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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.

News & Announcements

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ReTurn Team Gives Churches Five-Phase Guidance

The ReTurn Team’s Plan for returning to our ministries in a safe and healthy way is now available. As the situation surrounding the pandemic has been somewhat fluid, we expect to…

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Bishop responds to President calling to reopen churches

As many of you may have heard, President Trump has just declared the opening of all houses of worship throughout the country.  He rightly recognizes that we need “more pr…

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Bishop's Monday Message: Stay the course

I have been receiving notices from my weather app of flooding around northern Illinois because of all the rain we’ve had. That seems ironic given this week’s biblical tale from the pand…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Susan M. Wessels

Rev. Susan M. Wessels, a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away at age 76 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. During her ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, she se…

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