Ministry Support

The Ministry Support committee works to enable Christians of the Northern Illinois Synod to realize their call to ministry as both lay and professional workers by providing resources, support, and continuing education within our synod, in cooperation with other synods, agencies, and institutions within the ELCA and the Church.


Mission Statement: Enabling Christians of the Northern Illinois Synod to realize their call to ministry as both lay and professional workers. To accomplish the mission, we provide resources, support, and continuing education within our synod, in cooperation with other synods, agencies, and institutions within the ELCA and the Church.

To accomplish our mission, the committee is split into six sub-committees. Members will be expected to serve on one of the subcommittees to achieve specific tasks. This is listed below:

Members will be expected to

  • Serve and attend one of the subcommittees; meetings two to four times a year to accomplish their mission
  • Attend a fall meeting at Immanuel in Dixon, Illinois from 10:00am-Noon
  • Participate in three telephone conference calls coordinated by the chair
  • Receive reimbursement for mileage from the Synod to any committee meetings

The time given and the responsibilities assumed by members of the Ministry Support Committee vary according to the availability and the willingness of the individual. We do expect that members to participate as much as possible.