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!
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
“Hearing God’s faithfulness in the lives of other women was a timely salve to my aching heart.”
• Christi Hagans, NOBTS Alumni •
Worship led by Mark-Anthony Thomas of Vintage Church
Leavell Chapel Porch
River City Cafe
Main Session #1
Break-Out Sessions #1
Snacks & Fellowship
In front of Leavell Chapel
Friday Evening Concludes
River City Cafe
Main Session #2
Break-Out Sessions #2
In front of Leavell Chapel
Break-out Sessions #3
Main Session #3
*For those who purchased the meal plan.
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!