2023 National Disciple Leaders Network Conference

Thursday, April 20 – 21, 2023

Preconference Meetings, April 19

Forest Hills Baptist Church

2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215

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

Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one.

John 17:11, CSB

Event Information

April 20-21, 2023 | Nashville, TN

Forest Hills Baptist Church

The commission of Jesus for His church to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) requires unity–Unity among church staff, volunteers, members, and other Great Commimssion churches. Unity was so vital that Jesus prayed in John 17:11 that His disciples would be one as He is one with the Father. Then, in John 17:21-23 Jesus prayed for future believers–HIS CHURCH–that they too may be one as [He is] one with the Father.

This quest for unity is ongoing and requires a consistent disciplemaking strategy. One Body = One Mission will provide

  • Practical steps for helping you improve your disciplemaking strategy
  • Practical ways to discover and develop volunteers and staff,
  • Practical steps for leveraging existing and new relationships,

so that your church may fullfil Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19, CSB) who have reached unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. (Ephesians 4:13, CSB)


All registrations includes post conference digital access and one-year DLN membership.



Non-members and renewing DLN members attending conference.

Groups 2+


Use when registering 2 or more people from your church.

DLN Member


For current year DLN members and Lifetime members.

Member Renewal Only


Renew membership for 2023 if not attending conference


Jeff Iorg

Jeff Iorg

President, Gateway Seminary

Jeff teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway Seminary. He speaks frequently on these subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Pastor & Associate Professor of Preaching

Brian Eric Kennedy is Associate Professor of Preaching at Gateway Seminary. He has been the Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Church of Ontario, California, since 1998.

Jonathan & Emily Martin

Jonathan & Emily Martin

Worship Leaders

Jonathan & Emily are singer-songwrites and worship leaders from Nashville, TN. Over the past 7 years, they’ve released 7 albums and travel sharing their songs and leading worship for churches and groups.

More Speakers and Presenters Will be Announced Soon


All times are CST

Precon Experiences

Precon Experiences

In cludes acdemic focus, pre-conferences, and meet & greets. More info coming.

Main Event - Day One

Main Event - Day One

8:00am – Disciplemaking Town Square Open – Visit exhibits, share ideas, grab a snack.

9:00am – Main Session 1

10:30am – Workshops 1

11:30am – Disciplemaking Town Square Open

Noon – Lunch (provided) / Main Session 2

1:30pm – Workshops 2

2:30pm – Sweet Break / Disciplemaking Town Square Open

3:00pm – Workshops 3

4:15pm – Main Session 3

5:30pm – Time for Dinner with Friends (On Your Own)

Main Event - Day Two

Main Event - Day Two

8:00am – Disciplemaking Town Square Open – Visit exhibitis, share ideas, grab a snack.

9:00am – Main Session 4

10:00am – Workshops 4

11:15am – Main Session 5

12:00pm – Dismiss


All hotels are approximately 5 miles from Forest Hills Baptist Church.

Some hotels reservation web banners may say “Baptist Assocation of Christian Educators 2023 Conference”

Homewood Suites Nashville/Brentwood

5107 Peter Taylor Park, Brentwood,TN 37027

Rate: $164

Cut-off Date: April 5, 2023

Hampton Inn Nashville/Brentwood, I-65S

5630 Franklin Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027

Rate: $154

Cut-off Date: March 22, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Brentwood

217 Centerview Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027

Rate: $169

Cut-off Date: March 22, 2023

Courtyard Nashville/Brentwood

103 East Park Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027

Rate: $124

Cut-off Date: March 22, 2023

Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood

202 Summit View Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027

Rate: $129 (Use Corp/Grp Code: G-BCED)

Cut-off Date: March 29, 2023

Springhill Suites Nashville/Brentwood

7109 Town Center Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

Rate: $159

Cut-off Date: March 22, 2023

AC Hotel Nashville/Brentwood

5007 Maryland Way, Brentwood,  TN   37027

Rate: $189

Cut-off Date: March 29, 2023