Who we are

  • The purpose of the Board of Laity is to prepare and encourage all people in a life of Christian discipleship.
  • We will work to Provide support and direction for the ministry of the Laity on the Local, District and Conference levels and to promote the observation of Laity Sunday.
  • Be a Connection between the Conference, District, and Local Church.
  • Focus on Building Relationship with District and Local Church Leaders.
  • Provide for the Training of Local Church Leaders, Local Church Lay Leaders, and Lay Members of the Annual Conference.
  • Develop and Promote Stewardship of Time, Talent, and Possessions
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    Click below for photos or your Board of Laity: What we can do for you

    Our role is multifaceted. We foster awareness of the role of laity in their various settings. We promote programs, develop and promote stewardship of time, talent and possessions, provide for training for lay members of annual conference, provide support and direction for the ministry of the laity on the local, district and annual conference levels. We also promote awareness of laity Sunday and relate to lay servant ministries and other lay groups such as UMM, UMW, youth, etc. We can promote events and activities by funneling information through the various members of the BoL who are connected to the various ministries and groups throughout our Conference.


           Laity Convocation 2017

    Laity Convocation 2015 Presentations

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    CSD 2016 Leadership Training – RESOURCES

    RESOURCES Below are some of the handouts and other resources that were shared at the 2016 CSD Leadership Training January 23, Faith UMC, Orland Park MORNING PLENARY 1 – Developing an Effective Discipleship System (Rev. Andrea Davidson, Hartzell Memorial UMC, Chicago) Exploring best practices of how to invite, welcome, form and send people of faith (children and adults) into the…

    Your Apportionment Faithfulness has Made a Difference! [February 2016]

    Heriberto Moreno (pictured second from left) is a lay missioner and member of Amor de Dios UMC (located in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood), which receives $12,000 of “UM presence” support and serves 300 families every week through its food pantry. Heriberto recently attended the Youth Summit (Nov. 2015) to serve as a street chaplain to greet…


    Landscape Regional Conversations

    A series of conversations will be held in the winter of 2016 concerning the purpose and future of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference following the Landscape survey taken in the summer of 2015. Mark your calendars and join in the conversation. Read the Bishop’s column for more background and information. Purpose Summit – Saturday, February…


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