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

This year, the Gold Member Retreat is open to all Momentum 2020 attendees as a thank you and added value to your registration. Plus, experience the Acoustic Cafe in a new setting! For CMB Gold Members, there will be an exclusive evening to honor you.


Wednesday, September 2nd – CMB Gold Member Dinner (invite to follow)
Thursday, September 3rd – All Day Retreat
Friday, Sepetember 4th – Retreat ends around Noon


Elevation Church – Charlotte, North Carolina


Coming soon!


You will need to arrange transportation to/from the airport, hotel, and event venue.

*Registration closes on August 21*

For this Gold Member Retreat, Gold Members have the opportunity to bring a non-industry guest for a cost of $200 (non-refundable).

What is included in the Gold Member Retreat registration?

Your registration to the Gold Member Retreat includes all sessions on Thursday, September 3 plus lunch and an excursion on Friday morning, September 4. For Gold Members, there will be an exclusive dinner Thursday, September 3. We’ve also added the Acoustic Cafe to the Gold Member Retreat!

Can I transfer my Momentum 2020 registration to someone else for the 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 come to the 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 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 Thursday, September 3 with Barna Group President, David Kinnaman, and then on Friday, September 4, we have a special outing planned in the morning. We will be done by noon. Added bonus this year is the Acoustic Cafe!

Can I purchase a registration to the Gold Member Retreat?

The Gold Member Retreat is only available to 2020 CMB Gold Members and this year, it is available to 2020 Momentum registrants. If you are a 2020 Silver Member, you can upgrade your membership to be a Gold Member. Please contact Andrea Hirth  for details.

Can I bring a guest to the Gold Member Retreat?

All 2020 CMB Gold Members may bring one non-industry guest for $200. When you register for the Gold Member Retreat, there’s an option to register your plus one.

What is the Acoustic Cafe?

For those who have attended previous Momentums, you know that the Acoustic Cafe is one of the highlights. This is where we have five artists join together on stage for a memorable experience. For 2020, the Acoustic Cafe will be during the Gold Member Retreat on Thursday, September 3.

What if the retreat is canceled?

If the CMB Board is forced to cancel the Gold Member Retreat, we will notify everyone immediately so you can cancel your flight and hotel.

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