Events that are of interest to all Illinois churches and members, usually sponsored by the Illinois Conference.

Employment Opportunity —  The Illinois Conference is currently seeking a professional and responsible individual to fill the role of Property Manager. For more information please see the job posting flyer or visit the Illinois Conference website:


Illinois Public Campus Ministry is hosting a weekend retreat at Camp Akita on the weekend of April 5-7, 2019. We are inviting everyone from Senior Youth through College age to join us for Worship, Fellowship, and Fun as we explore what it means to be Chosen by God.


ASI Lake Union Spring Fellowship -- Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Benton Harbor, MI.  The weekend is themed “They That Wait...” and will stoke your witnessing fires to light your world for Christ! You will be incredibly blessed by the personal testimony of keynote speaker, Ivor Myers, as he shares how Jesus transformed his life from rapper to a soldier for the Cross. Pastor Myers is known for the fresh perspective he brings to a practical application of scripture. Plan now to experience an ASI/Easter weekend as never before - with inspiring seminars, soul-stirring music and unforgettable fellowship! Register online at



LAY MINISTRY TRAINING EVENT: The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is offering free lay ministry training events for the following areas.

  • Southern IL at the Marion SDA Church, Sunday, April 14 from 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Deadline to register is March 31, 2019
  • Central IL at the Peoria SDA Church, Sunday, June 23 (date changed from June 16) from 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Deadline to register is June 2, 2019
  • Northern IL at the Illinois Conference, Sunday, September 29 from 10:00am-6:00pm
    • Deadline to register is September 15, 2019

Training Seminars include: Treasurers, Clerks, Elders, Small Groups, Bible Study Tools, Lay Pastor, Prayer, Media, and Preaching. Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn new skills sure to enhance your ministry opportunities. Please register on-line through the Illinois Conference website at All training is free and lunch is provided. If you have any questions, please call Christine Peña at 630-856-2854 or email



Summer Camp Staff Applications  — Did you ever get the chance to go to Summer Camp as a kid, and thought to yourself, "I'd love to be a Camp Staff someday"? Do you remember the impact it had on your life as a camper? Maybe you're looking for a great ministry opportunity, the chance to make a difference in the life of a young person, and the possibility to be a part of creating a program that touches lives for Jesus... Camp Akita might just be for you. Our 2019 Camp Staff Applications are now open, and we'd love to talk to you about joining our Camp Akita Summer Staff family! Visit our website,, to apply!

Broadview Academy Reunion  —  On April 26 and 27, 2019, the 2019 Broadview Academy school reunion will take place.  It will be held at the North Aurora SDA Church, 940 Mooseheart Road, North Aurora, Illinois.  Friday night vespers start at 7:30 p.m. and Sabbath Services start at 9:15 a.m.  All BVA graduates and families are welcome.  If possible, please bring a dish or two to pass for the potluck lunch after the church service.  JUST COME!!  Any questions, call:  Dale at:  224-407-0233.  See you soon.   

MISSION AKITA  —  Need to get away? Join Mission Akita, Wednesday, May 29-June 5, 2019! This is an opportunity to enjoy the restful, serene landscape of Camp Akita in Gilson, Illinois, while being actively involved in preparing the Camp for guests. Projects include a new “prayer gazebo,” trail-building, continued renovations to the Walnut building, tree and limb clean-up, and much more. Projects for all skills and energy levels! Come for all or part of our mission week. Our reservation form is at .  Please submit by May 1. For more information contact

PATHFINDERS  — Don't miss the 2019 Chosen International Camporee in Oshkosh, WI, August 12-17, 2019! Register today at

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED — If you enjoy working with children while maintaining a flexible work schedule, you should consider becoming a Substitute Teacher. The Illinois Conference Office of Education is looking for Substitute Teachers – please send your resumes to Sandra Agosto . There are 10 schools in the state of Illinois - check to see if one is in your area

GO & TELL — is an evangelism fund for the Illinois Conference. Through GO & TELL we are able to fund evangelistic projects in local churches, and provide financial help for new church plants. Please help us promote this message in every church! This Facebook page is dedicated exclusively to Go & Tell ministries. Click on the link and like the page!

Special offerings are being taken across the Illinois Conference for GO AND TELL. GO AND TELL is raising more evangelistic dollars for planting new churches and for evangelistic projects. Please take time today to prayerfully consider what you can give to GO AND TELL this year. See promo HERE then hit "download" and then "HD." Find us on Facebook: 



Registration is now open for The 180 Symposium! It will take place May 7-9 at Andrews University.

This symposium addresses current issues facing youth ministries, while seeking to generate principles for effective and healthy change through moderated discussion between administrators, academics, and practitioners in youth ministry.

Click here to register:



Summer Camp at Akita will be here before you know it! We can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of our campers. We’re excited to announce our newest additions to the summer activities: Gymnastics and Nature Center. Registration is open! For more information on choosing the camp of your choice, visit , call (630) 856-2857, email

For announcements of events sponsored by local churches, please click on the link to the right or below for your area.  Below is a map showing the various areas in the Illinois Conference.