Adult/Senior Adult

Registration for the retreat has closed. Please call the CBF/GA office at 478-742-1191 with any questions.

Sunday evening, April 28 – Tuesday noon, April 30

Hosted by First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island

Registration has now closed.

 Contact Melissa Kremer at the CBF/GA office (478-742-1191) or by e-mail at [email protected] with any questions.

 Saint Simons Inn by the Lighthouse for is now full. Please use other options listed below.

Other Suggested Lodging

  • Best Western Plus 912-638-7805
  • Hampton Inn 912-634-2204
  • Holiday Inn and Suites 912-634-2175
  • Home2Suites by Hilton 912-638-0333
  • Ocean Inn and Suites 912-634-2122
  • Queens Court Inn 912-268-4966


Worship Leaders


Chris George, Pastor of Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain

“Many of us were told to read the Bible, but we were never taught ‘how’ to read the Bible. On the Senior Retreat, let’s fall in love with the scriptures again as we set aside time to Rediscover the Word Together.”

Chris George is a graduate of Samford University and Harvard Divinity School and received the Doctor of Ministry from Methodist Theological School of Ohio. Chris loves hearing and telling the stories of God at work in the past and present and leading people into God’s good future. He has served as pastor at Smoke Rise since April 2013.



Michael Jennings, Minister of Music, First Baptist, Saint Simons Island.
Michael Jennings studied music at Carson-Newman University and holds a Master of Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Michael has been a full-time Minister of Music/Worship for over twenty years.




Download  the Senior Adult Retreat Flyer Here.


Sunday Evening, April 28

  • 6:30-8:00 pm – Check-in and Cake Fellowship

Monday, April 29

  • 8:30 am – Check-in for late arrivers
  • 9:15-11:00 am – Gathering Time & Breakout Session I
  • 11:15 am – Lunch & brief program, including honoring Renee Bennett for her service to CBF/GA
  • Afternoon free time to relax, explore the island, shop, or go to the beach!

Monday Evening, April 29

  • Dinner is on your own.
  • 6:15 pm – Retreat Choir Rehearsal
  • 7:00 pm –Worship followed by a Dessert Fellowship

Tuesday, April 30

  • 9:00 am – Breakout Session II
  • 10:00 am – Closing Retreat Worship

Educational Events

CBF/GA sponsors a variety of conferences and events around the state each year for clergy and lay congregational leaders. Topics have included Sunday school teacher helps, age group learning styles, spiritual formation, children’s music, deacon ministry, the missional church, and more.

Senior Celebration

CBF/GA’s Senior Celebration is a fall day-long event for senior adults. The day offers fellowship, fun, food, and worship. Dates for the fall 2019 Senior Celebrations will be announced in the spring.

Senior Retreat

The first annual CBF/GA Senior Adult Retreat was held in 2016 at First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island. The 2017 and 2018 retreats met  there again for excellent worship, music, learning, fun, fellowship, island tours and an opportunity to participate in a local ministry.

Deacon Network

“For we are partners working together for God, and you are God’s field.” -1 Corinthians 3:9

The Baptist Deacon Network (BDN) originated in 2013 as a result of a “Baptist Deacon Summit” convened in Macon. It consists of more than 600 deacons who receive a newsletter, “Table and Towel” and gather periodically for conferences, retreats and seminars. ‘

The BDN is a collaborative effort between the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Center for Baptist Leadership. The purpose is to foster relationships between deacons in different churches and create resources that will encourage and equip deacons for Christ like ministry in their congregations and communities.

“Exemplars: Deacons as Servant and Spiritual Leaders” is the first BDN resource for deacon development. Published by Smyth and Helwys this workbook is edited by Elizabeth Allen and Daniel Vestal and is designed to create “holy conversations” within diaconates that will result in spiritual, theological and vocational formation. Click Here to purchase a copy of Exemplars: Deacons as Servant and Spiritual Leaders

If you are interested in more information about the BDN go to the Baugh Center website: or contact Libby Allen at [email protected]

Deacon Resources

Table and Towel –  Baptist Deacon Network Newsletter