Continuing Education Grants
- Continuing Education Criteria & App (PDF)
- Continuing Education Criteria & App (doc)
- Online Continuing Education Opportunities
Distance LearningAt 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 a course that includes 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 online and on campus instruction, are considered distance learning or online 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Voluntary Transition ProgramDownload the information for those considering transitioning out of ministry. For Pastoral Transition Materials go to "Forms" under "Leadership Resources" or click here.
- Clergy Ethics & Boundary Training – Nov. 4
- Board of Ordained Ministry meeting
- 179th Annual Conference
- 179th Annual Conference
Bishop Sally Dyck has issued a new ruling on a Question of Law first requested following the 2016 Clergy Session at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference regarding a statement by the Board of Ordained Ministry on giving equal consideration and protection to LGBTQ candidates. Bishop Dyck had ruled that the initial Question of Law was “moot…
By Christa Meland, Minnesota Conference In a meaningful worship service and before hundreds of United Methodists from across the North Central Jurisdiction, the four newly elected episcopal leaders – Bishop Tracy S. Malone, Bishop Frank Beard, Bishop David Bard and Bishop Laurie Haller – were consecrated Saturday, July 16 at First United Methodist Church in…
Bishop Sally Dyck issued her ruling July 5, 2016 on a request for a decision on a question of law arising from action taken on a failed motion voted upon at the Clergy Session of the Northern Illinois Conference (June 5, 2016) by Rev. Scott Field. Click here to read the full ruling.
By Kimberly D. Woods For those new to The United Methodist church or just attending their first Annual Conference, the term “deacon” is just a piece of the standard vernacular. Just twenty years ago, however, the position of deacon in the United Methodist church was more akin to a stepping stone, a path onward to elder, but not a…
Danita Anderson, Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry
Lameise Turner, Benefits Administrator
Rev. Adonna Davis Reid, Continuing Education Coordinator
Wespath (formerly General Board of Pension and Health Benefits)
|Danita Anderson, Chair, Board of Ordained Ministry RevDanitaRuth@gmail.com630-308-0001||Lameise Turner, Benefits Administrator email@example.com|
|Rev. Adonna Davis Reid, Continuing Education Coordinator 773-752-6233 Bom.firstname.lastname@example.org||Wespath (formerly General Board of Pension and Health Benefits) www.wespath.org|