Xcelerate 2017

Xcelerate 2017

Disciple Making Strategies

October 19 & 20

Ready to enhance disciple making strategies at your church? XCELERATE 2017 is the place for you. The two day event features informative speakers who will challenge and encourage you in relevant disciple making strategies. 

Academic Credit Available: NOBTS students can take undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral-level courses in conjunction with XCELERATE. Students who register for courses through Self-Serve are automatically registered for the conference.

Register here.



New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

$29 until Aug. 31

$44 starting Sept. 1


Max Anders

Dr. Max Anders is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate at Western Seminary (Portland, OR).  He is the author of over 25 books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Understanding the Bible (approximately 600,000 copies) and his most recent book, Brave New Discipleship (Thomas Nelson – 2015).  Dr. Anders is also the creator and general editor of the 32-volume Holman Bible Commentary Series.  

He has taught on the college level, was adjunct faculty at Dallas Seminary, Grace Seminary and Western Seminary, was an original team member with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and has pastored for over 25 years.  

He is married to his childhood sweetheart.  They have two adult children and a son-in-law.  Hobbies include reading (widely), cooking (only things he really likes to eat), playing golf (very badly) and spending time with family and friends (the best). 

Robert Coleman

Dr. Robert Coleman is the Distinguished Senior Professor of Discipleship and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a prolific author, having written hundreds of articles and 21 gooks. He directed the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 18 years. Dr. Coleman currently serves on the Mission America Facilitation Committee and several international mission boards and is also the president of Christian Outreach. 

From 1989 to 2001, he led the Institute of Evangelism in the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and served as Bean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism. He is also a founding member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism and is a past president of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. His personal interests include spending time with his family, including his children and grandchildren, and keeping in touch with those he has disciple overseas. 

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelley is a husband and father of three who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he serves as the Director of Groups Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also the author of Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, and God and Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life. Follow him on Twitter at @_michaelkelley or his daily blog at michaelkelley.co.