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Christian Retreats Network

Retreat Center Network

So, what's in a name?  More than ever before!MCR wide

Midwest Christian Retreats began almost a decade ago with a full-service Christian conference center that was fanatically committed to offering the best possible Christian off-site event hosting at truly affordable rates. As a 50-year veteran in this ministry, Lake Williamson led the industry with a host of best practices, extraordinary service, and all-inclusive event packages that had strong appeal to event planners. In time other Christian conference/retreat properties in the Midwest began to join with Lake Williamson to form the MCR network. Each property became a champion of winning brand promises and combined their strengths to market their ministry services. Since the geography was close-- and in the Midwest-- the label of Midwest Christian Retreats was born. The network concept thrived for all partners and was a great example of the power of collaboration.

Recently the addition of two new network partners, located outside the Midwest, has provided the opportunity for an upgraded label that does not have the geographical limitations of the former “Midwest” label. So, in response to a growing network and a wider market, we introduce you to the CHRISTIAN RETREATS NETWORK!! The name has been changed, but the brand quality, value, and service are still deeply embedded in who we are. In fact, the growing network offers more flexibility, options, and value than ever before.

The Christian Retreats Network is committed to being your partner in effective off-site ministry. We understand what it takes to execute a successful off-site event and look forward to providing you with the highest level of professional service in a Christ centered atmosphere.

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Network properties include Lake Williamson Christian Center, Eagle Rock Retreat Center, Sunstream Retreat Center, Faholo Conference Center, Lost Valley Retreat Center, Potomac Park Retreat & Conference Center, and Pine Creek Retreat Center. Our goal is to provide excellent facilities and guest services at all properties while maintaining affordable rates for our guests.  The heart of our ministry is to provide a place where people can get away from their day-to-day and find God, deepen their faith, and connect with their family, friends and peers.

The following functions happen at...

  • Lake Williamson Christian Center is headquarters for the retreat center network.  Our Group Accounts, Marketing, and Management teams are based out of the Carlinville office.  They can be reached at 800-500-5922.
  • Conference Services for each property is based out of each property's on-site office.  Conference Services is on-site to host tours and lead guest service team members.
  • On-site Guest Services is provided at each property. These team members prepare meeting spaces, assist during your event, and handle the check-out process.

For more information about the Christian Retreats Network please contact our headquarters at 877-833-2272.

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Christian Retreats Network
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PO Box 620 | Carlinville, IL 62626
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A SIMPLE PLANNING PROCESSOur all-inclusive packages make budgeting your event straightforward and surprise free. All basic amenities are included in every package. Add-ons such as food and beverage service in your meeting space and adventure recreation are also available.
RESOURCES ON-DEMAND AND EXPERTISE WHEN YOU NEED ITEvery event has their own Planner Central web page where you can access beautifully crafted promotional templates, planning tools, property details, and connect with our team. Our team of hospitality professionals is always available to assist you with everything from marketing strategies to planning the configuration of your meeting space.
HOSPITALITY THAT EXCEEDS YOUR EXPECTATIONSWhile your group is at a Christian Retreats Network propertys property they will feel right at home. We will handle the set-up, take- down, cooking, and clean up so that you can stay focused on providing life-changing ministry to your attendees.

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