- Illinois Gathering Conference
July 10, 2017 - July 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fees and Grant Information: The registration fee covers ten days of instruction, materials, food and lodging for pastors, three days for one lay leader, and three days for the pastor’s wife. All Classic series dates can be found on the Calendar of Events page: click here. Thanks to generous grants by the LCMS Office of National Mission and other funding partners, DOXOLOGY is able to offer each enrolling congregation a $2,900 grant. The net result is that all expenses for sixteen days of instruction (pastors, lay leader, and pastor’s wife) cost only $1800 (although the actual cost of this training is really $4,700 per congregation.)
2017 series registration fee due: $1800
(Cost to congregation: $1700 + Cost to pastor: $100)
Congregation payments can be made in three installments spread over two fiscal years. If there are special financial considerations, please email HSenkbeil@doxology.us regarding eligibility for additional grant dollars.
Note: Pastors from the Minnesota North LCMS District are eligible to receive a $1000 grant graciously provided by the Minnesota North LWML. Contact Nancy Ewert, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Note: This is a professional advanced training seminar.
It is essential that each man attend the entire conference
to gain the full benefit of the training.
July 10 – July 13, 2017
4:00 p.m. Monday start in Springfield
3:00 Thursday program closes
Maps and Directions
The Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
The Chiara Center is conveniently located near the Springfield, IL airport and Interstate 55. From Interstate 55, north or south, take Exit 100A (Clinton) and stay to the right for approximately one mile, following the signs to Camp Butler. Make a left on LaVerna Road, just before the railroad tracks, and continue driving one mile to the main, gated entrance to the Franciscan Life Center where Chiara Center is located. Follow the signs for Chiara Center parking.
You can learn more about our classic, three part program here .
Chiara Center information here .
Schedule: Event check-in is 3:15 pm on July 10th, and the conference starts at 4:00 pm. The Gathering will close around 2:30 pm on July 13th. Click here for event schedule.
Online registration closes Sunday, June 25, 2017.
For Pastors: A Word About Registration for The DOXOLOGY Experience. You are enrolling in a professional continuing education program of the first order. Hundreds of pastors have found this experience of learning, conversation, worship, and care to be transformational for their life and ministry. In order to gain the full benefit, it is essential that you and your lay leaders commit to the entire package: Gathering, Encore, and Grand Reunion. If the sequence of events in your selected training cycle conflicts with other personal obligations, you may attend a corresponding event in one of the other cycles scheduled in the current year.
Pastoral needs in a congregation cannot be anticipated, of course. Therefore upon enrolling in a given training cycle, contact another pastor who will be on call to cover sick calls, emergency pastoral needs, and funerals during your scheduled DOXOLOGY events.
Cancellation Policy: DOXOLOGY is contractually obligated to retreat facilities for all registrants. Therefore we cannot issue full refunds for cancelled registrations. Cancellations received prior to 14 days before a scheduled event are eligible for a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of a scheduled event are eligible for a 50% refund. All cancellations must be sent to Newert@doxology.us .