2018 IL Classic Encore

November 2 – 4, 2018

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the DOXOLOGY event created for pastors and their lay leaders.  The information below will offer you a brief overview of our time together.  We will be enjoying several days of study, fellowship, worship, conversation and discussion.

Chiara Center

Retreat Center 

The Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

Learn more about Chiara Center, Springfield, IL (here)

Retreat Schedule: To view, click here


Check-in begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, the 2nd.

The event closes at 3:30 pm on Sunday, the 4th.

Registration & Lodging

Both current series and grad pastors may register themselves and their lay leaders from this event page.  First you will need to “Create a Login” or you will need to “Sign In” (if you are a returning registrant).  

Register online before Friday, October 19th, 2018

Current Series Pastors:  We have reserved Chiara Center lodging for all current series pastors.  A good number of lay leaders will also be lodged on campus.  Remaining current series lay leaders will be lodged off campus at a nearby hotel.  We will send a lodging confirmation note in the weeks before the Encore.

The expenses for each pastor and one lay leader are covered in your Classic series tuition.  Additional lay leaders will cost either $375 (single occupancy room) or $325 (double occupancy room) per person.  Lay leaders are also invited to attend as commuters, at a cost of $150 per person.  Costs cover: Registration fee, instructional materials, evening reception, lodging, and meals. (Commuter fee does not cover breakfast or lodging).

Grad pastors:   All grad pastors and/or their lay leaders will register as commuters for the event at a cost of $150 per person.  This fee includes registration, instructional materials, evening receptions, and meals (except breakfast).

*All commuters may reserve lodging at the Northfield Inn where we have set aside a block of rooms for $86/night. Click (here) for hotel information.  Call 217-523-7900 before October 19 to reserve, mentioning the DOXOLOGY block.  Northfield will honor the conference pricing after October 19, if rooms are still available.

Objectives for the Encore Event

-Pastors and lay leaders will review servanthood models and strategies that equip them to respond to very real parish challenges.

-Engaging modules and presentations will renew and assist parish leaders to serve their congregation with new appreciation for and zeal to support their pastor’s ministry.

-Facilitated conversations with other pastors and lay leaders will invite mutual encouragement, support, inquiry and lively sharing.

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 .