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October 7-8, 2022


Prayer Retreat

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to the end (Ephesians 6:18).” This prayer challenge is especially relevant as we face the troubled water around us and before us. Elder James Black and his wife Maxine will unpack our theme of "Praying Our Way Through." We invite you to join us at the Downers Grove Church on October 7 & 8 for our special Conference-wide Prayer Retreat. Plan to be inspired by Elder Black's dynamic presentations, inspirational music, testimonies, food and fellowship, prayer groups, and much more.  

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October 7-9, 2022


Empower 2022: Club Ministry Training

Calling all Club Ministries Leaders! If you haven’t already registered for Empower 2022: Club Ministry Training happening next weekend, Oct. 7-9 at Camp Akita, there is still time. Registration will be open until next Thursday, Oct. 6 at 12 pm. Visit our website,, for details on how you can join. We would love to see you there!

October 16, 2022


Lay Training

Our Southern Lay Training is around the corner! Join us on Sunday, October 16th , 2022, from 10am-6pm at Oakhill SDA Church for this free event. Our skilled team will offer training in the following areas: Media Ministry, Prayer Ministries, Small Group Training, Discipleship, Deacons/ Deaconess, Elders, Personal Evangelism, Bible Studies, and more! Click here to Register:

October 23, 2022


34th Regular Quadrennial Constituency Session

The 34th regular constituency session of the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022. This session is for the purpose of receiving reports of the quadrennium which ended December 31, 2021; to elect officers, departmental directors and an executive committee for the ensuing term; and to transact such other business as may properly come before the constituency, including possible changes in the Constitution and Bylaws. Delegates are those duly elected by the churches of the conference and delegates-at-large as provided in the constitution. Each church is entitled to one delegate for the organization and one additional delegate for each 50 members or fraction thereof, based on actual church membership as of September 30 of the year preceding the meeting.

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October 30, 2022

Lay Ministry Trainings -
Central Illinois

The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is excited to announce the launch of a new season of Lay Ministry Trainings! Our Central Area training will be held at Peoria Church on October 30th. Our skilled team will offer training in the following areas: Bible studies, deacons/deaconesses, treasury, elders, preaching, small groups, discipleship, prayer ministry, Adventist Community Services, Sabbath school, health ministries, and church growth. Registration will be available approximately one month prior to the event. For more information visit: