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Filled with living hope in Christ,
Confessing – Praising – Advancing His Kingdom

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.

Mission Focus

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.

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!


Together in Mission

Missions and Outreach

Your generous gifts ensure that even more people hear the Good News of God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

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¡Enviando! is a movement and a campaign to expand the number of Hispanic workers and mission sites in northern Illinois.

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Hearts for Jesus

2023-2024. “Hearts for Jesus” will support the expansion of the feeding program to the school in Georgetown.


Voice of Hope Behind the Wall

Deaconess Lori Wilbert sees the light of God’s love in so many places, serving at Stateville Correctional Center.

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Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support helps pastors and their wives transition from seminary to congregation.

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Support Lutheran Education

We are as committed as ever to supporting and encouraging our Lutheran schools, their educators, and growth in leadership.

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Intercultural Ministry

Please join us in boldly supporting our vision as we carry out our mission in making Disciples of all nations.

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NID Life Task Force

Please support life issues programming through the NID Life Task Force.

Other Opportunities to Bless the District

Qualified Charitable Distributions

You may be able to support the missions of the LCMS Northern Illinois District through a direct transfer of a required minimum distribution  of up to $100,000. By donating the money, you can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the missions and ministry of the NID while effectively lowering your tax bill.

(An individual donor can contribute up to $100,000 per year in QCDs, as long as that individual is 70½ years old or older. For married couples, each spouse can make QCDs up to the $100,000 limit for a potential total of $200,000. Please consult with the appropriate tax or legal professional regarding your particular circumstances before making any investment decisions.)

Your Thrivent Choice Dollars Can Impact Missions




Eligible Thrivent Financial members, who have Choice Dollars available, have until March 31, 2021 to direct any remaining 2020 Choice Dollars to bless the LCMS Northern Illinois District. The love you show through your generous gifts is important in our work together: for our schools, churches, and urban and ethnic ministries. You make a difference!

Visit thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/ to see how your Choice Dollars can make an impact right here in the LCMS Northern Illinois District.