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27TH ANNUAL ATiiM CONFERENCE

ATiiM

The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers
27th Annual Conference
October 10 – 11, 2018

Presents

FINDING RENEWAL IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
Presenter: Rev. Bill Blank of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Conference held at

Starved Rock Lodge & Conf. Center
Starved Rock State Park
Utica, Illinois
Near the Junction of 1-80 & I-39

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

You (clergy, lay person, local church ministers, interim ministers, or anyone interested in this topic) are invited to join us for the 27th annual Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers (ATiiM).

Our theme for this conference is:
FINDING RENEWAL IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

This year Rev. Bill Blank will join us as our keynote speaker. He will share information and insights about a topic most church clergy and members know all to well, Conflict. Bill will share ideas of how we can find renewal even in conflict.

REGISTRATION

Clergy: $150.00
Non Clergy: $95.00

Fee includes seminar materials, refreshments for the breaks, Wednesday lunch and dinner, and Thursday lunch.
Upon receipt of your registration an email confirmation will be sent.

Extra meal costs for guest/spouse:
Lunch; Wednesday – $16.00
Dinner; Wednesday – $22.00
Lunch; Thursday – $16.00

See the Housing Information provided if you plan to stay Wednesday night.

FINDING RENEWAL IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

Our Presenter: Rev. Bill Blank of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Bill Blank is Associate Director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. As an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church, he has served as a pastor and interim pastor for a number of years. He has participated in the Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. He has experience as a mediator, trainer, and church consultant as well as providing coaching for pastors and church leaders from a Bowen family systems theory perspective.

ATiiM MEMBERSHIP DUES:

Membership dues are $25.00 per calendar year. If the 2019 dues are paid with your registration for this event, you can choose a book from selected books ($20.00 value or less) in the Conference Bookstore.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
10:00 AM Registration
10:45 AM Welcome/Orientation/Worship
11:00 AM Session 1
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Session 2
2:30 PM Free Time Relax, Hike Starved Rock trails, visit the Illinois Waterway Museum or nearby State Parks
6:00 PM Dinner
7:15 PM Session 3
8:45 PM Free time & refreshments

Note:
You are invited to bring snacks to share during the conference and Wed evening.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

8:00 AM Dining Room Opens – (breakfast on your own.)
9:00 AM Morning Devotions
9:15 AM Session 4
10:30 PM Break
11:00 AM Session 5
12:15 PM Annual Meeting
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Session 6
2:45 PM Worship/Evaluation
3:15 PM Depart or stay to enjoy Starved Rock State Park

HOUSING INFORMATION

Please note: Starved Rock Lodge will hold rooms until September 1, 2018.

Expected rates for Starved Rock Lodge:

East Lodge – double/double: $125/night
West Lodge – queen/queen: $135/night
For single/double occupancy an extra person is $10/room/night.

Please make your own room reservations at Starved Rock Lodge: (800) 868-7625. Indicate your wish to reserve a room in the ATiiM block.

Note: A Senior Discount of 10% is available if you ask for it when you make the reservation or check in.

Note: 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.
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ADDITIONAL LODGING is available
in Oglesby, about 15 minutes from Starved Rock Lodge. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel:

Days Inn
I-39 in Oglesby by Exit 54
120 N Lewis Ave, Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 681-7739

Approximate cost: $85.00 plus tax
Continental breakfast included

Best Western
I-39 in Oglesby by Exit 54
900 Holiday St, Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 883-3535 or 1 (800) 780-7232

Approximate cost: $90.00 plus tax
Continental breakfast included

STARVED ROCK:

The Lodge offers dining, a pool, whirlpool, and other amenities.
The State Park also offers many hiking trails, and Visitor Center. A trolley tour of Starved Rock Park and the Illinois Waterway Museum may be available for a small fee. Please indicate your interest on the registration form. Nearby shops and historical sites in Utica and along the Illinois River may be of interest.

Website information:
* Starved Rock Lodge: www.starvedrocklodge.com
Starved Rock State Park: http://dnr.state.il.us
Click on “Parks & Recreation” for directions

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