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Illinois Great Rivers Conference

August 19, 2020
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Telling the Old Story in a New Time

Join the Telling the Old Story in a New Time webinar on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2-4 pm, led by Jason Moore.
This webinar is designed to help churches take their online worship to the next level.  Most churches are aware that online worship is here to stay and want to know how to continue to do it well.  A number of people attended the webinar on April 1 and Jason has continued to update the information all summer.   The Office of Congregational Development is once again offering it free of charge to IGRC pastors and lay people. 

Register online by August 23 to receive access information.

Prairie Fire

May you build relationships within your church and into the community that offer deep connection to one another and to Christ.  Taking the first step to begin a new space for new people isn't as hard as you imagine. The new space can be COVID resilient. Think about a new space online, outside, or a group of 25 or less. Check out this quiz
to see what type of space might work for you and explore resources to help you live into that role. 
As you plan and re-imagine your church's outreach to spread the Holy Spirit like prairie fire, find new tools and resources to help you invite others into a life-giving relationship in Jesus at  Look for grants to provide resources to get you started and celebrate along the way. Join us in Reaching 1,000 people for Christ.

Congregational Development
Annual Report

M Crawford
Thank you for your continued support of Congregational Development and the work of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.  We missed seeing you at Annual Conference this year and look forward to times where we can gather both virtually and in person.  Please take 3 minutes to watch Mike Crawford's Annual Report:


Illinois Great Rivers Conference - The United Methodist Church
Office of Congregational Development
P O Box 19207
Springfield, IL  62794-9207
phone: 217-529-3219                e-mail:
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