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. All conference attendees will receive two free books and a free meal!

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 must also register for the conference through the link below, and pay the $29 conference fee. The courses available for credit are as follows:

Undergrad Level: CECM4326 Foundations of Discipleship in the Local Church

Graduate Level: DISC5260 Discipleship Strategies

Graduate Level: DISC6192/6292/6392 Special Topics in Discipleship

Doctoral Level: CESE8306 Disciple-Making Special Event Seminar





New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

For event housing contact Providence House.

$29 until Aug. 31

$44 starting Sept. 1


Event schedule here.


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 books. 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 Dean 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 discipled overseas. 

Michael Kelley

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.

Worship Leader:

Augustine Hui

Raised in Brooklyn, NY by his parents Rev. Mark and Mrs. Florence Hui, Augustine grew up experiencing a life of ministry as his family established the first Chinese Baptist Church in Brooklyn more than 40 years ago. Eventually, God also called Augustine into ministry during his years studying at Baylor University in Waco, TX. After finishing his Bachelor's in Political Science and Church Music, he moved to New Orleans in 2012 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In order to prepare for his calling in ministry, Augustine has completed a Masters of Music and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at NOBTS.