Our COVID-19 gathering-limit has been met for the Abide conference! BUT we have a waiting list in case those restrictions are lifted before the conference. It’s filling up fast. So don’t wait to sign up!

Join us February 19-20, 2021

We hope you’ll join us for this year’s annual Abide Conference, hosted by NOBTS and Leavell College! It is our desire that you would be greatly encouraged in your walk with the Lord through the rich Bible teaching, engaging worship, and fellowship with so many other sisters in Christ. 

This conference is open to all women, from ladies within the NOBTS and Leavell College family and those in our community, both near and far. This conference is worth your time and investment, and it is our prayer that you will walk away abiding more deeply in Christ than ever before.

Abide 2021 theme

Featuring Bible teacher and author, Jen Wilkin

“Hearing God’s faithfulness in the lives of other women was a timely salve to my aching heart.”

• Christi Hagans, NOBTS Alumni •


Conference Pricing


Student pricing


Regular registration


Each ticket includes admission to 3 main sessions, 3 break-out sessions, materials, and Friday night snacks.


There will be 3 additional add-on meal options.
$20 for 2 hot meals from the Cafeteria (Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast)
$8 Chick-Fil-A lunch (Saturday)
$10 Translator Headset

Worship led by Mark-Anthony Thomas of Vintage Church




Registration begins

Leavell Chapel Porch



River City Cafe


Doors Open

Leavell Chapel


Main Session #1

Leavell Chapel


Break-Out Sessions #1

Various Locations


Snacks & Fellowship

In front of Leavell Chapel


Friday Evening Concludes





River City Cafe


Main Session #2

Leavell Chapel


Break-Out Sessions #2

Various Locations



In front of Leavell Chapel


Break-out Sessions #3

Various Locations


Main Session #3

Leavell Chapel


Conference Concludes


*For those who purchased the meal plan.


Building your Women’s Ministry on the Word

Changed by God’s Word

Martha Bailey

(See Description)

Comforting Others with God’s Word

Kathy Steele

(See Description)

Communicating God’s Word

Trusting the Bible as God’s Word

Memorizing God’s Word

Christi Gibson

(See Description)

Praying God’s Word

Elizabeth Luter

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Prioritizing God’s Word in Your Daily Life

Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

Micah Putman

(See Description)

Sharing God’s Word

Carolyn Fountain

(See Description)

Studying the Bible On Your Own

Stephanie Lyon

(See Description)

Unlocking the Context of Scripture

Heather Johnson

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Dándole Prioridad a La Palabra De Dios en Su Vida Diaria

Karla Rossi-Gonzalez (Spanish)
(See Description)

Compartir La Palabra de Dios

Maria Wetzel (Spanish)

(See Description)

Consolando a otros con la Palabra de Dios

Kathy Steele (Spanish)
(See Description)

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I dress for ABIDE?

Our women’s conference is designed to make everyone feel at home. So come as you are! You can come straight from work, dress up if you’d like, or be more comfortable and casual. Just make sure to bring a light sweater/cardigan in case you’ll get cold.

Where will registration check-in be?

Registration check-in will be held on the Leavell Chapel porch, located in the center of campus when you go past the guard shack. Once you arrive, please approach one of our registration volunteers to have the QR code on your ticket(s) scanned and to receive your wristband for the weekend. 

Where should I park?

We have several areas for parking on our campus. (Click here to see the campus map.) The spots closest to Leavell Chapel will be reserved as handicap spots. We highly recommend carpooling to the event so that we have enough parking for all. As you come to the guard shack, be prepared to stop and let them know that you are with the Abide conference.

How are you going to properly clean your facilities due to Covid-19 concerns?

After each main session and breakout session, the facilities will be properly sanitized. In addition, bathrooms, door handles, and other surfaces will be cleaned frequently to minimize any spread of germs.

Do you already have the date for the 2022 Abide conference?

Yes we do. Please mark your calendars for February 4-5, 2022!

How will I receive my meals during the event?

Each food station will be manned by our volunteers who will be wearing gloves and/or a fask mask if required. All food will be plated by our trusted cafeteria staff and the Chick-Fil-A lunches will be individually boxed with a few of our volunteers distributing them. All breaktime refreshments will be individually wrapped and you will be able to pick them up as you go by.

Will lodging be available?

Yes! Providence Guest House is our hotel that is located directly across the street from the Seminary campus at 4104 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70126. If you would like to make a reservation, please contact the hotel front desk by calling (888) 886-7276. Please note that space is limited. And when booking with the Providence Guest House, please use promo code ABIDE2021.

If you would like more info about hotels in the area, click here.

How do I register my church group?

Click the registration link, select Church Group Registration, and then just fill out the onscreen questions.

You can also download this flyer here.

What should I bring to ABIDE?

If you don’t bring anything else, make sure to bring your Bible! We will be learning from God’s Word all weekend. (If you don’t have a Bible, please let us know and we would love to provide one for you.) You will also want to bring a pen or pencil so that you can take notes in the booklet we will provide for you. Lastly, please be sure to have your tickets with you when you arrive. You can either print them out or show us the confirmation email on your phone. 

Can I bring my teenage daughter with me?

This women’s conference is designed to minister to women. The content of the main teaching sessions and breakout sessions will be geared toward meeting the needs of ladies. If you believe that your high school daughter can learn from and engage with adult topics, then she is welcome to purchase a ticket as well.

If I have food allergies, can I still purchase the meal plan?

Since allergies are prevalent in today’s culture, please look closely at the menu that will be served through the meal plan. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate beyond those meal options. So, if you have an allergy to something that is being offered, we ask that you make other arrangements for your meals. 

If you have to cancel the event, will I receive a refund?

We know the uncertainty that surrounds planning post Covid-19. To alleviate any concerns, we will refund your money (minus a 5% transaction fee) if we have to cancel the 2021 ABIDE conference.

Will childcare be provided during this event?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare for this event.

Will there be resources available for purchase?

Of course! Lifeway will be selling resources during the event that will help you and your ladies go deeper into the Word of God. They will accept credit/debit cards as well as cash or check. If your church has a Lifeway Resource account, they will be able to charge the account at that time. Please be sure to have your account information with you during checkout to ensure a speedy checkout process.

Can I print a flyer?

Yes! If you’d like to print a flyer to share with your church or Bible study group, you can download that right here.

This is a great Ladies Retreat!

Isn’t it nice when everything is planned for you, so every lady in your women’s ministry can enjoy a retreat weekend? Well, that is what we have done for you with the Abide Women’s Conference.

We provide lodging, all your meals, and a weekend of enrichment and training as we dive into God’s Word together.

All you have to do is register, reserve your rooms, and attend.

Also, when you register a group of 10 or more you will receive a $1 off per registrant. To make your hotel reservations, please call Providence Guest House at (888) 886-7276. We also have a list of hotels in the area if you prefer or if PGH is full.

But hurry, space is limited!

Download a printable flyer

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Building Your Women’s Ministry Based on the Word


Connecting women in your local church begins with the basics of building community centered on God’s word. Discover how to develop small groups and creative ways to engage women not with a discipleship program but a discipleship lifestyle.

Changed by God’s Word


What would happen if we did more than just read God’s Word? What if we actually did what it says? James tells us we would be changed. We would be a different kind of Bible study girl. Join us in this session to hear a personal testimony of how God changed the hearts of women through His Word and the powerful impact it had on their community.

Comforting Others with God’s Word


God's Word gives us great comfort, and can be a source of wonderful comfort for others. Sensitivity to what we share, who we share it with, and how we share is a crucial part of the effectiveness of comforting others with God's Word.

Communicating God’s Word


Communicating God’s Word is essential for outreach and discipleship. Yet what are the most effective means to share the truth of the Gospel? This session will explore how to teach the Bible truthfully, passionately, and clearly to bring about life change.

Trusting the Bible


What makes the Bible different from other religious books? How can we trust that this is actually the Word of God? This breakout session will strive to answer these questions and more as we look at Jesus, the claims He made, and how we can trust that the Bible is God’s Word.

Armed and Ready – Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart


Let’s face it. Most of us don’t even know our loved ones’ phone numbers by heart anymore. Why memorize the Bible when we can find just about any verse in 10 seconds or less on our phones? Hiding God’s Word in our hearts prepares us to walk confidently through crises and challenge — and it will always prove to be profitable. In this breakout, we’ll discover some creative ways to develop the habit of Bible memory and we’ll learn a verse together to get us started!

Praying God’s Word


Praying is not an option. It is an absolute necessity. We will spend time in Psalm 119 to find encouragement to develop our prayer lives. We will walk through the Scripture to develop a posture of prayer and commitment to consistency . The Scripture will remind us to pray without ceasing. Join us to discover the rewards of developing this spiritual discipline.

Prioritizing God’s Word in Your Daily Life


How do we make God's Word part of our daily life? What steps do we need to take to allow His powerful Word to shape, form, altar, focus, lead, guide, illuminate, comfort, convict, restore and refresh us moment by moment throughout our days? Discover the secret of allowing the Word to shape your daily living. Season every conversation with the Word as an overflow of your personal, intimate relationship with the Lord. Learning to connect your spiritual life to your physical life-impacting every conversation.

Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament


What makes the Bible different from other religious books? How can we trust that this is acWhen we want to learn about the nature and the character of Jesus, our natural inclination is to head straight to the New Testament; yet Jesus told his followers that the words of the Old Testament pointed to him (John 5:39). In this breakout session, we will dive into the Old Testament–the scripture that Jesus himself read–and see how the promise of the Messiah is evident from the first verses of Genesis to the last verses of Malachi.

Sharing God’s Word


The word of God is meant to be shared. God’s word is the foundation of who we are, what we believe, how we witness, how we minister, how we live. Sharing God’s word seems to be the natural next step for one who abides in His word and who allows His word to abide in her. Discover the joy!

Studying the Bible on Your Own


God’s Word is living and active, and speaks Truth into our lives that will change us when we read and study it. Together, we’ll look at some key tools that anyone, anytime, anywhere, can use when approaching the Word of God, to begin to draw out the meaning of the text and how it applies to your life. Come learn some practical tips that will transform your daily Bible reading to help you discover God’s intent and power behind His Living Word and how it will transform your heart and life each time you study it.

Unlocking the Context of Scripture


Understanding the context of Scripture leads to rich, meaningful, transforming time in God’s Word. During this session, we will dig into familiar and unfamiliar Scriptures to unlock the power of understanding context and witness the Scripture come alive. Join us for tips, tools, and a fun time. You will leave that with tools you can use and pass on to others.

Dándole Prioridad a La Palabra De Dios en Su Vida Diaria


Nuestras vidas son guiadas por la prioridad que le damos a Dios cada día. Dedicarle tiempo a leer y conversar con Dios debe y puede ser nuestra prioridad.

Compartir La Palabra de Dios


Hablaremos sobre cómo usar la Palabra de Dios mientras compartimos nuestra fe durante nuestra vida diaria. Discutiremos como superar cualquier obstáculo al compartir la palabra de Dios. Te irás con una renovada confianza en querer contarles a otros acerca del amor de Jesucristo.

Consolando a otros con la Palabra de Dios


Palabras de aliento en para consolar a otros las encontramos en la Palabra de Dios.