Northern Illinois Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Farm near Chadwick
Alpine Academy, Rockford
Alpine Academy, Rockford
from Brenda Patterson, Galesburg
from Brenda Patterson, Galesburg
Ordination of Bishop Solomon Massangwa, North Central Diocese, ELCT
Ordination of Bishop Solomon Massangwa,
North Central Diocese, ELCT
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Alpine Academy
Alpine Academy
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We are the ELCA Lutherans of Northern Illinois.

As one of the 65 regional bodies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Northern Illinois Synod empowers, supports, and serves its 150 congregations, three Synodically Authorized Worshiping Communities, and more than 75,000 members.

Together we work to Make Christ Known in our congregations, our communities, our nation, and throughout the world.

Read a message from Bishop Gary Wollersheim.

Facts & Figures of the Northern Illinois Synod


Find out more on Walking Together Online