The Barna Group provides spiritual influencers with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture. Mark Matlock, Insights Lead at the Barna Group, will share insights on how Christian radio can stay relevant today and in the future. 

This year, the Gold Member Retreat will be virtual, and thanks to technology, we look forward to it being just as interactive as being in person. The retreat is open this year to our Gold Members, as well as all virtual Momentum 2020 registrants as a thank you and added value to you.

SCHEDULE   (all times are CT)

Thursday, November 12
9a – Noon • Morning Session with Mark Matlock
1p – 4p • Afternoon Session with Mark Matlock & Acoustic Cafe

Friday, November 13
9a – 11:30a • Morning Session with Jud Wilhite and Central Live / Deeper Dive Panel

*Registration is now closed.*

Why did the Gold Member Retreat go virtual?

As the CMB Board and team reviewed the recent travel survey and evaluated the remainder of 2020, it has become evident that it is in the best interest of our community to go virtual with all events for the rest of the year. While we are disappointed, we are excited about the opportunities provided by a virtual setting. Thanks to virtual Momentum, we learned that with a little creativity, the CMB community can still come together to be encouraged, engaged, and equipped.

What is included in the virtual Gold Member Retreat registration?

Your registration includes all sessions on November 12 & 13.

Can I transfer my Momentum 2020 registration to someone else for the virtual Gold Member Retreat?

Because of the unusual circumstances we’ve all encountered this year, we’ve included the Gold Member Retreat as a thank you to our Momentum registrants. It is applicable to all registrants and is not transferable.

I’m not a Gold Member, but I still get to attend the virtual Gold Member Retreat?

Yes, if you purchased a 2020 Momentum registration. Typically, the Gold Member Retreat is an exclusive event just for CMB’s Gold Members. This year, CMB wants to THANK YOU, our constituents, for supporting us during these difficult times by adding on this special event.

What is the virtual Gold Member Retreat?

Every fall, CMB hosts the Gold Members to an exclusive retreat. Topics vary but the goal is to encourage, engage and equip our Gold Members not only professionally, but personally and spiritually as well. The Gold Member events are unique and one-of-a-kind. This year we will meet on November 12 & 13 with Barna Group President, David Kinnaman.

Can I purchase a registration to the virtual Gold Member Retreat?

The virtual Gold Member Retreat is only available to 2020 CMB Gold Members and this year, it is also available to virtual Momentum 2020 registrants. If you are a 2020 Silver Member who did not attend virtual Momentum, you can upgrade your membership to be a Gold Member in order to register. Please contact Andrea Hirth for details.

Thanks to our Sponsors: 


2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

*subject to change


Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.