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ATiiM ANNUAL OCTOBER 7-8 CONFERENCE

ATIIM THE ASSOCIATION OF TRAINED INTENTIONAL INTERIM MINISTERS
Presents
REFRAMING HOPE: VITAL MINISTRY IN A NEW GENERATION
Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
Pastor, Author

24th Annual Conference

October 7-8, 2015
Starved Rock Lodge & Conf. Center
Starved Rock State Park
Utica, Illinois
Near the junction of I-80 and I-39

LAYING THE GROUND FOR THE CONFERENCE

What is the future of the church? That is a question many ask today. Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, author of her most recent book; Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation will share her ideas and insights to this ongoing question.

Carol, a pastor for more than a decade, has served on committees, boards, and local churches. This breadth and depth of practical experience informs her consultations with denominational governing bodies, publishing houses, seminaries and local churches.

We hope that you will join us for this conference. Bring your questions and be open to the new ideas that Carol has to share.

REFRAMING HOPE: VITAL MINISTRY IN A NEW GENERATION

Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, Pastor and Author
Member of the Leadership Staff, Senior Consultant of The Center for Progressive Renewal

Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (@CarolHoward) is a minister whose writing, speaking,
and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and fresh sociological insight.
She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a
new generation.
The award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation (Alban) and Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation (Alban),
Carol is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals. She is a regular columnist at the Christian Century where her blog, “Tribal Church,” is hosted.
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Clergy: $150.00 (early registration fee of $135.00 before September 15, 2015).
Non Clergy: $95.00
Fee includes materials, break, Wednesday dinner and Thursday lunch. See Housing
Information. Extra meal costs for guest/spouse: Dinner $22.00; Lunch – $16.00.

ATiiM Dues: $25.00 per calendar year. If 2016 dues are paid with registration, you can choose a book from selected books in the Conference Bookstore.

Starved Rock: The Lodge offers excellent dining, pool, whirlpool and other amenities.
The State Park offers many hiking trails, a visitor center and nearby shops and
historical sites in Utica and along the Illinois River. A trolley tour of Starved Rock Park and the
Illinois Waterway Museum, as well as a guided hike may be available for a small fee. Please indicate
your interest on the registration form. Upon receipt of your registration an e-mail confirmation will be sent.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 7
10:00 a.m Registration
11:00 a.m Welcome/Orientation/Worship
11:15 a.m. Session 1 – Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own – Free Time – Relax, Hike Starved Rock trails, visit Illinois Waterway Museum or nearby State Parks
3:30 p.m. Session 2 – Carol Howard Merritt
5:30 p.m. ATiiM Annual Meeting
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m Session 3 – Carol Howard Meritt
9:00 p.m Adjourn, snacks
Bring snacks to share!
Thursday, October 8
8:00 a.m. Dining Room Opens
(Breakfast on your own)
9:00 a.m. Morning devotions
9:15 a.m. Session 4 – Carol Howard-Merritt
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 5 – Carol Howard-Merritt
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session 6 – Carol Howard-Merritt
2:30 p.m. Worship
3:15 p.m. Evaluation and closing
3:30 p.m. Leave or stay to enjoy Starved Rock State Park and environs
Starved Rock Lodge:www.starvedrocklodge.com
Starved Rock State Park: http://dnr.state.il.us
Click on “Parks & Recreation” for directions.

REGISTRATION

Register by completing the attached form and mail with a check to ATiiM, CCIW, 1011 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701-1753 OR Go to www.ilucc.org or www.cciwdisciples.org and register online. Confirmation will provide details for online payment with credit/debit card.

HOUSING INFORMATION

Please note: Starved Rock Lodge will hold rooms until September 1, 2015

Expected rates for Starved Rock Lodge:
East Lodge-double/double: $115/night
West Lodge-queen-queen: 125/night
for single/double occupancy
Extra person $10/room/night

Please make your own room reservations at Starved Rock Lodge – (800) 868-7625. Indicate you wish to reserve a room in
the ATiiM block. Senior Discount (10%)
is available if you ask when you reserve
or check in.

Additional rooms are available in Oglesby, about 15 minutes from Starved Rock Lodge. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel:

DAYS INN
I-39 & Oglesby exit 54
(815) 883-9600
$99.99 – plus tax – Continental breakfast

BEST WESTERN
I-39 & Oglesby exit 54
(815) 883-3535
$89.99 plus tax—Continental breakfast

If you wish to share a room at Starved Rock, email Dave Kniker at [email protected] or contact by telephone at (309) 853-7814.
He will assist in coordinating such requests.

Documents

ATiiM 2015 Registration Form

ATiiM 2015 Brochure

Online Registration

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