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Mission Focus

More than 200 congregations, plus missions and multi-sites are in the LCMS Northern Illinois District. The combined membership of these churches is 97,650 baptized believers in Jesus.

As the District office, we work with congregations on carrying out our mission by upholding three pillars. These pillars direct our work together in the vision laid out for us.

WORD: Helping congregations be more centered on a rich life of Word and Sacrament, with congregational support in transitions as well as time of joys and sorrows.
WELLNESS: Promoting and encouraging health and vitality in congregations, schools, ministries, professional workers and lay-leaders.
WITNESS: Encouraging personal witnessing, congregational engagement with their community, support of our NID partnerships and missions and sharing in a world mission field together.

Discuss mission in your congregation:

Please contact a district mission facilitator for the following:

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

Ethnic Ministry – Email Rev. Dr. Tom Johnson to learn how to reach out to our communities that are in transition. See updates on ethnic ministry

Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. See updates on LWML ministry.

NID Life Task Force – Email Rev. Craig Meissner 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.

Helpful information

Go to these pages:

Locations of churches, circuits, regions

Calling Congregations Assessment Survey

Ethnic Worship, Bible Studies, and Fellowship

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.