CRE 2017

The 2017 CRE was Saturday March 11 at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta, IL.

winston-persaudThe 2017 event focused on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Keynote Presenter was the Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud, Wartburg Theological Seminary Professor of Systematic Theology, The Kent S. Knutson & UELC Professor in Theology & Mission Director of the Center for Global Theologies. His keynote will be titled: “Christian Witness in a Pluralistic World – Cross Cultural Challenges,” which will bring insights from our Lutheran heritage and discuss ways in which we may respond to the contemporary crisis of defining and confessing the Gospel.

Bring your copy of Luther’s Small Catechism or get Augsburg Fortress’ free Small Catechism app from the App Store or Google Play.


In addition to workshops from the keynote speaker and NIS Bishop Jeffrey Clements, other workshops feature topics including: Administration/Council/Treasurers, Education, Evangelism/Outreach/Hospitality, Global/Inter-Faith, Leadership, Social Justice, Spirituality/Prayer/Health & Wellness, Stewardship, and Youth/Young Adult/Family Ministry.

Bring everyone from your congregation to attend different workshops. Then get together and learn from each other!

Kishwaukee College is located at
21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150
between DeKalb & Rochelle on IL Route 38.

Kishwaukee College is handicap accessible.


8:30–9:10 am – Registration & coffee

9:15–10:00 am – Welcome/Worship

10:00–10:30 am – Keynote

11:00-12:00 pm – Workshop Session a

12:00–12:45 pm – Lunch

1:00–2:00 pm – Workshop Session b

2:15–3:15 pm – Workshop Session c

Workshops Sessions and Rooms

CRE Workshop Rooms Map

Workshop List

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Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Synod Congregational Life Committee, the Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) is one of this synod’s finest yearly events. Church council members, teachers, musicians, staff, volunteers, and leaders – just about everyone in a congregation – can take advantage of this learning event to strengthen skills, gather resources, network with others, and discover new ways to enhance congregational and individual ministries. Come, experience and bring home new ministry tools.

The Congregational Resourcing Event offers many varied educational workshop selections for you, your key congregational leaders, and other interested congregation members. Many groups, agencies, and institutions have displays.

Supervised child care in Kishwaukee College’s on-campus Early Childhood Center is provided with pre-registration. A free-will offering will be accepted to cover child-care costs.