Registration is open for the annual Disciple-Making Conference, taking place in Charlotte on Feb. 27, 2024. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming discipleship event.

On Feb. 27, 2024, N.C. Baptists from across the state will gather together in Charlotte to explore how to win, build and send missional disciples at the annual Disciple-Making Conference. 

This one-day conference, hosted by Hickory Grove Baptist Church at the Mallard Creek Campus,  will feature over 30 breakout sessions covering a variety of topics, including creating a disciple-making culture, discipleship in an urban environment, women’s discipleship and more. N.C. Baptists will walk away from the conference encouraged and equipped to be on mission together, ready to develop disciple-making disciples. 

“There’s no more important task than equipping leaders in the local church so they are sharpened for the mission,” said Brian Upshaw, director of the Ministry Strategies group for N.C. Baptists. “The Disciple-Making Conference has become an anticipated training event in the life of N.C. Baptists. I hear from pastors and other ministry leaders throughout the year about how valuable the conference is to them.”

This year, conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte. Pressley has served as senior pastor of Hickory Grove since 2010.

In addition to his ministry at Hickory Grove, Pressley has taken on a variety of leadership roles within the state and national convention. From 2014 to 2015, he served as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and in 2013 he served as vice president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference. He currently serves on the N.C. Baptist board of directors. 

The Disciple-Making Conference will begin at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Feb. 27. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Cost for the conference is $15 per person and will include lunch and a bundle of resources. 

Registration is open online. Click here to register for the conference.

“We pray the 2024 conference equips N.C. Baptists to reach the lost, train the church member, send the called and serve their community,” Upshaw said. 

To learn more about the Disciple-Making Conference, including a list of breakout sessions, visit