The new Mission and Vision for the LCMS Northern Illinois District moves forward after a time of prayer and discernment with the input of more than 200 individuals representing 100+ district congregations.
God’s will for our lives has reason and purpose. It is through Scripture that we can find meaning and principles to discern God’s plan. And so, in early 2019, the Northern Illinois District began a process which included prayer, discussions, and discernment, to explore God’s plan for our District.
Over 200 people representing more than 100 congregations attended seven vision sessions throughout district. There was a lot of listening—a lot of prayer. We came together, united, to seek the answer to the question, “Who does Jesus say we are?” Through these vision sessions, the messages were clear.
Filled with living hope in Christ, Confessing, Praising,
and Advancing His Kingdom
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.
Promoting and encouraging health and vitality in congregations, schools, ministries, professional workers and lay-leaders.