One Puzzle Round Table Retreat - 2015

July 18 -19 at Great Oaks Camp in Lacon, Illinois

Gather for two days of encouragement, discussion, connection and challenge as we work through what it means to offer our piece of the puzzle in the Kingdom.  Outside the box ministry leaders will share their stories and lead us in group interaction.  We are The Church on a mission and this retreat will provide a weekend to move further into sharing resources, talents and blessings as we live out a Timothy culture in a world that needs to see the full Body of Christ. 

We have several options to allow you to tailor your retreat experience:

$ 45.00 Sat & Sun & overnight w/ 4 meals (Full Retreat)

$ 20.00 Saturday w/ lunch & dinner only

$ 15.00 Sunday w/ lunch only

$ 25.00 Saturday & Sunday w/ 3 meals - no overnight



9:30 a.m.                     Check in

10:00 –11:30 a.m.        Session 1 – with Rick Champ 

                                    Director of Partnerships with Ignite Church Planting

12:30 p.m.                   Lunch

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.          Session 2 – with Donna and Jim Varda –

                                    Mission leaders to Haiti/ have also adopted children from Haiti

5:30 p.m.                     Dinner

6:30 p.m.                     Evening activities

*Bring your own: bedding / towel / Bible / clothing appropriate for weather



8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast for overnighters

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.         Session 3 and worship – with Steve Waggoner

                                    Pastor of Crosswalk Fellowship Church in Delavan, IL

12:30 p.m.                   Lunch

1:00 p.m.                     Prayer time

2:00 p.m.                     Head home


Space is limited.

Registration deadline: June 15th by non-refundable $15.00 deposit


Checks made out and sent to:

Small World Connections

P.O. Box 22

Chillicothe, IL 61523


If interested please e-mail or call:

Carl 309/231-7001      Brent 309/251-2048 


Philippians 2:20-21, "I have no one else like Timothy who genuinely cares about your welfare. All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ." A quote from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 


Welcome to Small World Connections.

Thanks for visiting our website!

Our ministry is committed to serving ministries all around the world by building strong relationships, then doing what we can to connect the body of Christ in order to help those missionaries accomplish their ministry dreams.

On this site you will find resources that will help you connect with some of the ministries that we are already serving. We call those ministries - Target Areas - and we encourage you to check back regularly to see if you might be able to offer your skills, talents and encouragement to these and future Target Areas by getting involved with a short-term team.

This ministry began from a desire to do more than just go on a mission trip - we call this commitment to the missionaries we serve a Timothy Culture - and we believe God is opening many doors for us to serve and encourage missiuonaries in this very Biblical way.

Thanks again for visiting.


To connect a Timothy Culture in the Church



We see ourselves being able to honestly say to missionaries all around the world - we are part of a network of believers, like Timothy, who genuinely care about your welfare, and what matters to Jesus Christ.
Members of a Timothy Culture live out these attitudes:
I don‘t want to be like most people.
I see whatever I do to make a living as a means to an end - serving missions. (Actor/Waiter Mentality)
I want to break up the tendency in the Church to hold our cards close to our chest by laying my piece of the puzzle on the table and offering it to the picture Christ is making of His Kingdom. (Poker Breaker and Puzzle Maker)
I count it a blessing to Risk and Go First.
I am committed to persistent relationships with target missionaries.



  1. We will plan and facilitate mission experiences that help missionaries and expose potential Go Team leaders to target ministries.
  2. We will encourage and equip Go Team leaders as they follow through on their prompting to serve a specific target ministry on a regular basis.
  3. We wil help the Go Team leader recruit and train a team as needed to fulfill their vision for serving their target ministry.
  4. We will help break down barriers that might keep Go Team leaders from following through on their vision.