Joy Starts Here! Conference

Joy Starts Here! Conference

Date: Thu. Oct 3, 2013 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration: 9 Hours
Location: Peoria Area
Event Street Address: New Life Christian Church 401 Edgewood Court Morton, Illinois 61550
Event Info Phone: 309.367.4020
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Joy. From the moment we're born, we search for it but always seem to come away empty. What is it? How can we get it? Is it even possible?


Join an experienced team of internationally renowned authors, speakers, and trainers for the JOY STARTS HERE conference October 3rd - 5th at New Life Christian Church in Morton, IL!


Each conference day will focus on starting a joy movement in your family, church, or school.


Bring your ministry team, administrators, staff, or family to one day or all three days of this special joy-starting event.


The team will offer strategic exercises, teaching, and discussion to discovering real joy in our lives. Real joy is attainable; it can change families, schools, churches, and the world.



Join a joy-filled lineup of speakers who specialize in starting joy!

  • Dr. Jim Wilder, author, speaker, ordained minister, Director for Shepherd's House, developer of THRIVE Training and co-creator of the Thriving Recover Your Life program
  • Ed Khouri, author, speaker, ordained minister, and co-creator of the Thriving Recover Your Life program
  • Chris Cousey, author, speaker, pastoral counselor, consultant, and Director for THRIVE Training
  • Sheila Sutton, M.A. and M.A., author, National Board Certified Teacher, UCLA Writing Project Fellow, adjunct professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
  • Dr. Bill St. Cyr, Executive Director for Ambleside Schools International


Individual 1-day registration: $125

Individual 3-day registration: $325

Group pricing for organizations: please call (309) 367-4020 for pricing.

Register before August 14th to save on cost!

Registration includes joy kites, snacks, and event materials. Meals are on your own.


For more information and to register, visit the website.