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The LCMS Northern Illinois District’s Convention dates are:

Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2022.


 The 2022 Convention will be held at

Concordia University Chicago

7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305


The 60th Convention of the Northern Illinois District of  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, 2022

Concordia University Chicago

7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL  60305

Convening Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Today’s Business: January 16, 2022

Below you will find Today’s Business, January 16, 2022, for the 60th Convention of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.
Additions and/or Corrections for Workbook Sections 3, 6, 7, and 8 (Please replace/add the pages in the Workbook with the pages enclosed.)

Convention Workbook

Below you will find your Convention Workbook for the 60th Convention of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.

Convention information:

Workbook Sections:

  1. Convention Information
  2. Worship (this will be sent out with Today’s Business)
  3. Elections
  4. Nominations Rev. 12/21/2021
  5. Overtures
  6. Reports
  7. Rosters of changes and anniversaries
  8. Delegates

Updates will be included in Today’s Business.

While the convention is in session, voting delegates will have access to electric connections at their seats, which will allow the use of laptop computers to conduct the business of the convention. For those delegates who prefer a printed copy of this workbook (or parts of this workbook), they will need to print a copy and bring it with them to the convention. It may be helpful to print out at least the biographical information for your use before each election.

The room will not have Wi-Fi, and delegates are not permitted to use computers to communicate with one another. The use of cell phones is not permitted on the floor of the convention.

The following information is for you in preparation for this convention

Nominations and Overtures

The nominations committee will ensure that all willing incumbents will be nominated for reelection, but each position is open to other candidates being nominated.

Delegate Information


Online Nomination form for NID Secretary, Board of Directors, Concordia University Chicago Board of Regents, Synod Nominations committee lay person and NID Nominations Committee to be completed and submitted online ONLY. Please send all other forms to the District office, 2301 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162. Forms may also be faxed to 708-449-3026, or scanned/emailed to convention@nidlcms.org. Signatures are required, so if you are unable to scan them, please mail them in.

The deadline for all of the above (nominations, delegates, overtures) is September 30, 2021.


Space is limited! Registration deadline is December 1, 2021. Tables are assigned in the order request forms are received and only guaranteed when payment is received. Return form with payment by December 1, 2021.

Download exhibitor registration form




As an exhibitor at the LCMS Northern Illinois District (NID) Convention, we invite your organization to join with our congregations in supporting the initiative for the convention offering – Raising Up: Workers of the Word.

This initiative is intended to gather funds to increase district scholarship dollars for the men and women who hear the Lord calling them to full-time church work. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod notes that the number of ordained and commissioned ministers is declining.

Download sponsorship form

If you have any questions, email Lori Trinche or call 708-223-3105.


Hotel arrangements should be made by February 10, 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West O’Hare

200 South Mannheim Road

Hillside, Illinois 60162

Front Desk: 708-544-2700 (Reference “NID Convention”)

Website for reservations


All email inquiries may be directed to convention@nidlcms.org

Delegate Processing: Sue Green 708-223-3116

Nominations/Overtures: Michelle LaVelle 708-223-3101

Advisory Delegate Payments: Lori Trinche 708-223-3105

Convention Statement

The Church at her best is richly and fully in the Word of God. There is a union between the Word, Centered in Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit. Our life together, life with God and place in the community is formed by Christ’s Word. No wonder the Lord wants His Word to “dwell in us richly.” Martin Luther said, “The Scripture is all Christ.”

What does it look like when the word of Christ dwells in you richly?

Grace produces gratitude. Then comes generosity. What you’ve received, you share. You have an open posture toward others. God’s words surround and clothe you. You look more like Christ in that you share with others compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and love.