Flourish, a new conference of the NAE, will offer Christian pastors and leaders a space to have hard conversations on the toughest issues facing the Church today. At Flourish, they will be equipped to foster thriving communities and navigate complexity with biblical clarity. 

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Flourish will offer: 

  • Dynamic presentations representing rich, diverse and thoughtful evangelical perspectives on difficult issues; 
  • Guided table discussions to reflect and further enhance one’s understanding of challenges and opportunities; 
  • Mentoring by a seasoned evangelical leader who will facilitate table discussions; and  
  • Transformative resources and connections on each topic. 

Our cultural moment is marked by considerable complexity — polarization in our politics, the public disgrace of high-profile evangelical leaders, ongoing challenges of racial injustice, confusion around sexuality, and more. Many are confused and discouraged wondering what the gospel has to say about it all. Furthermore, the evangelical identity has been scandalized by the ways it has been used for political or ideological purposes. Flourish will tackle these issues with wisdom and grace, and offer a way for us to move forward together.


Nona Jones

What to Do About Racial Justice

Walter Kim

Faith That Will Flourish

Ed Stetzer

Beyond Our Cultural Convulsion

Derwin Gray

The Gospel, Race, Racial Justice and Unity

Rebecca McLaughlin

Jesus & the Next Generation

Nick Hall

Capturing Gen Z for the Gospel

Kelly Rosati

The End of Roe v. Wade — What’s Next?

James Choung

Gateway Questions

Jimmy Mellado

A Different Take on Psalm 23

Curt Thompson

Soul Care Workshop

Janet Dean

Sexual Identity in Today’s World & Church

Rachel Gilson

What the Bible Says (or Doesn’t Say) About LGBTQ+

Jeremy Del Rio

Leadership in the Trenches

Lisa Treviño Cummins

Becoming the Beloved Community

Richard Stearns

Lessons from Leading

Dhati Lewis

Pursuing a Holistic Gospel Witness



Tuesday, October 4

12:00–1:00 p.m. | Registration
1:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Day 1 (includes dinner)

Wednesday, October 5

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  |  Day 2 (includes lunch)

*More specifics will be added closer to the event.



601 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210


Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport

1112 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Main Phone Number: 615-866-9090
NAE Room Rate: $159.00; Includes complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, fitness center, indoor pool, business center, parking, airport shuttle.
Reservation Procedure: Call 1-800-333-3333 and request a reservation under the NAE, or by clicking this direct link.
Cancellation:  At least 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival.
Cut-Off Date: September 12, 2022

Tru by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center

500 Rep John Lewis Way
South Nashville, TN 37203

Main Phone Number: 629-255-0303
NAE Room Rate: $209.00; Includes complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, fitness center, Outdoor pool
Parking Fee: $39 per night
Reservation Procedure: Call 629-255 -0303 and request a reservation under the NAE, or by clicking this direct link.
Cancellation: At least 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival.
Cut-Off Date: September 12, 2022

Transportation and Parking

Nashville Airport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the main airport and only a short 15 minute ride to the venue.

Parking at Rocketown

There are a limited number of free parking spaces at and around the venue.  The venue is easily accessible by taxi, Uber or Lyft.  There are several paid parking garages in the area.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. An 85% refund will be granted when the cancellation request is received 15 business days prior to the event. A 50% refund will be granted if the request is received between 14 and 7 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be granted if the request is received with fewer than 7 business days prior to the event.

Any cancellation request received fewer than 15 business days prior to the event (or after the event date has passed) due to an extenuating circumstance may be reviewed. Extenuating circumstances can be (but are not limited to) a death in the family, documented positive COVID-19 test, etc.

If the event is cancelled by the NAE, registrants will be extended a full refund (100%).

To flourish is to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. The Flourish conference represents a unique opportunity to reframe evangelicalism in transformative ways.

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We are grateful for the following donors who help to make Flourish possible:

Ken and Kathy Artz
Jay and Barb Barnes
Eric and Elizabeth Ha
Terry and Connie Palmberg
George and Crystal Soltero
Harold and Judy Smith

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