NextGEN Leaders Retreat 2023: BEYOND THE POWER OF DREAMS

Dates:  February 2-4, 2023

Location:  First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, IA

Address: 2200 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Registration:  Registration $60/ per person  (This does not include your hotel stay.  Please use the link provided, to reserve your hotel room at our group rate)

What’s Included:  Dinner on Thursday evening, lunch on Friday,  snacks throughout, and event materials are all included.  (Buffet breakfasts are available at the hotel)

Deadline:  Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Arjay Johnson pastors a church called Limitless Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Limitless Church is a church plant that launched on Sept. 18th 2022.

Arjay says, “In 2009 God put the word Grow on my heart. With it came a mission to Go Reach Our World (G.R.O.W.). From that moment, 2 Timothy 2:10 became a verse that will forever be an anchor for my ministry. It says “I will endure anything to bring salvation to those Christ has chosen.” With this commission to go reach our world, came what I can only describe as a divine burden for a church plant in the Des Moines area.”

Prior to planting, he spent 10 years in full time youth ministry.

Michael Nortune’s passion is to see people discover their God given destiny and live with purpose and mission for the cause of Christ. For nearly 30 years he has given himself in pursuit of that goal.

After serving for 18 years as a Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor as well as the National Youth Pastor for Open Bible Churches, Mike and his wife Julie (and their 6 children) moved to the Bay area for their greatest challenge ever – to plant a new church. They planted Life Church in Concord, CA.  Life Church continues to grow and be a place where people come to Belong, Believe, and Become to discover what “Life” is all about.

In addition to pastoring Mike continues to travel and speak at churches and conferences as well as coach church planters and serves on the Church Planting Commission in the Pacific Region. Most recently though he was asked to launch and lead an initiative in Open Bible to empower young adults and a new generation of leaders to lead, from which – Movement has begun!

Next Gen Leader’s Retreat SCHEDULE


3-4pm     ​Hotel Check-in

5pm     ​Welcome/Dinner

6:15p​m     Worship

7pm     Session 1

8:30pm     ​Dismissal


8a​m     Worship/Prayer (optional)

9a​m     Worship

9:45am     ​Session 2

10:30am​     Break

10:45am​     Breakout 1

11:45am​      Breakout 2 (Q&A)

12:15p​m      Lunch

1:15pm​     Breakout 3

2-6pm     ​Free Time

6pm     ​Worship

6:45pm     ​Session 3

8pm​     Dismissal


9am​     Worship

9:45a​m     Breakout 4

10:45am     ​Session 4

11:45am     ​Dismissal

TownePlace Suites 

8800 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131  (515) 331-0302

Open Bible Central special group rate is $96/night + tax