New Day Conference
The New Day Conference aims to encourage our sister churches by working together to restore the revolutionary mission of Christ’s church: making disciples of all nations.

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Thursday, September 13
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Ministry-Specific Workshops

North Boulevard Ministers offer workshops focused on evangelism in and through their specific ministries.

  • Multi-Ethnic Church - Hebrews Way 315
    with Church Consultant Sam Hall
  • Preaching Ministry - Fellowship Hall 1
    with David Young, Senior Minister
  • Church Planting - Fellowship Hall 2
    with West Murfreesboro campus minister Glenn Robb & David Hunzicker
  • Discipleship Ministry- Fellowship Hall 3
    with Milton Stanley, Discipleship Minister.
  • Women's Ministry - Fellowship Hall 4
    The Journey Women's Ministry with Nancy Hatton
  • Children's Ministry - Pit Stop classroom
    with Amy Sain, Children's Minister
  • Youth Ministry - Filling Station
    with David Skidmore, Youth Minister
  • Campus Ministry - FUEL classroom
    with Russell Rigsby & Ben Beavers, Church Planter Apprentices, MT316
  • Worship Ministry - Praise Team classroom
    with Worship Minister Shawn Frazier
  • Latino Ministry - Latino Wing
    with Jorge Suárez, Latino Minister
  • Elders/Shepherds - Hebrews Way 318
    with Kimball Bullington, Elder
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Main Auditorium

Praise & Worship

7:15 pm - 7:20 pm Main Auditorium

Welcome & Speaker Introductions

John Magnuson introduces evening speakers.

7:20 pm - 7:40 pm Main Auditorium

David Young

Asking the Right Questions

A key to moving forward is to ask the right questions. Many of our churches are either seeking answers for questions that no one is asking (traditionalism) or are inventing answers that are unbiblical (progressive liberalism). Let's begin asking questions that are based on the teaching and model of Jesus.

7:40 pm - 8:00 pm Main Auditorium

David Skidmore

Why Are We Losing Our Young Adults?

Few of our churches are effective retaining or reaching 18-26 year olds. We've tried to address the challenge through worship styles and marketing but the real answer lies in mission. Let's acknowledge the challenge and offer a hopeful path forward that invites young adults to be part of the solution.

8:00 pm - 8:07 pm Main Auditorium

NB Worship Ministry

8:07 pm - 8:10 pm Main Auditorium

Keynote Introduction

John Magnuson reads the scripture (1 Peter 2:11-12) and introduces the evening keynote.

8:10 pm - 8:45 pm Main Auditorium

Anthony Walker

Evening Keynote: How Do We Move Our Members From Social Christianity to Discipleship?

God has called his church to live as “strangers and aliens” in this world. But, what does that look like? And, why do so many of our members seem to share the same struggles that pervade our culture? Let’s talk about what it means to be a holy community.

8:45 pm - 8:55 pm Main Auditorium

David Young & Bobby Harrington

Introducing the Renew Network

Many of us sense it is time for a renewal movement in the church. Let's talk about how to join forces and start a new restoration.

8:55 pm - 9:00 pm Main Auditorium

Closing Praise

Friday, September 14
8:00 am - 8:30 am The Commons

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast in the Commons

8:30 am - 9:00 am Main Auditorium

Morning Prayer

Hosted by Jonathan & Makenzie Young

9:00 am - 9:15 am Main Auditorium

Praise & Worship

9:15 am - 9:20 am Main Auditorium

Welcome & Speaker Introductions

John Magnuson introduces the morning speakers.

9:20 am - 9:40 am Main Auditorium

James Nored

The Next Generation for Christ

We have the duty to prepare future generations to be disciples and make disciples. It is not optional. It is our responsibility! James will highlight Christ-centered mission and strategies for reaching GenX, Millennials, and GenZ/Digital generations—an optimistic “it’s being done and you can do it too” message.

9:40 am - 10:00 am Main Auditorium

Andy Miller

Missional Communities

The Acts 2 church holds the key for growth in today’s world. We don’t have to invent something new to reach our culture today, but rather reclaim the heart, spirit, and intent of the early church. Missional communities based on the Acts 2 model provide a pathway for re-creating disciple-making cultures for growing and planting churches today.

10:00 am - 10:15 am


10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions: Tool Time

Choose from one of seven breakout groups providing simple evangelistic tools that develop discipling opportunities:

  • Fellowship Hall 1: Every Believer a Witness with Tony Holt
  • Fellowship Hall 2: Discovery Bible Study with John King
  • Fellowship Hall 3: Missional Communities with Andy Miller
  • Fellowship Hall 4: Reaching College Students & Young Adults with Kerry Cox
  • HeBrews Way 304: Evangelism Tools with Jeff Shelton & Milton Stanley
  • HeBrews Way 310/316: The Next Generation for Christ with James Nored
  • Auditorium: The Renew Network with David Young & Bobby Harrington
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Life Center

Catered Box Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Main Auditorium

Keynote Introduction

John Magnuson introduces the afternoon speaker.

1:05 pm - 1:45 pm Main Auditorium

Robert Cox

Afternoon Keynote: Why Don't Our Churches Look Like Our Communities?

Our expectation of heaven is “every nation, tribe, people, and language,” yet Sunday mornings often remain the most segregated part our week. Let’s consider the great blessings that God has for us as we build multiethnic churches that witness to the power of the Gospel.

1:45 pm - 1:55 pm


1:55 pm - 2:00 pm Main Auditorium

Introduction to Discovery Bible Study

A short look at Discovery Bible Study. For more information, visit

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Main Auditorium

Sam Hall

Panel Discussion: Building a Multi-Ethnic Church

Sam Hall moderates a panel that includes David Young, Anthony Walker, Jorge Suárez, Quenshawn Nelson, Shawn Frazier, and Mack Ye. They will highlight successes and discuss the challenges to building an impactful multi-ethnic church.

2:50 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Main Auditorium

Praise & Worship

3:15 pm - 3:20 pm Main Auditorium

Keynote Introductions

John Magnuson introduces the afternoon speakers.

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Main Auditorium

David Young

Keynote: How Can We Be Both a Loving and Missional Community?

David Young discusses the tensions that exist when we seek to love one another while, at the same time, reaching the lost.

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Main Auditorium

Closing Praise

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Robert Cox

Robert is the Senior Minister for the Crossings Church in Wentzville, Missouri and has worked with churches in the mid-west for over thirty-five years. During that time, individual and congregational growth has hallmarked the churches he has worked with and planted. Robert’s ministry has relentlessly focused on reaching the lost and raising up those who have been reached. As a result, the Crossings Church has grown from thirty-five to over five hundred in attendance (less than 5% of whom have restoration movement roots) and has planted two new churches in the St. Louis area in the last four years with a third planned for 2020.

Robert has been married to Rita, the love of his life for over fourty years. He feels extremely blessed to have a son, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and six grandchildren whose faith honors God and him.

Robert’s passion for ministry flows from his genuine conviction that if God can use someone like him to make a difference, then he can use you as well!

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Andy Miller

Andy Miller was converted out of an agnostic/atheistic background and for the past 33 years has focused his energies on reaching the lost and encouraging others to do the same. He has a diverse experience having served as campus minister, outreach minister, and pulpit minister. Andy conducts Spread the WORD evangelism workshops to equip others to share their faith. He is now off to a new venture as a church planter in east Orlando reaching out to community and students at University of Central Florida.

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James Nored

James Nored (Doctor of Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary; serves as Executive Director for Next Generation for Christ and is the author and producer of the Story of Redemption Film Series (

James has served as a lead preaching minister and more in Churches of Christ (300-700 in size) in the Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Dallas, & Washington D.C. areas. He gives Next Generation and Story of Redemption seminars across the country and around the world, helping churches grow using Next Gen strategies. James is married to his wonderful wife Becki and has three beautiful girls—Gina, Emily, and Kaylee.

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David Skidmore

David Skidmore has served as the Youth Minister of North Boulevard since 2001. He and his wife Melissa are raising three teenagers of their own — Daisy, Anna Belle, and Lila Mae. David's mission is to serve as a "sycamore tree" to the teenagers of the nbyg, lifting them above the distractions of the crowd so they might see the approaching Savior more clearly.

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Anthony Walker

Anthony Walker has been preaching the gospel for 20 years. He has been actively involved in the church as a song leader, youth worker, preacher, and any other role God calls him. He is a mentee of Dr. Charles Beaman and assisted him at 40th Avenue Church of Christ for 5 years. While at 40th Avenue he served as an associate minister, bible school teacher, song leader, and youth worker. He participated in the Youth Conference accomplished an unprecedented feat of being Mr. Tennessee State Youth Conference three consecutive years. He attended Lipscomb University in pursuit of an Art Education Degree.

He is currently the full time minister of the Highway 231 Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tn where he has labored there for the past 10 years. During his tenure there, Hwy 231 has grown tremendously in membership and in service. He is a sought after speaker for gospel meetings and workshops. He has worked on several lectureships on the state, regional, and national levels as an a secretary, workshop coordinator, and speaker.

He and his wife, Jenny, recently celebrated 9 years of marriage in March. They are the proud parents of 2 young children: a son, Remington, and a daughter, Reign.

Bro. Walker delivers the Word in a simple, powerful, thought provoking manner that causes us all to examine our soul salvation.

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David Young

David Young grew up in the churches of Christ in Middle Tennessee, where he began preaching at the age of 16. He currently serves as the Senior Minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several colleges, and travelled widely teaching and preaching, leading mission trips and hosting tours to the Holy Lands and to other religious sites.

He has published chapters in several books, has circulated numerous papers, and has published several books, including Alive in the Spirit: A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, Extreme Discipleship: Following Jesus from the Gospel of Mark, and NEW DAY: Restoring the Revolutionary Mission of Christ’s Church.

He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University.

You can follow David on Facebook or Twitter.



The 2018 New Day Conference will take place Thursday & Friday, September 13 & 14, 2018 at North Boulevard's East Murfreesboro campus.

Event registration is $79 per person. Spouses and North Boulevard members attend at no cost, but should still register. See instructions on the registration form, and register each attendee separately.

When registering, you'll have the option to receive a copy of David Young's book A New Day at no cost to you. This is recommended reading before arriving at New Day Conference, but not necessary.

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