“Hear, Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7 And you shall repeat them diligently to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the road, when you lie down, and when you get up. 8 You shall also tie them as a [a]sign to your [b]hand, and they shall be as [c]frontlets [d]on your forehead. 9 You shall also write them on the [e]doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Start where you live! The NDCBF 2021 DiscipleLife Family Conference was created to change the culture of homes and churches to embrace what it means to truly be a disciple in your everyday life by incorporating transgenerational discipleship into the very fabric of who we are. It doesn’t matter if you're a parent, single parent, grandparent, minstry worker, child, or youth, you will find the tools to live out your faith and lead others closer to Jesus. We will bring together thought leaders to inspire and teach practical strategies for transgenerational discipleship. Gather your entire family and join us October 21-24 as we understand God's Plan for healthy churches and healthy homes!
Early Registration Now-August 22
Adults: $45 Children/Youth: $20 Seniors: $45
Regular Registration August 23-October 9
Adults: $55 Children/Youth: $20 Seniors: $50
Late Registration October 10-October 21
Adults: $70 Children/Youth: $20 Seniors: $50
We’d love your help! Volunteers are crucial to the success of the conference because they help things run smoothly and ensure that every attendee has a great experience. We have several areas for you to serve and during your availability to ensure you also can enjoy the conference. Click the button below to sign-up to serve!
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:00pm-8:30pm (CST)
Registration 5:00pm-6:30pm (CST)
Prayer & Praise 6:30pm-7:20pm (CST)
Session 1: Introduction to DiscipleLife (Identity Crisis) 7:30pm-8:30pm (CST)
Friday, October 22, 2021 | 7:30am-8:00pm (CST)
Continental Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am (CST)
Praise & Worship 8:30am-9:00am (CST)
Prayer 9:00am-9:30am (CST)
Session 2: The Cause (Problem/Lack of Discipleship) 9:30am-10:30am (CST)
Break 10:30am-10:45am (CST)
Session 3: The Effect (Symptons of the Problem/Non-Discipled Church) 10:45am-Noon (CST)
Lunch Noon-1:30pm (CST)
Session 4: The Effect (Symptons of the Problem Pt. 2/Non-Discipled Generation) 1:30pm-3:00pm (CST)
Break 3:00pm-3:15pm (CST)
Q&A 3:15pm-4:00pm (CST)
Dinner Break 4:00pm-6:30pm (CST)
Prayer & Praise 6:30pm-7:00pm (CST)
Session 5: The Solution Pt. 1 (Discipleship in the Church) 7:00pm-8:00pm (CST)
Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 7:30am-12:30pm (CST)
Continental Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am (CST)
Praise & Prayer 8:30am-9:00am (CST)
Session 6: The Solution Pt. 2 (Discipleship in Context) 9:00am-10:00am (CST)
Break 10:00am-10:10am (CST)
Session 7: The Solution Pt. 3 (Discipleship Education Model) 10:10am-11:10am (CST)
Break 11:10am-11:15am (CST)
Q&A and Closing Remarks 11:15am-12:30pm (CST)
Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:30am-11:00am (CST)
Sunday Morning Worship at NDCBF 9:30am-11:00am (CST)
* Schedule Subject to Change
Brett Kunkle, Guest Speaker
BRETT KUNKLE is the founder and president of MAVEN, a movement to equip the next generation to know truth, pursue goodness and create beauty. He has more than 25 years of experience working with junior high, high school, and college students.
Brett has developed a groundbreaking approach to mission trips, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses participants in real-life engagement in apologetics, theology, worldview and evangelism in Berkeley, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
In addition, Brett is a Teaching Fellow at the Impact 360 Institute. He was an associate editor for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and co-authored A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World.
He received his Master’s degree in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology. Brett lives with his wife and kids in Southern California.
Will & Meeke Addison, Guest Speakers
Wil Addison is a New Orleans native with over 20 years of ministry service. Wil served as a missionary and missionary evangelist to America’s colleges and universities after serving six years as a nationally appointed home missionary.
Wil helped plant a church in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he served as associate pastor of discipleship before coming to American Family Association in 2008. In 2013, he was named director of Urban Family Communications and Urban Family Talk, a ministry division of AFA that put Christian conservative content into the urban context. As part of his duties, he managed a radio network that was broadcast over six stations and online.
Wil currently serves as director of special initiatives for AFA, where he oversees outreach and ministry to American families. He also directs AFA’s Marriage, Family, Life Conference. Wil can be heard weekdays on American Family Radio as co-host of "Airing the Addisons." Wil and his wife, Meeke, observe cultural trends and explore the effects of those trends on the foundations of biblical morality. Wil and Meeke offer insight on culture, popular trends, and current events that threaten the integrity of the Christian faith and the proliferation of the gospel. The Addisons have five children, and they educate them at home.
Meeke is a radio personality with over 14 years of ministry experience. She and her husband Wil host Airing the Addisons, Urban Family Talk’s hit morning show, focusing on empowering and strengthening the family and urban community.
Meeke is a speaker and pro-family activist who keeps a close eye on politics and pop culture. She and Wil have four children Moriah, Gabbi, JD, and Nathaniel.
Rob, Guest Artist
Rob Jones serves as the Worship Pastor at Compass Church on the North Fort Worth campus in Haslet, Texas. Rob loves leading people of all ages in worship of God and has a new album coming soon. His music is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, and can be found on Spotify.