Children's Ministry Leaders Retreat 2019

This retreat is designed as a time of spiritual renewal, networking, and resourcing for adults who serve as leaders in children's ministry (Sunday School, Children's Church, VBS, midweek programs, after-school programs, etc.). It will include times of worship, prayer, and reflection, as well as times of large and small group conversation, networking, and fun. Presentation topics will include recruiting, equipping, and retaining volunteers; equipping families to practice their faith at home; and how the conference camping ministry supports and interacts with your local church children's ministries. You will return home with some tips and tools to put to work right away.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Phone number

Please enter a number (ideally a cell phone number) on which you can be reached in the event of last-minute weather or other emergencies which would require a change in the plans for the retreat.


If your church has a name that does not indicate its location (such as First, Grace, Wesley, Asbury, etc.) please also indicate the town where your church is located.


Please select the district in which your church is located. If you are not from a United Methodist church, you need not answer this question.

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Cache River District
Embarras River District
Illinois River District
Iroquois River District
Kaskaskia River District
LaMoine River District
Mississippi River District
Sangamon River District
Spoon River District
Vermilion River District
Special Needs

Please let us know if you have special dietary needs or other assistance to enable your full participation in the retreat. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, and we will contact you if further information is needed.

Registration: Single Room ($120)

Single Room registration includes dinner on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, plus lodging in a room with bunk bed(s) and a private bathroom, plus all materials and activities.

Registration: Double Room ($75)

Double Room registration includes dinner on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, plus lodging with a roommate in a room with bunk beds and a private bathroom, plus all materials and activities. This rate is only available if a roommate is available. While we will attempt to place you with a roommate if you do not specify one, if a roommate is not available you will be charged the Single Room rate.

Roommate Request

If you are selecting the Double Room rate and have a roommate preference, please indicate your roommate's name below. Those sharing a room will each receive a discounted registration rate as listed above. Rooms will accommodate up to four people, two on bottom bunks.

Saturday-Only Registration ($25)

Saturday-Only registrants will miss at least one workshop in addition to worship and fellowship time. However, because we realize work schedules and travel time do not always cooperate, Saturday-Only registration is available. It includes lunch on Saturday and all materials and activities. If cost is your only concern, please consider requesting a scholarship and participating in the entire event.

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