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April 22-23, 2021 at First Christian Church in Decatur, IL

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The DHF 2021 National Conference is a two-day event for all pastors, church leaders and any believer who wants to be encouraged to fulfill Christ’s mission in their local church. Top notch speakers, relevant and practical breakout sessions, engaging worship, and time to build relationships is what you can expect to experience at DHF 2021 National Conference.

Day One includes four main sessions, worship, a time for connecting, and a networking dinner with participants grouped to facilitate relationship building. Main session speakers include:

  • Pastor Kim Holley, new DHF Board President and Pastor of La Grange Christian Church in La Grange, NC

  • Tony Kirkman, LCPC, Exec. Dir. of the Piatt County Mental Health Center

  • Dr. Ken Moberg, Interim Pastor Ministries

  • Pastor Raphael Starr, Associate Pastor at East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood, IN

Day Two consists of worship, three breakout sessions addressing issues facing the church, and a concluding main session featuring Dr. Wayne Kent, Executive Director of DHF and Lead Pastor of First Christian Church in Decatur, IL. Breakout session details to come!

The Worship Arts team of our host First Christian Church will lead worship throughout the two-day event. Attendees will be divided into smaller groups to share a meal Thursday night. The intent is to network, meet, and make new friends. In short, to fellowship and share life.

Please note that we will observe COVID-19 guidelines during the conference. At present, those guidelines involve wearing masks and social distancing. We will keep you posted on our COVID-19 guidelines set according to the State of Illinois right here on our website and our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).


day 1

Thursday, Aprril 22

8am - Registration, Mosaic Café open​

8:45am - Session 1

10:30am - Break

11am - Session 2

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Session 3

2:30pm - Break

3pm - Sessions 4

4pm - Break

6pm - Networking: Dinner for 8


day 2

friday, april 23

8am - Registration, Mosaic Café open​

8:45am - Session 5

9:15am - Break

9:30am - Breakout 1

10:30am - Breakout 2

11:30am - Lunch

12:45pm - Breakout 3

1:45pm - Break

2pm - Session 6

3pm - Dismiss


Registration for the DHF National Conference is $50/person or $75/couple. Your registration includes lunch both days and snacks. Please note that scholarships are available if you are unable to cover the cost of the conference. Register for the conference by clicking the link below:

travel information

A special hotel rate is available at Homewood Suites, Forsyth, IL using group code “FCC”. Make your hotel reservation by calling Homewood Suites at (217) 877-0887. Homewood Suites is a ten-minute drive to First Christian Church.


Decatur, Illinois is a 2½ hour drive from Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis airports. Regional airports in Peoria, IL and Belleville, IL are 1½ hours away. Bloomington, Springfield, and Champaign IL are 1 hour from Decatur.

For questions regarding the DHF National Conference, contact us at (217) 875-3350.