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Trainings around the NIC fan the flame of discipleship

The week of September 9, approximately 350 clergy and laity attended one of six Discipleship Systems training sessions across the NIC led by Jeff Campbell, Associate General Secretary for Strategic Programming with Discipleship Ministries (UM General Board of Discipleship).

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HealthFlex Exchange Workshops offered

To help you choose the health plan that works for you, the NIC will offer five workshops around the conference this fall for the new HealthFlex Exchange medical insurance. Wespath and conference representatives will lead the workshops to explain each plan and help choose the best option to fit your family’s needs and budget.

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Connectional Table Approves Legislation Creating New U.S. Structure

he Connectional Table approved sending legislation to General Conference 2020 that will create a new structure for churches in the United States, called a regional conference, during an online meeting July 18, 2019. 

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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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Mission ready and disaster prepared

Have you always been interested in joining a mission team but don’t know what to do or how to do it? The NIC United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) committee is reorganizing and ready to get you and your team started. Mission journeys are opportunities for both lay and clergy to offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world. 

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Ecumenical, Interfaith, and Inter-religious Survey

The CCUIR (Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-religious Relationships) of the Northern Illinois Conference requests a few minutes of your time to take a survey to help us to better understand the important work our NIC congregations and individuals (both lay and clergy) are already doing.

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