Strawberry Lake
Christian Retreat and Conference Center
  • Gerald Derstine
  • Gerald Derstine
  • Gerald Derstine
  • Gerald Derstine
  • Gerald Derstine

Nestled deep in the majestic Minnesota North Woods...


Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat is a little slice of Heaven...a place for your personal getaway with God.

For more than 48 years people have been refreshed and restored at this peaceful setting in the White Earth Indian Reservation.  Come and visit us or book your Conference here.

Reconnect with your family and enjoy fellowship with other Christians.  Savor delicious, home-cooked meals in the warm inviting dining area...relax in cozy lakefront cabins or lodge rooms. You can be refreshed and healed as you hear some of the world's most outstanding Bible teachers and ministers.

Whether your plans call for one day, a weekend or an entire camp season, your visit to Christian Retreat will be a blessing and a challenge!


Conferences at Strawberry Lake

We are excited about our wonderful line-up of anointed ministers this summer. Please check out our speaker schedule for summer and prayerfully consider joining us with your family.

Weekly Conferences start in June and continue through Labor Day Weekend. Guest speakers are nationally - known Christian leaders and Artists.

Youth camps are held all throughout the summer. Continue to check this site for more events and current updates. Churches are welcome to hold conferences here as well. Visit our Group Retreats page and then call Laura for more information at 218-983-3217.

Make plans to visit Christian Retreat for a few days, or come for a whole week. Prepare to have a God-encounter! God is doing something new every summer and hundreds of people have come and received blessings and healings.


2014 Institute of Ministry

We are excited about Hosting the Institute of Ministry

This summer at Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat. It is designed to awaken the spirit of the believer to understand the power of the Holy Spirit that the Lord Jesus Christ has made available to each of us. Students of all ages and denominational backgrounds will come together, far removed from the distractions of the world, to study God’s Word and be instructed by seasoned ministers of the Gospel. The Bible will come alive and you will be encouraged to hear the Word, and to do the Word. A life-changing experience is awaiting you at the I.O.M. At the end of the ten-week ministry training school, you will receive an “Able Minister” diploma, qualifying you for ministry opportunities.   The Deans for this year will be David and Patricia Thibault.  


2 Cor. 3:6 (KJV)

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.