Sent 2018 conference
Scattered: From Jerusalem to Antioch
May 4–6, 2018
Sent 2018 is a Peace Church conference for church planters and anyone else interested in seeding the kingdom presence in every context of America. The third annual gathering of its kind, Sent 2018 will gather diverse leaders for worship, inspiration, resourcing, networking, and empowerment to take risks that nurture the birth of missional communities that express the Anabaptist vision.
Join us as we explore the theme of "Scattered: The experience of the early church from Jerusalem to Antioch." Speakers, seminars, and time for conversations will create an environment for mutual support and learning. Download the PDF schedule.
This invitation is extended to all those who feel sent to the world to be a kingdom presence. No limitations on age, education, or professional background.
Living Water Community Church
6808 N. Ashland Blvd., Chicago, IL 60626
Friday, May 4, 2018
1 p.m. — Check-in begins
2:30 p.m. — Event begins and continues through Sunday, May 6, after lunch with Living Water Community Church.
We will have room for luggage at the church since the hotel check-in doesn’t start until 4 p.m.
- Early-bird registration is $65 from Jan. 10 through Feb. 15.
- Registration is $75 from Feb. 15 through Apr. 5.
- Registration will be closed after Apr. 5.
- There are scholarships available based on need. Please e-mail Mauricio Chenlo at MauricioC@MennoniteUSA.org.
Download PDF schedule
Sarah Jackson—Several years ago, Sarah Jackson went on a trip to the U.S./Mexico border and saw first-hand families being separated. She decided to do something about it, because she believes families should be together. So she opened Casa de Paz, a hospitality home serving families torn apart by immigrant detention centers. Sarah’s hope and prayer is to help end the isolating experience of detention, one simple act of love at a time.
Kristin Jackson has led the pastoral team at Living Water Community Church since September, 2011. Kristin has lived in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago since 1994, and has been a member of Living Water, also located in Rogers Park, since it began. She loves her neighborhood and feels called to participate in God's good news of reconciliation here. Kristin earned an M.Div from North Park Theological Seminary and an M.Ed from Loyola University, and she worked for many years as a teacher before becoming a pastor. Kristin and her husband, Julian, have two school aged sons, Liam and Elijah.
Sally Schreiner Youngquist is community leader of Reba Place Fellowship and a former pastor of Living Water Community Church in Chicago. She got her M.Div from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and studied and worked at the Seminary Consortium for Pastoral Education. She is married to Orwin Youngquist, stepmother to three fine daughters and grandmother to seven great kids.
David Boshart has a long history of shepherding the Central District Conference in a variety of church-planting initiatives, and will have plenty to share concerning the successes and challenges of that effort.
James R. Krabill served for fourteen years as a Mennonite Bible and church history teacher among African-initiated churches in West Africa. Since 1996, he has worked in various administrative capacities at Mennonite Board of Missions and Mennonite Mission Network and currently serves as Senior Missions Advocate for Church Relations.
Hotels are pricey and difficult to find in this area. It is not to your advantage to wait and schedule your own. We have blocked group-rate rooms at:
Hampton Inn Chicago North Loyola Station
1209 W. Albion Ave., Chicago, IL 60626
872-302-4481 F | 312-896-5990
Online Virtual Tours: Hampton Inn Loyola Tour
Hotel group rate is $199 a night per room plus taxes. All rooms include two queen beds, which means $99 a night per person if you share a room (which we highly encourage). This rate and reservation is based on a minimum stay of two nights.
We have blocked 50 rooms at this rate. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to reserve a single room at $199 or if you would like to share a room at $99.50 per night, per person plus taxes.
A few rooms could be made available for Thursday or Sunday night with the same rate. Please make sure to mark that on the registration if you need a room for either of those nights
Check-in at 4 p.m.
Check-out at 11 a.m.