NOBA Summit 2023
Network of Baptist Associations

Online Conference – February 16, 2023

Ted Talk Format

Experience nation wide thought leaders as they engage in a ted talk format.

Live Online Sessions

On Demand access to conference content after the event

Online Conference

Wide range of topics and practical helps with a virtual audience

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  • 9:00am – 12:15pm – Eastern Standard Time









Virtual Summit Feb 16, 2022

NOBA Conference brought to you by: Noonday Baptist Association & Network of Baptist Associations

“Thrive” NOBA Summit

Network of Baptist Associations
When: February 16, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:15pm (Eastern)

You will need a ticket to be able to login and view the live ZOOM sessions. Purchase ticket(s). HERE

  • $50.00 EARLY BIRD RATE through December 31, 2022
  • $65.00 through February 16

Online Conference

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NOBA 2023 Speakers

(All Times are Eastern Standard Time)


Schedule & Topics

(All Times are Eastern Standard Time)

9:00am – 12:15pm

9:00-9:40 - Richard Blackaby, President, Blackaby Ministeries International

Spiritual Leadership

God has a dream, or purpose for every person on earth and when we embrace it, everyone around us is blessed. But life has a sinister way of squelching our vision and leaving us discouraged. Only God knows how much people suffer today because they surrendered their God-given dream yesterday! If your life is not the blessing God intended for it to be, let him bring you back to himself and do a fresh work in your life so you are the blessing to others God always intended for you to be.

9:40-10:10 - Michael Kelley, Executive Director, Nashville Baptist Association

Seeing Associational Work with Fresh Eyes

Can associational work still have value in a culture of churches which are increasingly isolated, self-reliant, and independent? If so, we must begin to see the work of the local association through a different lens which requires a different strategy. This session is a start to articulating new principles and practices for work in order that the local association might continue to be a valuable partner for the local church.

10:10-10:40 - Bob Bickford, NAMB
Windows of Revitalization

Is it always possible to revitalize a church? When should it be replanted? This breakout explores the difference between revitalization and replanting and explains when you should consider these options.

10:40-11:10 - Jason Lowe, AMS, Pike Association, Pikeville, Kentucky
Fostering Healthy Pastor Transitions in Your Association

Every association will experience pastor turnover in its member churches. This session will provide a strategic associational framework to assist churches in transition. Topics will include working with the pastor search committee, helping the church during the search, interim pastor strategies, calling out the called for future ministry opportunities, and succession planning.

11:10-11:40 - Dr. Jeff Iorg, President, Gateway Seminary
Maintaining Mission Discipline

The most challenging aspect of senior leadership is keeping an organization riveted on its mission. Competing agendas, vocal critics, and urgent demands for action all detract from laser-like focus on our mission. Preventing mission-drift is vital to organizational health. Leaders can limit this drift by intentional choices about missional alignment. This seminar will focus on practical ways to do it.

11:40-12:15 - Rick Curtis, NAMB
The Mindset of Empowerment

Rick will delve into the importance of having identified your primary and secondary mindset in associational work. Additionally, he will discuss the importance of enhancing your communication skills based on understanding the hearer’s perspective.

Thanks to All Our Valuable Partners Who are Making This Possible!

Brought to you by Network of Baptist Associations

Brought to you by Noonday Baptist Association

Our Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to the following State Conventions who are sponsoring NOBA. A benefit of state sponsorship is free registration to Thrive 2023 for those serving in that state. If your state is listed, please contact your State Associate for the code to use for your free registration when registering for NOBA.


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