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Congregational Development & Redevelopment

We have 3 areas of focus:

  • New Church Starts and Redevelopment
  • Healthy Churches and Discipleship
  • Vital Congregations Change Communities
     

Programs:

  • Conference Academy (Hispanic/Latino) for Faith Community Development
  • Institute for Congregational Development
  • Turnaround Church Coaching
     

Training Events

  • Church Planters' Bootcamp
  • Revitalization Workshops
  • Lay Missioners Training
  • Natural Church Development (NCD) 
     

Mission Field Demographics

The Office of Congregational Development and Redevelopment offers mission field demographic data through MissionInsite. MissionInsite is a powerful tool that provides church leaders with essential demographic, economic, and religious data about their communities. This up-to-date data is accessible to all members of the Northern Illinois Conference.

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Contact:

Rev. J. Martin Lee

Director of Congregational Development and Redevelopment

312.346.9766 ext. 708

mlee@umcnic.org

News & Announcements

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Carl Zager

Rev. Carl John Zager, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, he served Chicago: Se…

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On a balmy and breezy Saturday in early September the fragrance of peace filled the air. The scent of patchouli and music of meditation greeted more than 200 reside…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Preston Dean Woods

Rev. Preston Dean Woods, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019. During Rev. Woods' ministry, he served at Triumph and Prairie Center,…

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