October 10-11, 2022
Waupaca, Wisconsin

Pastors and ministry leaders will be gathering from all over the region to be refreshed by the presence of God and equipped in leadership and ministry by world-class teachers.

Bring your staff, leaders, and key volunteers… we know your team will be encouraged, challenged, and inspired to take your church and ministries to the next level! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other pastors and leaders… We are better together! See you soon!







Victory Church
E3443 Apple Tree Lane
Waupaca, WI 54981


Monday (10/10)

3:00pm… Check-In

3:30pm… Conference Begins / Sessions

5:30pmDinner Break

7:00pm… Service

9:00pm… Evening Reception

Tuesday (10/11)

8:00am… Sessions

12:30pm… Lunch (provided on site)

2pm… Final Session & Panel

3:30pm… Conference Ends


Comfort Suites at Par 4 Resort
199 Foxfire Drive
Waupaca, WI, 54981
(715) 350-2345

Ramada by Wyndham Waupaca
110 Grand Seasons Dr, Waupaca, WI 54981
Call (715.258.9212) prior to September 26th. Rooms are for October 9-12. The rate is $79.99 +tax per night. Check in starts at 3:00 pm on the 9th.


Steve Riggle

William Federer

Philip Thompson

Dr. Sam Thomas

Stu Johnson

Larry Ihrig

John Manzewitsch

Josh Pierce



Tough Times Never Last, But Tough Leaders Do: A Journey of Faith & Faithfulness


Larry and Rhonda Ihrig will bring you along through their 47-year ministry journey — an incredible story that will greatly help and encourage you! They will candidly share about the tough times, lessons in faith, tests of obedience, and of course, the miraculous breakthroughs.

Deconstructing Erroneous Holy Spirit Doctrines & Reconstructing a Spirit-Led Church


We will biblically examine views about the Holy Spirit that limit his works and role in the life of individual Christians and churches. Such a view often reduces the Holy Spirit to being a Cinderella (forgotten person) of the Trinity. However, the Bible speaks of the Church Age as the Age of the Holy Spirit. Recognizing this active role of the Holy Spirit in lives and churches is key to witnessing Church Revival, Church Growth, and the Fulfillment of the Great Commission. So we will be deconstructing the view limiting the Holy Spirit to a passive role and reconstructing the doctrine biblically.

Backfired: A Nation Founded for Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates the Religion of its Founders


How did America go from Pilgrims seeking freedom to express their Christian beliefs to today’s discrimination against those very beliefs in the name of tolerance? William Federer will brilliantly teach the history of this disturbing development in our nation… how the faith that gave birth to tolerance is actually no longer tolerated.

The Struggle and Triumph of Vision


How do you process what you cannot see.  God has spoken into your heart, but you don’t know how to do what he has said.  What do you do?

Training Your Team to be Proficient, Excellent, & Spirit-Led


We all know that leadership development is vital to the growth and health of a church, but it can also be time-consuming, frustrating, slow, and sometimes feel unsustainable and unproductive. Josh Pierce has developed leaders and teams in multiple ministry settings over the last 20 years, including a church plant, a megachurch, and a rural church in a small town. He will share what it means to develop your team members (paid and volunteer) in the areas that matter the most.

The Biblical View of Race


In a day with so much emphasis on race, racism, racial justice, reparations, and reconciliation, we must not only believe in what Scripture has to say about such issues, but we must be able to explain the biblical view to our congregations in a clear and effective way. John Manzewitsch will teach what the Bible actually says about race, and he’ll demonstrate an effective teaching outline that is reproducible in your church and ministries.

Facilitating a Spirit-led Worship Service


Pastor Steve Riggle, John Manzewitsch, and Josh Pierce share insights on how to facilitate a worship service or prayer meeting that is less programmed and more Spirit-led — while maintaining a high level of excellence and order.

Leadership Lessons from An Air Force Colonel


Stu Johnson, a retired Air Force Colonel, will share 8 foundational principles that have shaped his leadership thinking. These principles are based on 34 years of military leadership (including serving 3 times as a Commander) and 27 years of pastoral leadership.


Who can attend this conference?

The conference is open to everyone! The teaching is especially focused toward pastors and church leaders (which includes church staff, key volunteers, small group leaders, church planters, those called to ministry, etc.) *Even if you are not currently associated with Grace International, you can still attend and be a part of all sessions.

Is there a cost for attending this conference?

No – the conference is free for everyone.

Will the conference be livestreamed?

At this time we’re not planning on live streaming this conference.

I just registered online... what happens next?

First of all, thanks for registering! You will receive an email confirmation. When you arrive at the conference, simply check in and receive your conference materials. If you are bringing children and included that your registration, you’ll be able to check them in to the kids ministry upon arrival. If you have any registration questions, please contact Lydia –

Are there any special hotel rates for the conference?

See the HOTEL pull down informational menu on this webpage.

I saw something about meals... what is provided?

On Monday night, there will be a break at 5:30pm for dinner before the 7pm service, but dinner is not provided. However on Tuesday afternoon, there will be a lunch provided on site for all conference participants and children in childcare. Light refreshments will also be served after the Monday night service.

Will there be Spanish translation for the sessions?

At this time we will not be offering translation services.


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