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Joy Rekindled Marriage Weekend (Fri. Jun 5, 2015 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knox Knolls Free Methodist Church
2251 West Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4082
kurtsmith@lifemodelworks.org
http://www.joystartshere.com

You are invited to the Joy Rekindled Marriage Weekend! Presenters Kurt and Heidi Smith will show you how joy starts HERE! On this weekend, brain science and scripture will meet to change the world, one joyful relationship at a time.

 

Registration on Friday will be at 12:30. The Friday sessions run from 1:00-6:00 p.m and the Saturday sessions run from 9:00-5:30 p.m. 

 

The cost is $250 per couple. That includes materials, lunch on Saturday, and snacks Friday and Saturday during breaks.

 

To register online, please visit the website above. The registration deadline is Monday, May 18th. 

 

For more information, please contact Kurt Smith at the e-mail address above.

Joy Rekindled Marriage Weekend (Sat. Jun 6, 2015 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Knox Knolls Free Methodist Church
2251 West Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4082
kurtsmith@lifemodelworks.org
http://www.joystartshere.com

You are invited to the Joy Rekindled Marriage Weekend! Presenters Kurt and Heidi Smith will show you how joy starts HERE! On this weekend, brain science and scripture will meet to change the world, one joyful relationship at a time.

 

Registration on Friday will be at 12:30. The Friday sessions run from 1:00-6:00 p.m and the Saturday sessions run from 9:00-5:30 p.m. 

 

The cost is $250 per couple. That includes materials, lunch on Saturday, and snacks Friday and Saturday during breaks.

 

To register online, please visit the website above. The registration deadline is Monday, May 18th. 

 

For more information, please contact Kurt Smith at the e-mail address above.

Camp Griesheim 40th Anniversary (Sun. Jun 14, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Griesheim
1338 2400th St.
Atlanta, IL 61723
309.696.9971
addjb@mchsi.com
http://campgriesheim.com/

Join us as we turn 40 years old!  Camp Griesheim Retreat Center, located in rural Atlanta, Illinois, will have an open house!

 

Camp Griesheim has been hosting Christian events, meetings, conferences and groups since 1975.

 

For more information, contact Dena Bergman at the phone number above, find us on Facebook, or visit our website.

Tell Stories That Change People (Thu. Jun 25, 2015 8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

The 9th Annual Christian Storytelling Conference is a two and a half day conference that will prepare you to use spoken stories to influence others to walk in greater faith, community and understanding.

 

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. 

 

STORY CAMP for teens runs concurrently. 

Cavetime Men's Conference at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville (Fri. Jun 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church
951 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217.243.6436
lincolnavenue@mediacombb.net
http://labcjacksonville.org/calendar-2/

Men ages 13 and older are welcome to attend Cavetime Men's Conference. Dr. Jeff Voth, founder and president of Cavetime Ministries, will be speaking and challenging men to be real men of God.  He will share how men can understand their God-given roles through the 5 Stones of Cavetime.  These Stones were gleaned from the life of King David.

 

The conference will be from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00- noon on Saturday.

 

The cost is $25 until June 12 and $35 after June 12. Register by calling the phone number above.

Cavetime Men's Conference at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville (Sat. Jun 27, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church
951 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217.243.6436
lincolnavenue@mediacombb.net
http://labcjacksonville.org/calendar-2/

Men ages 13 and older are welcome to attend Cavetime Men's Conference. Dr. Jeff Voth, founder and president of Cavetime Ministries, will be speaking and challenging men to be real men of God.  He will share how men can understand their God-given roles through the 5 Stones of Cavetime.  These Stones were gleaned from the life of King David.

 

The conference will be from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00- noon on Saturday.

 

The cost is $25 until June 12 and $35 after June 12. Register by calling the phone number above.

Smart Money Smart Kids (Sun. Jun 28, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church
601 N. 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309.346.3034
sfmfreetwn@yahoo.com
https://www.smartmoneysmartkids.com/classes/279009

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

One of the great things about the Smart Money Smart Kids class is that no matter how old your kids are, you will learn how to apply these principles to their specific age groups.

 

Lesson 1 – Work & Responsibility

Focuses on the work-money connection, personal responsibility, and how work reflects our relationship with God.

 

Lesson 2 – Spending & Wisdom

Helps you understand your child’s God-given bent and how to lead them to make wise spending decisions.

 

Lesson 3 – Savings & Patience

Shows you how to encourage delayed gratification and teach your kids to set specific goals for saving.

 

Lesson 4 – Giving & Generosity

Teaches you how to raise generous children by emphasizing God’s ownership and challenging your kids to step out of their comfort zones.

 

Lession 5 – Debt & Honesty

Shares the Bible’s perspective on debt so you can raise kids who can identify and reject the cultural myths that say debt is normal.

 

Lession 6 – Contentment & Gratitude

Protect your kids from the “bigger is better” messages in our culture and encourage an attitude of contentment rooted in humility and gratitude.

Afflicted Conference (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Rd
Eureka, IL 61530
309.467.4341
http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/

The Afflicted Conference is put on by Lifesong for Orphans in order to raise awareness for how to care for both the orphan and the trafficked/enslaved individual. 

 

The conference will have various organizations speaking about what God is doing in some of the darkest places of the world and the hope that we have in the gospel. There will also be a booth fair to learn more about what God is doing and how you can be a part of it by making purchases that benefit the orphan and the oppressed.

 

The theme for this conference is, "Even in the darkness, there is hope," in relation to John 1:5: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."

 

There is no fee to attend. Registration is not necessary. Visit the website above for more information on Lifesong for Orphans.

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
217.793.9760
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Springfield's host location, visit their website:

http://www.springfieldfirst.org/#/home

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heritage Church
4801 44th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309.788.2030
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Rock Island's (Quad Cities) host location, visit their website:

http://www.heritageqc.com/event/the-global-leadership-summit/all

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heritage Church
4801 44th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309.788.2030
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Rock Island's (Quad Cities) host location, visit their website:

http://www.heritageqc.com/event/the-global-leadership-summit/all

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
info@nwoods.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Peoria's host location, visit their website:

http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/content/learn/leadership-development/the-global-leadership-summit-2015/

The Global Leadership Summit (Thu. Aug 6, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 Airport Rd
Normal, IL 61761
309.451.5000
contactus@eastviewcc.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Normal's host location, visit their website:

http://www.eastviewchurch.net/news-events/summit/

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 Airport Rd
Normal, IL 61761
309.451.5000
contactus@eastviewcc.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Normal's host location, visit their website:

http://www.eastviewchurch.net/news-events/summit/

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S Koke Mill Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
217.793.9760
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Springfield's host location, visit their website:

http://www.springfieldfirst.org/#/home

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heritage Church
4801 44th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309.788.2030
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Rock Island's (Quad Cities) host location, visit their website:

http://www.heritageqc.com/event/the-global-leadership-summit/all

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heritage Church
4801 44th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309.788.2030
webfumc@springfieldfirst.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Rock Island's (Quad Cities) host location, visit their website:

http://www.heritageqc.com/event/the-global-leadership-summit/all

The Global Leadership Summit (Fri. Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
info@nwoods.org
http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/locations.asp?attend=reg2015&groupby=IL

Developing Christian leadership skills is the focus of the Global Leadership Summit to be held August 6th and 7th at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Becoming a better leader is something we all strive for, within the church and in our daily walk. The Global Leadership Summit provides practical tools for leading and is THE most inspirational event you can attend this year.

 

 

Speakers include:

  • Bill Hybels--Founder and Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Dr. Brene Brown--Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author
  • Brian Houston--Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
  • And many more!

 

 

Local host churches for the Summit are:

  • Northwoods Community Church in Peoria
  • Eastview Christian Church in Normal
  • First United Methodist Church in Springfield
  • Heritage Church in Rock Island (Quad Cities)
  • Heartland Community Church in Rockford
  • And many more locations across Illinois! (See the website for a location near you.)

 

 

Super Early-Bird registration for the Global Leadership Summit runs through May 19th. Early Bird Registration runs through June 23rd. Go to the website listed above to register and for more information.

 

 

For information about Peoria's host location, visit their website:

http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/content/learn/leadership-development/the-global-leadership-summit-2015/

United Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Oct 2, 2015 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawthorn Suites
1 Lyon Court
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.446.3200
gchiggs@unitedmarriage.com
http://www.unitedmarriage.org

You are invited to a United Marriage Encounter Weekend! Our weekends give couples an entire 48 hours to focus on each other- they learn how to improve communication, and reconsider God's plan for their marriage rather than what the World teaches. The concepts learned on a Marriage Encounter Weekend can become ongoing tools to keep a marriage relationship strong and lasting.

 

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and go until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

 

For more information or to register, please visit the website above.

World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series (Mon. Oct 12, 2015 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Judson University
1151 N. State Street
Elgin, IL 60123
847.628.2089
mdulabaum@judsonu.edu
http://www.judsonu.edu/wlf/

Join us for the 2015 World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series featuring Nick Vujicic! 

 

Nick Vujicic, of Melbourne, Australia, faces life each day without ever using hands, arms, legs, or feet. That is because he was born without any limbs. Yet, maneuvering around with severe disabilities has done little to deter him from living a "ridiculously good" life and encouraging others to do the same. Now, the 31-year-old husband and dad travels the world over as a successful motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author, telling people to hold on to their dreams, their hopes, and to Jesus Christ. 

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the website above.