Ed Laarman 
Geneva Campus Ministry 


Thursday February 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM CST
Saturday February 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM CST

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Calvin College 
Grand Rapids, MI 


Come with us to the
Faith & International Development Conference!

February 6-8, 2014

What is FIDC?

The Faith and International Development Conference (FIDC) brings together students, faculty, practitioners in the field, and others interested in effective, justice-based international development. This year's theme is "Cultivating Community: A Right to Belong". There will be speakers, workshops, representatives of agencies working in the field, and plenty of chances to network! Plenary speakers include:
  • Brian Fikkert, author of When Helping Hurts and founder of the Chalmers Center, will speak about the church's role in proclaiming the acceptance that comes in Jesus Christ and in living it out through community development work.
  • Rob and Tara Cahill will speak about their work in Guatemala with Community Cloud Forest Conservation and how cultivating a healthy environment preserves the places God has provided for people to belong.
  • Minas Hiruy, founder of Hope Enterprises, Hope University College, and Hope Ministries, will speak about how making a place for street kids in Ethiopian society proclaims to them their right to belong. He will also speak about how students can find what God is calling them to do and their place in His Kingdom Community.
  • Tarek Abuata will speak about his work with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine and about cultivating communities and proclaiming the message of belonging in the midst of deep-seated conflict.

For more information on the conference:

How Can We Get There?

  • Geneva Campus Ministry will bring up to 11 people in a van driven by Ed Laarman, Director
  • We will leave Iowa City at 8:30 am on Thursday, February 6
  • We will return to Iowa City about 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 8

Where Will We Stay?

If you are a student age 18-25, lodging is provided in the dorms at Calvin College. (You will need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bag.)

For non-students or those over 25, Geneva Campus Ministry will provide alternative accomodations.

How Much Will it Cost?

Conference Fee:

Transportation with GCM: $95                                          

Food: The conference fee includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. You will need to buy or bring meals for the road including Lunch on Thursday and Dinner on Saturday.

How Do I Sign Up To Go With Geneva Campus Ministry?

You will need to register for the FIDC itself, as well as with Geneva Campus Ministry.
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible!

1. Register with Calvin College for the Faith & International Development Conference.

A. Register for the Festival online at:

2. Register with Geneva Campus Ministry for transportation, alternative lodging (if needed)
     and a great time!

A. Click the "Register Now!" Button!

B. Fill out the registration form.

C. Submit payment.
    You are not considered registered until payment is complete.
     Payment may be made:

    • Online, when you register with a credit card or Paypal.
    • In person, with check or cash. (See address below.)
    • By mail, checks only. Please do NOT mail cash.

Geneva Campus Ministry
120 N. Dubuque St. #104
Iowa City, IA 52245

What is the registration deadline?

You will need to register with Geneva Campus Ministry by Monday, February 3.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you register, but are unable to attend, there are several factors to consider:

1. Fees paid to Geneva Campus Ministry are generally non-refundable, since our costs are fixed.
We will consider a 50% refund only in cases of severe medical or family emergency.

2. If you have registered and paid for the conference itself, those charges are subject to the conference's cancellation policy.

I'm in! It sounds like a great time!