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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.

Download "How to Register"

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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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Local triathlete makes history at Olympics

First-time U.S. Olympian Kevin McDowell is a hometown champion after making history at the Summer Olympics coming in sixth place in the men's individual triathlon on July 26 in Tokyo,…

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Jesus Makes a Way in 2021

More than 600 participants of the 182nd session of the Northern Annual Illinois Conference, with the theme "Jesus Makes a Way," made their way onto Zoom to take part in two days of business, voting, r…

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Faith-based movie premieres at Elgin church

First UMC in Elgin hosts the premiere of the new movie "For Prophet," which was filmed at the church and in the community. The movie was written, directed, and produced by Mark Stewa…

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Mission Challenge donations triple the goal

After driving more than 600 miles in two days to pick up over 14,400 pounds of the most-needed items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), driver Ramon Ortiz, MMDC’s Op…

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