Senior Fest reflects on past, dreams for future

Life can be productive at every stage. This year’s Senior Fest, “A Heritage of Faith: Reflecting on the past, dreaming of the future,” April 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., is focused on helping senior adults and Baby Boomers make the most of life experience and talents.

New this year to the one-day event, presented by the Social Work Department in the Division of Church and Community Ministries, are specialized sessions to help equip senior adult ministry leaders.

“We look forward to hosting adults 55+ on the beautiful NOBTS campus for a day of worship, fellowship, and fun,” said Dr. Loretta Rivers, professor of social work. “SeniorFest provides a wonderful opportunity to hear presentations from NOBTS professors and students on a variety of topics including Baptist heritage, archaeology, and marriage enrichment.”

The deadline to secure the early registration fee of $35 per person is March 10. Lunch is provided. Registration from March 10-17 is $38. To register, click here or visit

Dr. Chuck Kelley, president, is the event plenary speaker. More than a dozen breakout sessions addressing mentoring opportunities, living a missional life, turning trials into hope, investing in the lives of others, theological issues for today, and other topics, are featured. Sessions are led by NOBTS faculty and students. Registration for the breakout sessions is available online.

To volunteer to help in registration, break-out sessions, hallways and cafeteria, email by March 1. Two-hour shifts are available.

Overnight accommodations are available at Providence Guest House by calling 504.816.8178. For information, email or call 504.816.8106.