Then National Conference on Preaching NCP 2024

The National Conference on Preaching

May 14th - May 16th, 2024
Chicago, Illinois

Regular Admission


Expires May 15, 2024
Door Admission $225

Take advantage of this special offer before time runs out.

Spouse/Staff Rate


Per staff member
Requires at least one regular/special rate admission.

Special Rates


For college & seminary students, missionaries, and planters

Students must be enrolled full-time at a college, university, or seminary.

Full-time missionaries may benefit from this rate.

Church planters must have planted a church within the last 2 years.

If you have any questions about qualifying for this special rate, call our office at 864.328.1809


Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Chicago, IL 60187

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

Conference Hotel

by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532

Group Code: CDTCOP

Conference Schedule


9:00 am

11:00 am
Registration Opens

1:00 pm
Opening Session

2:55 pm

3:30 pm

4:45 pm
Evening Session

5:45 pm


9:00 am
Morning Session

10:30 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm
Lunch Break

1:15 pm
Afternoon Session

3:00 pm

3:30 pm

4:45 pm
Evening Session

5:45 pm


9:00 am
Morning Session

11:45 am

New auxiliary conference for women this year!

Refreshing the Woman's Soul

In conjunction with the National Conference on Preaching, this year, there will be an auxiliary conference with a similar theme, Refreshing the Woman’s Soul (RWS). This gathering is specifically designed for pastors’ wives and women in ministry. It will feature female leaders who can speak about the challenges women face in ministry and their personal lives. The RWS luncheon is sponsored by Contagious Joy for Him and Restoring the Home.

Diane Nix


Sherelle Ducksworth

Sherelle Ducksworth

Christie Hill

Christie Hill

Redunda Noble

Redunda Noble

A panel discussion featuring all of our RWS leaders who will talk about their own experiences in ministry.

Fellowship with others who share your calling and role in ministry at a catered luncheon.
Each guest will receive a collection of resources from our incredible sponsors.
For Ministry Wives

Between A Rock and a Glass House

To the average church member, the role of a ministry wife is clear....but is it? Most churches expect a 'for free' second staff member with the housekeeping of Joanna Gaines and the hospitality of Ree Drummond while most of us struggle to balance supporting our husbands, caring for our children, juggling our finances, holding down a job, and carrying out our own calling all at the same time. Unfair expectations can push tensions to the breaking point. How does the ministry wife navigate a life of glasshouse ambiguity? Come discuss your church's expectations and your reality and how to live well in the tension between the two.

Glass House
Woman with a lot of Pressure
Breakout #1

Pressing On when the Pressure is On

Ministry life is FULL of pressures—both positive and negative. Making the goal of our lives to know Christ is admirable and honorable, but do we comprehend the cost? While the modern church focuses so much of our lives on outward successes, Paul challenges us to realize that it doesn’t matter what pedigree we have in the religious world if we don’t intimately know the one who has called and given us the place we serve. Himself imprisoned while writing to the Philippians; Paul explained how we are to know Christ—forgetting what lies behind us, we keep running toward the prize promised by the one who called us. Let’s discuss what it takes for a ministry wife to stay focused and motivated to finish the race set before her!

Spiritually Health Woman
Breakout #2

A Spiritual Reset

Have you lost your spiritual hunger? Are you cold to the things of the Spirit? Do you hear the Lord speak? In a world in which Christians use “Christianeaze” and the latest social media post to manage their spiritual maturity and health, we might need to evaluate our spiritual health. Where are you in light of your connection with the Lord? Join Diane and take a look at a Spiritual Reset.


Training Session

Building a Dynamic Sermon

Plan to arrive early and enjoy a three-hour pre-conference training session on Building a Dynamic Sermon. Led by Clamp Divinity School professor Dr. Kris Barnett, the class will offer practical guidelines for designing and delivering sermons that will make a transforming difference in your congregation.

Registration for the pre-conference is an additional $95. (Pre-conference registration requires registration for the full National Conference on Preaching.)

Register Online

We thank our sponsors for supporting the National Conference on Preaching.


 NCP2024 Welcomes Renew Collective to Lead Worship

Conference Hotel


Great Wolf Lodge Concord

10175 Weddington Rd, Concord, NC 28027


Fitness Facilities
Free Internet
Mobile Check-In/Out
Indoor Water Park Pass

Concierge Service
Free Parking
Shuttle Service

Please do not contact the host church for hotel recommendations.
Here is a list of alternative hotels.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte- 704-979-7900

Embassy Suites by Hilton – 704-455-8200

Wingate by Wyndham – 704-979-1300

SpringHill Suites by Marriot – 704-979-2500

Comfort Suites Concord Mills – 7014-979-3800

Homewood Suites by Hilton – 980-313-3100

Residence Inn by Marriott – 704-454-7862

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Contact Information
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Office Location
316 Boulevard Box 1082
Anderson, SC 29621