Rawhide District Conference

September 17-19
Fort Worth, Texas
Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown


The Rawhide District Conference is back! Gather your team and head to Fort Worth for this popular event jam-packed with education, inspiration, and networking designed to enrich and connect mission and ministry staff from throughout the district. 

This event is intentionally loaded with opportunities to build relationships and to foster learning among your team, as well as with others in similar roles, facing similar challenges in their work. Because this event takes place within your district, many employees who can’t attend Citygate Network’s Annual Conference can benefit from interaction and education pertinent to them. 

In addition to tours of two member missions in the heart of the city (Beautiful Feet Ministries and Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County), programming will include speakers and seminars, resource tables, and five meals (dinner Tuesday through breakfast Thursday), as well as plenty of opportunities to connect. 


The location will be the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, conveniently located by the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a relaxing urban plaza of water features. Think of this conference as a chance to retreat from the everyday grind, refresh your mind, team, and ministry. The trolley passes directly in front of the hotel, and not far away you can visit the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Sundance Square, and Billy Bob’s—all dripping with distinctive Texas flavor.

Call the Sheraton at (817) 335-7000 or (888) 627-8556 to make your reservation. (Or click here to reserve online.) Our rate is $129.00 for a single or double room and will be available until August 27, 2019.

The $168.00 registration fee includes all programming and meals.



Theme: Lighthouse-The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
September 17-19, 2019

Life's path is filled with adventures and challenges that easily take us off course. Ministries humbly serve as the lighthouse in their community by providing light, hope, love, and connection to the lost.

Tuesday, September 17

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration and check-in
Cypress I Foyer
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Cypress I
Worship-Brady LeBeau, Beautiful Feet
Speaker-Bishop Keith Ackerman
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Opening General Session

Wednesday, September 18

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
General Session and breakfast
Cypress I
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Sponsor break
10:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track Seminars 1:
  • Upstream Initiatives to Prevent Poverty Before it Impacts the Next Generation.
    Oak 1
    Kandyce Ormes and Phil Brinkmeyer, Bukner Children & Family Services
  • Challenging the Norm: Leading into uncertain areas
    Oak 3
    Rick Franklin, vice president, Arrowhead Leadership Ministries
  • Storytelling Shares the Message of Reality and Hope
    Cypress I
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cypress I
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Track Seminars 2:
  • Security: Protectors or Ambassadors?
    Oak I
    Paul Lake, president, Sentry One Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Building Movements Not Organizations
    Oak 3
    Rick Franklin, vice president, Arrowhead Leadership Ministries
  • Connecting With Every Generation
    Cypress I
2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Sponsor break
2:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Track Seminars 3:
  • Creating a Safety Culture
    Oak I
    Jon Barron, branch manager, The Merriam Insurance Agency
  • The Future Is...Leading Toward Your Goals
    Oak 3
    Rick Franklin, vice president, Arrowhead Leadership Ministries
  • Social Media That Attracts, Educates and Engages
    Cypress I
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
Free time
6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Travel to UGM-TC (on Streetfeet Bus)
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner, welcome, and overview from UGM-TC
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
7:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Travel to Beautiful Feet
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tour Beautiful Feet
9:00 p.m.
Travel back to Sheraton

Thursday, September 19

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Closing breakfast and General Session
Collaborative time with cohorts and final words from our speaker

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, you may do so with no penalty up to two weeks before the event. Cancellations requested less than two weeks before the event will result in a 30% cancellation fee.


For Citygate Network business members, there are three levels of sponsorships available at the conference. Sponsor sign-up is located at the bottom of this page. A sponsorship or display table is required in order to attend. Please note that sponsors must be in membership with Citygate Network. If you plan to participate in the conference sessions and/or meals, you will need to register as an attendee in addition to purchasing your sponsorship. If you have additional questions, please email Stacie Hughes, shughes@citygatenetwork.org.

$700–Primary Sponsor 

  • Address attendees during one of the general sessions
  • Handouts during the speaking opportunity
  • Display table during conference 

$400–Break Sponsor 

  • Handout during break
  • Display table during conference 

$250–Table Sponsor 

  • Display table during conference

Event Fees

To begin the registration process, please click Register below. If you are registering a group, you will be able to select your registrants and fees after you log in.

Amount Description  
$168.00 Mission Member Rate
No Restrictions
fee ends 9/19/2019
$168.00 Sponsor Rate (Display table or sponsorship purchase also required)
No Restrictions
fee ends 9/19/2019
$217.00 Non-Member Rate
No Restrictions
fee ends 9/19/2019

Sponsorship Opportunities

To purchase a sponsorship package please select one of the following sponsor fees below.

Amount Description  
$250.00 Display Table
No Restrictions
fee ends 9/19/2019