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.

1/11/2018 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.

1/13/2018 9:00:00 AM

 StepUp Welcoming Workshop  - Please join Mike Crawford and Peggy Hisey for this workshop as we share practical and relevant steps to not only welcome guests, but to help connect them to the life of Christ through your church. We will help you create on-ramps for those newly attending and newly engaged guests. Bring 4-5 relationally-minded team members (+ Pastor) who are called and passionate about welcoming and connecting guests. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Hisey at phisey@igrc.org. - registration ends on 1/9/2018

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

1/27/2018 1:00:00 PM

 StepUP Welcoming Workshop  - Please join Mike Crawford and Peggy Hisey for this workshop as we share practical and relevant steps to not only welcome guests, but to help connect them to the life of Christ through your church. We will help you create on-ramps for those newly attending and newly engaged guests. Bring 4-5 relationally-minded team members (+ Pastor) who are called and passionate about welcoming and connecting guests. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Hisey at phisey@igrc.org. - registration ends on 1/23/2018

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 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 -- Mt. Vernon West 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 -- Mt. Vernon West 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 -- Mt. Vernon West 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

3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

 PCC Marriage and Ministry Retreat  - The sessions are framed around the notion of 'underway replenishment,' a term describing how ships at sea are resupplied in order to go the distance in completing their mission. Pastors and spouses likewise need spiritual and emotional replenishment but find the demands of job and family often make it impossible to take extended time away to regroup. This retreat is for you. Participants will find a mix of focused presentations, worship, good food, conversation and free time. Many retreats tend to be packed with events, leaving no time for reflection, relaxation or just catching up on sleep. This is not one of those. While there will be some open conversation, there will be neither expectation nor pressure to share personal details or struggles with the larger group. Sample topics will include "Here am I...send us?" "Barnacles on the hull of marriage and ministry bliss;" "Charting a course in ministry and marriage to...where?" In addition, registrants will be invited to submit issues/questions they hope would be addressed in the time together. Couples in any season of life are welcome, whether fresh in ministry or not-so-fresh. Clergy whose spouses cannot attend due to work or other commitments are encouraged to attend also; you may be asked to share a room with a colleague in the same situation. - registration ends on 2/8/2018

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