RISE Pastor’s Conference


RISE Pastor’s Conference


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Out of an abundance of caution, Word of Life has decided to move our RISE Pastor’s Conference from September to March 16-18, 2021. The conference will take place in the Wyrtzen Center at Word of Life Bible Institute, with limited housing availability at our Lakeside Property nearby.
RISE Pastor’s Conference is still free for up to four members of your leadership team– including all conference sessions along with Tuesday dinner, Wednesday lunch and dinner, and Thursday lunch.

Join us for a time to refresh your relationship with God, grow in your gifting, and realign your ministry


Get away and invest time in your personal walk with the Lord. Your ministry to others will only be as healthy as your own relationship with God. Take time to be refreshed.


Burnout can dull the vision that God gave you when He first called you to serve in ministry. Take a step back and see your ministry again with eyes of expectant faith.


Don’t settle for a comfortable ministry if the Lord is opening new doors. Take opportunities to grow in your gifting, your leadership, and your service.


Spend time with other church leaders who are facing the same joys and challenges of serving in ministry. Share what God is doing in your lives and churches and be encouraged.

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Retreat Schedule

Speaker: Corey Abney & Richard Blackaby

Dr. Corey Abney


Dr. Corey Abney serves as the lead pastor at Bell Shoals Church, a congregation with over 6,000 members and 5 campuses in Tampa, Florida. He also serves on the board of trustees at Cedarville University and previously served on the board of governors at Gateway Seminary in Los Angeles, California. He is a published author and conference speaker, but remains most passionate about local church ministry, church planting, and international missions. Dr. Abney is a graduate of Cedarville University (B.A) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div, Ph.D). He is married to Christina and they have four children.

Richard Blackaby

Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders. He served as a senior pastor and seminary president, and has written or co-authored thirty-five books. Richard has been married to Lisa for 35 years and has three grown children and four grandsons.


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Jordan & Jessa Anderson and Bryan Drake

Jordan & Jessa Anderson–

Jordan and Jessa Anderson are songwriters and worship leaders residing in Des Moines, IA. They are the busy and joyful parents to Lorelei, Jagger, and Sylvie. Their experience over the past decade of leading others in song and performing their original music, combined with their time in ministry to the local church, has given them a unique love for church music and encouraging others in the gospel through song. With their newest release, Glorious, their desire is that their gospel-centered music will provide deep encouragement to the church body in our daily pursuit of Christ.



Bryan Drake—

The Bryan Drake Show is driven by one clear and overriding passion, to share the Gospel with this generation. Bryan and Karla Drake have performed for hundreds of thousands of people over the past 10 years. They have witnessed the amazing grace of God first hand as thousands of people at their shows have surrendered their lives to follow Jesus. Their unique mix of comedy, mentalism, and illusions have mesmerized audiences all across the United States and around the world. The Bryan Drake Show gives Bryan and Karla a bizarre and unique platform to live out their calling.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this amazing retreat!
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Sample Weekend Schedule


2:00 PM Check In
5:00 PM Dinner

Main Session

6:30 PM Session I
8:00 PM Group Game/Activity
8:30 PM Socialize & Relax


8:00 AM Breakfast

Main Session

9:45 AM Session II
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free Time
5:00 PM Dinner

Main Session

6:30 PM Session III
8:30 PM Movie


8:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Checkout

Main Session

9:45 AM Session IV
11:15 AM Brunch