Training for Christian Workers, Pastors, and Ministry Teams

The Coracle Readiness Program is designed to teach experientially equipped cross-cultural workers, pastors, and ministry teams in a practical Jesus way of self-development and holistic thriving. One of the biggest issues facing missionaries and pastors is personal, family, and team meltdown. Through our experience-driven training, discover a Christ-centered way to not only become resilient under stress but to actually metabolize stress and turn it into increased capacity.

This year will feature our 5D Thrive Conference, accompanied by helpful pre- and post-conference electives that will dive deep into topics such as language acquisition, cultural intelligence, relational intelligence, and ministering in Muslim contexts. Join this Coracle cohort and find a renewed sense of purpose and a greater understanding of how to effectively serve those around you.

Conference Questions?

If you have questions regarding the Coracle Conference or would like to speak with our conference director, reach out to Virgil Tanner at

Main Conference

5D Thrive Conference

October 8–14, 2023  –  $1,750 / Person*

Designed for pastors, ministry teams, and those in Christian service, both local and cross-cultural.

Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Language Acquisition Workshop

October 2–7, 2023  –  $2,200 / Person*

Designed for cross-cultural workers preparing for their field of service. This includes workers ministering to refugees and immigrants in their home country.

Relational Intelligence Training (SDI)

October 5–6, 2023  –  $935 / Person*

This comprehensive program is tailored to meet the needs of individuals engaged in Christian service, whether they are serving locally or in a cross-cultural setting.

Cultural Intelligence

October 16–17, 2023  –  $935 / Person*

Designed for those who work or minister in contexts that are culturally diverse. This can include missionaries, pastors and leaders of churches in diverse contexts, teachers, students, businesses, and organizations that are expanding into new markets.

Ministering in Muslim Contexts

October 16–18, 2023  –  $1,480 / Person*

Designed for cross-cultural workers preparing for their field of service specifically in Muslim contexts. This includes workers ministering to refugees, immigrants in their home country, and other outreach settings.

*All pricing includes on-site housing and meals. Scholarships are available to offset the cost of the conference.

Keynote Speakers & Trainers

Virgil Tanner

5D Thrive Conference

Joy Tanner

5D Thrive Conference
Relational Intelligence
Training (SDI)

Gabriella Tiessen

Language Acquisition Training
Islamics and Ministering in
Muslim Contexts

Calvin Tiessen

Cultural Intelligence Training
Language Acquisition Training
Islamics and Ministering in Muslim Contexts

Del Fehsenfeld

Relational Intelligence
Training (SDI)

Jillann Devries

Islamics and Ministering in Muslim Contexts

Scholarships Available

Through the generosity of donors a limited amount of conference scholarships are available. Scholarships range from 10% – 50% of the total conference cost.

Venue & Lodging

This year, the Coracle will be hosted at Life Action Camp in beautiful southwest Michigan. Situated on Clear Lake in Buchanan, Michigan, Life Action Camp offers a variety of housing options, meeting spaces, dining facilities, meadows, trails, lakefront sunsets, and a host of fun activities. The venue offers multiple lodging options including hotel-style accommodations, multi-room cabins, family-friendly housing, and bunk housing.

Getting Here

Life Action Camp is located in Buchanan, Michigan, a 30-minute drive from South Bend International Airport and a 2-hour drive from both Midway International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL.

Venue Address

Life Action Camp
1696 E. Clear Lake Road
Buchanan, MI 49107

Conference Registration

To register for the Coracle Conference, please complete this registration form. We’ll contact you to complete your registration.