Oak Hills Christian College hosts or co-hosts the following annual conferences and retreats.
Rural Impact Leadership Conference
A one-day leadership training event for ministry leaders & pastors serving rural & small-town churches. The conference includes two plenary sessions with speakers Rev. Dr. Martin Geise, President of Oak Hills Christian College, and Rev. Jo Anne Taylor, interim pastor of Willmar United Methodist Church, practical workshops, and more. In-person and online participation options are available.
Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church
Our Church Ministries team has entered into a new ministry partnership with the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (search for Stories/Webinars), in providing Rural Ministry training to their pastors & lay leaders through online webinars. Martin Giese, Rick Weinert, Mark Hovestol, & Jim Hodgson join their NW Conference team in providing these online & recorded training sessions every other month.
global leadership summit
Oak Hills Church Ministries team partners with the EFC Bemidji in co-hosting The GLS. Conference highlights & registration info for their prior & upcoming conferences are available through link below. We urge you to make The GLS a key part of your annual leadership development commitment, both individually & as a team.
united in christ
Oak Hills co-hosted with CHIEF the first United in Christ conference in 2017, an international conference for people involved in Native & First Nations ministry and those wanting to get involved, along with regional United conferences in 2018. The 2nd United in Christ national conference was held in July 2021 on Oak Hills Christian College’s campus, with the video links below.
Oak Hills Fellowship and Minnesota Church Ministries Association partner together to provide this one-day conference that will ignite those serving in your church with renewed vision, energy, and practical solutions for the task of making disciples.
Our Church Ministries team is providing a new online ministry training resource for pastors & lay leaders that we’re calling “EQUIP Seminars”. These will be offered 6 times per year on Saturday mornings through Zoom video conferencing & posted for use.
- Equip 2021 – full schedule
- EQUIP: Rural & Missional – 1.16.2021 Summary 1 Summary 2
- EQUIP: Suicide Prevention Planning – 2.20.2021 Presentation Summary Additional Resources
- EQUIP: Bless Your Community – 3.20.2021 Opening Jim Hodgson Denae Alamano
- EQUIP: Four Essentials for Leading Change – 9.18.2021 Summary
- EQUIP: Poverty, Homelessness, & the Church – 10.23.2021 Summary
- EQUIP: Short Term Missions & Local Church w/ Darwin Anderson of International Messengers – 11.20.2021