ordainedministryThe church and society are in a time of exponential change. We need leaders, as never before, with convicted moral and spiritual courage, excellence in preparation and training and a compelling sense of mission or call.

You are invited to consider becoming part of a generation of Christian leaders who commit boldly to Jesus Christ and are characterized by intellectual excellence, moral integrity, spiritual courage, and holiness of heart and life, and a sense of vocational fulfillment.

Is God Calling You? (Resource provided by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry)

Appointments

Continuing Education Grants

Distance Learning

At the September 2010 meeting of the Northern Illinois Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the policy from the University Senate on Distance Learning was adopted: "In order to facilitate an education that is both technologically astute and relationally adept, the University Senate maintains the standard that two-thirds of theological education towards ordination shall occur on campus or in residence, and no more than one-third may occur by means of distance or on-line learning.  This standard applies to United Methodist and non-United Methodist seminaries.

The University Senate understands "on campus" or "in residence" to mean course that include a significant component of in person dialogue and conversation occurring on campus either at a school's primary location or at an approved extension location.  "Hybrid courses," which combine on-line and on campus instruction, are considered distance learning or on-line education for the purposes of this standard."

Seeking to transfer to the Northern Illinois Conference?

If you are an ordained clergy either from another United Methodist Conference or from another denomination and are seeking transfer to Northern Illinois Conference please contact Assistant to the Bishop, Rev. Arlene Christopherson, at

Voluntary Transition Program

Download the information for those considering transitioning out of ministry.

For Pastoral Transition Materials go to "Forms" under "Leadership Resources" or click here.

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Summer Reading

Each active clergy serving local churches should have received a copy of the book Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality put together by the General Board of Higher Education at either the clergy session or annual conference. If you still need to pick up your free book, contact your District Office. Bishop Sally Dyck commends this…

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Professional Certification Enhances Ministry

By Linda Hendelman In explaining her professional certification in Spiritual Formation, Catherine Inserra said it pushed her “to explore and question my faith in order to provide me with a pathway for life-long spiritual growth as a lay woman in ministry.” Catherine was recognized at the 178th Northern Illinois Annual Conference at Pheasant Run Resort…

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Ordination opens 178th Annual Conference

By Anne Marie Gerhardt With a backdrop of light vibrantly shining through an artistic door, windows and vases, the 178th Northern Illinois Annual Conference opened with the Commissioning and Ordination Service inside the MegaCenter at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill., on Sunday, June 4, 2017. This year’s Annual Conference theme was “Light Shines…

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NIC Board of Ordained Ministry responds to Judicial Council Ruling

The NIC Board of Ordained Ministry delivered its report to the annual clergy session held May 23, 2017. Here’s a portion of the report from Chair Rev. Danita R. Anderson responding to the recent Judicial Council ruling: Last year our work was called into question and has resulted in a ruling from the Judicial Council, decision…

Contacts

Danita Anderson, Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry 630-308-0001 Lameise Turner, Benefits Administrator
Rev. Adonna Davis Reid, Continuing Education Coordinator 773-752-6233Bom.ce.grants@gmail.com General Board of Pension and Health Benefits http://www.gbophb.org
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