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.

The EVENT IS FREE, but registration is required. The conference will be available in sign language and closed captioning.





Main session

June 25 at 2 p.m. EST


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 25

Starting online at 2 p.m. Eastern
The conference will be available in sign language and closed captioning.

Session 1 // 2 p.m. EDT
Conference Opening

Biblical Diversity: Let's Get Personal

Make the Most of this Opportunity: Scott Ridout

Session 2 // 3:25 p.m. EDT
Evangelism in Today's World: Nick Hall

Session 3 // 3:50 p.m. EDT
Bethel University
President Jay Barnes & President-elect Ross Allen

Session 4 // 4:35 p.m. EDT
Leading in Crisis: John Jenkins
Each One Send One: Ivan Veldhuizen