Group Life Conference on October 16-18

August 29, 2008

Passing along this email from Dave Treat about an upcoming conference for churches with small groups, which will have live Korean translation. Get discounted registration before September 9th. Scroll down to listen/ download a free audio from last year’s workshop about small groups in Asian American culture. Here’s the invitation::

[You’re invited to] the 2008 Group Life Conference: Essential for the Human Heart! October 16-18, 2008 at Willow Creek Church near Chicago.

This conference is ideal for anyone at your church who is involved in community life — from pastors to volunteer group leaders, from the traditional church with a small-group ministry to the emerging church built entirely on small groups. Those who attend will not only learn from some of the world’s most experienced group life experts, but will have networking and training opportunities with immediate ministry application. All conference sessions are in English, although guests attending the conference at the main Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL, will be able to choose simultaneous translation of all five Main Sessions and four Featured Breakouts in Spanish or Korean. (We’re sorry, but we are unable to provide simultaneous translation at the satellite broadcast sites or for any General or Point Leader breakouts.)

Please consider using your influence within your local church, the Asian-American community, and the kingdom at large to encourage as many as possible to attend the conference in South Barrington (live Korean language interpretation available) or at one over 100 satellite sites around the country. You may forward this email or use the translation provided below as you desire.

Special rate for you and your contacts: As a thank you for passing this on, we are offering a discounted rate to you and anyone you choose to extend the offer to. It is only good for a few days. When you (or they) register for the conference, mention Priority Code GLCADV841

WCA Member Rate $245 Expires – Sept. 9. 2008 (regular rate is $305)
Non-Member Rate $295 Expires – Sept. 9. 2008 (regular rate is $365)

The conference web site is:

Videos describing the conference content may be seen here: They are also on YouTube here: and here:

I also have a gift for you which may be helpful in your ministry. At last year’s Group Life Conference, Author Nancy Sugikawa (Lighthouse Christian Church, Bellevue, WA) presented a breakout on “Small Groups in Asian-American Culture.” She outlined some of the challenges and offered potential solutions. You may download the audio of the breakout here:

Please pass the link and this email on to anyone who might benefit from it. May God continue to bless your ministry. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Dave Treat
Director of Innovation, Adult Ministry
Willow Creek Association, 67 E. Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010 | (224) 512-1341 |

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