Professional Leaders Conference

2017 PLC will be September 18-20

Presenters: Karoline M. Lewis and Jonathan Rundman

The NIS Professional Leaders Conference is the key yearly opportunity for leaders to experience collegiality and connect with what is going on in our Synod. All NIS professional leaders (rostered leaders, seminary students, and paid professional congregational leaders) and their spouses are encouraged to come and share in this opportunity.

Bring a copy of the ELW for worship.

Download the 2017 PLC Brochure Register Online

About the PLC

The NIS Professional Leaders Conference is the key yearly opportunity for synod leaders to experience collegiality and connect with what is going on in our Synod. All NIS professional leaders (rostered leaders, seminary students, and paid professional congregational leaders) and their spouses are encouraged to come and share in this opportunity. Please bring a copy of the ELW for worship.

Housing Information

On-site housing is very limited and primarily intended for retired leaders, those with restricted mobility or those with responsibilities with PLC that require them to be on-site early and stay late. To inquire about on-site room availability, please contact Nancy Corey at 309-794-4004.

Please reserve your own hotel room.

The hotels below have specially-priced room blocks (until August 20). Indicate that you are with the Northern Illinois Synod Professional Leaders Conference.

Stoney Creek Inn – 940 Galena Square Dr, Galena, IL 61036 815-777-2223

Galena Ramada – 11383 Rt 20 W, Galena, IL 61036 815- 777-2043

Free Time

Free time activities will include golfing, biking, hiking the trails and walking the labyrinth at Sinsinawa, and visiting sites in Galena or Dubuque. Sign-up sheets will be available at registration. Please bring your own sporting equipment and favorite games to share.

Monday “Planned” Free Time Activities:

In addition to the “self-initiated” activities (golfing, biking, hiking, board games, etc.), the following option is available on Monday during free time.

  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. A Conversation with Caroline Lewis: “SHE Persisted: Unlocking the Power of Women in Ministry” Yes, all are welcome
  • Monday Evening – Just for fun – REFORMATION FOLLIES
    For all of us who never got to American Idol or just enjoy acting out our inner performer, here is our chance! Entertain your fellow Rostered Ministers with a skit, song or even just an enjoyable group or individual act. (Cheryl Erdmann has already grabbed the Reformation Polka). Get a group of your friends, seminary classmates, first call group, etc., and show a side of yourself that no one ever knew you had! Slots are limited to a total of one hour of acts. Click here to sign up. First come, first served!

Tuesday “Planned” Free Time Activities

In addition to the “self-initiated” activities (golfing, biking, hiking, board games, etc.), the following options are available on Tuesday during free time.

  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – 10 minute chair massages sponsored by the Ministry Support committee– sign up at the Registration Desk – 36 slots available
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Spiritual Practices Affinity Group gathering (Prs. Troy Hedrick and Twila Schock)
  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Conversation with Jonathan Rundman
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Galena Trolley Tour: Meet at the Trolley Depot, 314 South Main Street, Galena. $16.00 per person. Sign up at the Registration Desk to indicate interest and arrange to share rides into Galena, if desired. Payment paid directly to Galena Trolley Tours, the operator, at the time of the tour. (Contact person, Russ Senti)

Registration information

Program and meals (Mon: L D, Tue: B L D, Wed: B L) $140 per person (add $25 after 9/5)

Single-Day Registration (program and meals) $100 per person (add $25 after 9/5)

½ price for retired leaders & seminarians

A reminder that scholarship assistance is available through the Rostered Leaders Continuing Education/ Sabbatical Fund. Visit nisynod.org/resources/cont-ed-sabbatical

Registration is not complete until payment is received. If registering online, please send check ASAP.

Refunds are not available after 9/10 All meals are included.

Sorry, no provision can be made for special dietary needs.

Send registration with payment and direct questions to: checks payable to Northern Illinois Synod

Nancy Corey, Registrar
Augustana College – Sorensen Hall
Rock Island, IL 61201

ncorey@nisynod.org

309-794-4004

Tentative Schedule

Monday

9:00-10:45 am Registration
10:45 am Worship
12:00 noon meal (Bishop dines with leaders new to the Synod)
1:00-2:30 pm Presentation
2:30-5:45 pm Free time
5:45 pm Supper
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation
Vespers following presentation

Tuesday

8:10 am Breakfast
9:00-10:45 am Presentation
10:45 Worship
12:00 noon meal (Bishop dines with retired leaders)
1:00-2:30 pm Time with Bishop
2:30-3:20 pm Spouse Gathering
2:30-5:45 pm Free time
5:45 pm Supper
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation
Vespers following presentation

Wednesday

8:10 am Breakfast
9:00-10:15 am Presentation
10:30 am Worship
12:00 noon meal & depart (Bishop dines with spouses)

Sinsinawa Mound Center

Sinsinawa Mound offers retreats, conferences, and workshops as well as opportunities for private and directed retreats, relaxation, rest, and renewal in a comfortable rural setting. Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We invite you to a place where the atmosphere is ideal for thinking, creating, planning, and playing.

Sinsinawa’s Guest Services staff, in the tradition of Dominican hospitality, is committed to serving the needs of all who come to the Mound to study, pray, work, or visit. Amenities include the following:

  • 750-seat, air-conditioned auditorium
  • Meeting rooms and lounges, to accommodate 4 to 400
  • Private bedrooms
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Library
  • Chapel
  • Bookshop
  • Art Gallery
  • Outdoor and indoor labyrinths
  • Walking trails

breadPreview the bread options before you go – so you’ll be ready to order when you get there.

Find out more about Sinsinawa by visiting their YouTube channel.


Sinsinawa Mound Center
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824-9701
Phone 608-748-4411
center@sinsinawa.org
www.sinsinawa.org

 


Looking Ahead:

PLC 2018 –  September 10-12, 2018 with Ben Stewart (LSTC)


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