VISION

February 11-13 , 2022

 
 

When

February 11-13, 2022

Where

Messiah Lutheran Church

40 Houbolt Rd

Joliet, IL

How Much?

Early Bird $120

before 11:59 PM CST Jan 12

Regular Price $140

Jan 13 and after

Who is Going?

Alayah J             Alela K

Anthony F          Beza D 

Cameron C        Chloe D 

Cleah R              Diamond A

James J              Jochebed Y

Joshua M           Justin B

Kayla W              Kemi A

Kenady R            Kya D

Kyle R            Maame Amma A

Mariah C            Naomi H

Nina D               Oliviab B

Precious A         Raeven C

Rebecca S

What is Vision Conference?

Vision Conference is a weekend where we come together to remember how Jesus has shown himself to be Good News for peoples of African descent, given the specific spiritual and systemic injustice issues we face today. If you need God to refresh and rejuvenate your soul with a time of re-connection, support, good Word and good worship, this is the conference for you!

 

Speaker 2022

Alexandria Bobbitt

Alexandria Bobbitt is an avid learner, big dreamer, tight hugger, and frequent smiler! Alex attended Northwestern University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education and Social Policy with a concentration in Human Development and Psychological Services. It was here that she joined House on The Rock – Northwestern InterVarsity’s Black Campus Ministry (BCM). During those four years of learning, leading, and loving with the Black students in her chapter she began a journey with Jesus that led her to come on staff and to seminary too! Alex completed her Masters in Divinity at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in May 2020.

 

Alex is in her sixth year on staff with InterVarsity. She began her staff career at Northwestern and in July 2020 began working with the Chicago InterVarsity team. She is currently planting ministry at Chicago State University on the city’s southside and leading the development of Chicago BCM—a black faith movement on the campus and in the city.  

 

Alex is passionate about making space for people to encounter God, themselves, and others more deeply. She believes that healing and freedom are for us not only in the afterlife, but this one too. In her spare time Alex loves a good adventure, people watching, reading, journaling, and getting together with friends. And she wants all of you to know that sugar does not belong in grits and is always ready to argue about it (lol).

 

Alex has been to every Vision since 2012. And every year without fail God has met her and the BCM community. She is honored to be our speaker this year and excited for what God has for us!

Schedule 2022
All in Central Time Zone

Friday 

6:00 pm – 7:45 pm      Registration 

8:00 pm – 9:45 pm      Plenary 

10:00 pm – 11:30 pm  Free Time 

11:30 pm                      Head to Hotel 

12:00 am                      Go To Bed!

Saturday 

9:00 am                       Breakfast at hotel & travel to Church 

10:00 am – 11:15 pm  Manuscript Study 

11:30 am – 12:15 pm  Small Group 

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch 

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm      Free Time 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm      Plenary 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Dinner 

7:10 pm – 9:30 pm      Plenary 
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm    Free Time 

11:30 pm                      Head to Hotel 

12 am                           Go to bed! 

Sunday

9:00 am                         Breakfast at hotel & travel to Church 

10:00 pm – 12:00 pm   Plenary 

12:00 pm                       Go home! 

Worship 2022

Dennis Foster

Dennis is a Chicago-native who currently works as a Mentor/Program Coordinator for New Life Centers of Chicagoland within the Humboldt Park Community. He is both a Worship Leader and Associate Minister at South Suburban Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Illinois. In his spare time, he serves in multiple college campus ministries, mentors youth and young adults and serves his community in different aspects. He has a passion for music and has been leading worship, facilitating musical trainings and vocal lessons, and recording for various artists as a background and lead vocalist for over 10 years.

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FAQ for 2022

How do I get there? 

The conference is located in Joliet, IL on the southwest side of Chicago. We'll be at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 40 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431. Your best bet is to drive to the conference with friends. If you don't have access to a car, talk to your InterVarsity staff worker to help arrange transportation.

How much does is cost?

You can register with a $25 non-refundable deposit. If you register before 11:59pm on January 12, you'll lock in the early bird rate of $120. After January 12, the total cost goes up to $140. Cost includes hotel, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Cost does not include transportation to and from the conference or other meals, so coordinate with the friends you're traveling with or work out a transportation plan with your InterVarsity staff.  

I can't pay for it...what should I do? 

Don't let money keep you from coming to Vision! We have scholarship money available to help you make it work. Talk to your InterVarsity staff about scholarships that may be available. If that doesn't work, contact our registrar using the email form below. We'll work with you to make a way!

What if I have to cancel?

Just don't : ) But if you must, you have until the day of the conference to cancel if needed. Unfortunately, the deposit is non-refundable, but if you've already paid your full balance, we'll be glad to refund the rest. 

How does housing work? Can I choose my roommates?

Housing is at Best Western Joliet Inn and Suites, 4380 Enterprise Dr, Joliet, IL 60431, Housing is two per room and will be assigned by campus or area. If you have a specific request or particular needs, just use the contact form below to get in touch with our registrar.

When should I arrive? When will we be done?

Plan to arrive between 6-7pm CT on Friday February 11 so that you can get registered and settled. Be sure to eat dinner before arriving. Our first session starts at 8pm CT. We'll wrap up by noon on Sunday February 13 and you can grab lunch on your way back to campus.

What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?

Please do not attend if you have had a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the event, have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 within 10 days of the event, or have COVID-19 symptoms.  During the event monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate if you have any of these symptoms.  By Illinois mandate, masks are required in indoor settings. 

Masks are required outdoors when closer than 6 feet apart.  

These precautions may change based on local regulations - stay tuned.

 

I have more questions!

No problem. Just fill out the contact form below and we'll be happy to help!

 

Contact Us

Got questions? We can help! Use this email form to get in touch with our conference registrar and you'll hear back shortly. In the meantime, have you checked out the FAQ? You may find your answer there!

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