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Rural Matters Conference 2018

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Wheaton College-Billy Graham Center

500 College Avenue

Wheaton, IL 60187

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The 2nd annual Rural Matters Conference is a 2-day gathering that will focus on affirming, strengthening and inspiring the rural pastor and church leaders, while facilitating the need to plant vibrant churches in rural communities. The deteriorating spiritual condition of rural areas combined with the unique challenges of small-town communities calls for renewed focus on church planting and revitalization.

The Rural Matters Conference will feature a diverse group of speakers, research updates, and roundtable discussions. These conversations will be led by practitioners, pastors, leaders and church planters serving in rural communities.

The conference is for those currently serving in small towns or feeling the call to minister in smaller, rural communities. Registration includes access to the conference, lunch on Wednesday and refreshments during the conference. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals.

At the Rural Matters Conference attendees will:

1. Learn about the latest updates regarding social issues in rural communities.
2. Network and collaborate with other pastors and church planters.
3. Hear interviews with planters and pastors using different models in rural communities.
4. Leave with resources, knowledge, and practical next steps to minister in your community.

Hear from...

Dr. Ed Stetzer, Executive Director, Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College
Andy Addis, Author and Lead Pastor at CrossPoint Church
And many more....

Visit Rural Matters Institute website.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Morning – Open to Networks/Denominations for Gatherings
  • 12:00pm Registration Opens
  • 1:00pm – Plenary Session A Opens
  • 3:00pm – Break & Time for Networking
  • 3:20pm – Plenary Session B
  • 5:00pm – Session Closes, Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • 9:30am – Plenary Session C
  • 10:30am – Chapel (Dr. Phil Ryken)
  • 11:45am – Lunch Provided on Site
    • Breakout discussions Q&A w/Plenary Speakers
  • 1:30pm – Plenary Session D
  • 3:00pm – Break, Time for Networking
  • 3:30pm – Plenary Session D
  • 5:00pm Rural Matters Conference Concludes

Lodging Options (mention you are a guest of Wheaton College to get Wheaton rate, unless otherwise noted)

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES CAROL STREAM*
150 South Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188
Reservation Phone Number: (630) 665-3000
*$94.00 plus tax, limited number of rooms available. Mention Rural Matters Conference

HAMPTON INN-CHICAGO-CAROL STREAM
205 W North Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Reservation Phone Number: (630) 681-9200
**$99.00 plus tax, free breakfast, limited number of rooms available . Mention Rural Matters Conference or book through this link

CHICAGO MARRIOTT NAPERVILLE ***
1801 North Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL 60563
Reservation Phone Number: 800-228-9290 or 630-505-4900

SHERATON LISLE
3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532
Reservation Phone Number: 800-325-3535

SPRINGHILL SUITES NAPERVILLE/WARRENVILLE
4305 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555
Reservation Phone Number: 630-393-0400

*** currently does not have a contracted Wheaton rate.

For directions and transportation options to campus, please visit this link.


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