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Wednesday, June 5
 

1:30pm

Workshop #1 - Reach! Replay - Revitalizing the Rural Church
Reach! Replay - Revitalizing the Rural Church – presented by Pastors Cory Thrall and Marty Martens. A conversation about rural ministry.  This fun, interactive workshop will get creative juices flowing.  Dive into the culture of rural faith communities and how a solid vision will move you toward a “love first” church.  Explore ways the rural church can create changes to Sunday worship, technology, and children’s and youth ministry, while addressing challenges that will arise in the midst of those changes.  Leave the workshop empowered to go into your rural faith communities and be agents of change for the kingdom of God.”

Speakers
avatar for Cory Thrall

Cory Thrall

Site Pastor, Bismarck Legacy
Rev. Cory Thrall is the senior pastor of the Missouri Valley Parish (MVP), which includes Turtle Lake UMC, Washburn UMC, Center UMC, Salem UMC in Hazen, and Peace UMC in Beulah, North Dakota. Cory has been in ministry for more than 20 years. Cory’s experience in transforming rural... Read More →
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Jason Martens

Pastor, Salem Unite
Rev. Jason “Marty” Martens is pastor at Unite Church in Salem, South Dakota, where he has grown the rural church from 30 to 110 in average weekly worship attendance. Before his time there, Jason was a youth pastor in rural Minnesota. There, he developed a youth ministry that went... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #2 - New Worship Styles to Reach New People
New Worship Styles to Reach New People – presented by Dakotas pastors and lay leaders. Worship is still one of the primary ways people will encounter your church.  But reaching NEW people often requires new approaches to worship.  This workshop will include panelists who are doing worship in new and innovate ways to Dare to Reach and will inspire you to think creatively about how your church might do the same.

Moderators
avatar for Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson

Pastor, Sioux Falls First UMC
avatar for Matt Morrison

Matt Morrison

Pastor, Sioux Falls Asbury UMC

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Reinhiller

Valerie Reinhiller

Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
The Board of Ordained Ministry will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00am in Prairie Rose 102. 
avatar for Holly Sortland

Holly Sortland

Pastor, Rapid City Open Heart UMC
avatar for Ross Reinhiller

Ross Reinhiller

Pastor, Williston Faith UMC


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #3 - Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism
Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism – presented by Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, District Superintendent, Minnesota Conference. As a former missionary, Fred understands what it means to Dare to Reach. In this workshop, he'll cover the basics of what it means to share your faith as an act of Loving Boldly. What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

1:30pm

Workshop #4 - Missional Living
Missional Living – presented by Gina Mueller, regional director, 3dMovements. Learn about specific strategies to increase missional engagement in your congregation.  Discover how to move your congregation to have greater influence in your community. Move towards a greater heart for the least, last, and lost. Train everyday people to become effective at reaching their neighbors, friends, and co-workers with the good news. Participants will look at the specific strategy Jesus gave us to imitate and walk away with tools to apply immediately.  

Speakers
avatar for Gina Mueller

Gina Mueller

3DM National Board Chair, 3D Movement


Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #3 - Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism
Reach! Replay - A Learner's Guide to Evangelism – presented by Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, District Superintendent, Minnesota Conference. As a former missionary, Fred understands what it means to Dare to Reach. In this workshop, he'll cover the basics of what it means to share your faith as an act of Loving Boldly. What do I really need to know to be an evangelist? How can I share faith without being a jerk? How will I know if I was successful? This session will look at a way of evangelism that merely requires a curious and learning heart. “Know-it-alls” need not register! We will look at concepts cross-cultural missionaries employ as a way to inform how we share our faith right next door.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Vanderwerf

Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Room 103 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #4 - Missional Living
Missional Living – presented by Gina Mueller, regional director, 3dMovements. Learn about specific strategies to increase missional engagement in your congregation.  Discover how to move your congregation to have greater influence in your community. Move towards a greater heart for the least, last, and lost. Train everyday people to become effective at reaching their neighbors, friends, and co-workers with the good news. Participants will look at the specific strategy Jesus gave us to imitate and walk away with tools to apply immediately.  

Speakers
avatar for Gina Mueller

Gina Mueller

3DM National Board Chair, 3D Movement


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 104 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #5 - The Power of Breakthrough Prayer
The Power of Breakthrough Prayer – presented by Dakotas Conference Breakthrough Prayer leaders. “The open flood gate of a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative recalibrates stagnation into a movement,” from Sue Nilson Kibbey’s book, “Flood Gates – Holy Momentum for a Fearless Church.”  Starting with Nilson Kibbey’s teaching at the 2013 Annual Conference and subsequent Breakthrough Prayer Training events, churches throughout the Dakotas Conference have felt the rush of the Holy Spirit as they began asking God to breakthrough in powerful ways in their churches and lives. This workshop will give attendees a taste of information and ideas, as well as, an invitation to further training and equipping on how to begin a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Trefz

Rebecca Trefz

Executive Director of Ministries, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Speakers
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Jane Hincks

Co-Conference Lay Leader, Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 102 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504

3:15pm

Workshop #6 - Reaching the Next Generation
Reaching the next generation – presented by Stephanie Caro and Dakotas Conference pastors and lay leadership. Daring to Reach the next generation requires boldness, as well as creativity and innovation.  Stephanie Caro from Ministry Architects, who leads the Dakotas Conference Children’s and Youth Ministry cohort, will facilitate a panel discussion of leaders from throughout the Conference who are reaching and discipling children and youth in unique and effective ways.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Caro

Stephanie Caro

Senior Consultant, Ministry Architects
Senior Consultant with Youth Ministry Architects


Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Prairie Rose 105 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58504