Efrem SmithKeynote Speaker: Efrem Smith

Efrem Smith is a pastor, consultant, speaker, and author. He is passionate about life transformation, racial righteousness, thriving churches, and community development.

Efrem was the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, a multi-ethnic church in Minneapolis, MN, Rev. Smith served as the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He also served as the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban missions organization. Currently, Rev. Smith is the Co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church Midtown, a thriving and multi-ethnic community in Sacramento, California. He is the author of Raising Up Young Heroes, The Hip Hop Church, Jump, The Post-Black and Post-White Church, and Killing Us Softly.

Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is currently working to complete a doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Seminary. Efrem is married to Donecia and has two daughters, Jaeda and Mireya.

Morning Session Worship Leader: T.B.A.

Afternoon Session Improv: Slap Happy Comedy

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WORKSHOPS >

A key part of Recharge is the wide variety of workshops available.  Recharge Conference youth ministry children's ministry trainingYou will be equipped, inspired and energized by these relevant, practical workshops. Experienced ministry leaders share useful and motivational ideas to help you and your team be ready for the challenges of leadership and working with kids.  Some workshops are designed for a specific area of ministry while others will be applicable whether you work with children, youth or families.

You have the opportunity to attend 3 workshops during this children’s and youth ministry conference. Options will be posted this December.

We bring in some of the best national and local organizations who offer useful and effective tools for you and your ministry. We give you time to personally connect with each one so you can take advantage of their expertise and resources. Sponsors lower the ticket price by almost 30%, so we are beyond grateful for their partnership and participation at Recharge.

Platinum & Gold Sponsors include:

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LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERS >

RECHARGE was started by ministry workers for ministry workers… and is still led and run by local ministry workers. Youth Leadership partners with local leaders from a wide variety of academic, local churches, and denominational organizations. It is intentionally multi-denominational and although Youth Leadership facilitates this children’s and youth ministry conference, Recharge would not happen without each team’s leadership.

Youth Leadership

Twin Cities Leadership Team
Kris Bjorke | InterServe & Minneapolis Synod Rep.
Ralph Gustafson | Bethel University
Bruce Kronen | Pilgrim United Methodist Church
__________ | Youthworks
Amy McGrew | Youth Leadership
Ginny Olson | Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church
__________ | Luther Seminary
Amy Schroeder | The Church of St. Rita

We welcome inquiries from those interested in becoming a part of the leadership team. Contact info@ministryrecharge.com for more information.

We cannot do Recharge without volunteers in each city! Perks of being a volunteer include working with a great group of people, free lunch, free Recharge t-shirt, and opportunity to sit in for some of / parts of the main sessions, workshops and/or prayer lab. We welcome inquiries from those interested in volunteering before, during or after Recharge. Contact info@ministryrecharge.com for more information.

Recharge volunteer

8:30 Conference Check-In / Exhibit Hall Open
9:00   Opening General Session
10:10   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
10:30   Workshop 1
11:30   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
12:45   Workshop 2
12:45   Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open
1:45   Workshop 3
2:45   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
3:00   Closing General Session

*subject to change

Registration price includes:

  • registration fees
  • conference workbook
  • 2 main sessions
  • 3 workshops (choose from 21+ options)
  • time with 21+ exhibitors
  • lunch* provided by T.B.D.
  • coffee, water, morning and afternoon snacks

*please give us 2 weeks notice for food allergies

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Ready to reserve a spot for you and/or your volunteer team?

Super Early Bird

37 per person - team of 10+

  • $42/person – team of 5-9
  • $47/person – team of 2-4
  • $52/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student
  • THESE RATES END 11/15!

Early Bird

42 per person - team of 10+

  • $47/person – team of 5-9
  • $52/person – team of 2-4
  • $57/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student
  • THESE RATES END 12/15!

Regular

47 per person - team of 10+

  • $52/person – team of 5-9
  • $57/person – team of 2-4
  • $62/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student
  • THESE RATES END Wednesday before Recharge!

Walk-In

67 INDIVIDUAL PRICING ONLY

  • N/A for team of 10+
  • N/A for team of 5-9
  • N/A for team of 2-4
  • N/A for students
  • RATE ENDS 9 am day of Recharge!