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Mission focus

More than 210 congregations, plus missions and multi-sites are in the LCMS Northern Illinois District. The combined membership of these churches is 125,000 baptized believers in Jesus.

District works with congregations to help ensure Scriptural and Confessional faithfulness in belief and practice and to encourage new starts that increase their service and witness to their local communities. We call this latter focus New Starts…New Believers.

Discuss reviving mission in your congregation:

Please contact a district mission facilitator for the following:

  • Rev. Mike Mast, new starts and Hispanic missions
  • Rev. Keith Haney, new starts and calling a mission-focused pastor
  • Mr. Mike Zimmer, new starts through church and school

District services to churches include: coaching, networking, culture change, mission strategy, building partnerships, outreach development, leader training, mission grants, learning communities, and professional development.

Learn about our NID Networking Groups to assist those who work at the church and school, especially those who are not pastors or teachers..

Find these ministries:

NID Life Task Force – Email Rev. David Bottorff to learn about task force resources and events to help your church promote God’s gift of life. See updates on area life activities.

NID Parish Nurse NetworkEmail Pat Couch to learn about educational and networking opportunities for parish nurses and congregational health ministries. See updates on parish nurse activity.

NID Prison MinistryEmail the district office to leave your contact information for Deaconess Lori Wilbert from Stateville Correctional Center or Rev. Russell Helbig from AUSP Thomson in Illinois.

Helpful information

Go to these pages:

Locations of churches, circuits, regions

CoachAdvance partnership with LCMS Ohio District

Resources for Church/School Administration

Online offering/payment page for congregations

For District – PDF fill-in – save and email to office@nidlcms.org.

For Synod – Rostered commissioned workers must fill in CMIF online. Contact Rosters & Statistics at 888-843-5267 or rosters.stats@lcms.org for personal log-in access.