Congregational Resourcing Event

The 2020 CRE on Saturday, March 14 at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta has been CANCELED.

CRE CANCELED – We will not be able to hold the Saturday, March 14, 2020, Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) as Kishwaukee College and the DeKalb County Health Department have decided to cancel this large event. Please watch the video from Bishop Clements above, and please share the cancelation of CRE with everyone you know that may have been planning to attend.

Keynote speaker: ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

The Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) is one of this synod’s finest annual events. 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. Listen to what others have said about it:

  • Very enjoyable!
  • Enthusiastic and informing!
  • Great content and spirit!
  • Very informative!
  • Learned a lot.
  • Learned something new; presenters very good.
  • Helpful and inspiring!
  • Very well done.
  • Interesting and great stories!
  • Very informative and interesting!
  • Inspiring!
  • Speakers were great.
  • I really wish more people would come. This is a great event!!
  • Enjoyed the day!

Find out more and register online

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.

In addition to workshops from the keynote speaker and NIS Bishop Jeffrey Clements, other workshops feature topics including: Congregational Leadership, Evangelism/Outreach/Hospitality, Faith Formation & Growth, Social Justice, Spirituality/Wellness, Stewardship, Worship, and Youth/Family/Children.

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

Session and room assignments are available in the app.

Supervised childcare is provided with pre-registration, but parents will need to bring a sack lunch and snacks for their children. A free-will offering will be accepted to cover child-care costs.

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

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