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 LEAD Conference 
  • For complete overview of the conference,
    please download LEAD Conference Informational Packet here

    Dates: November 11-13, 2019
    (Conference ends on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.)

    Theme:“Revamping and Revitalizing Ministry in the Church and Community”
    (Ephesians 4:15-16)

    St. Stephens Church, Dr. Kevin Cosby, Pastor, Louisville, KY
    Hosted by: Simmons College of Kentucky

    Host Hotel:
    Galt House
    Louisville, KY
    Phone: 502-589-5200

    Rate: Single: 123.00 per night, plus tax, Suite: 153.00 per night, plus tax.  
    To make your reservation, please click on the Galt House Reservation link below or you can call 502-589-5200 and ask for the NBCA Press LEAD Conference discount rate.
    Galt House Reservation

    You may pre-register online by clicking on the link below or you can contact NBCA Press or NBCA to phone in your pre-registration.

    Partial Payments: You have the option to pay partial or all of the registration amount when you register. There is a minimum of a $50.00 payment due to enter into the partial payment agreement. If you choose to make partial payments, you can log in as often as you like to make payments. Please be sure to use the same email address each time you make a payment.
    Online Pre-Registration

    About the Conference:
    NBCA Press is excited to present our 2nd Annual Leadership Empowerment And Development Conference (LEAD Conference) which is designed to provide relevant courses to help equip today’s church leaders with the necessary training, tools and strategies to effectively strengthen their particular area of ministry. Courses are designed wherein attendees will walk away with immediate tools and strategies for implementation.

    The LEAD Conference is a 3-day conference with inspiring classes in the morning and afternoon.  We've designed courses for Pastors, Ministry Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Superintendents, and Christian Education Directors. You will leave refreshed, encouraged, energized and refocused for ministry! 

    The registration cost for the conference is $179.00 per person which includes the choice of a 3-day morning session, 2-day afternoon session, registration bag and program, courtesy transportation to and from the airport, and a to-go lunch on Wednesday afternoon. Hotel and course books are not included in the registration

    Morning Courses (3-Day Track)
    Pastoral Leadership and Ministry for the Church and Community - This exciting workshop for pastors will explore important social and church issues affecting 21stcentury pastor’s and churches with Dr. Brogdon. The next two sessions will be taught by two cutting edge pastors doing effective ministry in church and the community. Drs. Cosby and Williams will teach how to develop new and strengthen existing ministries for both the church and community.

    When it Hurts to Go to Church - Movements like “Me Too” and recent discussions about church hurt have brought to light the hidden pain people bear in church and the community. This powerful workshop will teach you how to develop ministries that provide a space for honesty, healing, empowerment and restoration.

    Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts - This course is designed to help students understand who God has uniquely made them to be. In addition, in this course, students will work through a spiritual gift assessment that will help them discover their spiritual gift(s). Discovering their spiritual gift(s) will prepare them to move into a meaningful area of service where they best fit into the body of Christ.

    Connecting with Millennials in the Black Church and Community - Many African American churches are “boomer-dominant” and are still exploring the best ways to connect with millions of millennials who are absent from church. Developing multigenerational ministries are critical to sustaining the health and growth of your church.  This workshop will provide proven strategies to connect with and minister to millennials from a highly successful pastor in Louisville. If you want to revamp and revitalize your youth ministry and church, then this is the workshop for you.

    Afternoon Courses (2-Day Tracks)

    Expanding Your Sunday School and Bible Class Through the Use of Technology - In this increasingly digital age, what is the role of technology in Christian Education? Come learn how to expand your Sunday School and Bible Class to include the various social media platforms, and other technology; while still maintaining the one-on-one connection with the students present in the class. Whatever size your Sunday School or Bible Class is, this class will help you explore technology options to revitalize your Christian Education department.

    Equipping Pastors and Leaders to Respond to the Afrocentric Debate in the Black Community - Open racial animus against African Americans is on the rise. In response many African Americans are being drawn into Black Nationalist movements because they were told Christianity is the religion of their oppressors. This exciting workshop will interrogate this claim and discuss the importance of understanding Afrocentrism and using aspects of it in your preaching, teaching, and churches. Pastors and leaders will learn how to use Afrocentrism as an evangelistic tool.

    Implementing an Assistant Ministers Training Program in Your Church - Associate or assistant ministers are important to pastors and the health of the church. In order for ministers to support the pastor and church, they need training and ongoing support. Interestingly, churches do not always provide ministers with much needed support or when they do it could be more effective. Has your church’s associate or assistant minister’s monthly meeting become stale and sporadically attended? If so, this is the workshop for you. Learn exciting new ways to revamp this important ministry. 

    Mental Health and Wellness in the Church and Community - As mental health continues to receive national attention; people are now looking to the church to provide educational forums and the facilitation of mental health services to members in the church and community.  In some churches, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and counselors or therapists are still uncomfortable topics to discuss. Come learn how to talk about these and other mental health topics in your church and how churches can provide avenues of healing for people in their communities.

    Cancellation: There is a fifty dollar ($50.00) non-refundable cancellation fee until October 22, 2018. No cancellation reimbursements will be given for registrations recived after October 15, 2018; however, the registrant may transfer registration to another person. This transaction must be done on-site and the person registering must present the registered delegates receipt. Conference registrations are NOT transferable to the next year. All cancellation request must be in writing and emailed to

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