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A Noble Task

A Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders


A Noble Task is a one-day conference to equip and encourage pastors and church leaders in truth, leadership, and fellowship.

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If you're a pastor or church leader, we would be thrilled to have you join us for our annual one-day conference, A Noble Task, sponsored in part by Chicagoland Baptists.

As a church leader, you likely spend a lot of time leading, teaching, planning, serving, and generally pouring yourself out for those in your church. But how are you doing?

At Brainard, we believe the work of Christian ministry is immensely valuable and honorable: truly, a noble task - 1 Timothy 3:1. As such, A Noble Task Pastor's Conference is designed to serve, encourage, equip and refresh pastors and church leaders like you.

Do you love the church and the glory of God? We want you to be able to continue your ministry, fully and faithfully! We hope that this one-day event, with a minimal cost and time commitment, can be part of making that possible.


Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9am-3pm

Brainard Avenue Baptist Church

6251 S. Brainard Avenue

Countryside, IL 60525

Check-in and breakfast opens at 8:30am

The cost is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, a book, and conference materials

Session Topics

The Centrality of God's Word in Church Revitalization (Andy Davis)

Necessary Implications of the Church Search Process (Ty Gooch)

Q&A (Andy Davis and Ty Gooch)

Battling Discouragement in Pastoral Ministry (Andy Davis)

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Featured Speaker: Andy Davis

(Photo courtesy of FBC Durham)

Andy Davis is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, NC and the founder of a ministry called Two Journeys. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, a Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell, and a Ph.D. in church history from Southern Seminary (SBTS). Andy has also published multiple books including Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.

All attendees will receive a copy of this book!

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Featured Speaker: Ty Gooch

(Photo courtesy of Ty Gooch)

Ty Gooch came to know Christ at the age of 10 at a Baptist church he attended with his mother. When he went on to play college football on 2 Big Ten Championship teams at Northwestern University, he realized that though he was growing up as a man physically, he had not grown up spiritually since coming to Christ. Rather than a supreme focus on football and academics, his time at NU became centered on campus ministries. After graduation, he realized he wanted to spend his life serving the Lord vocationally. In 2000 Ty married and began working for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Over the course of nearly 10 years he served at 2 larger churches, as a part of his journey to serve a local church. Ty attended Moody Theological Seminary receiving his MDIV, after which he also completed his doctorate through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Ty has served as the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Life Bible Church in Elgin, IL since it began in 2011. The most important pursuit to Ty continues to be how he lives out and handles God’s word at home as a husband and father – desiring to live with his wife in an understanding way (1 Peter 3:7), and train up his children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).

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Contact us at or 708-354-6797.