CBF/GA and FBC Columbus invite all to our State Gathering, BWIM/GA Annual Meeting, and Ministers’ Gathering 2019



CBF/GA State Gathering and BWIM of Georgia Annual Meeting, Sunday – Monday afternoon, November 3 – 4, 2019

Ministers’ Gathering, Monday evening – Tuesday noon, November 4 – 5, 2019

Emily Hull Mcgee


Emily Hull McGee, Pastor of First Baptist Church on Fifth, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will lead worship at the Assembly.

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell


A Ministers’ Gathering will follow from Monday evening, November 4, through Tuesday, November 5. Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, PhD, Research Director of the Duke University Clergy Health Initiative and noted health psychology researcher, will lead the ministers’ sessions.


Sunday Evening Events (November 3)

  • 4:00 pm- Coordinating Council Meeting
  • 4:30 pm- Registration opens in Narthex of FBC Columbus
  • 5:00 pm- BWIM of Georgia Business Meeting
  • 5:30 pm- Celebratory Dinner (Co-sponsors – CBF/GA & BWIM/GA)
  • 7:00 pm- Worship Session 1 – led by Emily Hull McGee
  • 8:30 pm- Dessert Fellowship – Sponsored by CBF/GA

Monday Events (November 4)

  • 8:30 am- Registration/Coffee Time
  • 9:00 am- Breakout Session 1
  • 10:00 am- Breakout Session 2
  • 11:00 am -Worship Session 2 – led by Emily Hull McGee
  • 12:15 pm- Lunch and Ministry Network Lunch Gatherings
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Mission Lab Experiences
  • 6:00 pm- Ministers’ Gathering Opening Dinner
  • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Ministers’ Gathering Session 1


Tuesday Morning Events (November 5)

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am- Ministers’ Gathering Session 2
  • 10:30 am-12:00 noon- Ministers’ Gathering Session 3


Reservations are necessary for all meals and will be made when you register for the General Assembly. The registration fee of $30 for the State Gathering/BWIM Annual Meeting includes Sunday evening dinner and Monday lunch. A $5 registration fee for the Ministers’ Gathering includes Monday supper.

REGISTER HERE for Fall Assembly, BWIM/GA Annual Meeting, and Ministers’ Gathering 2019

Please contact Melissa Kremer at [email protected] with questions or with assistance with registration.

CLICK HERE to Register as an Exhibitor 


Suggested Hotels

Note: CBF/GA does NOT have blocks of rooms for this event.

Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus- Phenix City/Riverfront
(Downtown, just across the river from FBC Columbus)
1400 Whitewater Ave, Phenix City AL 36867
(334) 664-9840; $143/night

Hampton Inn & Suites, Phenix City – Columbus
(Downtown, just across the river from FBC Columbus)
620 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy N, Phenix City, AL 36869
(334) 664-0776; $106/night

 Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus
(Next to Peachtree Mall and Columbus airport,
about 5 miles from FBC Columbus)
3501 Courtyard Way, Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 323-2323; $107/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Columbus
(Next to Peachtree Mall and Columbus airport,
about 5 miles from FBC Columbus)
4510 Armour Rd, Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 317-3600; $114/night

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Columbus
(Next to Peachtree Mall and Columbus airport,
about 5 miles from FBC Columbus)
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd, Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 327-6868; $131/night


We thank FBC Columbus, for hosting both the CBF/GA State Gathering and Ministers’ Gathering.



Building a Firm Foundation…

…Through Local Congregation Missions Engagement: Developing Local Days of Service to Reach Out Beyond Your Walls — Howie Hooper, Minister of Missions Engagement, FBC Columbus

…Through Global Missions: Learning as Mission — Carson and Laura Foushee, CBF Field Personnel, Japan

…In the Midst of Congregational Change — Emily Hull McGee, Pastor, FBC on Fifth, Winston-Salem, NC, and Chris Gambill, Director, Center for Congregational Health, FaithHealth NC

…Through Financial Wellness — Rob Fox, President, CBF Church Benefits Board, and Bob Patterson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Warm Springs

…Through Multicultural Relationships: Engaging Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Partnerships and Ministry with CBF’s La Familia — Ruben Ortiz, Jesus Omar Garcia, Grace Martino, and Ruth Cuellar

…Through Effective Pastoral Conversations: Building a Culture of Congregational Caregiving — Denise Massey, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, McAfee School of Theology

…Through Good Congregational Policies and Practices: Exploring and Adopting CBF’s Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force Recommendations — Stephen Reeves, CBF Associate Coordinator of Partnership and Advocacy, and member, CBF Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force

…Through Encouraging Women in Ministry and Leadership — Pam Durso, Executive Director, BWIM

…Through Rural Poverty Engagement: Establishing Partnerships with Together for Hope, CBF’s Rural Poverty Coalition — Jason Coker, Together for Hope Field Coordinator for Mississippi, and Rachel Shapard, Regional Vice President, Together for Hope, and Associate Coordinator, CBF Florida

…Through Studying God’s Word — Angela Parker, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, McAfee School of Theology


Childcare will be available by advance reservation for Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions. Please contact Martha Kate Hall at [email protected] by October 25 to make childcare reservations.