Available Conference Registrations

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11/13/2017 9:00:00 AM

 Clergy Mentor Training  - Clergy Mentors work with Local Pastors who have not completed the Course of Study and Provisional Members. This support during the first few years of appointive ministry is essential for the formation of our pastors. Local Pastors who have completed the Course of Study, Associate Members, and Full Member Elders and Deacons are eligible to be trained and assigned as Clergy Mentors. There is no cost to participants.

11/14/2017 9:00:00 AM

 Clergy Mentor Training  - Clergy Mentors work with Local Pastors who have not completed the Course of Study and Provisional Members. This support during the first few years of appointive ministry is essential for the formation of our pastors. Local Pastors who have completed the Course of Study, Associate Members, and Full Member Elders and Deacons are eligible to be trained and assigned as Clergy Mentors. There is no cost to participants.

11/16/2017 9:00:00 AM

 Clergy Mentor Training  - Clergy Mentors work with Local Pastors who have not completed the Course of Study and Provisional Members. This support during the first few years of appointive ministry is essential for the formation of our pastors. Local Pastors who have completed the Course of Study, Associate Members, and Full Member Elders and Deacons are eligible to be trained and assigned as Clergy Mentors. There is no cost to participants.

11/28/2017 9:00:00 AM

 Clergy Mentor Training  - Clergy Mentors work with Local Pastors who have not completed the Course of Study and Provisional Members. This support during the first few years of appointive ministry is essential for the formation of our pastors. Local Pastors who have completed the Course of Study, Associate Members, and Full Member Elders and Deacons are eligible to be trained and assigned as Clergy Mentors. There is no cost to participants.

1/5/2018 1:00:00 PM

 BOM Candidacy Retreat  - Candidacy Retreats for persons wishing to become certified candidates for ministry will be Jan. 5-6 2018, at Cotton Hill UMC in Springfield. The retreat will run from 1 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Lodging will be at the Baymont Inn. The retreat enables participants to worship together, have a chance to ask questions and learn about call, learn about the process of ordained ministry and meet with mentor groups. Cost is $325 (includes lodging, meals and psychological assessment) - registration ends on 12/2/2017

1/16/2018 9:00:00 AM

 Clergy Mentor Training  - Clergy Mentors work with Local Pastors who have not completed the Course of Study and Provisional Members. This support during the first few years of appointive ministry is essential for the formation of our pastors. Local Pastors who have completed the Course of Study, Associate Members, and Full Member Elders and Deacons are eligible to be trained and assigned as Clergy Mentors. There is no cost to participants.

1/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

 Children's Ministry Leaders' Retreat  -  - registration ends on 1/12/2018

1/27/2018 9:00:00 AM

 Safe Sanctuaries Workshop  - This Safe Sanctuaries workshop is designed for churches seeking to develop or update a Safe Sanctuaries policy or looking for training for leaders in ministry with children, youth, or vulnerable adults. Topics to be covered include what to include in a policy, how to report suspected child or elder abuse, and best practices for participation in a congregation by a registered sex offender. This FREE workshop is supported by your apportionment giving. - registration ends on 1/26/2018

1/29/2018 12:00:00 PM

 Covenant Keepers 2018  - Covenant Keepers 2018 will be Jan. 29-30 at the Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon. Theme for the event is Fanning the Flames. Speakers for the event are the Revs. Rudy and Juanita Rasmus, pastors of St. Johns Church in downtown Houston, Texas. - registration ends on 1/19/2018

2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Course of Study Extension School  - Dates and courses for the 2018 Course of Study Extension School have been announced. The February-March 2018 term will meet Feb. 2-3 and March 2-3. Registration deadline is Dec. 10, 2017. Tuition payment is due in full at least 30 days prior to first day of class.All cancellations within a month of class start will result in a $20 charge. The Extension Course of Study is basically for part-time pastors and exists to provide quality theological training and equipping for ministry. It is administered by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. For more information, visit the Course of Study website at: www.igrc.org/cos, or contact the Dean, Rev. Kenneth Hutchens at brokenhutchens@gmail.com COS 224 Pastoral Administration and Polity -- taught by Rev. Nancy Wilson COS 424 Personal and Social Ethics -- taught by Rev. Bradley Watkins II - registration ends on 12/10/2017

2/2/2018 6:00:00 PM

 Opening to God Retreat  - The purpose of the retreat is to provide an immersion experience to help lay and clergy explore spiritual disciplines they may have never tried before and/or about which they wish to know more. It will be planned so that a large group of people can participate with a number of different leaders. Each small group session will be one and one half hours long with a 45 minute presentation, 30 minute self-directed “practice” time on the discipline followed by 15 minutes of sharing and feedback. Exact timing is flexible as long as all three parts are included. There are four such sessions over the retreat. In addition there will be a one hour presentation period on topics for which it isn’t possible to do “practice” time. - registration ends on 1/19/2018

2/6/2018 9:30:00 AM

 Sexual Ethics Training  - This annual Sexual Ethics training is specifically offered for all persons (lay and clergy) who are assigned or appointed to local congregations. (Sexual Ethics training is required for clergy and laity serving as recognized leaders in local churches and on conference staff. See the IGRC Standing Rules.) Attendees have the option of selecting one of three sites at attend this required training: Feb. 6 -- Salem Trinity UMC Feb. 7 -- Springfield First UMC Feb. 8 -- Peoria First UMC All three sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - registration ends on 2/1/2018

2/7/2018 9:30:00 AM

 Sexual Ethics Training  - This annual Sexual Ethics training is specifically offered for all persons (lay and clergy) who are assigned or appointed to local congregations. (Sexual Ethics training is required for clergy and laity serving as recognized leaders in local churches and on conference staff. See the IGRC Standing Rules.) Attendees have the option of selecting one of three sites at attend this required training: Feb. 6 -- Salem Trinity UMC Feb. 7 -- Springfield First UMC Feb. 8 -- Peoria First UMC All three sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - registration ends on 2/1/2018

2/8/2018 9:30:00 AM

 Sexual Ethics Training  - This annual Sexual Ethics training is specifically offered for all persons (lay and clergy) who are assigned or appointed to local congregations. (Sexual Ethics training is required for clergy and laity serving as recognized leaders in local churches and on conference staff. See the IGRC Standing Rules.) Attendees have the option of selecting one of three sites at attend this required training: Feb. 6 -- Salem Trinity UMC Feb. 7 -- Springfield First UMC Feb. 8 -- Peoria First UMC All three sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - registration ends on 2/1/2018

3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Course of Study Extension School  - Dates and courses for the 2018 Course of Study Extension School have been announced. The February-March 2018 term will meet Feb. 2-3 and March 2-3. Registration deadline is Dec. 10, 2017. Tuition payment is due in full at least 30 days prior to first day of class.All cancellations within a month of class start will result in a $20 charge. The Extension Course of Study is basically for part-time pastors and exists to provide quality theological training and equipping for ministry. It is administered by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. For more information, visit the Course of Study website at: www.igrc.org/cos, or contact the Dean, Rev. Kenneth Hutchens at brokenhutchens@gmail.com COS 224 Pastoral Administration and Polity -- taught by Rev. Nancy Wilson COS 424 Personal and Social Ethics -- taught by Rev. Bradley Watkins II - registration ends on 12/10/2017

3/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

 FUMMWA Handbell Festival  - The 30th Annual Handbell Festival will be Saturday, March 10 at Peoria First UMC,116 NE Perry, Peoria, with David Harris of the Raleigh Ringers as the clinician. Total cost is $30 per registrant if their church group has a Fellowship member, $35 per registrant if the group has no Fellowship member. Registrations increase by $10 after Feb. 10. The Handbell Festival is sponsored by the IGRC Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA). - registration ends on 3/3/2018

4/2/2018 2:00:00 PM

 Order of St. Luke Retreat  - The 2018 retreat of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Chapter of the Order of Saint Luke will take place Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Registration will begin at 2 PM on Monday, with the retreat itself beginning at 4 PM. The retreat will conclude with lunch on Wednesday (room check out is at 11 AM). Your registration cost includes lodging, six meals (from supper on Monday through lunch on Wednesday), and all retreat expenses. Registration deadline is Friday, March 23. Further details regarding schedule, shared leadership, etc. will be forthcoming. - registration ends on 3/23/2018

4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Course of Study Extension School  - Dates and courses for the 2018 Course of Study Extension School have been announced. The April-May 2018 term will meet April 6-7 and May 4-5. Registration deadline is Feb. 10, 2018. Tuition payment is due in full at least 30 days prior to first day of class.All cancellations within a month of class start will result in a $20 charge. The Extension Course of Study is basically for part-time pastors and exists to provide quality theological training and equipping for ministry. It is administered by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. For more information, visit the Course of Study website at: www.igrc.org/cos, or contact the Dean, Rev. Kenneth Hutchens at brokenhutchens@gmail.com COS 121 Bible I: Introduction to the Bible -- taught by Rev. Angie Eunjoo Lee COS 422 Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement -- taught by Dr. Dennis Powers COS 523 Our Mission: Evangelism -- taught by Revs. Randy and Debbie Reese - registration ends on 2/10/2018

5/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

 Course of Study Extension School  - Dates and courses for the 2018 Course of Study Extension School have been announced. The April-May 2018 term will meet April 6-7 and May 4-5. Registration deadline is Feb. 10, 2018. Tuition payment is due in full at least 30 days prior to first day of class.All cancellations within a month of class start will result in a $20 charge. The Extension Course of Study is basically for part-time pastors and exists to provide quality theological training and equipping for ministry. It is administered by the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. For more information, visit the Course of Study website at: www.igrc.org/cos, or contact the Dean, Rev. Kenneth Hutchens at brokenhutchens@gmail.com COS 121 Bible I: Introduction to the Bible -- taught by Rev. Angie Eunjoo Lee COS 422 Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement -- taught by Dr. Dennis Powers COS 523 Our Mission: Evangelism -- taught by Revs. Randy and Debbie Reese - registration ends on 2/10/2018