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YWC 2011

Weren’t sure you’d hear about it again, were you? Well, if you’d like to see pieces of what you missed if you weren’t able to join us downtown last month, or if you’d like to prove to people that we had Chicago’s Giordano’s Pizza in the Preston Bradley Room at the Chicago Cultural Center with a GORGEOUS dome ceiling…why don’t you check out the photos we’ve loaded for these specific purposes…well, not totally. I like to look at the photos because it was a fantastic weekend and we’re already thinking about what YWC 2012 will look like.

Check it out, the photos on the right sidebar will take you to the “ECC Chicago” flickr account and you’ll even be able to find photos from other events. Enjoy!


1 Comment » Written on January 26th, 2011     
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Ben Pease – Youth Pastor, Salem Covenant Church, Minnesota

I glanced at the title of Efrem Smith’s book and saw the words, “Jump Into a Life of Further and Higher.”  Knowing Efrem mostly from his speaking but also a bit personally, I knew this couldn’t be a self-help book pitching “actualizing a better you.”  I suspected instead that the book would focus on taking bold, sometimes surprising leaps of faith in our public lives in the service of God and for the good of God’s people.  This book is indeed about that, but it is also about so much more. Continue Reading »

Connection Worship Speakers

1 Comment » Written on December 14th, 2010     
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This year’s Youth Workers Connection is like no other. We will be meeting in the world-class city of downtown Chicago. Our worship times will be in a variety of venues from the University of Chicago to the Cultural Arts Center to North Park University. We will be encouraged and challenged to reflect on our faith journey and hear stories of how God has been faithfully walking beside our speakers and breakout leaders in their spiritual journey. We are excited to see what God has in store for this year’s Connection.

Tomorrow, December 15 is the early-bird registration deadline!

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Youth Worker Connection 2011

Have you heard? We’ll be meeting downtown Chicago January 28-30, 2011. Check it out: Connection 2011.

In a world filled with noise, distractions, obligations, appointments, expectations, and 24/7 movement, it is hard to be still and take time to listen to that still, small voice, to experience the gift of presence with God, our family, and our friends. We invite you to set aside some time to join in community with fellow Covenant youth workers from around North America to be refreshed and renewed, and to rekindle your passion for ministry. You give so much of yourself as you walk beside others in ministry. Take some time this January to share your journey with other youth workers who understand the joys and challenges of ministry life. Continue Reading »