North Central Jurisdiction:
The United Methodist Church

Serving the upper midwest with many hands

building a world-transforming community

Our Mission

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of world. Local churches provide the most significant arena which disciple-making occurs.

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Bishops Call For Special Session

of Jurisdictional Conference

North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops has called for a Special Session for Tuesday January 23, 2024 at 7 p.m. CST

The session will be convened virtually.

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Delegations Meet

NCJ Delegations gathered in suburban Chicago to prepare for the 2024 General and Jurisdictional Conferences.

The meeting was sponsored by the North Central Jurisdiction Mission Council.  Topics for discussion inclided:

  • Proposed clergy retirement plans from Wespath
  • Regionalization
  • Disaffiliations


Bishops elect new leaders

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UM News) — During its November meeting, the United Methodist Council of Bishops elected East Ohio Bishop Tracy S. Malone as its next president. She will be the first Black woman to serve in that role. In addition to electing new officers, the bishops discussed their vision for how the denomination can move on from a tumultuous time. Heather Hahn reports.

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Episcopal Assignments

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“Who do we say that we are?” as the church seeks to affirm the basis of their identity in faith and service to Christ.

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The Mission Council supports the vision and mission of the Church and the development of models for that mission within the jurisdiction.

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United Methodist Volunteers In Mission – North Central Jurisdiction (UMVIM-NCJ) supports efforts by individuals and teams of volunteers within the NCJ who are invited by and work with the local host United Methodist Church or affiliated agency to bring Christ’s healing to situations of need.

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United Women in Faith

A community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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