September 25–28, 2023


Great Falls, MT

The Ignite Conference is designed to be a time of encouragement and refreshment for all RMD Official Workers and spouses. Ignite 2023 will be held September 25th through the 28th at First Alliance Church.

If your spouse is planning to attend, please remember to register your spouse as well. During the ladies luncheon on Tuesday, Mrs. Doris Reese of Great Falls will be speaking on “The Gift of Vulnerability.”

Shawn Kennedy

Lead Pastor of Church at the Shores & Executive Director of Fresh Start Network

Our guest speaker for 2023 IGNITE is Rev. Dr. Shawn Kennedy. Shawn is originally from southern Alabama and attended Nyack College where he graduated with degrees in psychology and pastoral ministries. Shawn moved out to San Diego, CA and planted Existence Church and led that ministry for fifteen years. Shawn also completed a masters degree at Alliance Theological Seminary and later Doctorate of Ministry in Global Leadership and Spiritual Formation. Along the way, Shawn met his future wife, Rebekah, who graduated from Toccoa Falls College and they married in May of 2008. Together they are the proud parents of Margaret and Macallan.

In 2015, God led Shawn and Rebekah back home to southern Alabama where Shawn replanted and serves as Lead Pastor of Church at the Shores in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Shawn also serves as the Executive Director for the Fresh Start Network which is a ministry focused on replanting life-giving churches that make a difference in their community. Additionally, Shawn serves as an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministries for San Diego (CA) Christian College and is the author of Kingdom Come: A Gospel-Centered Discipleship Journey.. .  Shawn loves Jesus, Chick Fil-A and SEC Football — in that order!

Tomas Bencomo

President of the Mexican C&MA and AMIGO Partner

Tomas will be at Ignite and available to visit with those who would have interest. Please reach out to Brenda in order to arrange a time to meet.

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Registration & Hotel Info



The following hotels have negotiated rates for our group:

Holiday Inn Express

1625 Marketplace Drive, Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 453-4000

Rates starting at $149

Breakfast Included

Room block code: LEA 
Deadline: Monday, September 11

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Stay Bridge Suites

201 3rd Street NW Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 761-4903

Rates starting at $168

Breakfast Included

Room block code: RMDC22
Deadline: Monday, September 12

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Hilton Garden Inn

2520 14th Street SW
Great Falls, Montana, 59404
(406) 452-1000

Rates starting at $179

Breakfast Included

Deadline: Tuesday, August 29

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To book, please call and mention Ignite group rate.


We will provide childcare this year for children newborn–5 years of age, and will need the each child’s name, age, and which sessions childcare is needed (see registration form).

Register now!

Registration is closed.  Please call the District Office with questions. 

Tenative Schedule


3:30 – 6:00 pm  Registration,
Dinner on Your Own          
6:30 pm              Session One 
8:15 pm              Ice Cream Sundae’s


9:00 am    Session Two
10:15 am  Break
10:45 am  Session Three
12:15 pm  Lunch and Free Time
12:15 pm  Women’s Luncheon


9:00 am    Session Four
10:30 am  Break
11:00 am  District Family Time
12:15 pm  Lunch & Free Time
12:15 pm  Youth Leaders Lunch
7:00 pm    Closing Session, Communion & Healing


Depart for Home