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The Beloved Community: A Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

  • Lake Williamson Center Lake Williamson Road Carlinville, IL, 62626 United States (map)

One glance at the national and global discourse is enough to prove that we live in an increasingly polarized world.  Sadly, the church is not even immune to division and discord.  Yet Christ calls us to a more excellent way.  Christ calls us to be the Beloved Community—a community built on welcome, respect, and the greatest of these…Love.  Through this week-long retreat filled with worship, study, community, and silent reflection time, participants will explore how we can become the Beloved Community—and thus transform the world. 

The 2017 Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held at the beautiful Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, Illinois April 23-28.  For registrations received by March 6, the cost is $675 per person which includes tuition, room and board, plus all supplies for the week.  Late registrations are $700 per person.  Rooms are hotel-style, single occupancy with private baths.  CEU credits are available.  Registration is now open at   

For more information, contact Eureka Christian Church's Rev. Jennie Churchman at or 309.467.2369. 

Earlier Event: April 22
Disciples Care Team meeting