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Recognized Service Organizations

RSOs located in northern Illinois

These independent Lutheran organizations officially recognized by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod have an office or contact within northern Illinois. Through them, we serve not only our congregations and Lutheran schools but also the larger community, as the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. (Many more such organizations from other states are on Synod’s website: lcms.org.)

Apple of His Eye Mission Advocate, Rev. Michael Butterfield 7429 N Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL  60714-3707, 847-647-9867, www.appleofhiseye.org/, serving the Niles, area boldly declaring Y’SHUA as Messiah, urgently equipping believers in Jesus to do the same.

Belize Mission Society, director@belizemissionsociety.net 815-979-7288, belizemissionsociety.net, The Belize Mission Society has been a partner of the Belize FORO since its inception in Fall 2013. The mission of the Belize FORO is to spread the Gospel, plant Lutheran churches, and show mercy.

Christian Senior Ministries, PO Box 479, Sycamore, IL 60178, 815-895-3819, with chaplain services and volunteer opportunities in DeKalb and Ogle County.

Concordia Deaconess Conference, 6821 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, 260-416-4150, www.concordiadeaconess.org, professional development.

LINC Chicago, 2522 W. Lawrence Avenue, PO Box 25676, Chicago, IL 60625, www.linc.org.  a non-profit dedicated to the work of empowering local ministry leaders so that their influence will grow, their communities will thrive and more people will be introduced to the good news about Jesus.

Lutheran Church Charities, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, 866-455-6466, www.lutheranchurchcharities.org, wide variety of human care and disaster response services, military outreach, K9 Comfort Dogs and Care 9 Military Dogs.

Lutheran Education Association, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305, 708-209-3343, www.lea.org, professional development and education services.

Lutherans for Life, state contact Rev. David Bottorff, 1573 Surrey Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 630-258-7369, www.lutheransforlife.org, educational services on sanctity of life.

Muslims for the Messiah DBA The Messiah for Muslims,  hicham.chehab@gmail.com, ministry to Muslims.

Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ, Inc., oafcdirector@gmail.com, 618-664-4056, training to youth and adults which can assist you in evangelism and strengthening the faith of your youth.

The Open Arms Institute, Inc., 1850 Chestnut Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, 888-958-6736, www.openarmsinst.org, early childhood center services, consultations.

Phil’s Friends, 213 W Wesley St, Wheaton, IL 60187-5135, 224-653-8315, www.philsfriends.org, providing Christ-centered support and hope to those affected by cancer.

Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries, Redeeming Life is excited to announce its expansion into the LCMS Northern Illinois District. Visit www.rlom.org/expansion, a Christ-centered maternity home offering love, hope, and a future to single pregnant women in crisis.

Silent Word Media Resources, 3020 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062, 866-455-6466, hearing/visually impaired services.

The Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation, 861 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106-2904, clef@clefchicago.org, 630-595-9310, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funding scholarship support, resources, programs, and consultative services to a community of 22 Chicago-area Christian schools.

Voice of Care, P.O. Box 771, Lombard, IL 60148, 630-231-3862 www.voiceofcare.org, equipping the church to nurture people with disabilities and their caregivers in their walk with Christ, providing disability ministry training and resources for churches, groups, and individuals, including disability awareness, congregational inclusivity, facilities outreach, adapting outdoor ministry for special needs, and respite education and support tools.

Walcamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center, 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145, 815-784-5141, www.walcamp.org, a year-round Christian ministry in Kingston, Illinois offering camp programs for youth, families, and groups. We have something for everybody: youth camps, day camps, weekend family camping, and programs for persons with special needs.

Walther Christian Academy,  900 Chicago Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160, tim_bouman@waltheracademy.org, 708-344-0404 X222, a culturally diverse and inclusive Christian middle and high school, rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Walther nurtures and prepares learners to fulfill their unique God-given potential through academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service, leadership and enrichment opportunities.

We Raise Foundation, 1 Pierce Place, Suite 250-E, Itasca, IL 60143-2634, 630-766-9066, www.weraise.org, called by Christ to serve others, We Raise Foundation partners with Christian organizations to support and develop sustainable programs that help people thrive.