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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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Bishop's Column: Where does it hurt?

In August, the Cabinet and I went on a farm tour to experience and hear from some farmers in northern Illinois who have been affected by recent adverse weather conditions. We visited severa…

Farming community weathering difficult season

Farmers in northern Illinois say it's been a stressful season after a cold, rainy spring and a dry July took a toll on crops. Many are uncertain what the harvest will yield.

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Campers say 'thank you'

For one week in August, more than 60 children from the city could just be kids and enjoy the great outdoors at one of NIC’s two camps. The campers from 14 churches in the Chicago Southern and Chicago N…

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HealthFlex Exchange Workshops offered

To help you choose the health plan that works for you, the NIC will offer five workshops around the conference this fall for the new HealthFlex Exchange medical insurance. Wespath and conf…

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