Special Events

NACC Special Events provide additional opportunities for you to connect with others, have a nice meal, hear a featured speaker, enjoy musical guests, and more. Many Special Events require tickets. Ticket prices may increase, and tickets may sell out. Tickets are not mailed; pick up your tickets at NACC Ticket Will Call, located near Registration in the Exhibit Hall of the Kansas City Convention Center.

Note: the Children’s Convention does not have program coverage during these special events. Please arrange childcare. See the Children’s Convention schedule for more details.

ALL TICKETS ARE ADVANCED SALE ONLY; DUE TO CATERING REQUIREMENTS, THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE TICKET SALES AT THE 2017 NACC TICKET WILL CALL.

Ticket Sales End June 23, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

1:00 PM

Race and Restoration Summit

Ben CachiarasGeries ShaheenKatie HargroveRob DanielsJosiah DanielsSean PalmerTravis Hurley

Room 2103 A

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TIME:  1 - 9 PM
The Race & Restoration Summit is a unique gathering hosted by Dream of Destiny. It was designed to provide a safe place for engaging issues that contribute to the persistent racial tensions in our country. It is an opportunity to come together to talk about race relations in the church and the need for redemption. You will leave this gathering with the steps that will set you and your ministry on the path to fostering ethnic and cultural diversity among churches across the United States.

We have been blessed with a cadre of ministry leaders who will facilitate dynamic and provocative conversations. Our guest speakers include, Rob Daniels, Sean Palmer, Geries Shaheen, Katie Hargrove, Ben Cachiaras and Travis Hurley. If you are ready to be inspired, encouraged and challenged then register now for the second Race & Restoration Summit in Kansas City as part of the 2017 NACC! 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

8:30 AM

Logos Bible Software Training

Room 2203

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TIME: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sponsored by Faithlife Logos Bible Software.

Come learn how to take your Bible study or sermon prep to the next level using Logos Bible Software. Bring your laptop for hands-on training on how to expertly utilize this Bible study tool beyond your expectations. Tickets are $10 and include four-hour training session and refreshment break.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE; THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE TICKET SALES AT THE 2017 NACC.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:30 AM

Senior Pastor Mentorship Breakfast

Room 2105

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TIME: 7:30-8:30 AM
Senior pastors can feel isolated and weary from the burden of leadership. Come be refreshed as seasoned pastors invest in you and your ministry.Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

Women in Ministry Breakfast

Room 2101

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TIME:  7:30 - 8:45 AM
Life can be challenging for women serving in ministry. Come be inspired and encouraged to use the gifts God has given you. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other women serving in ministry roles across the country.
Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

12:30 PM

Seniors Luncheon

Ken Idleman

Grand Ballroom 2501 A

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TIME:  12:30 - 2 PM
Ken Idleman will share from his years of ministry experience. Ken currently serves as the Vice President of Leadership Development at TheSolomon Foundation.Tickets are $25 and include the meal.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2:30 PM

It's Time To Sing

Murray Hollis

Room 2103 BC

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TIME:  2:30-3:30 PM
The old favorite hymns, gospel songs, and choruses are still an exciting and inspiring avenue of praise to our Lord and that is what makes this hour of music unique and worth marking on your convention schedule.  Murray Hollis, Jon Stedman, Steve Kehrer and members of the Gospel Lads, Carla Scott, Tammy Nelson, the Q, and Melton Family Singers will be leading this look into the Sunday Songbook.  The singing is always heartfelt and voices of joyous expression can be heard ringing down the halls.   Though most of the hour will be spent lifting your voices with fellow worshippers, there will also be special music presented by members of the groups leading the praise.  Let’s get together, because “It’s Time to Sing”.

This was formerly a ticketed event that cost $5, but now it is a fully sponsored free event! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

5:30 PM

President's Banquet

John Ortberg

Grand Ballroom 2501 A

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TIME: 5:30 - 7 PM
Join us as John Ortberg, bestselling author of several books including Soul Keeping and All the Places to Go, shares from his decades of ministry experience. Tickets are $28 and include the meal.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

9:30 PM

Movie Night: I Can Only Imagine

Hall E

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I Can Only Imagine: Coming to Theaters Easter 2018!

It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many. And next Easter, in theaters everywhere, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE will encourage people in a whole new way. 

See It First!

As part of NACC ’17, you are invited to be among the first to experience I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, the brand-new movie from the Erwin Brothers—the directors of October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn.

This special private screening will be Wednesday evening, June 28 in Hall E right after the main session. 

Watch the Teaser Trailer (password: imagine)


Thursday, June 29, 2017

7:30 AM

Dream of Destiny Breakfast

Derwin Gray

Room 2104 A

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TIME: 7:30 - 9 AM
Dream of Destiny invites ministry leaders to a breakfast focused on fostering more diversity in their leadership, staff, and congregations. Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

Ministry Networking Breakfast

Room 2105

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TIME:  7:30 - 8:30 AM
Discover practical ideas, new resources, and fresh perspectives to aid your ministry in roundtable discussions. Tickets are $5 and include the meal.

Ministers' Wives Breakfast

Sarah Huxford

Room 2101

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TIME:  7:30 - 8:45 AM
Ministers’s wives are invited to enjoy a morning of food and fellowship with other sisters in Christ. Tickets are $5 andinclude the meal.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

12:30 PM

Lunch & Learn with Pete the Planner

Room 2105

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TIME:  12:30 - 1:30 PM

"Are you Retirement Ready? Do You Have A Plan to Get You There?"

Most people know they need to make a plan for retirement but few know how to actually do it. Pension Fund is here to help. During this year's NACC, we will be hosting a lunch & learn with financial expert, Pete the Planner®.  

Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning comedian and an award-winning financial mind. He's a USA TODAY columnist and the author of ten books. He is the host of the popular radio show, "The Pete the Planner Show", and the podcast "Million Dollar Plan." Pete has appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, Fox News, "Fox Business", "Good Morning America", as well as numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. Pete is regularly considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world.

So if you work in ministry and are looking for help in retirement planning, join us. We'd love to have you.  Tickets are $10 and include lunch.

Lunch & Learn: Discipleship, Data & Metrics

Room 2104 A

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TIME:  12:30 - 1:30 PM
Data and metrics aren’t just for businesses. Every day, we consciously and unconsciously use both to explain events, evaluate progress and tell stories. Data and metrics don’t necessarily give you all the answers and, by themselves, can’t make you better. However, used well, they can help you assess church engagement and measure the intangibles of discipleship. Please join us if you want to discover how data and metrics apply in a church context and how they help you close the gap between the ministry you have today and the ministry you want to become. 

Presented by David Coons, Church Community Builder

Tickets are $10 and include lunch.

Ladies Luncheon

Charlotte Gambill

Grand Ballroom 2501 A

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TIME:  12:30 - 2 PM
Best-selling author and speaker Charlotte Gambill will join us for the Ladies Luncheon. She is known for her practical, humorous, and passionate application of God’s word. Tickets are $25 and include the meal.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

9:00 PM

After-Party

Exhibit Hall

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TIME:  9-11 PM
Finish out your NACC experience with the big After-Party! It's a great time for EVERYONE to connect, laugh, reflect on the week, share stories, renew old friendships, share good-byes, eat fun foods, visit exhibit booths, play games, take pictures, and MOST OF ALL, continue the celebration of the week with a party to create more memories.

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