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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

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Bishop Sharing Task Force Looks at Episcopal Office and Residence Locations

Now that the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church has confirmed that Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will share a bishop, the wor…

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Updates from Your NIC Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences

The NIC delegation to General and Jurisdictional United Methodist Conferences is actively meeting to plan and listen for the upcoming conferences. All…


Bishop Announces New Lake North District Superintendent

Bishop Dan Schwerin has announced the appointment of Rev. Victor O. Melad Jr. as Lake North District Superintendent, effective July 1. Rev. Melad currently serves Edison…


Property Insurance Online Billing Site Now Simplified

Starting immediately, the Northern Illinois Conference is merging the two billing sites (on Prosper) for property insurance billing, to eliminate the need for two log-ins.