The Arena
Men's conference

Friday, May 3

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
— Theodore roosevelt

Special Speakers

Josh Skjoldal
Conference host
Granger Smith
Pastor/former country artist
And more!

frequently asked questions

What is the Arena?

The Arena is a one-night conference to help equip men to step into and find victory in every arena of life from the family to the workplace.

The Arena is hosted by Evangel, a church located in Bismarck, North Dakota and led by Pastor Josh Skjoldal.

Is there an age limit? Can kids come?

Children must be 8 years or older to attend The Arena, where they can sit and listen through a service.

There are also occasionally more mature subjects discussed, and we recommend parent discretion. You must purchase a ticket for any child who will occupy their own seat.

There is no childcare or child supervision provided.

Please note, for safety reasons, minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the conference.

When does it start? How long does it usually last?

The Arena activities start at 5:00 PM.

Doors to the Main Auditorium at Evangel’s Bismarck campus open at 6:30 PM.

Activities will conclude by 9:00 PM.

If the event gets canceled, will I get my money back?

No. If the event is canceled, tickets would be applied to the next event.

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