6:30 PM - Registration
7:00 PM - Welcome & Opening
7:15 PM - Worship
7:30 PM - General Session 1 - Mark Entzminger
9:00 PM - Ice Cream Social and Mission Auction
7:30 AM - Registration
8:00 AM - Worship
8:30 AM - General Session 2 - Mark Entzminger
9:30 AM - Break
9:45 AM - Break Out Session 1
10:30 AM - Break
10:45 AM - Break Out Session 2
11:30 AM - Lunch
12:30 PM - Break Out Session 3
1:15 PM - Break
1:30 PM - General Session 3 - Mark Entzminger
2:30 PM - Closing
Dick and Darlene Gruber, D.MIN.
He has authored three children’s ministries books: Children’s Church: Turning Your Circus into a Service, Cultivating a Cutting-Edge Children’s Church, and Focus on Children. He is the creator of Sam Saint Super Sleuth and other costume characters.
Some of his favorite things in ministry are seeing kids connect with God and for leaders to use their giftings in the church. What Chris enjoys most is spending time with his wife Kristin and their four children, serving at New Life Church in Prinston, MN and encouraging kids and young families to follow Jesus!
Prior to serving in this role, he served as a kids' pastor in Chicago and Janesville, WI for 20 years. He has his Master's degree from Regent University.
Mark believes we need to present Jesus in a way that is captivating and creative. Mark is married to Debra Kilcoyne and is the father of two college-age kids.
Troy and Brenda RENTER
They have both worked as youth and children's pastors in various churches. Troy is currently the Iowa Ministry Network's Children's Director and full-time Lead pastor. Brenda is also an ordained pastor with Assemblies of God and works full time as a Behavioral Interventionist. They have two adult children.