News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
August 15, 2019
Concordia University Chicago’s DCE Program Celebrates the Profession’s 60th Anniversary

DCEs can serve in missions, non-profit work, and more specialized ministry. Today’s students now have a broader, more complete picture of the world. Read the full story at
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Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith, connect
with the community, and flourish in our life together.
Registration for the Global Leadership Summit 2020 is Now Open!
Please share in your church bulletin:
Because of the success of the 2019 Global Leadership Summit, we are once again coming together in 2020 with other LCMS Northern Illinois District church, school, and community leaders.
The dates are August 6-7, 2020, and we will gather again at Trinity Green Trails, 2701 Maple Avenue, Lisle, Illinois 60532. We will learn together how to maximize influence with two days of world-class leadership training that can impact our churches, schools, and communities.

Register before October 1, 2019 with priority code LEAD2020 for a special rate of $89! And, if you register by August 15, 2019, you will receive a FREE 1 year subscription to GLSnext Premium.

You can find complete information and a link to registration on our website at
South Region Pastoral Conference
The South Region Pastoral Conference will be held September 23-25, at the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, 2688 E 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348.
Please complete your registration with a check payable to South Regional Pastoral Conference by August 31, 2019. Please make your lodging reservation by Thursday, August 22, 2019. After this date the block of rooms will be released to the general public. You can find complete information at
Presidential Installation
You are invited to attend the Opening Service and Installation of Dr. Russell P. Dawn, Sunday, August 25, 4:00 p.m., at the Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest. For additional information and to RSVP by Monday, August 19, visit
40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life, an international campaign to end abortion especially through prayerful trust in God's mercy is slated this year for September 25-November 3. Please consider participating and/or bringing a group from your congregation to a local site to participate. Northern Illinois locations include Aurora, Chicago, Downers Grove, Flossmoor, and Wood Dale. See for more details.
Family Fun Event
Please use in your church bulletin:
St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien, will host a Family Fun Event on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the community. Admission is free. Print flyer. Register online at no later than September 26, 2019.
Life and Liberty Conference
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville, will host the Life and Liberty Conference November 1, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker isRev. Dr. Peter Scaer. Print flyer. For more information and to register, call 630-234-1491 or email
Positions Available
Assistant to the President - Mission and Ministry, LCMS Northern Illinois District
The individual in this position works closely with the District President to serve the Lord’s work and mission in the Northern Illinois District. This ordained worker works closely with NID staff, elected leaders and especially congregations. He promotes and leads initiatives that are in harmony with God’s Word, the Lutheran Confessions and involves current best practices. In addition to support for Word, Wellness and Witness, this individual will assist the District President in assigned administrative duties. Those interested should state their interest in the form of a letter and include their Vitae. This can be sent by email to Upon review, an updated PIF/SET will be requested from their district. Please submit information no later than August 31. Print position description

Day Custodian, LaGrange
St. John's Lutheran Church and School, 505 S. Park Road, LaGrange, would like to hire a Day Custodian. They are flexible in approach; the following applies:

  • Full-time with benefits available, but part-time with or without benefits can be considered and negotiated.
  • Mostly janitorial with light duty maintenance.
  • Experienced candidates are preferred, but willing to train a promising inexperienced one.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • Please contact William Newren at 773-520-0462.

Pastoral Assistant - Church Music, Roselle
Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St., Roselle is seeking to fill a position responsible for a comprehensive music program for traditional and contemporary worship ministry. Ability to lead the congregation in either traditional worship with the organ or contemporary worship with appropriate instrument is required. This position reports to the Senior Pastor for the total church program. This position is part-time. For additional information email
Church Workers:
Update Your Information
All rostered Church Workers are asked to please update their NID contact information when there is a change of email, address, phone, etc., or if new in the district.

Workers need to do contact updates in two places:
  1. District Office
  2. Rosters and Statistics
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