National biennial meeting + evangelism & missions conference
When we reach across the street and around the world with the gospel, we impact lives for eternity. Imagine the transformation that would occur when your congregation is excited about making a kingdom impact in their neighborhoods and worldwide.





620 Southpark Dr.

Littleton, CO 80120


Efrem Smith

Pastor, author, motivational speaker and consultant

Efrem Smith was the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, a multi-ethnic church in Minneapolis, MN. He also co-founded and was President of The Sanctuary Community Development Corporation. Efrem served as the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, providing leadership to 160 churches within California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and Utah. He also served as the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban missions organization committed to empowering urban leaders and planting churches in under-resourced communities. Currently, he is the Co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church Midtown, a thriving and multi-ethnic community in Sacramento, California.

Craig Smith

Lead pastor of Mission Hills Church

Craig is passionate about teaching God’s Word in a way that unleashes the followers of Jesus to be transformed and transformational. Craig holds an Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Trinity College, Bristol University, UK. He teaches New Testament and Theology courses at Denver Seminary and is the author of several books, including his latest release How (Not) to Miss God Moving.

Justin Kendrick

Lead pastor of Vox Church

Justin Kendrick started Vox Church with a small group of friends in 2011. Since that time, Vox Church has continued to expand to reach more cities and more people with the love of Christ. Currently, Vox Church has 9 locations across Connecticut and Massachusetts. It is their dream to see churches started in every major city across the Northeast. Justin and Chrisy live with their four children in the New Haven area.

Scott Ridout

President, Converge

Before becoming president of Converge, Scott was lead pastor of Sun Valley Community Church in Arizona. He also served six years as a Converge overseer, co-led the Vision Arizona church planting team and led Converge Generosity. President Ridout is also a church leadership mentor and coach.

Ivan Veldhuizen

Vice President of International Ministries, Converge

With missionaries and ministry partnerships around the world, Ivan’s goal is to lead initiatives that will move us toward fulfilling the Great Commission in his lifetime. Ivan served as a field associate with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for five years, bringing Dr. Graham’s vision for evangelism to 24 countries. He is a graduate of Bethel Seminary and formerly served as a Converge pastor for 28 years.

Schedule // Main session accessible to the Deaf

Jun 21

8 – 10 a.m.

Summit for the Nations

10 – 11 a.m. // Main Session

11 – 11:15 a.m. // Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. // Workshops

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. // Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. // Workshops

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. // Break

2:30 – 4 p.m. // Main Session

4 – 7 p.m.

Main Session
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Jun 22

Main Session
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Craig Smith

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Workshop Session 1
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshop Session 2
2:15 – 4 p.m.

4 – 7 p.m.

Main Session
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Efrem Smith

Jun 23

Main Session
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Speaker: Justin Kendrick

Workshops // June 22

Discipleship Making Movement Strategies in Deaf Communities
Missy B. & Peter Dublin, Converge U.S. Engagement Team
(For ASL users only) We seek to empower Deaf leaders to use their spiritual gifts in a Deaf Church, an interpreted ministry within a hearing church or a home gathering. This breakout will explore the basics of a reproducible and sustainable model for training Deaf disciples who make disciples.
Rural Ministry: Reaching Small Towns in Big Ways
Ty DesEnfants, Lead pastor, Prairie Hills Community Church
Have you ever looked at a large church and thought, "Do they have more members in their church than we have in our town?" Small towns may be overlooked, but they are not insignificant. Learn how to leverage the unique dynamics of small places to impact God's kingdom.
Preaching to Create Gospel Moments
Doug Dameron, Lead and Founding Pastor, Orchard Church
Learn how to structure your sermons and service conclusions that result in people deciding to follow Jesus and importance of effective follow up with new believers.
Engaging Biblical Diversity for Effective Evangelism
Dr. Harold Lewis, Vice President of Biblical Diversity, Converge
Learn to engage strategies and insights using the tools of biblical diversity to become disciples of the culture to reach the unreached people of the world.
Reaching Unreached Peoples in Your Own Community
John Nargan and Bruce Adamson, Converge International Ministries
God has brought millions to America from unreached people groups around the world. Learn strategies to reach large diaspora people groups in your city.
Deaf Ministry Best Practices and Introduction to Deaf Culture
Brandon Gaskin, Executive Director, Deaf Millennial Project and Dr. Tammy Weiner
Sadly, most deaf ministries in our churches fail to equip deaf people to be leaders and disciple-makers. Learn directly from two deaf leaders how to grow an effective deaf ministry and how to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf believers.

Summit for the Nations // June 21

As part of the Reach Conference, you'll have the unique opportunity to join other church and missions leaders from across the country to celebrate gospel movements across the world and hear life-changing updates from Converge International Ministries global workers.

Summit for the Nations will equip your team with best practices in global outreach. You'll also learn about Converge's new regional initiatives and how your church can get involved.




620 Southpark Dr.

Littleton, CO 80120

General Admission
Price per person for entire conference.
Group 3+
Price per person for entire conference.
Converge Missionary
Price for Converge missionaries and Converge global staff.
Deaf Community
Price for participants needing ASL translation.
College Students
Available for students actively enrolled in a college or university.
Price per child for entire conference. Cutoff for registration for children is 6/16/22.
Please call 630.890.3981 if you need assistance registering.