Insanity of God Conference


This two-day conference with Nik and Ruth Ripken is designed to equip ministry leaders, practitioners, and those preparing for cross-cultural ministry to develop a Biblical missiology of suffering. The conference will also provide guidance for planting churches and discipleship ministries in environments where persecution is likely.

February 17 & 18, 2017 – Insanity of God Conference

Celebration Church – Lakeville, MN

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We invite leaders and volunteers who are actively engaged with unreached people groups in Minnesota (and beyond), who desire in-depth training on principles for ministry, ways to develop faithful leaders within unreached groups, and strategies for overcoming barriers to faith in the gospel to join us for this two-day training conference.

The Insanity of God conference will include teaching from Nik & Ruth Ripken, case-studies, discussion groups, and Q&A. We encourage all participants to engage fully by being present for both day sessions in their entirety.

Friday, February 17 – 8:30am-5:00pm
Lunch and dinner are provided on site.

Saturday, February 18 – 8:30am-3:00pm
Lunch provided on site.

Individual Ticket
$39 early-bird rate, available through January 17
$49 regular rate

Couples Ticket – $75, for married couples

Student Ticket – $39

If you have a group of 10+ or any questions, please contact or 612.746.5648. We look forward to seeing you!

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Other opportunities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC throughout the weekend:

Friday, February 17 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Evening Community Session. Join us to see the recently released documentary film The Insanity of God, based on the life and stories of Nik & Ruth Ripken. This event is open to the community at large at no cost. No registration necessary.


Sunday, February 19 – Sunday morning service at Celebration Church with Nik & Ruth Ripken.


nik-and-ruth-ripkenAbout the Presenters:

Nik & Ruth Riken are the authors of Servants in the Crucible, The Insanity of God and The Insanity of Obedience. They have lived and ministered in Somalia, South Africa, Kenya, and the Middle East and have visited 72 countries, where they have learned invaluable lessons from over 600 believers for whom persecution is normative.


About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries provides Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs and other outreach services unique to various refugee populations and their needs and challenges.

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