DWR Statement of Faith

We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God and without error in the original writings. These same scriptures are the final authority in all matters of faith and life. We believe in the Trinity as being God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, one God, made manifest in three persons who are co-equal and co-eternal. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, the only virgin-born Son of God. He is the unique person of the universe, being truly God and truly humanity in one person forever.

We believe that Adam was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual death which is separation from God and that, as a result, all human beings are now born with a sinful nature.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. And that all who put their trust in Him and receive Him by faith as their personal sin-bearer are born again of the Spirit of God, thereby becoming the children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven, and His present ministry of intercession there for us as High Priest at the right hand of God.

We believe that all who are born again of God’s Spirit are baptized into the body of Christ at the moment of saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this one baptism is to be followed by continual infillings of the Spirit.

We believe in the personal bodily and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

Speaker Notes from 2018 Laurel Bunker

2023 Speaker

Karen Ehman
Karen is a New York Times bestselling author with Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a writer for Encouragement For Today, an online devotional that reaches over four million readers daily. She is also a contributing teacher for the First 5 app, a bible-study tool with over two million users. She has authored seventeen books including KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All and the ECPA 2020 book of the year Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus. She has been featured on numerous media outlets including TODAY Parenting, FoxNews.com, Redbook.com, Crosswalk.com, and HomeLife Magazine.
Karen has been married for over a quarter-century to her college sweetheart Todd and is the mom of three and mother-in-law of two. She resides in central Michigan where she enjoys collecting vintage Pyrex dishes, strolling area farm markets, and processing life with family, friends, and anyone else who gathers around her Mid-century dining room table for a taste of Mama Karen's cooking.
You can connect with Karen at karenehman.com

2023 Musician

Krisha Fuller

DWR is excited to welcome back Krisha Fuller to lead us in worship.  Krisha, from Mandan, North Dakota, has been leading worship for over 20 years. In addition to being a wife and mother to 4 incredible kids and many foster babies that keep her young...or young at heart at least, she’s the worship leader at Missio Church in Bismarck and assists her husband with his home building and timber framing business. In her spare time, (what spare time??) she loves to cook, bake, be creative, flea market, hang out with her family, hunt, ski, stage homes, and spend time outdoors! God gave her a heart for worship at the early age of 3, and she's been singing ever since. Krisha can’t wait to serve all of the amazing ladies afain at this year's Dakota Women’s Retreat! "Worship is a weapon that comes alongside the Word of God...it knocks those arrows that fly by day out of the sky and vanquishes the terrors that stalk us by night!" Psalm 91