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Our Mission: "Multiplying Leaders, Ministries and Healthy Churches"

Thank you to everyone who participated in and prayed for our 2019 District Assembly! Throughout our SDMI Banquet, NMI Convention, NYI Convention, Loved to Serve Missions Projects, Ordination Service and our Business Day, God was glorified. Thank you, Chicago Central District, for your participation in His plan as we continue to multiply leaders, ministries and healthy churches. 


The Olivet Nazarene University Theological Leadership Conference  features a keynote speaker and time devoted to special presentations, breakout discussion groups and conversation. This year's event is September 5-7 and features  speaker  N.T. Wright. The theme is Presence and Promise: The Challenge of the Temple. 

Early bird registration is $79. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at this link


Come join other leaders from local churches at the Organic Outreach Training on Thursday, May 30 from 9 - 3 at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church. Together, we'll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights. Organic Outreach for Churches Training provides direction for congregations to weave the gospel-focused passion and practice into the very DNA of church life. Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry in a church and the commitment of every person in a congregation.

Registration can be completed here. Any Nazarenes wanting to attend can enter the code NAZ for a $20 discount. Contact for more information.


Everyone Cares Camp is a long-standing tradition on the Chicago Central District. This camp exists for campers with special needs to attend a week of camp where everyone cares! They are kicking off a fundraising campaign and are in need of your help! 

They are looking to connect with people who would like to support the camp financially. Donations can be made to the camp directly on the camp's website, or items can be purchased off of the camp's Amazon wishlist and donated directly to the camp. We would also love for churches to donate craft or snack supplies. If you are interested, please email

Registration is open for campers and counselors. We would love for you to advertise Everyone Cares Camp at your church. Please visit this link to access a flyer for campers and this link to access a flyer for counselors. 

Registration for Kids Camp 2019 is now open! Kids in 1st - 6th grades are invited to join us as Secret Agents in Training July 11-14. This year's camp will be held on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Campers will sleep in the dorms, enjoy the rock climbing wall and swimming pool, participate in high energy chapel services and have a ton of fun! 

More information and a link to the registration website are available here

Mark your calendar!
  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 | SuperStart! | Naperville Yellow Box Church 
  • Saturday, April 13 | Children's Bible Quiz, Kankakee First
  • Saturday, April 13 | Ladies Day at ONU 
  • Thursday, May 2 | POPs and DMST
  • Saturday, May 4 | Children's Bible Quiz, Kankakee First
  • Saturday, May 11 | Olivet Commencement 
  • Saturday, June 8 | Regional Children's Bible Quiz, ONU
  • June 17 - 21 | High School Camp, Indian Lake Nazarene Camp
  • June 24 - 28 | Middle School Camp, Indian Lake Nazarene Camp
  • July 11 - 14 | Kids Camp, ONU
  • July 20 - 25 | Everyone Cares Camp, Dickson Valley Campground
  • Saturday, November 2 | Cultivate at Kankakee First

We enjoyed a tour from Mark Russell of the new addition to the GatheringPoint facility. 

We attended an early morning baptism at GatheringPoint. 

We had lunch with Pastor Andres Marin and Gary Pauley from our Elgin church. Andres and Karolina have just moved here from Cali, Colombia.

We enjoyed wonderful fellowship on Sunday afternoon with Pastor Eleuterio Dominguez in Round Lake. We ask that everyone please pray for God's healing touch on his wife, Franceli.

Last weekend, 110 people gathered to celebrate the 44 years of ministry of Jerry and Sue Harris, 27 of those years at Waukegan First. 

General Superintendent Dr. Duarte with our oldest active pastor attending district assembly, Pastor Leonard Martz.

On Sunday evening, we enjoyed visiting with Pastor Nathan and Diane Bargo from our Real Life Church in Crystal Lake.

We would love to hear any prayer requests or celebrations from our district pastors to include in our weekly communications. Please email us so we can lift each other up!

C ontinued prayers are needed for Bill and Rora Luttrell's daughter, Robyn.  Please pray for the strengthening of Robyn's immune system. Her heart issues have lowered her immunity to many infections, especially during the winter months.

Updated Request from the Marklund Family - Thank you to the District family for your ongoing prayers that baby Sammy will get strong enough in the next few weeks for his heart surgery.


Mon, May 13 - Joliet Crystal Lawns   6:30 - 8:15 pm
  Sun., June 2 - Oak Lawn First - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mon, Sept 9 - Joliet Crystal Lawns   6:30 - 8:15 pm
Sun., Sept. 15 - Oak Lawn First - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 3 - Oak Lawn First  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mon, Nov 11 - Joliet Crystal Lawns   6:30 - 8:15 pm

Please send us dates for your upcoming 2019 Leadership Community gatherings - we would like to promote those in our newsletter! 

If there is any way we can serve you better, please let us know!