2019 Fall Gatherings

At the 2019 Synod Assembly, Bishop Jeffrey Clements introduced the synod’s new mission statement, vision statement, and core values.

Now Bishop Clements invites you to one of three gatherings around the synod this fall to join in a continuing conversation together about these important values.

Your input is vital as we discern how we will best walk together and live out this mission and these values at the synod level and in your congregations.

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019, at St Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 3, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4501 – 7th Avenue, Rock Island, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 17, 2019, at New Life Lutheran Church, 249 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, 2:00-3:30 p.m.



Mission Statement

Walking together… loving Christ, loving all, for the sake of the world

Vision Statement

As church together, the Northern Illinois Synod will faithfully make Christ relevant to a diverse and changing world.

Core Values

  • Worship/Prayer (attributing worth to God/communicating with God)
  • Innovation (making changes that promote the ministry as it serves Christ)
  • Leadership (using our abilities to influence others to pursue God’s mission for the church)
  • Equipping (preparing someone for a particular ministry situation or task)
  • Evangelism (telling others the good news about Christ)