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Events under 'Conferences/Seminars'

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 2, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

Aging: Everybody's Doing It! (Tue. Oct 4, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 West Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL
815-632-3611
kbelzer@illinois.edu
https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=15004

Having a healthy lifestyle and knowledge of resources can help you stay healthier longer while improving your quality of life.

 

The University of Illinois Extension is hosting “Aging: Everybody’s Doing It!,” a conference on positive, healthy aging. The conference features three dynamic speakers.

 

“Aging:  Everybody’s Doing It!”  will help you examine the factors contributing to healthy aging, with topics including healthy eating, brain health, and living your bucket list. This program will help you establish lifelong healthy habits.

 

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Cost for the program is $10 which includes lunch.

 

Pre-registration for this program is required. You can register by calling the phone number or visiting the website listed above.

Why Not You Today - Beautiful Things Women's Conference (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Church
501 W. Hazel Dell Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
https://www.itickets.com/events/365376

A one-day women's conference that will motivate, inspire, and encourage you to be the best you that you can be!

 

The conference is hosted by The Biggest Loser finalist Sonya Jones with special guest Courtney Westlake, author of A Different Beautiful.

 

Tickets are $30 and are available at itickets.com. Ticket prices increase to $40 after September 15th. Lunch is included.

 

You can buy tickets at the above link.

"Why Children Now" Symposium (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 North Rt. 91
Peoria, IL
309-688-9699
http://cefofillinois.com/CEF/Symposium.html

“WHY CHILDREN NOW” is an evening symposium featuring Dr. Robert Morgan, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria.

 

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the phone number or Web site listed above. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Children under 18 are free.

 

Dr. Morgan will be speaking on “Our Secular Society” and “Our Spiritual Mission” He is a pastor of 35 years from Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Morgan is a Gold-Medallion author with more than 35 books in print and more than 4 million copies sold in various languages. Some of his most well-read books include, “THE RED SEA RULES,” “THEN SINGS MY SOUL" (volumes 1-3), and his newest book just released, “THE STRENGTH YOU NEED.” Dr. Morgan is known for his conversational-style preaching and teaching. He is a gifted writer, national speaker, and is known as a master-storyteller. He is also a staff writer for Dr. David Jeremiah's TURNING POINT ministries and a regular contributor to the HUFFINGTON POST.

 

Our culture has undergone a major tectonic shift. “In one generation, America has gone from a Judeo-Christian worldview, to a post-Christian worldview to an anti-Christian worldview."

 

Dr. Morgan will be sharing two sessions- talking about the importance of responding to our growing secular world around us and also a refocusing on our spiritual mission as believers in Christ.

Kinisi 424 (Sun. Oct 9, 2016 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley Epworth Church
1316 W. Columbia Terrace
Peoria , IL 61606
309-645-3748
robcat629@frontier.com
http://www.kinisi424.weebly.com

Let choreography be a fun and simple experience!

 

Bring your Bibles and be ready to move as we apply what we learn. Our classes include a Bible study, movement application, a time of worship, and ministry.

 

All are welcome, no matter your experience level or if you have attended a Kinisi 424 class before. Please dress modestly.

 

For more information, please visit us at the website listed above or call Cathy at the phone number above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 9, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

World Leaders Forum (Mon. Oct 10, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Judson University, Herrick Chapel
1151 N State St
Elgin, IL 60123
847-628-2076
jessica.bunn@judsonu.edu
http://www.judsonu.edu/WLFinspiration/

Judson University will welcome American gymnast and Olympic champion Mary Lou Retton as our keynote speaker for the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series.

 

We invite the Chicagoland community to join Judson leaders and students in hearing Retton's inspiring message of faith, optimism and leadership.

 

All proceeds support the World Leaders Forum Student Scholars program, which is the most prestigious scholarship that a Judson student can receive, and the Judson University Entrepreneurial Studies Program, which is presently in development.

Morton Annual Community Prayer Breakfast (Wed. Oct 12, 2016 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites Banquet Center
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL. 61611
309-370-4621
earlloring@gmail.com
http://mortoncbmc.com

This year's guest speaker is nationally syndicated commentator Cal Thomas.

 

The event sponsor is the Christian Business Mens Connection.

 

Please see the website above for more information.

Raising A Modern Day Knight: Father/Son Retreat (Fri. Oct 14, 2016 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Good News
26010 Liberty Lane
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-3255
campgn@telstar-online.net
http://www.iheartcamp.org/rmdk

Dads, your invited to attend the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” weekend seminar with your son(s) at Camp Good News.


The seminar covers all six sessions of the “Raising A Modern Day Knight” curriculum written by Robert Lewis and provides a unique opportunity to put what you've learned in the sessions into immediate practice with your son. While you are in the sessions, your son will enjoy some of the camp's challenge activities like archery tag, the zipline, and Bible challenges of their own. On Saturday afternoon you and your son will participate together in the crate stacking challenge using our 25 foot platform. In addition, you and your son will have some unusual opportunities to be alone in the woods as you work on some of the 'homework' from the teaching sessions, or search for hidden treasure with a compass!

 

The weekend includes four delicious camp meals and a late night snack on Friday. You'll spend the night in one of our elevated tree house cabins and enjoy an inspirational campfire on Saturday night. The weekend concludes on Saturday night around 8 p.m.

 

The cost of attending is $75 per father and son. Each additional son is $15. You can sign up online at the website listed above.

Married People Night Out (Fri. Oct 14, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
1500 N. Airport Road
Normal,IL 61761
309-451-5000
sthompson@eastview.church
http://www.eastview.church

Join us for a fun evening of learning through humor as we dive into the topic of marriage. This short evening event is designed to give you ideas that you can take away and implement in your marriage to create a loving and respectful atmosphere in your home.

 

The cost is $10 per couple. Dessert will be provided. Scholarships are available.

 

Register online at the website linked above.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 16, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

Special Education: ADHD Series (Wed. Oct 19, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Anywhere
Online
Webinar
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/77579718460040964

Join Family Matters PTIC for a webinar series on ADHD!

 

At this webinar, participants will learn the characteristics of ADHD; its impact on executive functioning, social skills, transitions, and learning; and when a student with ADHD qualifies for services under Section 504 or IDEA.

 

You can register at the website linked above.

Peoria Mayor's Prayer Breakfast (Thu. Oct 20, 2016 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-685-1725
peoriaprayerlunch@yahoo.com
http://www.peoriamayorprayerevent.com

The 42nd annual Mayor's Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette.

 

Michael Franzese, former mob boss of the Colombo crime family in New York, will be the guest speaker.

 

Michael Franzese is the only high-ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custody, and survive. Determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of anyone seeking the inspiration to beat the odds and make positive changes in their lives, he has become a highly regarded motivator.

 

In addition to Michael Franzese, there will be great music, food, and fellowship. Please come and bring friends and coworkers.

 

Tickets are $35; a table of ten is $350. You can register and pay online through the above Web site.

ReVision Conference (Thu. Oct 20, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 793-9760
ccorrie@springfieldfirst.org
http://springfieldfirst.org/connect/revision-conference

Jim Ozier, international coach and author of "Clip In" and "The Change Zone," is coming to Springfield First United Methodist. He will excite and empower you with simple tips that create large impacts that a church of any size can do. It is time to look at church in a new way.

 

If you are looking to help your church create an atmosphere that appeals to the unchurched/de-churched, this is a must-attend event! 

 

Save $10 if you register by Monday, October 3rd. That is $40 for Thursday, October 20th 7 p.m. -9 p.m. and Friday, October 21st 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch is included. Chamber Members can use code chamber to receive an additional $5.

 

To learn more and to register, visit the website link above.

ReVision Conference (Fri. Oct 21, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 793-9760
ccorrie@springfieldfirst.org
http://springfieldfirst.org/connect/revision-conference

Jim Ozier, international coach and author of "Clip In" and "The Change Zone," is coming to Springfield First United Methodist. He will excite and empower you with simple tips that create large impacts that a church of any size can do. It is time to look at church in a new way.

 

If you are looking to help your church create an atmosphere that appeals to the unchurched/de-churched, this is a must-attend event! 

 

Save $10 if you register by Monday, October 3rd. That is $40 for Thursday, October 20th 7 p.m. -9 p.m. and Friday, October 21st 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch is included. Chamber Members can use code chamber to receive an additional $5.

 

To learn more and to register, visit the website link above.

Discipleship Training (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 W. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 499-6552
jhay1956@yahoo.com

You're invited to Discipleship Training with Brent Henderson! Brett is an author, recording artist, ordained pastor, life coach, and is John Maxwell certified.

 

Those who attend will discover how to attain freedom from other people's opinions, freedom from failure, freedom from being used, freedom from wanting what we don't have, freedom from the past and the future, freedom from difficult circumstances, and freedom from the need to fix and control others.

 

The event is free to attend, but a love offering will be taken.

 

If you are planning on attending, please contact the church at the phone number above, or send Jamie an email at the address listed above.

 

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 23, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 831-6900
NetworkBible.bmi@gmail.com
http://NetworkBible.org

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, brought to you by Network Bible Fellowship will be taking place on Sunday's starting September 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Email for more information!

Harry Potter explored in Christ in the Culture series (Sun. Oct 23, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.787.2323
christintheculture@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

The World of Harry Potter will be explored in Trinity Lutheran Church's popular "Christ in the Culture" series.

 

There's more to the Harry Potter books than just a wizarding world pupulated with wizards, muggles, half-bloods, dementors and an amazing assortment of fantastical beasts and creatures. It's also a world filled with its own version of good and evil, authority and obedience, loyalty and teenage angst. Discussion will also examine other themes like death, immortality, friendship, and love as they are portrayed in the Harry Potter books.

 

For more information or to submit a question to be discussed during the presentation, you can send an email to the address listed above.

Special Education: ADHD Series (Wed. Oct 26, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Anywhere
Online
Webinar
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/77579718460040964

Join Family Matters PTIC for a webinar series on ADHD!

 

At this webinar, participants will learn how to accommodate children with ADHD based on their lack of attention to details, inability to sustain attention, lack of organizational skills, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

 

You can register at the website linked above.

Mission Motherhood (Fri. Oct 28, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-693-3641
http://gracepres.org

Join moms of all ages from communities all across central Illinois for two dynamic sessions with Karen Stubbs, bible teacher and founder of Birds On A Wire Ministries, as she brings biblical truths and insights to inspire and encourage moms. 

 

Free to all moms!

 

Karen Stubbs desires to encourage moms and equip them with Godly practical advice so they will be able to parent with confidence. As a mother of four, Karen knows firsthand how difficult raising a child is in today’s society.  A mom can feel isolated, ill-equipped, and unsure of herself and her mothering skills. Karen desires to pull alongside moms to give practical advice and assure them that their heavenly Father is with them in this journey.