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Incarnate Community Bible Study

Session I

Session I - Designed for Community - Incarnate Bible Study

Session II

Session II - Community Around Christ - Incarnate Bible Study

Session III

Session III - Following Christ as the Community of Faith - Incarnate Bible Study

Session IV

Session IV - The Body of Christ Incarnational Community - Incarnate Bible Study

Community Resources

Resources for Congregations - Incarnate Bible Study

Incarnate Community Bible Study

Incarnate Community Forward


Taking it live! Incarnate Community Bible Study Discussions

All Incarnate Community Discussions LIVE! are now available from Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Search “Northern Illinois District” and be sure to subscribe.
Incarnate Community’s author Rev. Kris Whitby and his guests took dive into what it means in a pandemic age to be an in person community centered on Jesus.
Hosted by Rev. Whitby and special guests, these discussions fielded questions from our viewers on each of the four Bible study sessions. We discussed perspectives on aspects of the study, what churches are currently facing as communities who have not fully come back to in person activity, and what our hope is for the Church, both for in person and online ministry moving forward.
Watch recorded episodes and be equipped to better understand how we bear Christ’s image in His world, and see the wonderful blessing our Lord works through us in a faith community on our Facebook Page or  YouTube Channel or listen wherever you stream your podcasts.

Imagine the power of prayer and sense of community possible

if all LCMS Northern Illinois District congregations

participate in the same Bible study!

That’s a potential of more than 200 churches

and as many as 67,652 communicate members.

The LCMS Northern Illinois District is providing a Bible study based on that community with materials now available for exploration.

Having all congregations of our District participating in the same study reminds us that we, in our various congregations and ministries, are a part of a greater group of Jesus’ followers known as the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. If we’re all diving into God’s Word through the same materials, it affords us the opportunity to promote dialogue church-to-church, both in person and through social media.

Our world changed with the pandemic, and we learned to adapt to a world where we lived physically distant. This study is designed to now invite people to return to an ‘in person’ community of faith by exploring the God-given blessings that come as the followers of Jesus gather around His Word and Sacraments.

The study is available as a free downloadable resource. It’s designed to be a four-week, or four-session study.  While the study materials are designed for groups, they can also be used as a self-study resource.

It is our hope that through this study we will grow appreciation for the gathering of fellow believers around Jesus’ Means of Grace, be equipped to better understand how we bear Christ’s image in His world, and see the wonderful blessing our Lord works through us in local faith community.