April 1-2, 2016

The Vine Conference is a weekend retreat to engage and challenge high school students (grades 9-12) to own their faith and draw deeper into the Word.

Join us as we explore God’s Word through engaging main sessions,
dynamic worship, interactive breakout sessions, and much more! 

This year, the theme is "Glow." Students will learn of showing God’s light and love: our light comes from God and we must shine our lights to others. Students will discover just what it means to be called to be the light of the world.

Students can expect to leave on Saturday feeling challenged, encouraged, and spurred on in their faith.

It's also a great opportunity to get a taste of college life through staying in the dorms, interacting with current LCU students, and spending time with some LCU professors who will be teaching various breakout sessions on Saturday.



- 5:30 p.m. Check-in Begins
- 6:45 p.m. Doors Open
- 7 p.m. Main Session 1
- 9:30 p.m. Evening Activities
- Midnight Dismissed to Residence Halls



- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast - Group A
- 8:15 a.m. Breakfast - Group B
- 9 a.m. Main Session 2
- 10:30 a.m. Breakout 1
- 11:15 a.m. Lunch - Group A
- Noon Lunch - Group B
- 12:45 p.m. Breakout 2
- 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Activities
- 2:30 p.m. Main Session 3
- 5 p.m. Dismissed Until Next Year

Brian Mills - featured speaker for The Vine Conference 2016!

Brian Mills has a deep passion for the mission of God to restore all things in Christ. He also has wide experience serving that mission through four years of inner-city ministry, 12 years of ministry at a Christian university and eight years in local church ministry.

Currently, Brian is Pastor at Hope Church in Springfield, Illinois—a Christ-centered community filled with imperfect, unfinished and open people.

Brian loves to help people find their gifts, passion and sense of calling. He is excited by the power of the Word of God to guide people and restore culture. He loves being Chantell’s husband (21 yrs.), and dad to Ryder (college junior) and Rylee (high school junior). He enjoys motorcycle riding, hiking, the outdoors, jazz music, hot sauce, blueberries, almonds, coffee and adventurous foreign food (not together). Be careful when you’re on the county roads and highways around central Illinois—Brian is likely to be on his bicycle enjoying the sun in his face and the wind at his back.


Cody Lane – Worship Leader 

Cody Lane is currently studying Worship Ministry at Lincoln Christian University. He also serves as the Children and Family Minister at Prairieland Christian Church in Hartsburg, IL. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, he plans on going to Lincoln Christian Seminary to earn a master's degree.

He is happily married to his best friend and classmate, Alexis Lane. They live in Lincoln, IL.


 Register NOW for The Vine Conference 2016 

Early Bird: $28 per person if registered by February 15, 2016

Regular: $35 per person if registered before March 14, 2016

Late: $42 per person March 14 - April 1, 2016

Call 888.522.5228, ext. 2356, or email enroll@LincolnChristian.edu with any questions.

Where is Lincoln Christian University?

You’ll find Lincoln Christian University in the heart of Illinois at 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln is located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, right off of Interstate 55. Our campus is on the northeast edge of Lincoln along Illinois Route 10.


What is included in the conference cost?

Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday, overnight housing, and a t-shirt.


May I pay by credit card?

You may pay online at the end of the registration process using PayPal.


If I pay by check, who do I make the check payable to?

Lincoln Christian University


Who do I contact with questions about my registration?

Please contact Enrollment Services with any questions regarding The Vine Conference at 217.732.3168 or enroll@LincolnChristian.edu.


Are the residence halls suite-style or community style?

LCU’s residence halls are community style housing. Ruth Hall (for females) has three bathrooms per floor. Alumni Hall (for males) has one shared bathroom per floor.


What should I bring?

  • Casual clothing
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, towels, etc...)
  • Camera
  • Pillow/Blankets or sleeping bag
  • Air Mattress (some students will sleep on the ground and should bring an air mattress for comfort if needed)


Do I need a parking pass?

No, a parking pass is not needed for general parking. Please respect the marked and posted reserved and handicap parking spaces.


Is there campus wifi?

Yes, there is free wifi available in all campus buildings.


What do I do if I have a special dietary need?

Please let us know ahead of time by indicating any special dietary need on your registration form. If you have any questions during the conference, please contact one of the LCU event coordinators, who can help you contact the on-campus catering staff.


What is the cancellation / refund policy?

We understand plans can change! For a full refund, cancellations must be submitted no later than March 11, 2016. If a student from your group can no longer come, you are permitted to ‘exchange’ the student’s registration at no penalty.