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Called with a purpose The Gathering

By January 8, 2018May 7th, 2018One Comment

Called with a purpose The Gathering

Register Here

Saturday May 5, 2018
10 AM – 3 PM
The Chiara Center Springfield, IL

Hosted by Disciples Women’s Ministry Leadership Team of the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin
DEADLINE April 15. 2018


Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone (217) 523 – 0901

Link for directions:

Our Keynoter

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker
In a world of political unrest, injustice, suffering, and natural disasters the people of God are called, we have a purpose. How do we reclaim a holiness that sets us apart for God’s work and will in our lives and community.

Dietra Wise Baker was born in Nyack, New York. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington DC and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. and her Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Preaching from Aquinas Institute Theology, St. Louis, MO. Dietra works full time as Chaplain and Program Development Manager for Episcopal City Mission a non-profit providing chaplaincy services to incarcerated children in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. In addition she serves as an organizing specialist for the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In this role she convenes activists and organizers across her denomination. Currently she the organizer of Metropolitan Congregations United’s Break The Pipeline Campaign. She has been a church planter and youth pastor. Pastor Dietra loves to dance, sing, and teach and is married to Cornell R. Baker and they have a beautiful daughter Alexis Baker.


9 Registration
10 Welcome/ Worship
10:10 Introduction
Keynote and questions
11:30 DW News
Noon Lunch
1 Call Back Song
1:10 Breakout 1
1:45 Break
1:55 Breakout 2
1:55 – 2:30
2:30 Worship and Blessing Box

Afternoon Breakout Sessions – Listening for God

Reverend Jennie Churchman
Senior Minister Eureka Christian Church (DoC)

A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual transformation. It provides opportunity to develop deeper understanding, clarity, and understanding. It is a time of blessing.

Rev. Churchman will share her experience of pilgrimage as she walked in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi on the Camino de Francesco. She will explore how pilgrimage can play an important role in identifying one’s call and finding one’s purpose.

Ginger Harris
DW MLT Secretary and Participant in CCIW’s New Day
First Christian Church (DoC) in Pontiac

Lectio Divina is a listening to God through scripture. It provides us the opportunity to dwell in God’s word as God continues to talk to us.

One Comment

  • Norma Roberts says:

    It sounds like a great day and a good theme. I hope to be in Colorado at that time. Chiara Center is a wonderful place to do anything. I will be leading a retreat there this summer, “Where Three Paths Meet, exploring how the spirituality of St. Francis, St. Benedict, and Celtic interest with and enrich each other.