The 2017 Annual Gathering stands to be unlike any event Life Model Works has hosted. With an exciting team of presenters and trainers, the 2017 Annual Gathering will focus on our need to practice relationship skills with both God and people. We call this event Immanuel-centered Relationships because we must learn to use skills that are relational to effectively engage the Living God and we need skills in order to interact with people.


It may sound strange but we need both God and people. In John 10 Jesus said the sheep know Him and because they know Him, they listen to His voice. Scripture continues to tell us God’s people become unified because they know His voice. The Immanuel Lifestyle is where we experientially interact and relationally engage the Good Shepherd. We hear His voice and we follow Him. God’s presence changes us. Sharing the joy of God’s presence changes our families and communities.


God created us for a relationship with Him and He created us for a relationship with each other. The combination changes our character and heals our wounds. It is just this combination of skill practice with Immanuel and people that can restore the credibility of the Western Church. More than ever the world needs a contagious Body of Christ who can hear our Shepherd’s voice, follow His leading and stay relational in the process. Now is the time to interact with the Living God and learn how to spread God’s joy in our families and communities.


The 2017 Annual Gathering will include insightful teaching and hands-on practice focusing on how to use relational skills with God and with people. Life Model Works' national event this year will prove to be the best yet, and you'll agree, especially after you learn about the new feature!




When:  April 27-29

Where:  Harvest Church, Naperville, IL

Theme:  Immanuel Centered Relationships

Keynote Speakers:  Jim Wilder  |  Karl Lehman  |  Chris Coursey  |  Marcus Warner




8:15am Welcome begins
8:30am Session 1
5pm Closing


8:15am Welcome begins
8:30am Session 1
5pm Closing


8:15am Welcome begins
8:30am Session 1
12pm Closing
Afternoon - Fun around Chicago



This is Dr. Jim Wilder's 40th Anniversary at Shepherd's House and we are throwing a party. While this will happen during AG17, this is an extra event and requires additional registration and tickets.

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Sheraton Lisle Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532 | Directions
(Within 1 mile of the venue)
Special Rate: $89.00 / night
Shuttle Service to and from the venue is included

Reservations: Online or by phone 800-325-3535

Reservations are limited to 75 rooms and must be made before 5:00 PM on March 27, 2017.

PRICING NOTE: Previously, we offered group discounts and special introductory pricing for local attendees, however, this became confusing and caused a delay for our customers. To better serve our clients, we eliminated group and local discounts and lowered the overall cost of the event. Extra discounts are available through Early Bird Pricing too!