Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Conferences/Seminars'

"Jesus, I Trust in You" (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Nazareth House of Retreat - 8508 N 100th Co Hwy Magnolia, IL 61336
309.285.8112
nssplayer@gmail.com
http://www.nazarethretreathouse.org/

Catholic Charismatic spring Retreat, "Jesus, I trust in You" Retreat Master is Fr. Terry Cassidy. Join us in this two day retreat to ponder and explore our ability and our willingness to pray, "Jesus, I trust in You," with true surrender and hope in our hearts. Preregistration is required. Contact Norma at the contact information provided.  Please send registration checks to Nazareth House of Retreat - P.O. Box 165, Henry, IL 61537.

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, 1301 Linden, Normal, IL
Bill Pence, 309.452.5438
bntpence@msn.com
http://biblicalimagination.com/#/conferences/normal-il-425-27

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).

 

You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.

 

If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.

 

More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at: http://coramdeotheblog.com/biblical-imagination-conference-on-matthew/

 

We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Apache Homeschool Convention (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 91, Peoria, IL 61615
http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/Resources/Documents/globe2final.pdf

The 25th APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Home Educators) Convention will take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Registration is now open and the cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.

 

Speakers include Dr. Rob Rienow of Visionary Family, Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Answers in Genesis (among others)!

 

Please go to http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/ for more info and to register!

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, 1301 Linden, Normal, IL
Bill Pence, 309.452.5438
bntpence@msn.com
http://biblicalimagination.com/#/conferences/normal-il-425-27

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).

 

You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.

 

If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.

 

More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at: http://coramdeotheblog.com/biblical-imagination-conference-on-matthew/

 

We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Apache Homeschool Convention (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 91, Peoria, IL 61615
http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/Resources/Documents/globe2final.pdf

The 25th APACHE (Association of Peoria Area Home Educators) Convention will take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Registration is now open and the cost is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.

 

Speakers include Dr. Rob Rienow of Visionary Family, Jeannie Fulbright of Apologia, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell of Answers in Genesis (among others)!

 

Please go to http://www.apachecentralillinois.org/ for more info and to register!

Biblical Imagination Conference and Concert with Michael Card (Sun. Apr 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Church, 1301 Linden, Normal, IL
Bill Pence, 309.452.5438
bntpence@msn.com
http://biblicalimagination.com/#/conferences/normal-il-425-27

Singer/songwriter, Bible teacher, and author Michael Card will bring the Biblical Imagination Conference, "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," to Christ Church (PCA) in Normal, Illinois April 25-26, 2014. The Sunday night concert will be held at East White Oak Bible Church, so that we can accommodate more people (as the 2012 concert filled our sanctuary).

 

You can purchase conference tickets (which includes the concert) or concert-only tickets at the website link listed above. Conference (includes the concert) tickets are now $48; after February 25, $58. Tickets for the concert only are now $13; after February 25, $18.

 

If you are coming from out of town, we are excited to offer special conference hotel rates at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel. Just mention the Biblical Imagination Conference, and you will get a $79 rate on a standard room, which includes their breakfast buffet. Reservations need to be made by April 18 to receive this rate.

 

More information about the Biblical Imagination Conference can be found at the conference site link above. Additional Biblical Imagination Conference and Michael Card resources can be found at: http://coramdeotheblog.com/biblical-imagination-conference-on-matthew/

 

We hope you can join us for the conference and/or concert. Please pass this information along to others you feel may have an interest. If you have any questions at all, please contact Bill Pence by email or phone.

Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) Conference (Mon. Apr 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church Morton 1325 E. Jefferson
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Significance in Unlikely Places is our Theme this year.

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights.  These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference.

Phil Tuttle will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings and Mark Bailey will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

 

Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) Conference (Tue. Apr 29, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church Morton 1325 E. Jefferson
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Significance in Unlikely Places is our Theme this year.

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights.  These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference.

Phil Tuttle will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings and Mark Bailey will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

 

Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) Conference (Wed. Apr 30, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church Morton 1325 E. Jefferson
309.263.2350
info@rhma.org
http://www.rhma.org

Significance in Unlikely Places is our Theme this year.

The Public is invited to join us on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights.  These sessions are being held in conjunction with RHMA's Small-Town Pastors' Conference.

Phil Tuttle will be speaking on Monday and Wednesday Evenings and Mark Bailey will be speaking on Tuesday Evening

 

Hope Life Center Fundraising Banquet (Thu. May 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Deer Valley Country Club, 3298 Hoover Rd. Deer Grove, IL
Hope Life Center, 815.625.5376
info@hopelifecenter.com
http://www.hopelifecenter.com/banquet/

Hope Life Center's annual fundraising banquet will feature keynote speaker Abby Johnson. It will be emceed by WCIC Station Manager Dave Brooks.

 

Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.

 

She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.

 

Reservations are $30/seat and can be made at the above website or by calling Hope Life Center at the above phone number.

 

Please wear business attire and adults only, please.

 

All proceeds from the banquet will be used by the Hope Life Center to reverse the abortion trend in the Sauk Valley.

Can God Have This Dance (Fri. May 2, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church of Marion - 401 West Union Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
217.391.3138
barbtroeger@ibsa.org
http://www.ibsa.org/womensmissions

IBSA's Annual Women's Meeting

Featured speaker Allison Allen, former Women of Faith dramatist. 

This event is a time of encouragement; leadership development; networking and filling your ministry cabinets with resources.

Childcare is Provided

Spring Revival (Fri. May 2, 2014 7:59 pm)

Contact Info:

8385 N. 1900 East Rd. Bloomington, IL 61704
309.212.71202
ronbon55@yahoo.com
http://www.trivalleybaptistchurch.com

The Tri Valley Baptist Church of Bloomington, IL will be having a Spring Revival May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:00 P.M. each night.  The Evangelist is Mike McKenzie of Barry, Illinois.  Rev. McKenzie will also sing, and present a Christian Drama entitled In Remembrance of Me, from the musical Celebrate Life, on Sunday morning, at 10:30 A.M.

Leadercast 2014 (Fri. May 9, 2014 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center Peoria, Riverside Community Church, 207 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61603
309.676.7700
leadercast@dreamcenterpeoria.org
http://leadercast.com/location/dreamcenterpeoria/

What is Leadercast?

Leadercast is a brand that builds Leaders Worth Following.

 

Our Core Offering:

We cut through the noise and bring realness to the leadership development space by:

  • Producing epic events that create a shift in leadership practices.
  • Developing elegant content that drives action in the lives of users.
  • Constantly innovating to ensure freshness in our approach.

 

 

Who Do We Serve?

Leadercast is focused on building Leaders Worth Following. Leadership is not reserved for those with a 'C' in their title. We need better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations, and in homes across the world. Leadercast exists to serve individuals and organizations across all sectors who want to become intentional about raising their standard of leadership.

 

 

What Do We Believe?

  • We believe that leaders should think and behave differently.
  • We believe that certain behaviors serve as the framework of a leader worth following:
    • Simplicity - brings clarity to the complex.
    • Creativity - fosters an atmosphere that allows others to dream.
    • Bravery - possesses a posture of unrelenting boldness.
    • Beyond You - leverages influence for the sake of others.
    • Insight - resolves to consistently do the wise thing.
    • Vision - moves towards a preferred future with little deviation.
    • Culture - architects the conditions to win.

 

 

What Does Leadercast Do?

Leadercast Live — On May 9, 2014 Leadercast will facilitate the largest convergence of leaders in the world by creating an epic leadership experience.

  • Attend live in Atlanta. Georgia or Cape Town, South Africa.
  • View a HD simulcast at one of our host sites.
  • Host your own site. Leadercast happens inside companies such as Apple and Motorola and in communities from Kuwait to Kansas!

 To attend the Peoria, IL simulcast, purchase tickets ($60) through the link above.

 

 

Leadercast Now — Leadercast Now is an elegant, online platform created with leadership development in mind. Optimized for mobile or desktop, membership brings 24/7/365 availability of exclusive leadership content to the time-starved leader.

 

 

Leadercast Nights — Nights seeks to bring local leaders together in key cities across the country. These intimate, invitation only gatherings are focused on deepening strategic relationships.

 

 

Leadercast Home — Launching in 2015, Leadercast Home is designed to bring the best in leadership concepts to life where they count the most-at home.

 

 

Leadercast Blog — We're communicating about leadership in new ways. Our blog gives us the platform to speak our language to our tribe.

 

 

The Ethos of Leadercast:

As we produce content and events, we're constantly looking through the lens of what's epic, elegant and beautiful. These are not typically words that are associated with leadership development. Call us crazy, but we're convinced that producing awe-inspiring short films, commissioning artists to interpret our brand, and composing soul-quenching musical scores is just as important to the heart of a leader as the next best-selling leadership book, or must-tweet axiom.

We're human before we're leaders. Every piece of content we produce is aimed at the human heart. Every single event element we toil over is meant to connect with the ache inside that longs for something greater. We're focused on developing the core of the leader first believing that the principles that follow will take root, and a leader worth following will be the end result.

Pink Impact Women's Conference (Fri. May 9, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

2901 Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702
217.528.8447
http://www.incastevents.com

A Gateway Women's Conference simulcast live at Living Water Church. Cost is $30.00 which includes a luncheon.  Featuring Debbie Morris, Lisa Bevere, Charlotte Gambill, Holly Wagner, Tony Evans, Elaine Fisher, Blynda Lane, Kari Jobe and Gateway Worship.  More than a color, it's an experience.  More than a conference, it's a GOD encounter.  More than a message, it's a movement.

Pink Impact Women's Conference (Sat. May 10, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

2901 Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702
217.528.8447
http://www.incastevents.com

A Gateway Women's Conference simulcast live at Living Water Church. Cost is $30.00 which includes a luncheon.  Featuring Debbie Morris, Lisa Bevere, Charlotte Gambill, Holly Wagner, Tony Evans, Elaine Fisher, Blynda Lane, Kari Jobe and Gateway Worship.  More than a color, it's an experience.  More than a conference, it's a GOD encounter.  More than a message, it's a movement.

Community Event For Teen and Tween Girls (Sat. May 10, 2014 11:30 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church, 210 S. 8th Street, Petersburg, IL
217.632.2533
fccpetersburg@gmail.com
http://www.fccpetersburgil.com/upcoming-events.html

A special event for Teen and Tween girls will take place at the First Christian Church of Petersburg. Moms are welcome too! There is no cost, and a delicious lunch will be included. The theme is, "Let your Light Shine.” This is a time for fun, faith, and friendship and will include a great speaker and workshops. Teen and Tween girls are welcome to come and to invite your friends. You don't need to register, but let us know you're coming.

Promise Keepers 2014 - Peoria (Fri. Jun 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

Promise Keepers returns to Peoria for the third time (2003, 2008)!

For the latest venue, speaker, and other details, visit one of the following sites:

Peoria PK: 
www.menofaim.org/pk2014

 

Over 100 Volunteers needed!
www.promisekeepers.org/volunteer

Interested in being part of the Leadership Team - praying, preparing, and recruiting volunteers for a weekend that will change men's lives (and their families!)?

 

Promise Keepers 2014 - Peoria (Sat. Jun 7, 2014 6:00 pm)

Promise Keepers returns to Peoria for the third time (2003, 2008)!

For the latest venue, speaker, and other details, visit one of the following sites:

Peoria PK: 
www.menofaim.org/pk2014

 

Over 100 Volunteers needed!
www.promisekeepers.org/volunteer

Interested in being part of the Leadership Team - praying, preparing, and recruiting volunteers for a weekend that will change men's lives (and their families!)?

 

8th Annual Christian Storytelling Conference (Thu. Jun 26, 2014 7:30 am - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
309.682.2915
christianstorytelling@gmail.com
http://christianstorytellingconference.weebly.com/

Learn from professionals how to enhance your ministry by incorporating the power of storytelling.

 

Conference costs:

$75 Individual fee for the conference

$100 "Bring a Buddy" fee for two attendees (must register at the same time)

 

The Conference schedule will allow you to attend up to ten workshops or Forums led by professional storytellers and Bible Tellers.  Also on the schedule are worship times each morning and brief music concerts each evening followed by a full program of Storytelling (Thursday and Friday).

8th Annual Christian Storytelling Conference (Fri. Jun 27, 2014 7:30 am - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
309.682.2915
christianstorytelling@gmail.com
http://christianstorytellingconference.weebly.com/

Learn from professionals how to enhance your ministry by incorporating the power of storytelling.

 

Conference costs:

$75 Individual fee for the conference

$100 "Bring a Buddy" fee for two attendees (must register at the same time)

 

The Conference schedule will allow you to attend up to ten workshops or Forums led by professional storytellers and Bible Tellers.  Also on the schedule are worship times each morning and brief music concerts each evening followed by a full program of Storytelling (Thursday and Friday).