Courageous Faith – 28th Annual Weekend Getaway @ Westin Chicago Northwest
Apr 15 – Apr 17 all-day
Courageous Faith - 28th Annual Weekend Getaway @ Westin Chicago Northwest | Itasca | Illinois | United States


This year’s 28th Annual Weekend Getaway ~ Courageous Faith ~ is going to be fabulous! We are excited to have Damaris Carbaugh join us as the main speaker.

As Christ-followers, we realize we are now in a post-Christian era, where living out your faith and standing true to biblical principles is more and more demanding and less and less understood.  But we are privileged to live at “such a time as this,” like Queen Esther in the Bible, and we have the opportunity to courageously show our worlds the transformational power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What does that look like on your job, in your family, with your friends?  The speakers at this year’s Weekend Getaway will address these real-life challenges of having courageous faith while we swim upstream against today’s culture.

Damaris Carbaugh is well known for her ability to minister through music, but she is equally gifted to speak truth into our lives.  With zeal and passion, she will both challenge and equip you in how to increase your faith and have the courage you need to live each day for Jesus.

Arloa Sutter is well-qualified to talk about racial reconciliation.  With this issue in the headlines these days, we Christians should lead the way to finding paths that lead to understanding and appreciation of those who are different from us.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ can change hearts—and that’s where reconciliation begins.

Chrissy Toledo’s story of how God rescued her from the depths of despair and self-destruction will show how the courageous faith of her parents, Carol and Jim Cymbala, and many others was used by God to set her free.

All of this plus great music, refreshing fellowship and tons of laughter make for a weekend you don’t want to miss.  It’s a time of spiritual renewal, so please join us for our 28th Annual Weekend Getaway where your faith will be strengthened and your courage fortified.

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Israel Tour 2016
Nov 9 – Nov 18 all-day

IsraelThis is the eighteenth tour to Israel I have led, and it is indeed special because I will be accompanied by some very special people! First, my new husband as of December 31st, Rex Lowman, and second, my dear friends, Dámaris and Rod Carbaugh. It’s true—God has given me this unexpected gift of marriage and I look forward to sharing this trip with Rex, as well as the Carbaughs.

I want to strongly encourage you to join us. Not only will you have the incredible privilege of walking the Land of Jesus, but you’ll have the added blessing of Dámaris’s musical ministry along with my teaching. If you’ve been wanting and hoping to go to the Holy Land, please don’t put it off any longer. This is the year to go!

You will be inspired and strengthened in your spiritual journey as you visit the sites on our itinerary. There is simply no other place in the world like Israel, and I believe it will be life-changing for you as it always is for me. Trust me—your Bible comes alive!

If you have any questions or concerns, call or email me personally and I’ll be glad to answer your questions. Make your plans now and join me! You’ll never regret this investment in your spiritual life.

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Mary (Whelchel) Lowman

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