ReFocus 2019 (Sept 27-29)
On September 27-29, the Chicagoland churches of the Thrive Network will be coming together for our annual ReFocus weekend. This is a time in which we unplug from the busy distractions of our daily life and intentionally seek to refocus our eyes on Christ and the things which are eternal. We are very excited to have Dr. Jerry Root join us and we are anticipating a memorable weekend in which God moves in powerful ways. The theme for this year is “God is Everywhere.” Dr. Root will help us see how God is at work everywhere around us and challenge us to bring His kingdom into this broken world.
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Root
Jerry Root is a graduate of Whittier College and Talbot Graduate School of Theology at Biola University, both located in Southern California. He received his Ph.D. from the Open University. He has written C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil: An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme, and is the co-editor, with Wayne Martindale, of the best selling, and award-winning, The Quotable C. S. Lewis. He wrote, with Stan Guthrie, The Sacrament of Evangelism, and most recently published The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis with Mark Neal. Jerry has made many written contributions to edited works about C. S. Lewis and has published numerous articles about Lewis, Evangelism and Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation. He is currently serving as the Director of the Institute for Strategic Evangelism at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, where he also teaches in the Christian Formation and Ministry Department and in the Evangelism and Leadership MA program. Jerry is also a visiting professor at Talbot Graduate School of Theology and Biola University. He and his wife, Claudia, have four grown children, all of whom are married, and thirteen grandchildren.
Meeting Times & Locations
Friday @ 7:00pm, Sept 27 @ ICC
Saturday @ 6:00pm, Sept 28 @ ICC
(Q&A Dinner originally scheduled at 5pm has been cancelled)
Sunday @ 10:00am, Sept 29 @ HCC
Immanuel Community Church (ICC - Fri/Sat)
300 Schoenbeck Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090
Schaumburg High School (HCC - Sun)
1100 W Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60194
In order to encourage as many people to attend as possible we are making FREE childcare available for everyone who pre-registers for the event. Register by clicking on the blue button below by no later than Wed, Sept 25th.
A cry room will be available with a live audio feed for those caring for children under the age of 3, as well as stroller seating towards the rear of the sanctuary.