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January 15 – 17, 2024
The Park Event Center
500 Division St
Waite Park, MN 56387

The heart of this event has always been to connect pastoral teams and friends in ministry from all over Minnesota, and that remains unchanged. Our goal is to equip quality Christian leaders and build healthy faith communities to fulfill the Great Commission. We are in this together!

We believe God wants to do incredible things in us and through us in 2024 as we strive to reach the lost throughout Minnesota and our world.

Bring your spouse and pastoral team to Waite Park for a time of fellowship and leadership growth with our guest speaker, Sam Rijfkogel.


Sam Rijfkogel, Lead Pastor at Grand Rapids First

Pastors Sam and Brenda Rijfkogel have served at Grand Rapids First since 2006. Pastor Sam’s creative communication style brings a fresh perspective to sound biblical doctrine. His own family’s conversion is a fruitful testimony of world missions outreach and is the foundation of his deep passion for missions. He and his wife, Brenda, lead by example as they serve and love the community. Their greatest joy is spending time with their family.


The Park Event Center
500 Division St
Waite Park, MN 56387

3:00 PM Check-in Opens
6:00 PM Banquet
8:45 PM Connect for Newcomers
Connect for Women in Ministry

9:00 AM Session
10:15 AM Break
11:00 AM Session
Afternoon Free
6:30 PM Session
9:00 PM Connect Pie Fellowship

9:30 AM Session
11:00 AM Check-Out


Although there is no registration fee, registration is required. Registration is open until January 10, 2024. 


To reserve rooms, click the links here for room blocks and event pricing at each hotel.

Hilton Garden Inn
550 Division Street Waite Park, Minnesota 56387

Hilton Garden Inn

Residence Inn
450 Division Street Waite Park, Minnesota 56387

Residence Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites
145 37th Ave N, St Cloud, MN 56303

Hampton Inn & Suites
Quality Christian Leaders | Healthy Faith Communities | Fulfilling the Great Commission