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Christian Retreats Network

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We are your partner in effective off-site ministry. Off-site ministry is a powerful tool for churches & ministries that helps them achieve their mission. No two events or churches are exactly alike. We might be embarrassed to admit our combined age of retreat planning experience... it's north of 100... Even though we have over 100 years of planning experience, we're not old folks set in their ways, we're seasoned retreat planners. In addition to planning events, our staff has experience pastoring youth groups, churches, leading ministries, denomination life. Planning an event with CRN is easy, we want to get to know your goals and vision for the event. We build a package that is budget and ministry conscious. Everything you need at one price per person.

We're all about helping You! - Plan - Promote - Host


Our professional planners will help you every step of the way... We're Ministry Focused. You're holding a retreat or conference for a purpose. Our planning team will help you focus on mission critical aspects of your event like worship, workshops, and small groups. Our Conference and Guest Service teams will help you plan logistics and coordinate hospitality so you can minister to your attendees.

Small Events

  • Comfortable lodging and more intimate meeting space
  • Staff planning retreats
  • Board meetings
  • Small group ministries

Medium Events

  • All CRN properties are great choices for your church's family ministry, men's, women's, or youth event
  • Groups of 50+
  • Small & mid-sized auditoriums
  • Break-out rooms can be arranged
  • Variety of recreation
  • Affordable rates

Large Events

  • CRN's conference center properties can host region and nation wide gatherings of 400+ guests
  • Large auditoriums & dining rooms
  • Break-out meeting rooms
  • Spaces for exhibition / group activities
  • Discounts for groups of 100+
Plan your Event!


Beyond a couple ideas, our downloads section is packed with helpful items you can use to promote an event at a CRN property. Our marketing team can give you advise, consult with you to create a marketing & registration plan, or run the entire campaign for you.

Resources for your event 

  • Beautifully crafted media is just one part of a promotional plan for your event...
  • Templates, High Res Photos, and Guides available in downloads section
  • Marketing strategies and promotional plans

Expertise when you need it

  • Our marketing team is here to help you with resources and strategies. We will even run your whole campaign for you!
  • A retreat event needs guests, and we can help you extend your ministry's reach surpassing your attendance goals.
Promote your Event!


All packages include:
• Meeting Spaces - set up to your specifications with AV Equipment (screens, projectors, sound systems, microphones, lighting, staging, etc).
• Buffet Dining - serving entrees, side dishes, salad bar, assorted desserts, and beverage center at lunch and dinner. Hot breakfast entrees, side dishes plus assorted cereals, bagels, and fruit are available in the morning!
• Recreation Included - during your group's recreation time, each property offers a variety of exciting activities.

Deluxe retreat packages: include motel style lodge rooms with linen service.

Economy retreat packages: include dorm style lodge rooms without linen services.
Only the essentials: We understand the need for groups to be budget conscious. To help you save money, economy packages feature rooms that comfortably sleep 8-12 guests in bunk beds. Linen service can be added.

Planners who host their event at CRN have access to our marketing team for free consultation about promoting their event in addition to our team of retreat planners and conference services team who will help you every step of the way.

If you're interested in additional consultation for your event, retreat center property, or marketing your ministry event please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Christian Retreats Network
based at Lake Williamson
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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