$103.20 – $129

Restore 117 - The Building Justice Communities Conference

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Judson University

Center for the Performing Arts

1151 N State Street

Elgin, IL 60123

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If you care about legal injustice and want to do something practical about it, then this is your conference!

Whether a church leader, concerned advocate, lawyer or sudent, Restore 117 is designed to equip you to build justice in your community. Led by the nation's leading Christian legal experts, the conference will provide you with practical tools and resources to deepen your justice impact.

Be informed and inspired from the main stage. Be equipped through practical, experiential workshops that provide immediately replicable tools to do justice with the love of God in your community.


Friday Pre-Conference

12:30 – 1:00p Pre Conference Registration
1:00 – 2:00p Opening Session - Chris Purnell on God's Heart for Justice
2:00 – 3:00p Q&A Panel
3:00 – 3:15p Break
3:15 – 4:30p Workshops
4:30 – 6:00p Dinner Break (on your own)


6:00 – 6:30p Registration
6:30 – 7:30p Opening Session - Bruce Strom on the importance of prayer in justice.
7:30 – 8:30p Main Session - Harvey Carey on Rescuing & Restoring neighbors
8:30 – 11:00p After party at Lifezone 360


8:00 – 10:00a (Optional) Go & See Opportunity. Visit a legal ministry in action.
9:00 – 9:45a Main Session - Joe Abraham on The Intersection of Leadership & Justice.
9:45 – 10:00a Break
10:00 – 11:00a Workshops
11:00 – 11:10a Break
11:10 – 12:00p Main Session - Michelle Warren on The Power of Proximity
12:00 – 12:15p Break
12:15 – 1:30p Lunch Program
1:45 – 2:45p Workshops
2:45 – 3:00p Break
3:00 – 4:00p Closing session


ExploreThis track is designed for those who are exploring ways to connect with their community through the gospel and justice. Sessions are designed to deliver practical resources and introduce simple ways to get started.

Growth This track is designed for business and other leaders. Led by industry leaders the sessions are designed to help organizations grow for the purpose of furthering Christ Kingdom.

CommunityThis track explores justice issues at a community/macro level. It is designed to provide a helpful primer to those looking to understand and target specific community groups as part of a ministry.

All tracks are open to anyone and participants do not have to attend one track only.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS (for descriptions visit Restore117.com)

Workshop 1 - Maximizing the Use of Justice Center Online
Workshop 2 - How to do Legal Ministry
Workshop 3 - #MeToo

Workshop 1 - Decoding Your Leadership DNA
Workshop 2 - Justice in the Market Place
Workshop 3 - Devoloping People to Live & Love Justice

Workshop 1 - Understanding Common Legal Aid Issues
Workshop 2 - How to Impact Human Trafficking In Your Community
Workshop 3 - How to Impact Mass Incarceration in Your Community


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By car, Judson University is located right at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Route 31 South.

By train, Elgin is on the Milwaukee West Metra line. Judson University is 2 miles from the Big Timber Station and 3 miles from the downtown Elgin Station. Both Uber and Taxis are available. The downtown Elgin station is next to the bus terminal. Bus 552 stops at Judson University and runs on a half hour loop.

There is plenty of parking on campus. Volunteers will help direct you to parking and the Center for the Performing Arts building on your arrival.

What are my hotel options?

There are many hotels within half a mile of Judson University just north of I-90 on Rte. 31 and more at the interchange of I-90 and Randall Road, 4 miles. Our preferred hotel is Quality Inn, 500 Tollgate Rd, Elgin, +1 855-849-1513.

What are my food options?

Friday Dinner is on your own. Elgin has a number of excellent restaurants within a five mile radius of Judson University as well as on-site cafe. Lunch on Saturday is provided.

What is the dress code?

We suggest dressy-casual or business-casual attire.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

E-mail info@gji.org.

What's the refund policy?

You may receive a refund up to 24 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


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Center for the Performing Arts

1151 N State Street

Elgin, IL 60123

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