|Faculty Conference 2008
Dates: Jun 21, 2008 - Jun 27, 2008
Hosted by: InterVarsity Faculty Ministry
The 2008 Midwest Faculty Conference is now past, and it was a wonderful event. You can read a recap of the conference and learn early details about next year’s date and speaker here. We will also soon post audio and video from the 2008 plenary sessions.
A Conference for Christian Faculty
Spiritual Formation and the Academic Life
Purpose: An opportunity to interact with other faculty and gain a more profound grasp of Christian truth by:
- Deepening our personal and spiritual lives.
- Advancing Christian witness in the academic community.
- Enriching our practice of vocation as academics under the Lordship of Christ to the glory of God.
Our conference will offer unhurried time for relaxation and recreation in the beautiful setting of Cedar Campus on the shore of Lake Huron, conversation and community with faculty peers, intellectual stimulation, and social merriment. Indeed, we expect that this week will make for the very best sort of vacation! We welcome families to attend and offer outstanding programming for children.
The Faculty Conference program will include lectures and discussion of our theme led by various guest presenters, daily prayer and small-group Bible study discussions, and seminars. It is our goal and desire to honor the highest standards of the academic vocation and to explore the deepest needs of the human heart.
The program will include an optional seminar led by Dallas Willard and the Director of Faculty Ministry, entitled “Naturalism and Some Implications.” We ask that those who wish to participate in the seminar read the two following articles prior to their arrival:
Dallas Willard, University of Southern California
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, The Veritas Forum founder
Mary Poplin, Claremont Graduate University
Terry Morrison, Director Emeritus, InterVarsity Faculty Ministry
Click to download a high-resolution PDF version of this schedule.
Important Registration Note: Due to high demand for the conference, new registrants are being placed on a waiting list. If you would like to inquire about registering, please contact Nancy Vuolo.
To make a payment, check your account balance, or update your registration, click here to log in to your event account.
Attention InterVarsity staff and their family members: Contact Nancy Vuolo for special instructions on how to register.
Registration fee: $150 per adult
Adult fees for room and board:
Family cabins (with private bath) – $455 per adult
Lodge rooms – $345 per adult
Tent/RV sites – $235 per adult
Child discounts for room and board:
Children 13 and older – $185 per child
Children 2-12 – $125 per child
Children under 2 – $60 per child
More information about housing options is available from the Cedar Campus website.
Families & Children
Those who choose to bring their families to this conference will enjoy a wonderful experience of being involved in a variety of activities together.
Limited scholarship funds are available for faculty and staff who are not able to cover the full costs for Faculty Conference 2008. Please apply for a scholarship when you register.
Flying? Check out flights into Pellston Regional Airport,, located at 1321 N. US Highway 31 in Pellston, or into Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
After you reserve your flight, send your flight information to Rachel Bawden, so that we can arrange to have someone pick you up and drive you to Cedar Campus.
Driving? If you are driving, maps and directions are available from the Cedar Campus web site.
What To Bring
Cedar Campus has an excellent list of what to bring and (perhaps more importantly) what not to bring. You can read it here.
Please contact Nancy Vuolo.
Read reflections on past Faculty Conferences.
Cedar Campus is an InterVarsity conference and training center, located in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, forty miles east of the Straits of Mackinac.
You might be interested in knowing more about this beautiful place in God’s creation via a brief history.