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Living Hope

Date: Mar. 18, 2019

Author: Dan Bockenfeld

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
-1 Peter 1:3

Spring is just arriving and that means that Easter will soon be here. On April 5-7, we will be having our Easter Retreat with the title of Living Hope.

There are many things that we can place our hope in, but most of those things have a tendency to break, spoil or fade away. They are hopes that lead to nothing. It is better to place our hope in something that has meaning, that gives us life a living hope.

This year, we will be having our annual Easter retreat entitled Living Hope on April 5-7 at Dickson Valley Camp in Illinois, only about an hour away from Illinois Tech.

The Location

Dickson Valley Camp and Retreat Center
8250 Finnie Rd
Newark, IL 60541


The Schedule

Friday, April 5

7:00 PM Session 1
  • Introduction from David Kim
  • Group Project
  • Campfire with snacks

Saturday, April 6

8:30 AM Breakfast  
10:00 AM Bible Study
  • In groups
11:30 AM Session 2
  • Message from Tim Fitch (Psalm 42)
12:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM Free Time
  • Workshop: God's hope and a Q/A session with Dr. Ben and Christy Toh
  • Group activities
  • Sports
5:30 PM Dinner  
7:00 PM Session 3
  • Personal Testimonies
  • Praise/Prayer Night
  • Campfire with snacks

Sunday, April 7

8:30 AM Breakfast  
10:00 AM Session 4
  • Message from Sam Rarick (1 Peter 1:3-25)
  • Communion

Photos from Past Events

We've been to Dickson Valley a number of times before for Easter retreats. Some photos from past events are below.

Easter 2008

Easter 2010

Easter 2010

Easter 2010

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

Easter 2012

We will keep you posted for additional developments when they are available.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please contact us at living.hope@iitubf.org.

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