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Each year as fall schedules begin to pick up, we set aside time as pastors to refocus and refresh as we head into another exciting season of ministry.

As a District, our mission is to build quality Christian leaders and healthy faith communities to fulfill the Great Commission, and we know that prayer is at the heart of it all. As Oswald Chambers commentated in his devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer IS the greater work.”

We believe the Prayer and Fasting Retreat is a springboard for renewed vision for every minister in Minnesota. Join us at Lake Geneva Christian Center for three days of prayer, fellowship, and fasting.

This is your chance to get away from the routines of life and ministry and spend time in prayer and reflection. We encourage you to come with your pastoral team to dream about all God has in store for you, your community, and our world in the coming year!


Those who hear Martha Tennison for the first time are often surprised when she begins to speak. Tennison will be 80 years old in April and her 5-ft., 2-in. frame doesn’t prepare one for her powerful preaching and lively and humorous delivery style. She captivates a room and her profound faith and depth of connection to Jesus keep people riveted.

Joe Gordon  is a missionary to India and leads Live:Dead efforts to spread the Gospel among the 2,000 unreached people groups in the country. He has an amazing testimony of how God changed his life and prepared him for ministry. His passion and miraculous experience inspire the church to follow Christ no matter the cost. 


Sept 26th-28th 2021
Lake Geneva Christian Center,
Alexandria MN

Monday, September 26

11:00 AM Registration Opens
5:00 PM Call to Prayer (Mark Dean)
6:00 PM Personal Prayer & Fasting
7:00 PM Session 1 (Martha Tennison)

Tuesday, September 27

8:00 AM Personal Devotions
9:00 AM Session 2 (Joe Gordon)
11:00 AM Corporate Prayer
1:00 PM Hour of Silence
3:00 PM Session 3 (Joe Gordon)
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 4 (Martha Tennison)

Wednesday, September 28

7:00 AM Personal Devotions
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 5 (Joe Gordon)
10:15 AM Dismissal


Cost: $50/person + lodging expense (Due at time of registration)

Tuesday evening meal only: $15/person

Lodging options:
(Housing prices are per night)

Kingsriter Retreat Center
$95 (Bedding & towels provided)

$74 (Holds up to 4)

Small $48 (Holds up to 2)
Large $69 (Holds up to 8)

Lakeview Center
Small Suite $74 (Holds up to 4)
Medium Suite $90 (Holds up to 6)
Large Suite $105 (Holds 10 – 12)

Rustic Cabins
Small $34 (Holds Up to 4)
Large $39 (Holds Up to 6)
Renovated $55 (Holds Up to 4)

$32 (Partial Hookups)
$42 (Full Hookup)

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