Events & Announcements

Upcoming Events:

October 1-3, 2021


Prayer Retreat

We invite you to join us for a special Illinois Conference Prayer Retreat at Camp Akita, October 1-3. Our guest speakers will be Jim and Ingred Moon. Jim Moon is the Worship Pastor at the Collegedale Church at Southern Adventist University. Jim and Ingred's praise music and prayer insights have blessed many across the globe. Pre-registration is required at The deadline for registering is Monday, September 27. In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required for indoor gatherings. In view of the COVID landscape be aware of potential date changes.

October 8-10, 2021


Pathfinder Skills Camporee

Our Fall Skills Camporee is a highlight for our Pathfinder Ministry here in the IL Conference. It's an opportunity to complete class requirements, improve outdoor skills, fellowship, and challenge your Pathfinder knowledge. Above all our main focus is to create opportunities where you can gain a clearer picture of the love that Jesus has for you and that you'll once again commit your life to serve Him. We are so excited about this year's Fall Skills Camporee, where we will be exploring the theme “A Truth that will Set Us Free”. We hope you and your PF club will join us for this inspiring weekend.

October 17-19, 2021


Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

Registration for the 2021 Virtual SAC Convention is now open!

Whether you’re a communication professional, freelancer, student, teacher, pastor, or local church communication volunteer, SAC 2021 will have something for you.

Workshops will include “SEO Made Simple,” “How To Be Kind Without Killing Yourself: Communicating Boundaries Effectively,” “Refreshing Social Media Ministry,” and more.

Registration is $49 for professionals and this year it's FREE for students. Sign up:


October 23, 2021



Leadership Summit

As we see the events of the world unfolding, now is the time to re-focus on our mission to make disciples. The Illinois Conference invites local church leaders to gather together for a special revival and leadership summit. On October 23, at the Hinsdale Church (2:30 pm – 6:30 pm– supper provided), Leaders from around the conference will experience a special time of prayer, testimonies, music, training, and proclamation. Our theme is “Re-Ignite: An Upper Room Experience.” The model of Acts 2-4 inspires us to unite under the power of the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the gospel commission. Our special guest speakers will be Elder Ron Aguilera (Illinois Conference President) and Pastor Jose Saint-Phard (Newday Adventist Church, Parker, CO).

If you hold a current church leadership role, we invite you to register online (required) at To register by phone, call Jazmin Martinez at (630)716-3395. The deadline to register for this gathering is October 18.

November 6-7, 2021


Lay Ministry Training

The Illinois Conference Ministerial Department is excited to announce the launch of a new season of Lay Ministry Training. We have added a Sabbath School training (from Beginner to Adult) experience to our list of offerings. Other training topics include: Deacons (men and women), Elders, Preaching, Small Groups, Discipleship, Relational Bible Studies, Adventist Community Services, Treasurers, Church Growth, Prayer, Media, and Health Ministries.

Please save the date as more registration information will follow soon.

December 12-19, 2021


Center for Youth Evangelism:
Cruise with a Mission

Cruise With a Mission is happening this December, 12-19 departing San Diego, CA with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. This young adult event is one of a kind. You don't want to miss it! Find out more at

February 18-20, 2022



CYE Youth Evangelism Congress:


The Lake Union Conference decided to step forward and organize every two years the Youth Evangelism Congress. This event provides inspirational training for evangelism with ideas that are working within the Lake Union field. It includes a simple and powerful support system. We ask young leaders to dream and plan for a local evangelism project, sending us the idea after the Congress is over, and for every dollar provided by their local Church Board for that project, the Youth Evangelism Congress will match the amount with another dollar, for up to $50,000! That means $100,000 dollars exclusively for evangelism projects developed by senior youth and young adults in Lake Union. 

Find more information at


Stewardship Corner


There are several things to consider. Below you will find a few questions that might serve as a starter:

Have you selected your personal representative to act on your behalf in financial matters? Do you have properly signed and notarized Power of Attorney documents? Does your family know what your wishes are regarding critical health care and funeral arrangements? Does your family know where your bank accounts, stocks or bonds are located? Do you have any “Pay on Death” arrangements in place? Have you designated beneficiaries on your retirement accounts and life insurance? How is the title to your residential property held? Did you prepare and record Transfer on Death Affidavit for your residential property? If you have minor children, did you secure their custody? These are a few questions to ask yourself.
Remember, preparing for a time when you are no longer here anymore will not shorten your life! Instead, it may give you a little bit more peace for the years the Lord provides.

If you have any questions on this topic, please contact the Planned Giving Department of the Illinois Conference


Our Stewardship Department is looking for inspiring testimonials. If you have something to share, please contact Arek Bojko (630.480.4765, or talk to your local pastor.


If you enjoy working with children while maintaining a flexible work schedule, you should consider becoming a Substitute Teacher. The Illinois Conference Office of Education is looking for Substitute Teachers – please send your resumes to Sandra Agosto . There are 10 schools in the state of Illinois - check to see if one is in your area