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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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Ruling opens door for bishop elections in 2022

The United Methodist Church’s top court says that the Council of Bishops can call jurisdictional conferences to elect and assign new U.S. bishops. However, the Judicial Council al…

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Sympathy Notice: Clara McLaughlin

Clara McLaughlin, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Terry Mclaughlin serving in the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away May 9, 2022, at age 82.

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Sympathy Notice: Kay E. Potenza

Mrs. Kay E. Potenza, spouse of retired clergy Rev. Thomas Potenza of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at age 77.  During his ministry, Rev. Potenza served Plain…

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Sympathy Notice: Gregg A. Downs

Gregg A. Downs, former local pastor of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at age 69. During his ministry, Gregg served Oregon: Lighthouse and Kingston.

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