What does being a man of God really mean? Society might tell us having the biggest and best toys (cars, house, boat) or having the highest paying job and happiest family define your manhood.


This conference is about 'Redefining' what that looks like. It is about finding your identity in Christ and challenging men to become more disciplined, lead their families/ others, and discovering that you are made for more. In fact, you are made to be a King's Ranger! Come discover what that means!


February 26th 5:00-9:00pm - 20th Ave Campus



This conference is intended for all men who call themselves a follower of Jesus. If you are committed to leading and influencing those around you for Christ, don't miss this conference!

The ReDefined Men's Conference is appropriate for boys ages 14+. Cost to attend is $40.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Damon Friedman

Dr. Damon Friedman received his commission in 2000 as a United States Marine Corps Officer and later transferred into the Air Force's elite as a Special Warfare Officer. He retired as a Lt Col. after 20 years, having served four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and is 100% service connection disabled. His decorations include three Bronze Stars (one with Valor) and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. He is a former Squadron Commander (Air Force Special Operations Command) and former Director of Future Operations (Special Operations Command Central). In 2011 Dr. Friedman established SOF Missions with a focus on "empowering warriors to find purpose and be resilient." This national non-profit offers a unique approach to veteran care through a whole health intra-disciplinary method that incorporates a restorative care program that addresses the areas of psychological, physical, spiritual, and social wellness. He has received numerous national awards, to include the Spirit of Hope Award from the Secretary of Defense, which recognized his national efforts to help the veteran community. Dr. Friedman is the Executive Producer of Surrender Only to ONE, a multi-award-winning film which follows the true-life stories of elite combat warriors in US special operations forces and reveals the implications of combat and the lasting effects our veterans struggle to overcome. He is the author of Igniting Movements, a new book that provides a model for building effective movements, inspiring people to come together under a singular vision to make the world a better place. Dr. Friedman is also the Chairman of the Veteran Service Alliance (VSA), a non-profit that advocates for the 20 million veterans to the White House, Dept of Defense, and Veterans Affairs. The VSA serves around a million veterans a year. Dr. Friedman holds a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller and is currently pursuing Executive Education in Public Leadership at Harvard University.


Brian Harris

Fighting for Your Faith

Brian Harris, an active duty Air Force Chaplain at Minot Air Force Base, brings his 18 years of full-time ministry experience in Texas to the stage as he speaks on Fighting for Your Faith. Having graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005, Brian is eager to share his insight on how men can deepen their participation in the gospel, grow in their faith in Christ, and fight for their own faith. Brian will discuss God’s vision for men and the four Biblical levels of participation men should strive for. Don’t miss this chance to join Brian as he shares his wisdom on Fighting for Your Faith. 

Brian lives In Minot with his wife Erin, three children Olivia (17), Ben (15), and Lucy Joy (12).

Eric Bonness

Leading and Discipling Your Family

Join Eric Bonness, Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, to hear his inspiring journey of faith, marriage, parenting, career changes, farming, and recovery over the course of 40 years. Learn how he has kept close to God's heart through the highs and lows of life. When he is not leading CR Eric leads in his day job as a ND Behavioral Health Program Administrator overseeing recovery programs and unwinds in the evenings/weekends in his JD tractor taking care of their cattle.

During this session, Eric will draw on his personal experience to discuss a discipleship model for leading your families. He will share his story of seeking God's heart and the humility and grace that comes from relying on Christ alone. God has been breaking and shaping Eric as a son of the King, husband, and father for many years and Eric would be the first to say, "I'm only here by God's grace, any wisdom is from Him, and my only qualification to stand before you is Christ Alone." 

Eric has been dating his wife Tonya for 30 years. They have 4 children:  Caleb (22), Hannah (20) both at UND and after God's heart, and two foster kids: Nevaeh (8) & Kendrick (7).

Matt Scherbenske

Stewardship: What God Has Given Me

Matt Scherbenske is a Tuttle, ND farm boy, who joined the 20th Ave Campus Pastor staff in October 2021. He has an M.Ed. in Administration and is pursuing an M.Div. to grow his ability to serve. He has a passion for teaching ministry and witnessing people's faith journeys. Matt loves hunting, being a Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan, and cherishing time with his wife, Sheri, and their four children at home (Hannah, Regan, Jonah, and Ainslee) and one in heaven (Kailee).

Join Matt at the Redefined Men's conference to discover how to be the best steward of the gifts and resources God has given you. You only live once, and you may be tempted to believe that life is all about getting as much out of it for YOU. But God's design and desire is for us to care for His creation and use what He has given us well. Learn how to live in freedom and confidently manage the things God has entrusted to you.

Jesse Ward

Fighting the Flesh

Jesse Ward, an experienced martial artist with a 5th degree black belt in taekwondo and a 3 stripe purple belt in Gracie Jiu-jitsu, is the Momentum Coordinator and Head Instructor at Minot ATA Martial Arts. With 17 years of taekwondo experience and 12 years of Gracie Jiu-jitsu experience, Jesse is passionate about combining his faith in Jesus with martial arts. Join him in this session to gain the knowledge and tools to fight temptation in all forms - whether it's an addiction, lust, or anger. As King's Rangers, let's stand together and win this battle!