By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter, June 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Baptist News Global will be highlighting the partnership between Highland Hills and 100.9, The Creek. The dinner on Thursday, June 29 is going to be great! I am looking forward to sharing about this unique partnership that celebrates both our approach and our context in Macon. Tickets and table sponsorship are available for this event. Contact the church office if you are interested in attending or sponsoring a table for this event.

Gospel Gothic Live at the BNG Dinner is just one of the reasons you should plan to attend the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly in Atlanta on June 26-30. Registration for the General Assembly is free, and the week is filled with may fruitful offering. In addition to the main conference, here are a few more things of which you might be interested.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
Each day feature workshops and breakout sessions on topics of interest from ministry and missions to fellowship and faithfulness. These breakouts and workshops can be found in greater detail at http://www.cbf.net I have highlighted a few exceptional events that I don't want you to miss. It is worth the drive from Macon. 

10:00 a.m. Baptist Women in Ministry Annual Gathering ~ BWIM will host its annual gathering on June 28, 2017, at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where we worship together, fellowship with friends both old and new, and as always enjoy exceptionally good food!

1:30-4:00 p.m. Leadership Institute ~ With the latest research on congregational finances and individual giving trends, Lake Institute on Faith and Giving of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University will help pastors and lay leaders consider why it is essential to create a culture of generosity within our congregation. This session will equip participants with tools to revitalize annual giving campaigns as well as focusing on the public leadership and personal practice necessary to develop confidence in articulating an authentic theology of money and generosity.
Tickets are available.

6:00-8:00 p.m. 25th Anniversary Dinner and Program ~ Join your CBF Family in a celebration of our work together as we share stories, mark the completion of a successful Endowment Campaign and dream about the next 25 years.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. New Baptist Covenant Luncheon ~ The NBC will host an annual luncheon and will welcome Dr. Raphael Warnock as their keynote speaker. Nationwide he is recognized for his prophetic preaching. Dr. Warnock will explore the intersection of faith and racial justice. Tickets are available.

4:30-5:30 p.m. CBF of Georgia State Meeting
5:30-7:00 p.m. Gospel Gothic Live at the Friends of BNG Dinner
7:30-9:00 p.m. Evening Worship with Brian McLaren

FRIDAY, JUNE 30
11:30 a.m. BJC Religious Liberty Council Luncheon ~Join friends of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty at the annual Religious Liberty Council Luncheon with speaker, Rabbi David Saperstein. Rabbi Saperstein most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Tickets are available.

7:30-9:00 p.m. Worship and Commissioning for Field Personnel