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Leader Training & Retreat Opportunities Available

June 3, 2021 Published by Neil Topliffe

A first step in sharing across our Michigan and Illinois-Regions even now includes a Prayer Calendar, Leadership Training retreat in Illinois and a Men’s Retreat in Michigan.

12 Month Prayer Calendar
The Illinois-Wisconsin region’s 12-month Prayer Calendar, lifting up congregations, has added all the Michigan region’s congregations to the list. Download and share with your members the daily list of churches to lift up in prayer. Available here.

School for Ministry
The Annual School for Ministry for lay leaders and ministers is scheduled for June 21-23, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. The virtual event cost is $99.00. Sign up at

This year’s Retreat will comprise a 3-day, virtual experience with a focus on preaching and leadership. During the event, students will have opportunities to deepen their spiritual formation as well as hone their skills for ministry. For more information, contact Executive Director Rev. Lorrie Reed, Ph.D. at or visit the webpage at

Disciples Mens Retreat

The Men’s Retreat will be September 17-19 with Alex Ruth as the keynoter. Ruth is Associate Director of Men’s Ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and also serves as pastor of Marshfield Christian Church in Missouri.

Registration for the Friday evening through Sunday morning retreat includes meals for $155 ($85 including meals for commuters). Registration ONLINE now available at information …