April 10-11, 2015

The Vine 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! 



The Vine Conference 2015

Friday, April 10

4:30 p.m. -  Check-in
          Earl C Hargrove Chapel Foyer
6 p.m. -  Doors open           Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium
6:30 p. m. -  Session 1
          Earl C Hargove Chapel Auditorium
8 p.m. -  Group discussion time              Assigned locations throughout campus
9 p.m. -  Evening activities           Laughlin Center, field house, Warehouse
11 p.m. -  Dismissed to dorms for the night
          Ruth Hall/Alumni Hall


Saturday, April 11

7:30 a.m. -  Breakfast Henderson Hall
9 a.m. -  Session 2 Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium
10:30 a.m. -  Breakout 1    Classrooms throughout campus
11:15 a.m. -  Lunch  Henderson Hall
12:45 p.m. -  Breakout 2 Classrooms throughout campus
1:30 p.m. -  Group discussion time
Assigned locations throughout campus
2:15 p.m. -  Check-out     Ruth Hall/Alumni Hall
2:45 p.m. -  Session 3 Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium
4:30 p.m. -  Departure  




The Vine Conference 2015 welcomes Drew Peterson as our featured speaker.

Drew-Peterson-Vine15.pngDrew currently serves as the High School Minister at West Side Christian Church (www.wschurch.org) in Springfield, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He is married to Jade and together they have a daughter named Ellie. “She’s a year and a half, and she’s cuter than a baby panda. Seriously.” 



Worship Leader - Derek High

Derek also serves at West Side Christian Church as Student Worship Resident. He received an associates degree from Illinois Central College, then transferred to Illinois State University to pursue a degree in bilingual education. While at ISU, he felt called to ministry and transferred to Lincoln Christian University, where he received a Christian Ministries degree. "In the summer of 2011, I met my wife Amanda at Little Galilee Christian Camp. We began dating, and got married in December 2012. She is a 2nd grade teacher at Springfield Christian School. We work in the same building and often get to have cafeteria lunch dates together.  It’s pretty cute."


Register Online Now!

You can register as a group or as an individual. After submitting the online registration form, you have the option to complete your registration by paying online using Paypal or by sending a check to cover the registration fees.

Please make checks payable to Lincoln Christian University with your registration confirmation number in the memo line (provided after registration). Checks should be mailed to:

The Vine Conference
Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr
Lincoln, IL 62656

Registration fees cover housing, meals, and conference materials. As a bonus, if you register by March 23, 2015, you are guaranteed to receive The Vine Conference t-shirt as part of your registration! 

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Bird: $27 if registered before February 23, 2015
  • Regular: $32 if registered before March 23, 2015
  • Late (March 23-April 11): $42 (Late registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt.)
Refunds are available until March 23, 2015.
Pricing increases will occur at 11:59 p.m. on the day of each registration deadline.

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


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 let us know, and we 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 24, 2015. If a student from your group can no longer come, you are permitted to ‘exchange’ the student’s registration at no penalty.