2018 Winter Retreat

Save the Date January 12-13, 2018 for our joint GCF Winter Retreat.

Our U of I GCF joins GCF students from Northwestern U, Purdue U, U of Chicago and maybe this year Indiana U–pray that some will come from there.  The U of Michigan GCF asked if they could join us for our Winter Retreat so please pray that this happens.

This image is to promote our GCF Winter Retreat that will be at a conference center in Cedar Lake, Indiana.  (We needed to move from Evanston, IL to an overnight conference center.)  Our Theme is Reimagining Following Jesus: Daily Life in Your Discipline.  Two Wheaton College Profs will speak. One is Dr. Becky Eggimann, associate professor of Chemistry.  Becky did her PhD at U of Minnesota and was in GCF there. Our other speaker is Dr. Tiffany Eberle Kriner, associate professor of English.  Tiffany did her PhD at UW-Madison and was involved in GCF there.

It’s become a tradition to have a joint GCF Winter Retreat with the Northwestern GCF, the U of Chicago GCF, and this year Purdue U GCF and with graduate students from the Milwaukee area. This academic year the Retreat was on How do you take a conversation from discussing the weather to something deeper? Have you wanted to have a spiritual conversation with your friend or colleague and yet wondered how to begin?  This year we are excited to welcome Mark Good, PH.D., BCD, author of Real Talk: Creating Space for Hearts to Change (forthcoming, March 2017).

Enjoy some photos from past Winter Retreats.

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