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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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What to know when using Zoom

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CARES Paycheck Protection Program

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COVID-19: How to Help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Midwest Mission Distribution Center and the United Methodist Committee on Relief are responding to the needs of those on the frontline fighting this disease.

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Bishop Message about Easter Services

We’re starting our second week of “sheltering in place.” Most churches have had at least two if not three Sundays of only online worship or some other means to reach out spiritually to our…

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