2018 College of Christian Life

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The 2018 College of Christian Life will be held Aug. 13-15 at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria. A complete schedule is found in the event brochure which is downloadable. Make hotel reservations by calling Embassy Suites at 309-694-0200 or visit www.embassysuiteseastpeoria.com prior to July 15. Be sure to ask for CCL rate (Code: CCL) of $114 plus tax per night (complimentary breakfast and wifi included at this rate).

The "I Am" Statements of Jesus

The College of Christian Life, a clergy and laity retreat, will welcome Dr. James Fleming on Aug. 13-15, 2018. The two-day retreat, held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, will have six teaching sessions with Dr. Fleming on the topic The "I Am" Statements of Jesus. Rev. Rich Rubietta will be the worship leader for the event. 


Dr. James Fleming

Dr. James FlemingDr. James Fleming serves as Director of Biblical Resources Study Center (BRSC), an ecumenical organization serving Christians around the world. Biblical Resources also produces audio-visual aids for teaching Bible history, geography, archaeology and theology. Dr. Fleming has developed courses of study in historical geography and biblical history, uniquely tying the studies with with the biblical text and emphasizing the wedding of theological/faith relationships.

Dr. Fleming lived and worked in Israel from 1974 to 2006, where he founded and directed the World of the Bible Archaeological Museum and Pilgrim Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Fleming has established the Explorations in Antiquity Center, a similar archaeological museum in LaGrange, Ga., that opened in June 2006. The EIA Center is a museum with interactive exhibits of daily life in the biblical world and where "authentic" Last Supper/Passover meals are served Roman style, and in 2013, became one of four museums in teh United States to house antiquities on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority.




Worship Leader: Rich Rubietta

Rich RubiettaRev. Rich Rubietta is a Circuit Riding Musicianary, criss-crossing the Midwest each week to create family-friendly worship experiences with your local church musicians. 

With the creative use of music, multiple generations enjoy upbeat worship experiences that defy categories of traditional or “contemporary.” Rich has a music degree from Northwestern University, an MDiv. from Trinity Divinity School in Deerfield and pastors churches in Freeport, Morris, Joliet and Grayslake. His mission is to use God’s gift of music to help bring people closer to God and to one another. Please see UMCalive.com or richrubietta@gmail.com for more details.




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