Special Events


Gatherings for Women Clergy & Leaders

Monday, 9am - 4pm

9-noon | Refresh! - Rosemont Ballroom AB
As busy and sometimes isolated women ministry leaders, we can grow tired and discouraged. It is crucial that we find refreshment and reconnection with Jesus and one another to flourish in our calling. We invite you to spend a morning facilitated by Rev. Susan Cosio, an experienced chaplain, spiritual director, and contemplative retreat leader. We pray you’ll be encouraged and feel renewed for ministry as you head into Midwinter. Continental Breakfast provided. RSVP when registering online.

sponsored by Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women

Noon-1:00 PM | Clergywomen Thriving in Ministry Lunch - Grand C
Clergywomen are invited to lunch on Monday to learn more about cohort mentoring opportunities and programs through NPTS’s new Thriving in Ministry grant. We will clarify the application process as well as answer any questions. Please join us to learn more about this exciting opportunity to support our Covenant clergywomen!  RSVP is appreciated.

sponsored by North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

1:00 - 4:00 PM |  Women in Leadership: Elevate and Advocate - Rosemont Ballroom AB
Join women leaders from the Ministerium for our 2nd Annual Event addressing three timely topics - authority & leadership, advocating for survivors of abuse/assault, and advocating with women of color for racial justice. Hear from speakers and also elevate your voice as we empower and strategize with each other. For women attendees only, clergy and women in leadership roles welcome. No registration required.

Doors open at 1:00 pm; Event begins at 1:30 pm, includes speakers, break out groups, and updates; Networking with other leaders at 3:30 pm.

sponsored by the Covenant Ministerium

North Park Gospel Choir and NPTS Distinguished Alumni Award

Monday, 6:30-9:00 pm - Grand Ballroom

Celebrate the opening of Midwinter with North Park Gospel Choir and NPTS Distinguished Alumni Award.

Practicing Solidarity: What does advocacy look like?

Tuesday, 9:15-11:00 pm - Grand C

Come learn how we begin to embody practicing solidarity as a denominational family. We will discuss the need for practicing solidarity, highlight Scripture’s call to practice solidarity, and explore what this tangibly looks like within our denominational and local context. We will have a panel that represents our denominational ethnic associations, and a space for corporately processing the newest addition to The Six-Fold Test for Multiethnic Ministry. 

Noche de Celebración (Spanish Service) hosted by MHIPE

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm - Grand Ballroom

All are welcome to join us for a Spanish led worship service hosted by MHIPE.

Worship Artist Showcase

Thursday, 9:00-11:00 pm - Grand C

All are welcome to join us in a casual, coffeehouse setting as we showcase a few of our own talented worship artists and enjoy an evening of music and refreshments together.

Friday Morning with Bobby Gruenewald: Technology and Your Church

Friday, 8:30 -10:00 am - Grand Ballroom

Join us for a morning with Bobby Gruenewald as he shares how to take a missional approach to technology in your church. Bobby is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the global church. He serves as pastor and innovation leader at Life.Church, a multi-site church based in Oklahoma. Meeting in more than 30 different physical locations and globally online, the church is devoted to helping people around the world become fully devoted followers of Christ. Gruenewald is also the founder of the YouVersion Bible App, which has been installed on over 400 million devices.

Evening gatherings,  annual association meetings, and hosted meals taking place Monday to Thursday.

Health Exams, Class Options, Financial Conversations, Spiritual Direction and more.