Our annual One Church Ministries Conference USA is an important time for Living Light Christian Churches. It’s not just a wonderful time to celebrate the amazing covenant life we have in Christ, but it is also when we are instructed and commissioned for the next leg of our journey together as a family of churches.
As always, we come first to worship our Lord Jesus Christ with all of our hearts, to proclaim His goodness, and experience His wonderful presence. Year after year, we have been privileged to have God speak to us, direct us, and inspire us in both the prophetic and preached word.
John Lalgee is originally from the northwest of England. In 1984 at the age of 19, he submitted his life to Jesus Christ, and over the following nine years served in many areas of leadership in churches in the UK. In 1993, John moved to Kenosha, WI, USA to marry Kim Pingitore, and in 1994 was set-in as an elder of Living Light Christian Church by Bryn Jones.
November 2003 marked the transition for John to begin fully outworking his apostolic gift by planting a church in Taunton, England, and soon after, taking on the apostolic oversight of Covenant Life Church in Cadillac, MI. In 2007, John returned to the U.S. and planted Living Light Christian Church, Racine, WI. In 2012, the Lalgee family returned to the U.K. to plant Living Light Christian Church, Wellington. John is currently back in Kenosha, WI where he serves the family of churches in One Church Ministries, strategically spending his time with each congregation. John and Kim have four adult children: Claudia, Carmen, Jevan and Vivienne.
Scott Goodwill was born and raised in Cadillac, MI, where he started following the Lord at a young age. At 18, Scott immediately began pursuing biblical training as well as serving in local church leadership. He received training from Rhema Bible Training Center, Covenant College, Kuyper College and Reformed Theological Seminary.
Scott worked in leadership at Covenant Community Church in Memphis, TN, founded and served as an elder at Living Light Christian Church in Cadillac, MI, and served as a teacher in Ministries Without Borders. Currently, Scott resides in Kenosha, WI, and works with John Lalgee as part of One Church Ministries, serving the churches as a teacher and as the Director of the School of Leadership. He and his wife, Ronda, were married in 1993 and have three wonderful children: Aiden, Kate and Benjamin.
Gary was born in Cincinnati, OH, and spent most of his life in Cadillac, MI. In 1988, while earning a degree at Central Michigan University and coaching high school football, Gary was born again and joined Covenant Life Church (now Living Light Christian Church) in Lake City, MI. In 2001, Gary moved to Living Light Kenosha to participate in a one-year evangelism program. There, he met his wife, Amy, and they were married upon returning to Cadillac in 2002. Gary joined the staff of Living Light Christian Church, Cadillac in 2005 and was set in as an elder in 2007.
Gary and Amy have four children: Grace, Lily, Samuel, and Elliot.
11:30AM – 1:00PM | Registration / Check-In
1:00 – 3:00PM | Session 1 (Worship, Communion, and Teaching)
3:00 – 6:30PM | Free Time
5:00PM | Dinner Meetup
5:30 – 6:30PM | Registration / Check-In
6:30 – 8:30PM | Session 2 (Worship and Teaching)
8:45PM | Late Dinner Meetup
9:00 – 9:30AM | Registration / Check-In
9:30 – 11:30AM | Session 3 (Worship and Teaching)
11:30AM – 6:30PM | Free Time
12:00PM | Lunch Meetup
12:00 – 5:30PM | Picnic at Potawatomi Park (Sports, games, playground, pool, etc.)
3:30PM | East Race Rafting Meetup
5:00PM | Dinner Meetup
6:00 – 6:30PM | Registration / Check-In
6:30 – 8:30PM | Session 4 (Worship, Teaching, and OCM Offering)
8:45PM | Late Dinner Meetup
9:00PM | Contra Dance Party
9:30 – 11:30AM | Session 5
We are excited to hold our 2019 conference at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana.
120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601
123 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
South Bend, Indiana, 46601
121 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard,
South Bend, Indiana 46601
111 N. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
For ages 0-2, classes will be provided and staffed by volunteers during all meetings (worship & teaching). Children entering preschool to 5th Grade are in the main session for the worship time and then go to their own classes for the teaching time.
If you are not staying at one of the hotels connected to the conference you can park at the Century Center for a discounted rate of $5/day.
You can also park in the Main & Colfax Garage in Downtown South Bend. Rates for Mon – Fri are: 2 hour free parking; $10/day; free after 5:00 p.m. Parking is free all day on weekends, excluding special events.
See all downtown parking options here.
See all the things to do in South Bend at visitsouthbend.com.
This is a great way to connect with new people, explore Downtown South Bend, and enjoy great food! If you want to join a Meet-up, just come to the designated area in the DoubleTree Atrium near the skywalk. Then, you can decide as a group which restaurant you wan to eat at, then go there!
Whether you are wanting to play sports, jump in the pool, climb around the playground, or just hang out with family and friends, you’ll wanna come to Potawatomi Park where OCM has reserved 3 picnic areas as a central location for people to congregate on Saturday afternoon.
The park offers tree-shaded areas, a splash pad, 2 large playgrounds, an outdoor pool space to play games. Our picnic areas include bathroom access and grills. Plus, the park is right next to the Potawatomi Zoo. Organized sports will be happening from at least 1:00-3:30pm.
For the first time, we are organizing a contra dance night in the Century Center main meeting room where everyone can join in the fun of a classic dance tradition. There will live music and a caller who will instruct everyone on how to do the dances. The best part is, you don’t have to have a partner! All ages are welcome!
Looking for a little adventure? You can go white water rafting at the East Race Waterway. Just meet at the Group Meet-up in the DoubleTree Atrium at 3:30PM on Saturday to go with a group, or you can go anytime during the operating hours on Saturday. The cost is anywhere between $5 or $6 per person per ride. Rafts can hold up to 5 people.
Catch some of the natural beauty without leaving the city on one of the many trails that run along the St. Joseph River. The East Bank Trail starts on Angela Blvd. just west of Burke Gold Course near the University of Notre Dame. Learn about renting bikes and the best bike trails.
The Eck Visitors Center’s free public tour offers a historical and social overview of life at Notre Dame. Most tours will include visits to the Grotto, Basilica of the Sacred Heart*, Main Building (the Golden Dome), and the Hesburgh Library (“Touchdown Jesus”). Tours are not permitted to enter Notre Dame Stadium.
Watch interactive light sculptures on both sides of the river. Best places to watch the River Lights is from Seitz Park, Colfax Bridge, Island Park, and Pier Park. River Lights turn on thirty minutes before sunset and stay on until sunrise.
The Potawatomi Zoo is a 23-acre zoological park located in South Bend, Indiana, United States. The Zoo is nestled in Potawatomi Park between the St. Joseph River and the Grand Trunk railroad in the east side neighborhood of River Park. Founded in 1921, it is Indiana’s second oldest Zoo.
Located within Potawatomi Park next to Kids Kingdom, the Potawatomi Pool is a place for the whole family to enjoy during the warm summer months. Potawatomi Pool has a wading pool with spray feature, a main pool with a 35 foot slide and a diving well. The wading pool is a low depth area where toys may be used. And for the little ones, a mushroom spray feature.
Check out the Chicago Cubs minor league team – South Bend Cubs – while you’re in town! Kids can climb on the playground, cool off on the splash pad, bounce and slide in the inflatable Fun Zone, or practice your home-run swing in the new state-of-the-art Performance Center.
Visitors who take the factory tour are treated to a history lesson of chocolate and its origins, as a guide leads guests through all of the factory processes, including panning, enrobing and more, including a test sample at the end. For an extra special treat, you’ll dip a chocolate spoon, walk through the Chocolate Museum and receive 10% off your purchase that day.
Single adults 18 and older must register themselves as an adult, even if they still live with their parents. If you would like to pay by cash or check, you can select that as a payment option through the event registration page, or contact the church office for assistance. Be sure to make checks payable to One Church Ministries.