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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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DYK? Churches go the extra mile

As apportionments have dwindled, we have cut back on conference ministry and our support of the general church has been severely limited. Yet, we have been strong and faithful in our care for ot…

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Bishop Dyck Column: Road to Reconcilation

This may be the moment in United Methodism when we have just enough reconciliation for us to separate in peace. By this time, I hope that you have had the opportunity to read the “Prot…

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Bracelets help Bahamas

A dollar can go a long way. Second-grader Olivia Hoffman learned that selling her handmade rubber band loom bracelets for one dollar not only adds up but also makes a big difference.

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Annual Conference 2020 asks Y Church

The Annual Conference Committee is busy organizing details and finalizing plans for the 2020 Annual Conference. It will be held June 7-9 and returning to the Renaissance Schaumburg Conventi…

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