struggle in America. The experience is designed to be thought provoking and a catalyst to inspire meaningful racial justice work. Sessions 2019 will include housing for 5 nights, all breakfasts, all lunches and three dinner meals (2 dinners on your own). To bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, shower shoes, toiletries, casual clothes, and one or two slightly dressy outfits.


2:00-5:00 Angela Project
5:30-7:00 Dr. Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Awards Dinner
7:30-9:00 Worship

7:30-9:00 Breakfasts
9:30-11:00 Fellowship at Work
11:30-1:00 Lunches
1:30-2:30 Workshops
3:00-4:00 State and Regional CBF Organization Meeting
5:30-7:00 Dinner celebrating Suzii Paynter
7:30 Worship

8:00-9:30 Breakfasts
10:00-11:00 Fellowship at Work
11:30-1:00 Lunches
1:30-2:30 FaithTalks
3:00-4:00 Workshops
5:30-7:00 Dinners
7:30 Worship
9:00 Reception welcoming Paul Baxley