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ElderLink Midwest 2017
Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 7:30 PM – Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
ElderLink Midwest is a two-day conference for church leaders and leadership couples. Keynote sessions frame the conversation. Breakout sessions offer opportunity for focused discussion on practical issues for church leadership. Times of worship and fellowship provide inspiration, encouragement, and networking. ElderLink Midwest is brought to you by Abilene Christian University, North Central Church of Christ, Southeastern Church of Christ, Southwinds Church of Christ, and The Well Community.
Beyond the Status Quo
This year’s theme is Beyond the Status Quo: Discovering New Frontiers with God. With a cultural landscape that is steadily changing, it is natural to resort to what is predictable, comfortable, and safe. Change is often associated uncertainty, anxiety, and risk. What if change was actually an opportunity in disguise? What if God could lead our congregations beyond the status quo and into something revolutionary and new? This year, ElderLink will focus on how we as congregational leaders can faithfully join God in the discovery of new frontiers in leadership, congregational life, and community engagement.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Who should come to ElderLink?
A: Elders, spouses, ministers, deacons, and ministry leaders. Church leaders of all kinds can take advantage of this opportunity to connect with other leaders, sharpen their leadership skills, and experience spiritual refreshment.
Q: I am traveling from out of town and need hotel accommodations. Do you have any recommendations for hotels nearby?
A: If you desire overnight accommodations, here is a list of nearby hotels. Please contact the hotel directly for rates and reservations.
Q: What type of attire should I wear?
A: We suggest dressing comfortably in business casual or jeans. A jacket or cardigan is recommended for cooler classrooms.
Q: Will we receive any handouts or program materials?
A: The week of the event, we will email you a link to download program materials. These materials include documents like handouts or book recommendations from our speakers' sessions that enable you to follow along during their presentation and/or do further study. We recommend printing or saving these materials to your mobile device prior to the event in case WiFi is not available. At check-in, you will receive a folder that includes a copy of the schedule, evaluation form, recording order form, and pen.
Q: Can we order recordings of the sessions?
A: Yes! Our staff can accept orders at any time during the event. You can also order recordings later (from this event and others) via our online store.
Q: What does my registration fee cover?
A: Your registration fee covers all conference sessions and program materials, as well as a full lunch and light refreshments.
Q: What is your cancellation and refund policy?
A: In short, we offer a partial refund if you cancel more than a week before the event date, and a full refund (minus a small processing fee) in the event of an emergency. Here is a link to our detailed policy.