Reforging a Passion for Evangelism in the hearts of the churches of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference
In 2007, 74 percent of churches in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference received two or less persons by Professions of Faith. That same year, 60 percent or 529 IGRC churches had no professions of faith.
Pastors, church council chairs, lay leaders, pastor-parish relations chairs and outreach chairs are encouraged to take part in Forged in the Fire, a three site event hosted by the IGRC Evangelism Committee.
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Resident Bishop
Illinois Area, The United Methodist Church
General Session speaker, Saturday morning
Rev. Sylvester Weatherall
Pastor, Springfield Kumler-Grace UMC's
Friday evening worship, The Essence of Evangelism!
Rev. Tom Goodell
Pastor, Washington Crossroads UMC
General Session speaker, Saturday morning, Becoming Jesus!
Dr. Troy Benitone
Pastor, Pawnee UMC
General Session speaker, Saturday afternoon, Unapologetically Unashamed of the Gospel
Rev. Shane Bishop
Pastor, Fairview Heights Christ UMC
Saturday evening worship, A Church of Biblical Proportions
In addition to the plenary sessions, each participant will be able to select from one of four breakout session tracks aimed at resourcing the needs of each particular congregation. The workshop tracks include:
|6 to 7 p.m.||Early Registration|
|7 to 9 p.m.||Evening Worship and Word -- Rev. Sylvester Weatherall preaching|
|8 to 8:45 a.m.||Registration and Fellowship|
|8:45 to 9 a.m.||Pre-Worship|
|9 to 10 a.m.||Morning General Session -- Bishop Gregory Palmer speaking|
|10 to 10:15 a.m.||Morning Break|
|10:15 to 11 a.m.||Breakout Session #1|
|11 a.m. to noon||Morning General Session -- Rev. Tom Goodell speaking|
|Noon to 1 p.m.||Lunch -- provided on-site and included in registration fee|
|1 to 1:45 p.m.||Breakout Session #2|
|2 to 3 p.m.||Afternoon General Session -- Dr. Troy Benitone speaking|
|3:15 to 4 p.m.||Breakout Session #3|
|4 to 6 p.m.||Dinner -- on your own. A list of local eateries will be provided to participants|
|6:30 to 8 p.m.||Evening Worship and Word -- Rev. Shane Bishop preaching|
Special room rates have been secured at the following motel for the Forged in the Fire event. Mention Illinois Great Rivers Conference when making your reservations to receive this special rate.
Baymont Inn and Suites
5871 S. Sixth St. Road
Springfield, IL 62707
Special rate: $55 per night
Reservation cutoff date: Feb. 27
Lay Speaker information
In order to receive credit for the event, there are some steps you need to follow:
1. Contact your District Director of Lay Speaking and let them know your intent to attend so you can receive the required Continuing Education form.
2. Obtain two event leader signatures while at the event and return the completed form to the District Director of Lay Speaking for credit and update of your record.
3. Required reading is Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg. You can order the book online by clicking the link to Cokesbury.
4. You can sign up on any of the four tracks (Re-Fine, Re-Kindle, Re-Fire or Re-Forge) that best fits your situation and interest but in order to receive credit you need to attend the “Relational Evangelism: Becoming a Contagious Christian” session which is held on the Saturday Breakout Session #2.
5. You are expected to attend both days of your chosen event.
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|Registration of Additional Participants||Ended||Free|
Illinois Great Rivers Conference presents Forged in the Fire - Pawnee -- Friday, March 06, 2009 | Saturday, March 07, 2009 -- Pawnee, IL
Motel accommodations Special room rates have been secured at the following motel for the Forged in the Fire event. Mention Illinois Great Rivers Conference when ...
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