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. That’s what the Converge Reach Conference is all about: helping you develop effective strategies and opportunities to extend your church’s gospel reach locally and globally.




Bethel University

3900 Bethel Dr.

St. Paul, MN 55112


John Jenkins

Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Pastor Jenkins has been senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden since 1989. During his time the church membership has grown from 500 to more than 10,000 members. He also serves on the board of Bethel University, Project Bridges, the Skinner Leadership Institute, Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable and the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition, Pastor Jenkins serves as chairman emeritus of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc.

Nick Hall

Author, Founder of PULSE ministry & CEO of The Table Coalition

Nick is the visionary of the Together movement, author of Reset, and the founder of PULSE, a ministry at the center of the largest millennial-led prayer and outreach efforts in the world. As an evangelistic voice to the next generation, Nick has shared the gospel to nearly four million students and speaks regularly around the world. He is the president and CEO of The Table Coalition and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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

Executive Director 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.


Jun 24

8 a.m.

Summit for the Nations
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(See details below)

Main Session
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Keynote: Nick Hall

Jun 25

Main Session
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Provided by Converge)

Workshop Session 1
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshop Session 2
2:30 – 4 p.m.

4 – 7 p.m.
(On your own)

Main Session
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Keynote: John Jenkins
Dessert celebration following session

Jun 26

Main Session
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote: Scott Ridout & Ivan Veldhuizen

Summit for the Nations // June 24

Join other church and missions leaders from across the country for this unique opportunity 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 hear from leaders Ivan Veldhuizen, Larry Caldwell and Nate Hettinga. You'll also learn about Converge's new regional initiatives and how your church can get involved.

Registration includes materials and lunch.


Large group session
9 – 11:45 a.m.

(Provided by Converge)

Initiative Consortia Gatherings
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Large group session
3 – 4 p.m.

Hour of prayer
4 – 5 p.m.



Workshops // June 25

Who is Converge
Scott Ridout, Converge President
Learn more about the history, mission and vision of Converge and why we exist.
Organizational Transformation in the Local Church
Ivan Veldhuizen & Gary Hunter
Workshop Session 1
Making Disciples & Raising Leaders
Paul Johnson & JJ Alderman
Workshop Session 1
Short-term Mission Team Best Practices
Jimmy Smith, Anna Barnett & Dan Nelson
Workshop Session 1
The Journey of Racial Healing & Reconciliation
Richard Coleman & Joel Johnson
Workshop Session 1
Talking to College Students About Hard Issues
Laurel Bunker
Workshop Session 1



Bethel University

3900 Bethel Dr.

St. Paul, MN 55112

General Admission
Price per person for entire conference. Price increases on 4/1/20.
Invite your spouse to attend with you.
Converge Missionary
If you are a Converge missionary, contact the Converge office for your discount code.
College Students
Available for students actively enrolled in a college or university.
Price per child for entire conference.
Please call 630.890.3981 if you need assistance registering.