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Centered – Pursuing Jesus First in Life and Ministry

March 3 - 4, 2023

Arise Church
8700 East 21st Ave
Denver, CO 80238

Main Speakers

Dr. John Jenkins

Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. is the new President of Converge. Dr. Jenkins has been preaching the Good News since becoming licensed as a minister in 1973 at 15 years old. From an early age, he developed a love for the Lord and felt called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Jenkins currently leads First Baptist Church Glen Arden. The fruit of his biblically based teaching is demonstrated in the growth of its church membership between its two campuses located in Landover and Upper Marlboro, Md. He has also overseen the development of the church’s thriving online campus.  With the support of his wife, Trina, and their loving family, Pastor Jenkins has also expanded his ministry to include several ministry and board leadership positions, and now his service as Converge President. Pastor Jenkins has traveled the world preaching and teaching about the love of Jesus Christ. Pastoring First Baptist since 1989, he remains steadfast in his quest to “develop dynamic disciples.” He is recognized as a catalyst to help individuals develop into lifelong Christian disciples who follow the Lord.

Pastor Dana Olson

Pastor Dana Olson has been Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Fellowship, Sioux Falls, since 2009 and preaches at the South Campus. He has a heart for encouraging people to study, understand and apply the Scriptures, and has devoted his life to inspiring people to pray God’s Word. From 1996 to 2009, Dana was director of Prayer First, the prayer mobilization ministry of Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference). He previously served on America’s National Prayer Committee and is chairman emeritus of the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network. Dana and his wife Christa have three adult daughters: Anna, the gentle soul; Mary, on staff with International Project; and Betsy, a physicist.

Dr. Doug Fagerstrom

Dr. Douglas Fragerstrom is leading our training on volunteers, and he wrote the book on it. Doug is a sought-after speaker, author, and leadership coach. Fagerstrom was the former President and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains. He also served as the senior vice president of Converge and as the president of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of 15 books on Christian ministry. Married to Donna, they have one daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters.

About The Host Church

Arise is situated in the Central Park neighborhood of Denver, CO. They have people in their church from all areas of our city, from all walks of life, from different denominations and backgrounds. Hangar 61, is an airplane hangar of the old Denver airport. The name Arise Church Denver comes from Isaiah 60:1-3, which says:

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Everything they do as a church, whether it is their ministries, outreach, or church services, points people to the light of God. They want to help individuals, their community, and their city arise to brighter and better things found in Jesus. Another interesting fact, Arise Church is a rebirth of Emmanuel Baptist, the oldest congregation in the Converge Rocky Mountain family of churches*.


Friday, March 3, 2023

11:30 AM
CRM Leaders Lunch

Jesus: Prayer First" Dana Olson, Chairman Emeritus, National Prayer Leaders Network

1:30 PM

2:00 PM
Friday Seminars

Creating a Culture of Quality-Godly Volunteers Who Bring More Volunteers - Dr. Doug Fagerstrom, former Converge VP, and author of, The Volunteer.

5:00 pm
Registration for everyone

6:30 PM
Main Session 1

8:30 pm
Conclude for the evening

Saturday, March 4, 2023

8:30 AM
Business Meeting

9:00 am
Main Session 2

10:00 am

10:15 AM
Saturday Breakouts

  • Called and Fulfilled to Serve and Lead Others in God's Assignment
  • Your Church CAN Do Social Media
  • Healthy Desperation: Prayer As A Way Of Life
  • Preaching in the 2020s
  • Customizing Kids Curriculum for Your Church
  • Developing Quality. Heart-Engaged Worship Experiences
  • Safety Team Foundations

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Double Tree Hotel
4040 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80216

Room Rate:
2 Double Beds - $89.00

Courtyard Hotel
7415 East 41st Avenue Denver
Colorado 80216

Room Rate:
89 to 99 USD/night

Both of our hotel blocks include free wifi in the rooms and free parking (a very good deal for the area).