2022 National Disciple Leaders Conference

The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little while.

1 Peter 5:10, CSB

RHYTHM is a HYBRID (online or in person) conference focused on helping all church leaders as they rewrite the rhythm of . . .

  • Leadership
  • Soul Care
  • Ministry
  • Relationships

. . . for a new season of ministry.


Thursday, April 21 – Online or In Person

Friday, April 22 – In Person

First Baptist Nashville, 108 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

All sessions will be recorded and available digitally to all who register.

Practical Workshops | Knowledgeable Keynotes | Meaningful Interactions








Featured presenters

Ben & Lynley Mandrell

The Rhythm of the Soul & Relationships

Ben is a pastor with a pastors heart whose calling brought him to Lifeway Christian Resources to become the 10th president and CEO. He co-hosts, along with his wife, Lynley, The Glass House podcast— conversations that point the way forward to healthy emotions and relationships for ministry leaders and their families. Ben and Lynley have been married since 2001 and have four children.

Scott McConnell

What’s Happening to the Church?

Scott is the Executive Director of Lifeway Research, Nashville, TN. Scott will be providing research insights throughout the conference related to trends and matters of faith that affect the church. Scott, his wife Debbie, and their two children are actively involved at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church where Scott serves as a deacon and middle school Bible study teacher.

Meredith King

Rhythm of Leadership

Meredith is the Executive Director of Integrus Leadership. Meredith catalyzes ministry leaders with compelling, biblically-based resources proven to strengthen kingdom builders for higher impact. Meredith is a world-class leader, life-changing coach, and nonprofit executive who pulls from her lived experiences as an entrepreneur, pastor’s kid, pastor’s wife, and working mom.

Ken Braddy

Rhythm of Groups

Ken is the Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources. Ken has served as Groups Pastor in Texas and Tennessee churches leading each church to experience exponential growth. Ken hosts a Sunday School and small groups blog at kenbraddy.com. Ken and his wife, Tammy, have been married 35 years, have two grown sons.

Coming Soon

Finding Your Rhythm Again

More information coming soon!

Robert Mullins

Rhythm of Ministry

Robert Mullins, Lead Pastor of Crossroads Community Church, Elmore, Alabama and Director of Passion Tree Ministries, a network for Disciple-Making Pastors. Robert has a passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ. Before serving as Lead Pastor, Robert spent more than 20 years in youth ministry. He and his wife of 25 years, Pam have two grown sons.

Coming Soon

Rhythm of Decision Making

More information coming soon!

Jonathan & Emily Martin

Worship Leaders & Presenters

Jonathan & Emily are singer-songwriters and worship leaders from Nashville, TN. They have a passion for creating music rooted in and filled with the Word as a powerful resource for personal and corporate worship, family worship, scripture memory, and everyday encouragement in the lives of believers. Over the past 7 years, they’ve released 7 albums and travel (along with their three kids: Judah, June, and Milo) sharing their songs and leading worship for churches and groups.

Coming Soon

Rhythm of Decision Making

More information coming soon!

Thursday Workshops

Over 20 workshops led by proven practioners will take place on Thursday afternoon. A complete listing will be available soon.

Friday 2 Hour Deep Dives

Friday’s in person event includes eight 2-hour deep dives focused on helping you establish new rhythms for soul-care, groups, leadership, families, church mental & emotional health, planning, and discipleship. In addition, there is a special academic session focused on the unique needs of academic leaders. Leaders will be announced soon.


All times are CST


Thursday Workshops - Paper/Project Presentations

Students have the opportunity to present a paper/project as a part of the Thursday Workshop sessions. The purpose is to provide academic and professional support for the important work of Christian Education and DiscipleMaking.

The Due Date for Paper Proposal Submission by 02/01/2022.


Friday - Establishing a New Rhythm in Academic Leadership

This is a special 2-hour session focused on helping academic leaders explore the upcoming opportunities and challenges facing the academic institutions as it relates to student involment and engagement.

Friday, April 22 - 9:15-11:15am

Presenter: TBD


Discount Rates

We recognize that the cost of hotels, especially in the Nashville area, have gone up significantly. In an effort to help you, we have secured some discount agreements with hotels. However, these hotels are not located directly downtown. The list and map describes the hotels and provides instructions regarding how to make a reservation. If you desire to stay downtown please use your favorite travel discounter to secure a reservation.

Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood


202 Summit View Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

Complementary parking and wifi, breakfast NOT included; Rate available until April 6, 2022

Reserve by Phone: 615-661-9477, extension 3 for reservations. Ask to make a reservation and reference your group code, G-CE22.

Reserve online: Click the Special Rates Drop Down then choose Corporate or Group Code and enter G-CE22.

Hampton Inn Nashville/Brentwood 1-65S


5630 Franklin Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN, 37027

King or Double beds available

Complementary parking, Free wifi

Rate available until April 6, 2022

Click below to reserve online

Four Points by Sheraton, Nashville/Brentwood


760 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027

Double beds only available

Complementary parking

Breakfast NOT included

Rate available until April 6, 2022

Click below to reserve online

Courtyard Nashville/Brentwood


103 East Park Drive Brentwood, TN, 37027

King room or a room with two Queen beds

Complimentary parking and wifi

Breakfast IS NOT included

Rate available until April 6, 2022

Call 800.321.2211 and reference the Baptist Association of Christian Educators Room Block to make reservations by phone. Or click below to reserve online.

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Brentwood


217 Centerview Drive, Brentwood, TN, 37027

Double beds only available

Complementary parking, Free wifi

Breakfast NOT included

Rate available until April 6, 2022

Click below to reserve online

Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites


9000 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, TN, 37027

King room or Double room

Complimentary parking and wifi

Breakfast IS NOT included

Click below to reserve online

Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt (Dwtn)


2613 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203

Double beds only available

Parking $25 self and $35 valet, Free wifi

Breakfast NOT included

Rate available until March 23, 2022

Please use the link below to make reservations online, or call the hotel reservations at 615-327-4707 and reference the block code BCE.

Thank You 2022 Partners!

All our partners provide the funding and resourcing necessary to help the Disciple Leaders Network deliver a quality conference and continue ministry throughout the year.

Thank you LifeWay

LifeWay is the major Ministry Partner with Disciple Leaders Network. They are helping us build a ministry that champions discipleship leaders and their work.


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