2019 IL/IN Graduate Christian Fellowship Winter Retreat

Becoming Peacemakers in a Divided University and World

It is challenging to live in a divided university and world. What is Jesus’ desire for us to follow him as the “Prince of Peace” amidst such divisions?

Join us for the Grad Christian Fellowship Winter Retreat January 18-19, 2019, in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Together, we’ll explore the theme Becoming Peacemakers in a Divided University and World with students from Chicago area schools, the University of Illinois, Purdue, and others. Whether you’ve been following Jesus for a while, are new to the journey, or even still pondering your faith, we welcome you!

At the retreat, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can be a peacemaker, following Jesus’ example, on your campus and in your department.
  • Connect with God through personal reflection.
  • Discuss questions about faith, peacemaking, and academics with students in your discipline or academic field.
  • Engage in conversations and fun (outside of an academic setting!) with other graduate students.

Our hope is that you will be refreshed, encouraged, and equipped with ways that you can be a peacemaker who follows Jesus' example.


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Featured Speakers

Dr. Rajkumar Boaz Johnson

Dr. Rajkumar Boaz Johnson is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Johnson grew up in the slums of New Delhi where he saw the reality of poverty and injustice as well as the privilege of high caste Hindu learning. It was this dichotomy that birthed his search for spiritual truth.

Dr. Johnson loves teaching about Jesus and spending time with students. He served as a Campus Minister with UESI India, a sister movement to InterVarsity/USA and also part of the IFES (Internatioal Fellowship of Evangelical Students). He teaches many courses at North Park, including “Conflict and Reconciliation” as well as “World Religions”. Read Dr. Johnson's full bio here.