The theme of our upcoming annual convention, FREEDOM 2017, was borne from visiting FEC churches throughout the past year. We are looking forward to covering, from a Biblical perspective, what freedom in Christ truly looks like–both in our lives and in our churches. We will be discussing different aspects of the path to freedom including: Repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and restoration.

FREEDOM 2017 will be held on August 3-5, 2017 at Grace Church in Morton, IL.

Click here to view the Schedule.

Hotel Blocks Available for Convention 2017:

Holiday Inn Express                                Park Inn by Radisson                         Americas Best Value Inn                 Quality Inn
140  E. Ashland, Morton                            201 E. Ashland, Morton                       150 W. Ashland, Morton                     115 E. Ashland St., Morton
(309) 263-4400                                         (309) 263-5116                                     (309) 266-9933                                  (309) 266-8310
$122.00                                                   $99.00                                                 $70.00                                             $99.00

Printable Early Bird Registration
Online Early Bird Registration
Thursday Only Registration

Nick Stumbo is the Executive Director of Pure Desire Ministries and will be our main speaker at Convention 2017. Pure Desire is an organization which seeks to minister to church leaders who struggle with sexual addiction and provides various programs to facilitate healing. Nick is passionate about seeing men and women receive reconciliation and healing from entities which burden and enslave. Prior to joining Pure Desire, Nick was the Lead Pastor at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington. Nick is the author of Setting Us Free, an additional resource for those desiring freedom from addiction.



Jean Johnson is the Executive Director of World Mission Associates and has 30 years of ministry experience. Jean spent 16 years as a career missionary in Cambodia focusing on pioneer church planting, on-the-job leadership training, and oral strategies. She is the author of We Are Not The Hero: A Missionary’s Guide to Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency. Jean will be speaking about the importance of letting the Gospel be the primary focus and agent of life-change while fighting the tendency and temptation to spread American dependency and culture to the people we serve.