Join your Converge MidAmerica Family October 26-27 at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, IL for Connect 2017!

"That they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me" - John 17:23


Join us at CONNECT 2017 - Advancing the Gospel Together with Keynote Speaker Professor Ruben Rivera, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, Bethel University speaking on "Diversity and Remarkable Christianity." Two days of community learning, workshops and vision casting.

Keynote: Professor Ruben Rivera, Ph.D.

Rubin Rivera - Chief Diversity Officer, Bethel University
Dr. Ruben Rivera has been educated in biblical studies and the history of Christianity and global mission, and holds a Ph.D. from Boston University.  He has taught history for many years at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and is now the Chief Diversity Officer.  His Shalom Seminar developed for new employees at Bethel has become a basis for doing Christ-centered diversity work with Converge Leaders and other churches.

Featuring Workshop Presenters such as:   

Jeffrey Johnson - Founding & Lead Pastor at Eastern Star Church
Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. accepted his call to ministry at the age of 17 and has served as the Senior Pastor of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1988. Under his leadership, the “One Church in Three Locations” has grown to over 17,000 members and has planted three churches in Indianapolis as well. Pastor Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion with Honors from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas and matriculated at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He has also received numerous honorary doctorate degrees, highly-esteemed community awards and was voted the 2012 “Best Pulpiteer” by Black Christian News Network One, an international online media resource.

Date: October 26-27, 2017
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm 

Chapelstreet Church - Keslinger Campus
3435 Keslinger Road
Geneva, IL 60134 

Registration Fee:
Connect 2017 cost is $99/person.  Early bird registration $25/person through October 15th. (Registration fee includes lunch, dinner and all materials.)


Best Western Inn of St Charles

1635 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL  60174
$100 (based on 2 Double Queens or King in Main Building)
$110 (Exec Building rooms)
Prices are based on the minimum of 7 rooms being booked otherwise prices are $115 Main Building and $120 for Exec Building. 
Reservation Cut-off is October 4, 2017.  Breakfast included. 

Comfort Inn & Suites
1555 E Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL  60134
$109.99 (based on 2 Double Queens or a King Suite)
Reservation Cut-off is through October 11th, 2017.  Continental Breakfast included.
Make your reservation by clicking here

Fairfield Inn St. Charles
2096 Bricher Road, St. Charles, IL  60174
$105 (Double/King Rooms)
$115 (King Suite)
Reservation Cut-off is through October 11th, 2017.  Continental Breakfast included.
Make your reservation by clicking here

Hampton Inn & Suites 
2875 Foxfield Road
St. Charles, IL  60174
$134 Standard Room
$144 King Studio Suite
Reservation Cut-off is October 6, 2017.  Breakfast included.
Make your reservation by clicking here.
Hotel blocks are for both October 25 and 26, 2017.  Please make reference to Converge MidAmerica Connect 2017 rate when making a reservation.

For more information contact Wanda Manning or call 847-692-4125. 

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