This new time that we are in where we cannot physically go to church has also presented it challenges when it comes to returning tithe and giving offerings to support the church in these days. Most of your churches have now set up a way of giving on line through Adventist Giving. Please donate your tithes and offerings through your local church wherever possible. Here is a tutorial video that will explain how the online giving system works.
If a donor prefers to give directly to the conference, please CLICK HERE
The Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to affect life here in Illinois and all over our country and world. The latest figures show the death toll in the U.S. is now over 3400, causing increased concern and anxiety. So, what’s next? In his address this afternoon, the Governor of Illinois extended the “stay at home order” in our state until April 30th. This continues to require all us to live life in this new reality, to do all we can to be part of the solution, and to protect ourselves and those that are part of our churches and local communities.
With that in mind, the Illinois Conference Office, and our churches and schools, will continue to remain closed until at least April 30th.
During this challenging time, I am thankful for our pastors. 46 of our 52 fulltime, part time, volunteer, and lay pastors, are providing a virtual worship experience each Sabbath, and many are also providing different connection opportunities during the week. The link to those opportunities will soon be up on our Conference website.
I am also thankful for our educational personnel. They are working diligently to provide quality at-home instruction. Remote learning is now our new reality, and I am thankful for the at-home learning that is happening all around our Conference. Thank you, teachers!
To our church members: I want to encourage all of our members to continue to follow the instructions and mandates of government and health agencies. Do all you can to keep yourself and others healthy. I am praying for each of you and asking God watch over you and to keep you healthy.
How does this affect the Church at large? We are a faith-based organization. To continue to accomplish the mission God has given us here in Illinois and all over the world, God relies on your faithfulness in returning tithe. I believe faithfulness in times of crisis will be critical to accomplishing the mission God has given us and hasten the 2nd Coming of Jesus. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless each of you.
Now is the time to prepare our hearts. Jesus IS coming soon. Put your trust in Him. He will see us through. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
May God bless and keep each of you.
President, Illinois Conference
Greetings! I am glad you have stopped by our website. Who are we? The Illinois Conference is home to almost 14,000 members of the Seventh-day Adventist church, living in Chicagoland and the state of Illinois. We, the Conference, exist to serve the needs of more than 120 churches, companies, and mission groups, as well as 11 schools around our territory. Our desire is for every member to grow into a fully mature follower (disciple) of Jesus, and for all of us to share the Good News that Jesus loves each one of us, that each person matters to God, and that He invites each to be in relationship with Him.
We also look forward with confident expectation to the return of Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We believe in Jesus' words found in the Gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 3, that He will come back to take us to be with Him forever. What wonderful news!
May God bless each one of you. And, please remember, that no matter where you are in your journey with God, He loves you, and invites you to walk with Him. May each one of us share this Good News with others, is my prayer, in Jesus name and for His sake.
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