PLC 2016

2016 Highlights

2016 PLC was Gracious Leadership: Moving to Missional and Sustainable Ministry with Rev. Eric Laweric h f law

Eric H. F. Law, an Episcopalian priest, is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, the mission of which is to create inclusive and sustainable churches and communities. For more than 20 years, he has provided transformative and comprehensive training and resources for churches and ministries in all the major church denominations in the United States and Canada. He writes a weekly blog called The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World.

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.

Download a registration brochure

Register online

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

Refunds are not available after 9/15.

Bring a copy of the ELW for worship.

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.

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 – Special rate $67 per night

Galena Ramada – 11383 Rt 20 W, Galena, IL 61036 815- 777-2043 – Special rate $69 per night

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.

The Wellness subcommittee will sponsor free chair massages during free-time on Tuesday

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 – Lutheran House
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

Screenshot_010716_105147_AMSinsinawa 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

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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 2017 – September


Previous Professional Leaders Conferences

2015 – Still Faithful, Still Changing, Still Courageous, and Still Relevant:
The Message of Jesus In These Times

  • Presiding Bishop Emeritus Mark Hanson

2014Church Together

  • Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
  • Audrey West
  • Roy Carroll

2013Communicating the Faith in the Digital Age

  • Rev. Dr. David Lose

2012The God of the Old Testament in Relationship

  • Rev. Dr. Terrence Fretheim

2011Something Old, Something New: Preaching and Worship in a Time of Restless Change

  • Dr Thomas Long

2010That They May Have Life – Forming Communities of Abundant Life

  • Susan Briehl
  • Marty Haugen

2009Congregational Mission and Evangelism

  • Richard Bliese
  • David Cherwien

2008Proclamation in the Time of Change

  • Craig Satterlee
  • Larry Peterson

2007The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in Revelation

  • Barbara Rossing
  • Bread for the Journey

2006Vital Worship in the 21st Century

  • Robert A Rimbo
  • Lorraine Brugh

2005The Continuing Reformation: Spirituality for Leaders

  • Matthew Fox
  • Tom Witt & Mary Preus

2004 –  Gospel Bearers and Cultural Barriers

  • Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock

2003 – Leadership Health for a Shepherding Heart

  • The Rev. Dr. Peter Steinke, Tom Witt, & Mary Preus

2002 – Healing the Soul: A Faith Perspective

  • The Rev. Dr. Bob Albers

2001 – A Grace Oddysey

  • Rev. Dr. David L. Miller, Rev. Dr. Bradley Hanson, & Jim Post

2000 – Jesus: Old Quest, New Answers

  • Dr. Ben Witherington III, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, & Paul Todd

1999 – The Gospel in Violent Times

  • Dr. Gil Bailie & Rev. Dr. Stephen Ganzkow-Wold