As the District office, we carry 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.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.
The LCMS Northern Illinois District encourages you to partner with us in Advancing His Kingdom, faithfully serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing it in our community and the world. You make a difference!
Discuss mission in your congregation & school:
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.
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 Network – Email Pat Couch to learn about educational and networking opportunities for parish nurses and congregational health ministries. See updates on parish nurse activity.
NID Prison Ministry – Visit our webpage about the NID Prison Ministry Email the district office to leave your contact information for Deaconess Lori Wilbert from Stateville Correctional Center.