Registration Deadline

The GATHERING is a new name and format for what has been our Fall Leaders’ Retreat. This event is designed to be our principle annual leaders’ event in Central Region. We have designed time for you to CONNECT with God and each other, options to RESOURCE you, and opportunity to ENCOURAGE you.

Reasons you should be at The GATHERING September 30 – October 2, 2019:

  • Beautiful resort location which creates a great atmosphere.
  • Inspirational and instructional speakers and presenters.
  • Relationships with ministry colleagues and Open Bible leaders.

Registration Options:

  • Couple $299
  • Single $275
  • Shared/person $150

Registration includes hotel for Monday, Sept. 30 & Tuesday, Oct. 1, dinner on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, and all retreat sessions. Extra nights are available at $119/night (plus tax) and will be reserved during registration.

Registration deadline: September 15

Eagle Ridge Resort

Tucked among The Galena Territory’s 6,800 rolling acres of pristine woodlands and open countryside, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers “country elegant” hotel accommodations only minutes from the quaint shopping and dining of Galena, Illinois. Rated among Midwest Living’s “45 Midwest Resorts We Love” and surrounded by miles of hiking and biking trails, Eagle Ridge Resort is a gateway to boundless adventures and activities, from four award-winning championship golf courses and the luxurious Stonedrift Spa to tennis, boating, fishing, riding, and even hot air ballooning. A resort for all seasons, Eagle Ridge offers the perfect backdrop for our time away.

After serving as a senior leader within the Church for over 33 years, Ken now serves fas speaker, trainer, author, and coach.

His ministry specifically focuses on helping lives, leaders, and local churches in ongoing health and growth.

He is the author of two books:

Unexpected: Navigating Life’s Unforeseen Turns

Staying Power: 5 Core Ideas To Sustainability In Christian Leadership 

Ken and his wife, Missy, live in Avon Lake, Ohio. They have 3 adult children living in different places across the U.S.

For more information or resources go to Ken’s website at