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Exploration 2024

Location: Orlando, Florida


Exploration is a gathering of young adults ages 18-26 who are considering whether God is calling them to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. The event includes meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops. 

The gathering is provided by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Your apportionment giving makes this opportunity possible for young adults and the future of The United Methodist Church.

Registration is now open!

Find more information here.

News & Announcements


NIC Seeks Events Coordinator/Admin Assistant

The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking an events coordinator/administrative assistant.


Avoid the echo chamber and walk alongside other cultures

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Ashley Boggan D Cr

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Dr. Ashley Boggan D. of the General Commission on Archives and History urges NCJ delegates to embrace "Wesleyan vile-tality" as a core aspect of Wesleyan identity.  


Northern Illinois Conference seeks to yield to God’s leading: 2024 Conference Summary

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