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Missional Life

This core area focuses on three priorities: 1) Equipping, supporting and connecting local churches for missions of mercy (direct service) in their local communities, across the NIC  and beyond.  2) Equipping, supporting and connecting local churches for justice (systemic change) work in their local communities, across the state and beyond. 3) Advocating diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural competency.

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Clergy Session Held Virtually

For the first time, clergy gathered not in-person all together but behind a computer screen or on the phone from their homes or offices for the annual Clergy Session while practicing social dista…

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A Statement from the NIC Cabinet: We Must Resist Racism

In June 2019, the NIC adopted three strategic goals to help us deepen our commitment to becoming God’s Beloved Community. We want to reflect on the second goal: TO LIVE O…

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Illinois Enters Phase 4 - What that means for churches

Governor J. B. Pritzker is expected to move all the regions of Illinois into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan on June 26. This will continue to move us toward more in-…

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Bishop's Monday Message: My Story of White Privilege

White privilege. Did you just brace yourself, if you look like me? It’s a term that’s been around at least since the late 1980s, but we have heard and learned more about it…

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