Fall Teaching Conference

October 4-5, 2021

Camp Shamineau

Come join us at Camp Shamineau for this year’s Fall Teaching Conference to be refreshed by the nourishing and encouraging teaching of Scripture from Nick Perrin, president of Trinity International University. The theme this year is “Jesus’ Identity, Our Identity: Pastoral Vocation according to the Gospel of John.” The session topics will be

      • “I am the bread of life” (John 6:22-40)
      • “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12-20)
      • “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:1-30)
      • “I am the true vine” (John 15:1-17)


See Trinity’s website for a full list of the books Nick has authored.

October 4 – Monday
11:00 Registration
Noon Lunch
1:15 Session 1
3:30 Break
4:00 Free Time
5:30 Dinner
6:45 Session 2

October 5 – Tuesday
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Session 3
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Session 4


Cost:   $85 per person   ($75 if lodging off site)

Cost includes programming, four meals and one night’s lodging. Participants are responsible to bring bedding, towels, and toiletries. Dress is casual. Please be sure to designate roommate choices on the registration.

An alternative lodging option is the Timberlake Hotel in Staples. Staples is 12 miles from Camp Shamineau, west on Hwy 210. Timberlake Hotel has beautifully furnished guest rooms with an adjoining restaurant. Rates $99-109 . Contact Timberlake to make your reservations.


Special Opportunities –


Invitation from Camp Shamineau

Come to Camp Shamineau early or stay later and enjoy a FREE personal retreat.  Indicate on the registration any early arrival or later departure.

Can Spouses Attend?

Yes! Please be aware that camp facilities and the conference theme are not designed to yield a “marriage enrichment” emphasis or a focus on ministry spouse concerns. With that expectation we encourage  spouses to attend so ministry couples can focus together on conference themes. One logistical caution for your planning: couples’ housing at camp is limited.  Also, no child care is provided.


Obtaining Ministry License Coaching

Come early (Sunday night?) and invest your Monday morning (9:00–11:30am) by focusing on applying for the Five-Year Nonrenewable License.  Help will be available for working on your doctrinal paper and other application items.  You can also avail yourself of help if you’re working on a different ministry credential.  Come enjoy an informal time of fellowship, learning, and administrative progress. Please email Sharon if you are planning on attending.


Marrige Training Opportunities 

You are invited to take advantage of marriage training opportunities at Shamineau before or after the district conference. Russ Berg, Director of Pastoral Training and Church Development with Hope for the Hurting Home is making training available at Camp Shamineau around the NCD Conference.


“How to Help a Friend With a Hurting Marriage” (Friends First Responder Tools)

On Monday, October 4th, 9:30-11am (before camp registration), come to get a plan and process to encourage the hopeful spouse in a painful marriage to wait for God’s timing and have faith in His power to heal and restore any marriage.


“Divorce Intervention” (Faith-Based Reconciliation Coaching)

This course will be on Tuesday, October 5th, 4-8pm (after conference officially ends) and includes the 37 page manual, a copy of Kenworthy’s book “Before the Last Resort”, a post-training YouTube link to the full training done at Family Life for review, and a certificate of completion. It is $65 for any pastoral staff and spouses may attend without cost. Payment will be collected at Shamineau. Check out the video here about the course.

If you are intersted in one or both of these opportunities, please RSVP to Russ and be sure to note extra lodging on the registration as needed.


Register Here


711 10th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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