Chicago, IL

April 30th - May 3rd, 2019


An Annual Affair

What is the FCA Convention About?

It’s about Galatian 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” It’s a time to connect with God and connect with other fellow pastors, missionary’s and ministers so as to encourage each other! It’s a time to come together to get Rev’d up for Jesus and the calling. It’s a time when all of our stories merge into God’s Story and we see and hear what God is doing in this time and era. So come and expect to connect with God and connect with other fellow laborers for the Lord. Come and get encouraged and encourage others!   

- Pastor Mike Mccartney of Christian Hills Church

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Mike McCartney
Director of the FCA 2019 Convention
Questions? Call me: 708-382-0409

Let us not become weary in doing
good, for at proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
— Galatians 6:9

Evening Speakers


Mark Jobe
Pastor of New Life Chicago &
President of Moody Bible Institute


Dr. Nate Mullen
Pastor of Victory Life Christian Church


Gail Mullen
Pastor of Victory Life Christian Church


Brett Hollis
Speaker, Storyteller and Comedian


Our Worship Leaders


Marty Pierce
Worship Pastor Rock Church

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Ashley Johnson
Worship Pastor at Christian Hills Church



Schedule & Itinerary


Tuesday - Day 1

12:00pm: International Luncheon at CHC

4:00pm: FCA Elders Meeting at CHC

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Reception  + Dinner
Menu: "All things Chicago:" Deep Dish Pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, and Chicago hot dogs
7:00pm-9:30pm: Opening service @ at CHC auditorium - Mike McCartney & Brett Hollis


Wednesday - Day 2

7:30-8:00 am: Prayer/Devotional - Hollis Graves  
7:00-9:00 am: Hot Breakfast Georgio’s
9:00-10:30 am: Session 1 - Phil Baker
10:30-10:45 am: Break & Refreshments
10:45 am -12:00 pm: Session 2: Connect Ministry Groups (See list below)

12:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and FCA Annual National Business Meeting
2:00-6:30 pm: Fellowship Time & dinner at area restaurants/mall and other local attractions (see compiled list and recommendations)

6:30-9 pm:  Evening Service - Mark Jobe
9:30–10:30 pm:  Desert Reception at CHC Gym “All Things Chocolate!”

Session 2 Breakouts:

  • Youth Ministry – Phil Baker

  • Support staff – Fred Joob

  • Women in ministry – Kathy McCartney/Kristina Katke

  • “Migrant Ministry: Who Are ‘Those People,’ and Why Should We Care?” by Dean Merrill

  • Bi-vocational pastors – Nate Mullen/Gail Mullen


Thursday - Day 3

7:30–8:00 am: Prayer/Devotional - Derek Forseth
7:00-9:00 am: Hot Breakfast Georgio’s
9:00-10:30 am: Session 3 - Tony Simon
10:30-10:45 am: Break & Refreshment
10:45 am -12:00 pm: Session 4: Connect Ministry Groups (See list below)

12:00–6:30 pm: - Fellowship Time/attractions

12:00 pm: Missions Round table- Tony Simon & Jodi Bunn

1:00-5:00 pm: Field trip to Southside Christian Center Mission on the south side of Chicago (Must sign up to go and be a part of this inner city mission opportunity.)

6:30-9:30 pm: Evening Service - Nate/Gail Mullen
9:30–10:30 pm: Dessert Reception in CHC Gym will be “All Things Baked” - Orland Bakery, Creative Cakes, Bundt deserts.

Session 4 Breakouts:

  • Sabbatical – Dave and Louise Decker – Deer Ridge Ministries

  • Breathing life into your church’s children’s ministry – David Bechtold

  • Eat, Pray, Love:  Building Bridges to your Muslim Neighbors in a Polarized Environment - Dave Ogren Jr.

  • Prophetic – Ed Lochran

  • Social Media and the church – Vernon Johnson


Friday - Day 4

7:30–8:00 am: Prayer/Devotional - Sam Snyder
7:00-9:00 am: Hot Breakfast Georgio’s
9:30-11:30am: Closing Service - Gabe Carlson & John Sprecher (Communion/Prayer Stations)

Check out time is 11:00am!

Child care provided at CHC School Wed-Friday from 8:30–12:00 pm and from 6pm - 9pm Tuesday and Wednesday evening. YOU MUST register if you intend to use CHC's provided childcare.


Morning Sessions - Georgios Banquets


Evening Sessions - Christian Hills Church

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith
— Hebrews 12:1-2a



Chicago, IL


Nearby Hotels

Our conference will take place at Christian Hills Church and Georgio’s Conference Center. We've reserved a block of rooms at Georgios & Hotel but slots will fill up fast, so make your reservations quickly.

Flying in?

We recommend flying into Midway. It's about 35 min from Quality Inn and Christian hills and will cost about $35-$40.
O'hare is 1+ hour(s) away. Taking an Uber from O'hare will cost $60-$70.


We will run one shuttle to each airport around 1pm for pickups on Monday and Tuesday only and they need to sign up for it.


Hotel 1:
Wingate by Windham
Register by phone
18421 North Creek Drive,
Tinley Park, IL 60462
Phone 708-532-9300
Cost $119.99 a night

Christian Hills Church - FCA Convention

Hotel 2: (100% booked)
Georgia’s & Quality Inn and Suites
8800 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone 708-403-1100


As Pastors we can easily become busy, worn down, restless, and distracted.

This is not the life God desires for us. God desires we have life to the full.

It's time to get Rev'd Up!

Register Today!


April 30th - May 3rd, 2019 in Chicago, IL