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Our Mission: "Multiplying Leaders, Ministries and Healthy Churches"
" All this is in writing," David said, "because the hand of the Lord was upon me and He gave me understanding in all the details of the plan." (1 Chronicles 28:19)  
As I shared with everyone last week, there are times when the hand of the Lord comes on us and gives us understanding way beyond our own thinking or capability. David was not smart enough to design the temple - he needed God's help! Here in 1 Chronicles he testifies it was God who gave him understanding. David's job was to write down the ideas as they came.  
I am so grateful the District Advisory Board has given me the opportunity this summer to write. I want to be accountable for the faith they have put in the helpfulness of this project. As I have prayed and written this past week, the outline of a book entitled  MultiplyNaz - Fueling the Nazarene Movement with Love has emerged. The contents page is below. I plan for the book to be reviewed and perfected by lots of people, therefore my name will not appear on the front cover. It will be a book created by church leaders for church leaders. We hope many of you will be able to read the second draft text and offer your suggestions for improvement before it goes into its second draft print mode.
Introduction - Welcome to the Church    
Part One - Foundations for Spiritual Movements 
1. A Great Future Together 
2. The Greatest of These - Is Love  
3. Movements Focus on Outsiders
4. What We Believe about the Church   
5. Why Nazarenes Stay So Connected 
6. Cultivating Our Commitment To Multiply 
Part Two - Lessons We Are Learning
7. God Creates Healthy Churches 
8. No Church Left Behind 
9. All Kinds of Churches for All Kinds of People
10. Partnering with Our Universities
11. Building a Contagious Culture
12. Large Churches Help Fuel Our Movement   
13. The Role of Districts
Part Three - Fueling the Movement
14. Prayer Is Our Engine Room
15. Compassion Is Our Lifestyle
16. God Is Calling Leaders for the Future 
17. The Global Vision of Jesus    
Contributing Authors
Notes & Credits 
Subject Index
Scripture Index
The goal from this summer is to give our district both a book and two websites ( we can use. It will provide a common terminology with a unified mission and vision regarding multiplication for both new churches and increased health for existing churches. It will be designed to help other churches and districts as well. Should you have any needs over these next few months, please reach out to Scott (swhalen@ccdnaz.churchor 312-535-7229) and he will be able to help you. 
Thank you for your prayers, that this will be a fruitful time; your prayer support means the world to me. Thanks for being Christ in Action. We have tremendous days ahead! You are loved.

Dr. Larry McKain, Superintendent
Chicago Central District
Church of the Nazarene


Olivet Nazarene University and GatheringPoint are once again co-hosting a premier live telecast site for the 2019 Global Leadership Summit, August 8 and 9. Among this year's featured presenters are best-selling author and Summit favorite, Patrick Lenconi; Bear Grylls, adventurer, writer and TV host; and Liz Bohannon, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sseko Designs. 

Through Olivet's special discount, attendance at the Summit is available for $89 per person through June 25. Please contact the district ministry center at for more information.


Michaela Morris
Licet DeLeon
We wanted to pass along a few staffing updates for our district team. In addition to her role as district office manager, Michaela Morris will be taking over our district bookkeeping duties. If you have any financial questions, you can reach out to her at

Licet DeLeon will serving as our new Hispanic Ministries Assistant. Licet will be assisting all of our hispanic churches with any administrative needs they may have. She can be reached at 

We are grateful for the service of these two women. They are already doing a fantastic job!

The District Ministry Center will be closed from June 10-21. If you have any needs during that time, please email  and messages will be periodically checked during that time. 

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


The registration deadline is approaching for CCD's Kids Camp! Kids in 1st - 6th grades are eligible to attend camp from July 11 - 14 at Olivet. Campers will enjoy action packed chapels, games, swimming, rock climbing and more! 

Registration and more information is available at the district website. The early registration deadline is June 17, but don't wait - register today! 


Mark your calendar!
  • Saturday, June 1 | NMI President's Training Day | Manteno COTN
  • 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
  • October 11 - 13 | Preteen Mission Trip 
  • Saturday, November 2 | Cultivate at Kankakee First
  • Saturday, November 16 | Children's Bible Quiz, Location TBA
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020 | South/Southwest Mission Area Leader Breakfast
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 | North/Northwest Mission Area Leader Breakfast
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Central Mission Area Leader Breakfast
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 | Southern Mission Area Leader Breakfast
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 | Chicago Mission Area Leader Breakfast 
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 | Children's Bible Quiz, Manteno
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Children's Bible Quiz, Kankakee First
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 | NMI Convention
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 | Children's Bible Quiz, Kankakee Westbrook 
  • April 17 - 18, 2020 | District Assembly

Please continue to pray for Robyn Luttrell, especially for guidance in treatment for ongoing seizures.

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!
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!