Saturday, October 20, at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center near Oregon, IL.
The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. with worship (we’ll be completely finished by 3 p.m.).
Retreat Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Bouman, Director of Domestic Missions for the ELCA and founder of the National diakonia Program.
Special Emphasis: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of National diakonia and the 15th anniversary of diakonia in the Northern Illinois Synod.
All diakonia students (from NIS and nearby synods), graduates, teaching pastors, rostered leaders of the NIS and nearby synods, and all who support diakonia are invited to attend.
Cost will be $25/person, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. A free will offering also will be taken to advance the work of diakonia in the NIS.
Registration will open in mid-August for this event; watch for announcements.