The Illinois conference of Churches voted at its 2015 Annual Assembly to forge a new membership structure. Previously, the governing bodies of denominations, located in Illinois were members – judicatories and they continue to be the foundation of our organization.
But the ICC is broadening this structure. Going forward, individual persons, individual congregations or churches (regardless of its judicatory being a member) and organizations, can become ecumenical partners and attend Annual Assembly where they will have a voice at the table. Voting is done by consensus and will continue to be the responsibility of the judicatory leaders and delegates.
All members and ecumenical partners must agree with the Mission Statement of the ICC:
The Illinois Conference of Churches seeks to be an inclusive community of churches that celebrates and makes visible our sacred bonds of unity in Christ. We will do this by:
- Promoting an honest sharing and understanding of both our common and divergent theological convictions; and
- Making public, prophetic witness to Christ’s love for all people, particularly by addressing poverty and racism.
To these ends the members of the Illinois Conference of Churches proclaim our common faith in Jesus Christ. In word and deed, we give expression to Ephesians 4:5 – there is “…one Lord, one faith, one baptism…” – as we unite in cooperative ministries.
To become an ecumenical partner please fill out and submit this form electronically, or download form to mail.
By submitting or mailing this form you attest that you agree with the mission statement. Thank you for your generous support of the ICC.