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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

Safe Gatherings Window Cling 2018

Safe Gatherings Recognitions

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Maurine Sheppard

Maurine Sheppard, Hanover United Methodist Church Lay Member to Annual Conference, passed away Sunday, December 2nd.  

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Bishop’s Column: Lift up the lonely this season

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Delegationsession

Seeing a Way Forward: GC2019

The Northern Illinois Conference’s General Conference delegation that will be attending the 2019 General Conference Special Session held six different days of conversation in each district around…

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