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Being intentional about making disciples

Jeff Campbell, UMC Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming, will lead "SeeAllThePeople," a conference-wide event for leaders to become more intentional about making disciples in their ministry setting.

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Exploration Team named

A newly formed task force to explore a way forward for the Northern Illinois Conference including the possibility of a new Methodist expression has been named and will hold their first meeting June 29, 2019 to talk about their next steps.

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DYK? UM's on the move

t happens every year like clockwork. Appointments are made, annual conference ends, and the MOVES begin. This year there will be close to 65 clergy moves as appointments take effect over the summer.

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New church centers on community

When a surprise microburst swept through the Village of Itasca in July 2017 tearing down trees and knocking out power, it was not the sign the Rev. Bob Butler was looking for to start a new church in the community.

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AC Awards from child advocacy to second mile giving

The annual awards presented to clergy and laity during the Conference range from child advocates to churches giving above and beyond.

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Purple Cow: funny name, essential support

On March 27, clergy members of the Purple Cow group met at the Northern Illinois Conference Chicago office for their monthly gathering of support, prayer, encouragement, brainstorming, and accountability. The group takes its name from the book with the same title by Seth Godin, who wrote that “success was linked to doing things worth noticing.”

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