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Council Executive Committee affirms unity, moves forward

Nashville, Tenn.: Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference in 2018. The Council acknowledged that the landscape of the church has changed dramatically since the General Conference approved…

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Young NCJ delegates gather to discuss influence in the church

By Chassity Neckers It has been said that the Millennial generation is the most studied and talked about demographic group today. As a fellow It has been said that the Millennial generation is the most studied and talked about demographic group today. As a fellow Millennial, there are aspects of our generation that I see…

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Northern Illinois clergy and laity to serve Jurisdictional, General Church

In addition to electing bishops, delegates in the North Central Jurisdiction also elected leaders to serve on various committees for the next four years, eight from the Northern Illinois Conference. Here’s a look at our Northern Illinois clergy and laity who will be serving on which committees. Thanks to all of these individuals for their…

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Bishop Dyck returns to the Northern Illinois Conference

Clergy and lay representatives from 11 annual conferences, including the Northern Illinois Conference, gathered from July 13-16 in Peoria, Illinois for the North Central Jurisdictional Conference (NCJ). Delegates elected four new bishops, said goodbye to four bishops, spent time listening, approved a resolution related to human sexuality, passed a budget and agreed on a new…