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Disciples Making Disciples

July 5-6, 2017
Chicago, IL


Registration for NGCI 2018 has been extended to June 1st!

Join us for the 2018 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ on July 5–6 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, one block west of Lake Michigan, overlooking the Chicago River in the heart of the city. A conference for parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers, the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ explores the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. The theme for the 2018 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is To Emmaus and Back: Liturgy and Catechesis. Those who attend the 2018 NGCI will be challenged and invigorated to consider the many ways in which "catechesis both precedes the liturgy and springs from it" (National Directory for Catechesis, 33).

Registration Costs

General Registration, by June 1, 2018
  • Includes Lunch on July 5th & 6th.
July 4th Opening Reception and Fireworks on the Riverwalk
  • Optional. Includes an open bar.


Opening reception with a view of July 4th fireworks.

Exceptionally low room rate of $154.00 per night in Downtown Chicago.

Fellowship with initiation ministers from around the country.

Interactive multimedia presentations, complimentary resources, and expert training.

Opportunities for prayerful reflection on the liturgies of the RCIA.