Leadership

Transformation is Possible
Dr. Bill Keimig, Assistant Director of the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will speak Friday evening and Saturday morning, April 26-27, 2019, on keys to transformation through Christ as a person, a family and a parish.  Bill will answer questions like, “What does that transformation look like in the real world?” and “What are realistic, practical steps along the path?”

These presentations will have great value for clergy and laity alike, indeed for anyone involved in parish ministry, since transformation is always the goal, whether through RCIA, religious education, Catholic schools, family and youth ministry, sacramental life, or simple prayer.  All the faithful are invited, whether involved in ministry or just wanting to grow in the love of Christ.

Dr. Keimig has spoken previously in the Diocese of La Crosse and is back by popular demand!

A variety of breakout sessions will follow on Saturday afternoon from 1:00-4:30 pm. Questions?  Contact Chris Ruff, Director of the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns: ministries@diolc.org or 608-791-0161.

$45/person, includes buffet lunch    |    Registration deadline – Monday, April 15
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Bill Keimig, D.Min. – Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bill Keimig is Assistant Director of the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He served 15 years as DRE at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton, Maryland, and as a Master Catechist in the Hearts Aflame and Faith Foundations programs for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.

Dr. Keimig has spoken frequently at the annual St. John Bosco Conference in Steubenville, and at major venues in over 40 dioceses. For nine years he served as Director of the Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM) and edited ACM’s series of RCIA texts used in thousands of parishes in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Keimig holds a Doctorate in Ministry from the Catholic University of America, as well as a Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University.

Bill and his wife, Heather, reside in Steubenville with their six children.

Conference Schedule

Friday Evening:
6:00 pm – Registration
7:00 pm – That Your Joy May be Complete* Jesus promises us fullness of joy if we live radically united with Him. But how does that mesh with life in the world?
8:00 pm – Break
8:15 pm – Fully Alive, Fully in Love*  Is it possible to experience the peace, joy and certitude of the saints? What would that look like in day-to-day life?

*Denotes Presentation by Dr. Bill Keimig

Saturday:
8:30 am – Mass
9:15 am – Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – Is God’s Design for the Family Possible?* What are realistic habits families can develop to be transformed according to God’s plan for the family?
10:30 am – Break
10:45 am – The Parish Transformed* God created us for communion with Himself and each other. How does this communal aspect relate to transformation and how can it be woven into the fabric of parish life?
11:00 am – Guidance in Transformation* Transformation is not something we achieve on our own.  We need guides on a path of humility and accountability.
12:15 pm – Buffet Lunch
1:00-4:30 pm – Breakout Sessions

Saturday afternoon Breakout Sessions

When registering, choose one for each time slot:
1:00 – 2:00 pm   /  2:15 – 3:15 pm    /  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Evangelization and Catechesis 

  • 1:00 pm – Going Deeper in Prayer – Ann Lankford
  • 2:15 pm – Giving Personal Witness:  The Power to Convict – Ann Lankford
  • 3:30 pm – The Initial Proclamation: At the Heart of Everything – Bill Keimig

Sacred Worship/RCIA:

  • 1:00 pm – Going Deeper in Prayer – Ann Lankford
  • 2:15 pm – Renewing the Parish with RCIA – Bill Keimig
  • 3:30 pm – Liturgical Preparation in the Parish – Chris Carstens

Marriage and Family Life: (Three sessions with Alice Heinzen)

  • 1:00 pm – Beyond Safe Haven Sunday: Are you equipped to address the
    harms of porn?
  • 2:15 pm – Addressing Gender Issues: What are we dealing with? What can we do?
  • 3:30 pm – Families and Faith: Why is the family so important in the transmission of the Faith?

Social Ministry: (Three sessions with Chris Ruff)

  • 1:00 pm – Keys to a Vibrant Parish Social Concerns Committee
  • 2:15 pm – Profiles of the 3 Most Prevalent Social Ministry Initiatives in our Parishes
  • 3:30 pm – Simple and Compassionate: Is there a Place for Evangelization in Charitable Outreach?

Youth and Young Adult Ministry:

  • 1:00 pm – Keys to Relational Ministry with Youth and Young Adults – Bill Keimig
  • 2:15 pm – Understanding the Ever-Changing Youth Culture – Chris Rogers
  • 3:30 pm –  Burnout: The Arch-Nemesis of Today’s Church Worker – Chris Rogers

 

Hotel Accommodations

If non-profit, bring Tax Exempt number. The hotels below have blocks of rooms reserved
through March 26. Other hotels may be available at your discretion.

Candlewood Suites – 608-785-1110
56 Copeland Ave. La Crosse, WI 54603
Rates: $99 single room, $109 double room
Block of rooms has been reserved until March 26th. Mention Leadership in Christ Conference with Diocese of La Crosse for rate

AmericInn by Wyndham – 608-781-7000
1835 Rose Street La Crosse, WI 54603
Rates: $119.99 single or double room
Block of rooms has been reserved until March 26th. Mention Leadership in Christ Conference with Diocese of La Crosse for rate

Stoney Creek – 608-781-3060
3060 S. Kinney Coulee Road Onalaska, WI 54650
Rates: $99 single or double room
Block of rooms has been reserved until March 26th. Mention Leadership in Christ Conference with Diocese of La Crosse for rate