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District Council and EQUIP Conference 2023

On April 20-22, we gathered at Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington for the 102nd District Council and the annual EQUIP Conference. These were exciting days! One of the many highlights was welcoming 117 newly credentialed ministers to our ministry family during Friday morning’s Celebration Service. It was a beautiful sight! Along with celebrating those whom God has recently called into ministry, we honored those who have been ordained for fifty years and those who went to be with Lord this past year. We also had the privilege of hearing from Mark Dean as he shared his message, “God Still Speaks.”

At one point during the Thursday afternoon Business session, the altar was filled with  AGWM missionaries, Missionary Associates, and nationally appointed US missionaries. What a fantastic team of missionaries the Lord of the Harvest continues to call from our churches! We also celebrated record-breaking missions giving with $1.5 million of growth in 2022, for a total of $17.6 million given to AGWM areas giving during the past year. The leadership in our District and passion for the lost in both Jerusalem and the ends of the earth are making a huge difference. We were blessed to hear that the Minnesota District is hosting the historic World Assemblies of God Fellowship Senders’ Summit at Lake Geneva Christian Center. An offering was received on Thursday night for this incredible opportunity. Thanks to all for your generosity and investment in this event.

All main messages and breakouts from District Council and EQUIP are recorded and available at Each session with Pastor Mark, Sean Smith, Christa Smith, and Melissa Alfaro was powerful, and we encourage you to listen.

Thank you for your faith-filled ministry across this great District. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time; we’ll reap a harvest if we do not give up.”