Rural Collective Summit :



Due to the COVID-19 Virus and it’s economic impact we are sad to announce that the Rural Collective Summit scheduled for May 2nd, 2020 has been cancelled. We are hoping to reschedule in the early Fall if possible and if not we will be also looking into the possibility of hosting an online event. We will keep you all updated as things progress. In Christ my brothers, Tim.

Bi-Annual Rural Summit

This conference is for those of you pastoring and leading rural churches in and around the Four Corners region

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Why Attend This Rural Collective Summit?

This conference is for those of you who are pastors and leading rural churches in and around the Four Corners region. We want to assure you that despite your geographical isolation, you are not alone. You will be encouraged and equipped to find your vision for the Kingdom and your place under the southwest sun. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with like minded leaders whose desire is to see their churches engage in evangelism, discipleship and duplication.  

Although there is no cchildcare provided, you are welcome to bring them with you

Learn how the gospel speaks into God's mission for your ministry

Important information regarding local missions

Meet with Other Leaders

An important reason to come to a summit such as this is to meet others in your rural context. Sometimes you may wonder if there are others entering into the trenches of ministry such as yourself. This is a great opportunity to be able to sharpen one another in the faith as well as bear one anothers burdens.

Who Should Attend?

If you are in active ministry and serving in a rural context, we encourage you to come to this event. These include positions such as pastors, deacons, ministry directors, worship leaders and small group leaders.

Tickets are currently available at $25. Join us in Farmington, NM on May 2nd and be part of gospel transformation in the Four Corneres Region.

Summit Schedule

The summit full schedule of keynotes and sessions


Pre-Registration & Check-In

Coffee and registration for those who wish to attend the pre-summit time of worship and prayer.
6:30 p.m.SANCTUARY
Tim Castillo
Tim Castillo

Lead Pastor of GHC


A welcome to guests and participants.
6:45p.m. - 8:00p.m.SANCTUARY
Stephen Mirabal
Stephen Mirabal

Worship Pastor at GHC

Worship & Prayer

A time to sing and pray together to Jesus and ask Him to bless the summit.
8:00pm - 9:00pmCHURCH LIVING ROOM

Ice Cream Bar and Hangout

A vital time to get to know one another and make connections.
8:00am - 9:00amCHURCH LIVING ROOM

Continental Breakfast + Registration + Check-In

Free breakfast for all attendees as well as check-in for those just coming into town for the day summit.
Josh Valdez
Josh Valdez

Pastor of HGC


A welcome to those attending the day's summit and a review for the day.
9:00am - 9:30amSANCTUARY
Stephen Mirabal
Stephen Mirabal

Worship Pastor at GHC


Time of morning worship to Jesus.
9:30am - 10:30amSANCTUARY
Tom Thiessen
Tom Thiessen

Pastor at GC

Morning Teaching Session

Diving into the scriptures to be on mission together.
10:30am - 10:45amSANCTUARY
Fritz Polk
Fritz Polk

Pastor at AVC

Time of Prayer

Gathering together to pray and ask God to bring transformation to our region.
10:45am - 11:00am


11:00am - 12:00pmSANCTUARY

Q & A

Q & A on evangelism and mission in our region with Josh Valdez and Tom Thiessen.    
12:00pm - 1:00pmCHURCH LIVING ROOM

Lunch Break

Complimentary lunch provided. This is another great time for fellowship and networking with others involved in ministry in a similar context.
1:00pm - 1:30pmSANCTUARY
Stephen Mirabal
Stephen Mirabal

Worship Pastor at GHC


A time of worship together
1:30pm - 2:30pmSANCTUARY
Tim Castillo
Tim Castillo

Lead Pastor of GHC

Afternoon Preaching Session

Our final session of preaching and teaching on "small church, big impact"
2:30pm - 2:45pmSANCTUARY
Colby Corsaut
Colby Corsaut

Pastor at FBC

Afternoon Prayer

Our final time of corporate prayer together.
2:45pm - 3:30pmSANCTUARY

Q & A

Q & A with Josh Valdez and Tim Castillo on how small churches can make a big impact in our region.

Keynote Speakers

Rural Church Planters & Pastors

  • Castiilo



    Tim is Lead Elder at Grace Hill Church in Farmington NM, His passion is to see lives all around the four corners region come to faith in Jesus through the simple sharing of the gospel.

  • Thiessen



    Tom was born a sinner. Jesus saved Him by irresistible grace and gave him gifts of evangelism and teaching. He is currently serving his family and also as church-planting Pastor of Gospel Church in Durango, Colorado.

  • Mirabal



    Stephen is the Worship Pastor at Grace Hill Church. He loves his creative wife and 4 kids, and desires that all of the region of the four corners knows Jesus.

  • Valdez



    Josh is Lead Elder at Higher Ground Church in Farmington, NM. He loves teaching and preaching and is in the exciting stage of planting this church with a great faith family!

  • Polk



    Fritz is Lead Pastor at Animas Valley Church in Aztec, NM. He loves his wife and kids and enjoys ministering to his church and doing mission work in Burma!

  • Corsaut



    Colby is Teaching Elder at First Baptist Church in Bayfield, CO. He loves his wife, kids and faith family. He also enjoys ministering in France doing mission work there part of the year!

Summit Tickets

Standard Pass

  • 1 Person Access
  • Access to summit
  • Complimentary Breakfast and lunch Day of summit.
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Rural Summit Venue

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Destination From

Destination To


  • Grace Hill Church
  • 4400 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87402
  • Phone: (505) 327-7791

Nearest Airports

Places To Stay + Group Rate Options

  • Home2 Suites | Group Rates: Mention “Acts29 Conference” group
  • Queen Room Only | $86 + Fees a night!
  • Group Rate closes Friday, April 24th, 2020

Things to do

If you are staying for the weekend, there are fun and family friendly things to do, and places to eat in Farmington. Some local favorites include:

Places to eat

There are some GREAT restaurants around town.