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DeKalb/Rockford Clergy Retreat

Location: Northern Illinois University Student Center

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Hosted by the DeKalb District Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center

Registration: $60 for commuters
$75 for overnight / $90 w/o roommate

Rockford/DeKalb District clergy are cordially invited to join us in a retreat with Rev. Christian Coon, our NIC colleague. Christian will share with us from his new book, Failing Boldly: How Falling Down in Ministry Can Be the Start of Rising Up, and will encourage us to reshape how we think about failure.



4:00 pm Check in
5:00 pm Dinner (multicultural flavor) Huskies Den
6:00 pm Opening Worship
7:00 pm Free Time


8:00 am Breakfast—University Suite
8:30 am - 3:30pm Failing Boldly with Christian Coon
3:30 pm Closing Worship
4:00pm Dismissal

When church leaders feel the pressure to grow and succeed, it makes the thought of failing even more anxiety-producing. But making failure your friend may be exactly what is needed to spur creative ways to connect with your community.

Do you have big ideas, and just need a little encouragement to step out in faith and give it a try?

Register today and be inspired to try something new, trusting God to use both our successes and our failures toward God’s ultimate good.

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