The Okoboji Lakes Bible and Missionary Conference exists for the purpose of glorifying God through developing within individuals a growing love for God and one another. Specifically, the conference provides a setting in which individuals can listen to God through His Word and through accounts of His global work. It also provides a setting in which individuals can listen to each other in a context of authentic healing community. As these two components are blended in a family recreational setting, there will be an opportunity to enhance the spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness of individuals and families. As tools are developed to promote continued growth in these areas, individuals and families will be equipped to make a difference in the Church and in their local communities.