March 23rd - March 24th, 2018
Men ages 16 and up are invited to join us for an awesome overnight retreat on the balmy shores of Camp Warren in Decatur. Connect with other men and discuss topics important to a man’s growth and development. We’ll also have paintball, fishing, ziplining, great food, and games led by none other than Dwayne Lumberjackson. The retreat begins Friday at 7pm and concludes Saturday at 3pm. Cost is $50, which includes lodging, meals, and activities. Register by Tuesday, March 20.
Community Serving Day
April 7th, 2018
Join us for a day of serving our community on Saturday, April 7. We will gather at the church at 8:30am for a delicious breakfast, divide up into teams at 9am for orientation, and then begin serving at 9:30am.
Part of our team will be serving at the church by preparing donations for the Oasis Day Center while the rest of the team will plant trees and flowers, prep the community garden, pick up litter, and clear alley ways from debris in The Block (1520 N Union St, Decatur).
If you would like to serve, sign up today!
Questions? Contact BJ at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.875.3350.
DHF National Conference
April 20th - April 21st, 2018
First Christian Church in Decatur, Illinois is proud to host Disciple Heritage Fellowship churches for a dynamic conference experience April 20-21, 2018. Attendees will be engaged in worship, learn best practices, and engage in a round table experience with solutions to challenges your church is facing. Attendees can expect networking with other church leaders, engaging worship, inspired preaching, and practical solutions to current issues. Also, we will celebrate the rich history of DHF during a Founders Session as we look forward to exciting developments ahead.
DHF National Conference is planned with you - the local church leader - in mind. Come be refreshed, renewed, and challenged alongside other church leaders from across the nation.
Wayne Kent, Executive Director of Disciple Heritage Fellowship, is Lead Pastor of First Christian Church in Decatur, IL. He has pastored FCC Decatur since January 1994 when the weekly attendance was 150. Under Wayne’s leadership, the weekly attendance has grown to 1,100, and FCC Decatur is known for its impact in the community of Decatur.
Dave Dummitt is the Lead Pastor of 2|42 Community Church in Brighton, MI, recently named the 18th fastest growing church of any denomination in America by Outreach Magazine. Dave led a team of 24 people who moved from other states to help start 2|42. Dave is also the Executive Director of Missional Businesses Inc., on the leadership team for the NewThing Network, and on the board of directors for the Solomon Foundation.
Roger Storms served as the Lead Pastor of Compass Christian Church in Chandler, AZ for 29 years, retiring in May 2017. Under his leadership, the church’s weekend attendance increased from 120 to 2,600. He now serves as a Trustee of Ozark Christian College, volunteer consultant for Connecting Hope Mission in Ecuador, and works with Pioneer Bible Translators, International.
The cost is $47 for advanced registration or $57 after February 28, 2018. Cost includes 2-day conference admission and a continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks for both days. (Note: Your DHF conference registration INCLUDES your Intentional Church Conference registration on April 21 so you do not need to register for both events.)
Details can be found at discipleheritage.org. Questions? Contact email@example.com or 217.875.3350.
Intentional Church Conference
April 21st, 2018
Join us for the Intentional Church Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm at First Christian Church in Decatur, IL.
The cost is $20 for advanced registration or $25 at the door after Friday, April 13, 2018. Lunch and snacks are included.
Speaker info, breakout sessions, and more can be found at intentionalchurchconference.com.
For group discount information, Contact Greg Taylor at 217.935.3139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuba Mission Trip
June 9th - June 15th, 2018
Join us for our summer mission trip to Cuba! It will be an experience that will shape the way you see yourself and the world. This trip is open to anyone in the church who is going into High School in the fall of 2018 through adults.
*** Details can be found at firstdecatur.org/cuba ***
Register today by submitting your $100 deposit (note that the total cost is $1,200)! The deadline is February 1, 2018. Questions? Contact Josh at email@example.com or 217.875.3350.
Cincinnati Mission Trip
June 18th - June 22nd, 2018
Join us this summer for our Student Life missions trip to Cincinnati, Ohio! Open to middle and high school students.
*** Details can be found at firstdecatur.org/cincinnati ***
Register today by submitting your $50 non-refundable deposit (note that the total cost is $325)! The deadline to register is April 25, 2018. Questions? Contact Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.875.3350.