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Shepherding Team moves forward on goals

The goals are set and the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) is ramping up their work to help congregations grow.

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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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Shepherding Team introduces top Conference goals

After months of deep dive conversations, assessments, studies, analyses, strategic planning, and visioning, the Northern Illinois Conference Shepherding Team’s (ACST) work has culminated in legislation with a recommendation of three top goals for the Conference

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Annual Conference Shepherding Team prepares top goals

On March 16, the Annual Conference Shepherding Team (ACST) and the six District Shepherding Teams (DST), which are made up of both clergy and laity, met at Woodridge UMC to collectively access and share their work over the last year. 

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Shepherding Team strategizes this summer

Members of the Annual Conference Shepherding team met twice over the summer to continue their work on strategic planning while working toward new goals for the Conference. 


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Bishop's Column: Shepherding on the edge

Shepherding is really about leading; leading by example, listening, caring, risking in the midst of the precarious places we find ourselves, and reaching out from whatever place we find ourselves, so as to make it better, more Christ-like, more loving, and holy.

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