National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.

Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. President

Rev. S.C. Dixon, General Secretary

November 12-14, 2018
Louisville, KY 
From the LEAD Conference Team
Greetings and thank you for registering for the LEAD Conference!  We are working hard to ensure that you have a great time and walk away with a wealth of knowledge and practical skills that you can implement into your respective areas of ministry.  

Please read this eblast thoroughly, as it includes critical information that you need to know before the conference starts.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us at 800-543-4019, 844-610-6222 or via email at

We look forward to seeing you in Louisville! 
Conference Attire
The attire for the LEAD Conference is business casual.  There is a service Tuesday night so please dress respectfully.
Courtesy Transportation
We are arranging transportation to and from the airport and hotel for our attendees.  Please click on the link below and complete the transportation form by Monday, November 5, 2018, so we will know what time your flight will arrive and depart.  Once we have our attendees travel forms, we will let you know what time and where to meet your courtesy driver.  Please note that a gratuity for the driver of $5.00 per person is appreciated. Courtesy transportation will also be available each day for all LEAD Conference events.

Lunch Passes
To maximize the lunch time for our attendees, we have negotiated a special menu and a discounted rate with a caterer.  You can purchase a lunch pass for $27.00, which includes a hot lunch on Monday and Tuesday and a "To-Go" lunch on Wednesday.  Please see the menu below.  Lunch passes will be sold onsite on Monday morning.  
Monday -  $10.00 person
  • Baked chicken
  • Pork chops (grilled with onions and mushrooms)
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Dinner rolls
  • Yellow cake
  • Drink
Tuesday - $10.00 person
  • Baked chicken
  • Pot roast
  • Red skin potatoes
  • Greens
  • Cornbread
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Drink
Wednesday To-Go Lunch - $7.00 per person
  • Turkey & swiss cheese sandwich 
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Water

Louisville Weather
The 14 day weather forecasts indicates that the weather will be in the mid 40's during the day and high 30's during the evening. Please bring appropriate outerwear so that you are comfortable, especially during the tour of the NBCA Retreat Center.
Conference Books
Instructors will be teaching from the books below, as well as sharing their own expertise regarding their respective class topic.  Below please find the classes and the books recommended for each class. Books will be available for purchase onsite.
Morning Classes - 3 Day Courses

Class: Re-Imagining Christian Education 
Book: Christian Education Handbook 
Cost: $28.00

Class: Inter-Generational Ministry and the Future of Black Churches 
Book: InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational
Cost: $24.00

Class: Technology and the 21st Century Ministry 
Book: Wisdom 21st Century Minister: Principles on the Path to Successful Ministry
Cost: $11.00
Class: Practical Knowledge and Skills for Church & Pastor's Administrative Assistants (Paid or Volunteers) 
Book: The Ministry of Administrative Assistants
Cost: $13.00
Class: Equipping the Pastor for Ministry
Book: Dying to Lead:  The Disturbing Trend of Clergy Suicide
Cost: $17.00

Afternoon Courses - 2 Day Courses
Class: Developing and Growing Your Small Groups Ministry 
Book:  Small Group Dynamics for Dynamic Group Leaders
Cost: $14.00
Class: Finances and the Church 
Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
Cost: $19.00
Class:  How Church Hospitality is the First Step in Visitors Becoming Members 
Book: Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors
Cost:  $16.00
Class: Heart to Heart: Women's Wisdom in Mentoring Younger Women in the Church
Book: Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women
Cost:  $17.00
Class: Essential's of Teaching Sunday School or Christian Education Classes 
Book:  Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches That Make Disciples
Cost:  $19.00

Monday Morning Hotel Pick Up Time
On Monday morning, courtesy transportation vehicles will arrive at the Galt House at 7:30 a.m. with a 7:45 a.m. estimated departure time to St. Stephen Church.  This will ensure that attendees can pick up their registration bags, and purchase your books and lunch passes.  The LEAD Conference will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. For attendees that are driving, please note that Louisville is on Eastern time. Please click on the link below to download the informational packet, which includes the conference agenda.  

Opening Reception and Tour of
NBCA Retreat Center

On Monday evening we will be hosting an opening reception at St. Stephen Church, followed by a tour and prayer at NBCA's Retreat Center, led by President Tolbert.  This is an opportunity to fellowship with other attendees, get to know your instructors and take a tour of NBCA's beautiful 56-acre retreat center.  

There is no cost to attendees who have registered for the conference.

Quick Links 
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.
National Headquarters - Simmons College of Kentucky
1000 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Toll-Free Phone: (844) 610-NBCA (6222)  
Toll-Free Fax: (844) 620-NBCA (6222)
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