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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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In Sympathy: Irvine F. Huber

Rev. Irvine F. Huber, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

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In Sympathy: Walter "Slim" Coleman

Rev. Walter “Slim” Coleman, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

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NIC Director of Congregational Development Opportunity

The Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a full-time director of congregational development. The person in this role will be responsible for d…

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Prayer for Those Affected by Rockford Violence

Bishop Dan Schwerin asks for prayer for all those affected by the violence that took place in Rockford, Ill., on March 27.

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