2019 NBA Incubate SENT Seminar

September 11-14, 2019

What is SENT Seminar?

The NBA Incubate SENT Seminar equips Social ENTrepreneurs for leadership and change! This four-day seminar is designed for Disciples and their leadership teams who are starting new health and social services ministries. The SENT Seminar will cover the basics of nonprofit ministry startups, as well as skills for leadership and change in our global and faith communities. 

From Past Participants:

"Before attending the SENT Seminar, I had no idea what impact it would have on turning my dream into a living project. I was so impressed at how the whole structure, from arrival to departure, was a joy leaping inside of me that said, “they care about what you have envisioned.” The workshops were well thought out and planned. I really enjoyed the hands-on exercise of setting up my social media page before I left. I am such a taskmaster, and checking that one off the list felt good. ... The NBA staff were so incredible and professional in how they met with all the attendees. I felt that my dream was shared in a safe place, and it gave me time to reflect on what it could become." -- Syvoskia Pope, 2017

"I am so very grateful to have participated in this wonderful learning and inspiring gathering. Meeting all the others from various parts of North America, with totally different backgrounds and different stories, I was overwhelmed by our similar desire to make real changes in the world for the good of others. ... The speakers who shared pertinent information for how to implement our tasks were all on point. From the perspectives of marketing, legal and financial issues, as well as the leadership training, I gained not only a tremendous amount of knowledge, but I also came away with a heart-felt belief that I can do this thing! I am setting goals to accomplish and am actually doing them." -- Abby Catoe, 2017

See photo highlights from the 2018 SENT Seminar on Facebook >>

Read reflections from SENT Seminar Participants from 20182017 and 2016 >> 


  • When: September 11-14, 2019
  • Where: The Casa, Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Stay tuned for: workshops, presenters, and other event details!

Application and Registration:

We invite Disciples social entrepreneurs with a budding health or social service ministry, or a solid idea for one, to apply. If you are interested, please complete the application/inquiry form below, selecting the "yes" button for the 2019 SENT Seminar. If your project/ministry is selected to attend, NBA Incubate Program Staff will then contact you regarding registration, which will be open from June 3 - August 15.

For more information, please contact Larry J. Morris, III, NBA Incubate Program Associate and Darnell Fennell, NBA Director of Social Entrepreneurship. Thanks!

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September 11-14, 2019
The Casa, Franciscan Renewal Center
Scottsdale, AZ
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Incubate Program Associate

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Executive Vice President