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    Chaplains Training 2019
    Chaplains Training 2019
    CRCNA Chaplaincy and Care Ministry
    Thu, June 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM — Sat, June 08, 2019 @ 01:00 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Chaplains Training: Instruments of Healing


    Join us for Chaplains Training 2019! This training is the primary venue by which you, our chaplains, maintain connections to each other and our denomination. It is also an opportunity to learn (14 continuing education hours), hone your spiritual skills, renew your spirit, share best practices, and care for one another. We invite you to bring your significant other as well.


    Cost

    Registration: $70 USD

    Meals: $5 per meal at the Prince Conference Center, $20 for the Friday banquet

    Rooms: King - $90, Double Queen - $90, Double Queen (Shared) - $45


    PLEASE NOTE that the Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, June 5 at noon in the denominational building. The military gathering will start at 9 am on Thursday, June 6 at the Prince Conference Center. Current and retired military chaplains are invited to join this gathering.


    Learn


    Our main speakers this year are Rev. Arlo Compaan, Rev. Dr. Neal Plantinga, and Rev. Dr. Sonia Waters. They will provide wisdom, insight, and techniques used in the regulation of shame, pastoral formation, and spiritual interventions for those who struggle with addiction.


    In addition to our main speakers, this year we will be introducing a session called Tools for Care. During this time, four CRC chaplains will give short, TEDx style presentations in which they share specific tools, practices, and insight that they have found helpful in their ministry. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn helpful techniques and to hear from your fellow CRC chaplains.


    Reconnect


    Chaplains Training will not only provide opportunities to learn, but also fellowship and networking with other chaplains. There will be time available to gather with friends, meet other CRC chaplains, share about your ministry, and connect with those in the same areas of ministry. 


    Worship


    Chaplains Training is also an important time to reconnect with your denominational and chaplain roots. Each day, we will have times for worship, spiritual sharing, and prayer, culminating with communion on Saturday. It’s a time to reconnect with our foundation, to remember who we are and who we serve.



    Travel


    If you are flying, please book your flight at least 6 weeks prior to the training, or you may be required to reimburse any extra cost. Please visit our travel page (left) for more info.


    Grant Funding


    Grants are available for students, prospective chaplains, and chaplains who need financial assistance. Our goal is to make this training as accessible as possible for all past, current, and future CRC chaplains. If you need financial assistance, contact our office.


    If you have any questions or are having trouble with registration, please contact Matt Hubers at (616) 224-0844 or email chaplaincy@crcna.org.


    Praise for Chaplains Training 2018


    "I resonated with the pastoral themes, such as "being known and being loved," and it helped me to recall the deep meaning of my ministry."


    "All the speakers and the panelists provided meaningful material and perspective."


    "I haven't attended in several years, but this was the best Conference I have attended. I'm 81 but if the Lord allows I plan to attend next year! The worship times were very meaningful. The teaching times seemed to reach into the core of our needs. I feel at home with this group of practical servants!"


    "It was refreshing to the soul!"


    "I appreciated the presentations. They were informative and professional. I especially appreciate being able to interact with other chaplains from the CRC. They are my people and understand my culture."


    "Good and ample content with a good time flow -it was not rushed. Lots of opportunity for informal discussion and interpersonal discussions."

    Registration: Closed
    All times are Mountain Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    JUN
    06
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    JUN
    08
    SATURDAY
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    May 16, 2019 @ 12:30 am
    Location
    Address
    Prince Conference Center
    1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Grand Rapids, MI  USA
    Summary Agenda
    CHAPLAINS TRAINING 2019 AGENDA
    Thursday, June 06
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Military Chaplains Meeting
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Registration
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Lunch
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Opening Worship
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Break
    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Welcome and Regathering
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Session I: Regulating Our Shame
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Supper
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Bonus Session with Arlo Compaan
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Specialized Ministry Gatherings
    Friday, June 07
    9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    Session II: What I've Learned in Fifty Years of Preaching Part 1
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Break
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Session III: What I've Learned in Fifty Years of Preaching Part 2
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Lunch
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Session IV: Tools for Care
    3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Break
    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Session V: Substance Addiction and Soul-sickness
    5:30 PM
    Punch Bowl
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Banquet Dinner
    Saturday, June 08
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Session VI: Chaplaincy and Care Ministry Update
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Break
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Closing Worship and Communion
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Lunch
    Featured Speakers
    SPEAKER
    Arlo Compaan
    SPEAKER
    Sonia E. Waters
    SPEAKER
    Neal Plantinga
    Selection Options
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    registration
    (GEN) Conference Registration
    (GEN) Conference Registration
    $ 70.00 

    Click here to register yourself for Chaplains Training 2019. If you have guests attending with you, you will be able to register them once yours is complete.

     
    Thursday Lunch
    Thursday Lunch
    $ 5.00 


     
    Thursday Dinner
    Thursday Dinner
    $ 5.00 


     
    Friday Lunch
    Friday Lunch
    $ 5.00 
     
    Friday Banquet
    Friday Banquet
    $ 20.00 
    Peppercorn Grilled Flat Iron Steak
    Grilled 8-ounce Flat Iron steak with a horseradish peppercorn sauce served with parsley buttered potatoes.
    Vindaloo Vegetable Skewers
    Grilled vegetable skewers infused with Indian spices and a peanut dipping sauce served over Basmati rice.
    Great Lakes Chicken
    A cinnamon spiced chicken breast topped with pecans, dried fruit, goat cheese and honeycomb mustard served with brown rice.
     
    Saturday Lunch
    Saturday Lunch
    $ 5.00 
     
    Attendee Registration
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    Chaplain (Active or Retired)
    Guest
    Student/Prospective
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