Conference Details

BOLD Boundaries | Exploring Friendship Between Men & Women will take place on Friday, April 26th and Saturday April 27th. Lodging information is located below the conference schedule.

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9:00: Dan Brennan | The Spiritual Beauty of Bold Boundaries

10:45: Jonalyn Fincher | “Modesty” Covering up is not the Answer

1:00-2:15: Hugo Schwyzer | The Myth of Male Weakness

2:30-3:45 Elizabeth Chapin | Friends without Benefits?: Exploring New Boundaries in Teen Friendships

4:00-5:15: Roundtable | Modesty, Beauty, and Friendship

7:00 Kathy Escobar & Karl Wheeler | Making Purple: Learning to Show Up, Speak Up, Shut Up, and Trust Love


9:00-10:30:  Alise Wright & Rich Chaffins | Improvising Friendship

10:45: Emily Maynard | All You Need is Love: Rethinking Romance and Friendship Narratives

1:00-2:15: Jennifer Ould | Adventures in Friendship: Going Off the Map

2:30-3:45: Jim Henderson | Cross-Gender Friendships: God’s Seedbed for Healing, Power and Influence

3:45-4:30: Roundtable Gathering (all speakers)



Life on the Vine Christian Community*

5105 RFD Arlington Heights Rd, Long Grove, IL  (click for map)

*Located on Arlington Heights Road just north of Route 83 in Long Grove


Wyndham Garden Hotel
900 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL  60089

The Wyndham Garden Hotel is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the Sacred Friendship Gathering venue, (Life on the Vine) and 15 miles north of O’Hare Airport.  Amenities include free wireless high speed internet access, business center, fitness center, and an indoor pool.  Mention “Sacred Friendship Gathering” and receive a special rate of $72/night. SPECIAL RATE IS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 15TH

For reservations, call 847-215-8883.