The Okoboji Lakes Bible & Missionary Conference may be unique among contemporary Christian camps and conferences. Begun as a faith venture in 1935, the tent meeting was sustained on offerings alone. Even with the growth of facilities, year-round staff, partnerships and ministries, the founding principle of operating by faith only on God’s provision has persisted. No registration fees are asked.
Each year, nearly 1000 households sacrificially support the conference Association. Though many of these gifts are given during the conference, more than half of the annual budget is received throughout the year. Provisions for online giving and automatic bank withdrawals make that easier. Assistance is also provided upon request for those wanting to sustain the Conference through planned and non-cash giving. The Conference Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible and promptly and gratefully receipted. All financial records are reviewed annually by an external, professional auditing firm. Copies are available upon request.