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.
CBF/GA’s Senior Celebration is a fall day-long event for senior adults. The day offers fellowship, fun, food, and worship.
The 2020 Senior Adult Retreat is moving to Dalton, hosted by First Baptist Church, Dalton! The retreat will take place Sunday evening, April 26 – Tuesday noon, April 28. Make plans now to enjoy interesting breakout sessions, engaging worship, musical offerings, and wonderful fellowship. Monday afternoon will also allow time for sightseeing in the nearby mountains or in Chattanooga, either on your own or with friends.
Our retreat leader will be Katie Faison, Associate Pastor to Children, Women, and Senior Adults at Central Baptist Church in Newnan.
Cost for the retreat is $20, which includes Monday lunch and snacks. Other meals will be through hotels or Dutch treat at local restaurants.
HOTELS WITH ROOMS BLOCKED FOR SENIOR ADULT RETREAT
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dalton, 934 Market St, Dalton GA 30720; phone (706)217-6200; $119 + tax (Doubles); code: “CBFGA”; deadline to reserve is 4/12/2020.
Hampton Inn, 1000 Market St, Dalton, GA 30720; phone (706)226-4333; $104 + tax (Doubles); deadline to reserve is 4/12/2020.
Country Inn & Suites, 903 W Bridge Rd, Dalton GA 30720; phone (706)278-9700; $109 + tax; code: “CBFGA Group Block”; deadline to reserve is 3/26/2020.
Please contact Melissa Kremer at [email protected] or 478-742-1191 with questions or for help with registration.
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.
“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: baughcenter.mercer.edu or contact Libby Allen at [email protected]
- Articles for deacons written by Daniel Vestal
- Bibliography of works about women deacons
- A Chuck Poole sermon about female ordination
- Crisis Ministry: A Handbook
Designed as a “first steps” guide for ministers, deacons, and caregivers. Daniel Bagby (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, January 2003).
Click Here to purchase Crisis Ministry: A Handbook
- An issue of Visions, CBF/GA’s print newsletter, focused on deacon ministry
- Article by Carol Younger entitled “God’s Mission Takes Deacons
- Click Here to purchase The Leadership Labyrinth: Negotiating the Paradoxes of Ministry