Festival Gathering 2024
July 31 to August 2, 2024

NEW! Invite your friends to the Festival and get a discount!   Keep scrolling to see how to get your discount!

The 2024 Festival Gathering will fill you with hope for your journey so you can share the Good News of Jesus with others.


All are welcome. This festival is for churchgoers, lovers of our sacred texts, budding storytellers, experienced storytellers, visitors to the sick, teachers in Christian schools, Sunday school leaders, camp leaders, youth leaders, pastors, and YOU!


Theme: Hope for the Pastoral Journey: Stories of Sustenance and Renewal

Venue: Maritime Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Dates: Wednesday, July 31 -Friday, August 2, 2024

NEW! Invite your friends to the Festival.
This year, we are so excited to share our mission to learn and tell Biblical Stories that we are offering a new incentive. FG 2024 Referral Discount!
Refer one new person (a first-time attendee), you will receive a $100 discount (refund) on your registration fee. But don't stop there! If you refer five first-timers, your registration fee is 100% refunded!

Complete 3 Easy Steps:
Step 1:  Register yourself and have your friends register as members or nonmembers.
Step 2:  Fill out the Referral Refund Request form  (must be received by July 31)
Step 3:  You and your friends attend the Festival Gathering
Once the event is complete, we will confirm your guests attended for the first time and then the discount will be refunded to you by August 31!
Submit a Referral Discount Request
Hope for the Pastoral Journey: Stories of Sustenance and Renewal

Long-winded sermons, workshops that beat a dead horse, the same old messages repeated again and again. You know the conference drill. So do we! As pastors, storytellers, and
scholars, we’ve seen them all. That’s why we plan the Festival Gathering to be interactive, inspiring, and just downright fun.

Every day of the Festival Gathering starts with worship that is based on that day’s Theme Story. Our worship is different and exciting and moving, all at the same time. It’s heart-holding worship that keeps the Word at the center of our yearly conference. Then there’s the freedom to really share your thoughts with others: During worship, in workshops, and during our awesome networking opportunities. If you are looking for a deep-well experience that will renew your energy for ministry, then our conferenc is for you!

And let us not forget one of the highlights of the gathering - the keynote addresses! 

One of the most sought-after names in conferencing today is coming to the NBSI Festival Gathering! Anna Carter Florence: Author, seminary professor, and preacher, will be the keynote speaker for the 2024  Festival. This popular author is the Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

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Keynote Speaker
Anna Carter Florence
Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching
Columbia Theological Seminary