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IOKDS CONFERENCE 2022

AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

TEXT:   “Entertaining Joy, Hope, Peace and Love

THEME:   Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

LOCATION:   Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center 215 West Lake Road, Route 394 Mayville, NY 14757

 

 

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Visit Chautauqua

Lake Chautauqua, New York is where the beauty of the place inspires the beauty of the heart.

Choose this vacation experience to engage in a community of curious minds focusing on interfaith worship, brilliant contemporary lectures, and dazzling visual arts, music, drama, and recreation.   

We invite YOU to visit us at our IOKDS Headquarters on the historical grounds of the Chautauqua Institution.  We offer seasonal, affordable accommodations at one of our three houses.

Get Involved With IOKDS

We believe higher education empowers young adults to move the world forward. 

Around The World

Vulnerable students from disadvantaged countries are chosen for the Around the World scholarships by our partner, Kids Alive International.

Native American

Scholarships are awarded to students with documented Native American blood line for any field of study.

Interns

At the successful completion of their unpaid Learn & Discern Internship with IOKDS, students are eligible for a scholarship in their field of study.

Health Careers

Undergraduate and graduate school students studying a health career profession are eligible for this scholarship.

Student Ministry

Full time graduate students studying at a seminary or a school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the US or Canada are awarded these scholarships.

Member Testimonials

“Being a part of an interdenominational organization feels open and welcoming.  Like my Gen Z peers, I want a purpose to believe in and attach to hope.  My volunteer time gives me a sense of personal pride and accomplishment, a feeling of impact for a bigger cause.” 
Alanna, Ontario

“Our Circles press on serving others In His Name amidst this ever-changing world of ideas we live in today.” 
Sarah, Texas

“As a college student, I was introduced to IOKDS at Chautauqua.  Now retired, I enjoy serving on the Chautauqua Property Committee and as a House Host.”
John, Member-at-Large

“Being a member of IOKDS introduced me to many industrious, creative men and women, some of whom have become life-long friends.  Membership gave me an opportunity to put my religious philosophy into action, introduced me to an enchanting place called Chautauqua, provided opportunity for my leadership development, and made it possible for me and my daughter’s family to work together in an organization we admire and respect.” 
Nancy, Virginia

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