Downloadable Forms

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2010 June Current WrapUp
2010 Annual Conference Wrap-Up Edition

2010 May Insert
2010 Pre-Conference edition

2015 Annual Conference Blue Legislative Section (Pre-Conference Workbook)
Blue Legislative and Election Section of the Pre-Conference Workbook for the 2015 Annual Conference (110 pages PDF)

2015 Annual Conference Red Reference Section (Pre-Conference Workbook)
Red Reference Section for the 2015 Annual Conference Pre-Conference Workbook (20 pages PDF).

2015 Annual Conference Yellow Information Section (Pre-Conference Workbook)
Yellow Information Section of the 2015 Pre-Conference Workbook (22 pages PDF).

2015 Clergy Session Materials
Packet for the 2015 Clergy Session of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

2016 Adopted Legislation, Lay Servant Ministries
Legislation adopted by the 2016 General Conference regarding Lay Servant Ministries.

2017 UMW Reading Program books
2017 UMW Reading Program books

2018 "Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course"
Revised tri-fold brochure describing "Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course" (pdf) (Aug 2018)

2018 Apportionments
Listing of apportionments for all IGRC churches. Use these totals when preparing budgets for 2018. To view the file, click on the hyperlink above. To save the document to your computer, place the pointer on the hyperlink, use the right-click button and select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then designate where you want the file to be saved.

2018 Bulletin Insert - Baby Fold
Agency specific bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign -- The Baby Fold (PDF)

2018 Bulletin Insert - Chaddock
Agency specific bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign -- Chaddock (PDF)

2018 Bulletin Insert - Cunningham Children's Home
Agency specific bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign -- Cunningham Children's Home (PDF)

2018 Bulletin Insert - Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Agency specific bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign -- Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House (PDF)

2018 Bulletin Insert - Spero Family Services
Agency specific bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign -- Spero Family Services (PDF)

2018 Certified Lay Servant Brochure
Revised tri-fold brochure describing the role and requirements of a Certified Lay Servant in the Lay Servant Ministries program (pdf) (Aug 2018)

2018 Christmas Bulletin Insert 1 -- Rocking our Kids at Christmas
Promotional flyer for Christmas offering promotion for Our Conference, Our Kids campaign. Can be used with Insert 2 front and back or used separately (PDF).

2018 Christmas Bulletin Insert 2 -- Rocking our Kids at Christmas
Promotional flyer for Christmas offering promotion for Our Conference, Our Kids campaign. Can be used with Insert 1 front and back or used separately (PDF).

2018 College of Christian Life Brochure
Brochure for College of Christian Life held August 13-15 2018

2018 Lay Servant Ministries Brochure
Revised tri-fold brochure describing the Lay Servant Ministries program (pdf) (Aug 2018)

2019 Apportionments
Listing of apportionments for all IGRC churches. Use these totals when preparing budgets for 2019. To view the file, click on the hyperlink above. To save the document to your computer, place the pointer on the hyperlink, use the right-click button and select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then designate where you want the file to be saved.

2019 Certified Lay Speaker Brochure
Revised tri-fold brochure describing the role and requirements of a Certified Lay Speaker in the Lay Servant Ministries program (pdf) (Feb 2019)

2020 Apportionments
Listing of apportionments for all IGRC churches. Use these totals when preparing budgets for 2020. To view the file, click on the hyperlink above. To save the document to your computer, place the pointer on the hyperlink, use the right-click button and select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then designate where you want the file to be saved.

2020 Certification of Church Membership
2020 Certification of Church Membership form completed by the local church pastor for a student's application for an IGRC Scholarship.

2021 Mission u Brochure
Tri-fold brochure for the 2021 Mission u event, which will gather virtually in July 2021. Register by June 15.

2021 Mission u Flyer
Information on the 2021 Mission u virtual event in July 2021. Register by June 15.

2022 AC Clergy Agenda
Agenda for the 2022 Clergy Session of the Annual Conference on Saturday, June 3, at McKendree University. Includes the Disciplinary Questions which the Clergy Session will consider.

2022 Annual Conference Agenda
Agenda for the 2022 Annual Conference -- both the June 4 Clergy Session and the June 9-11 regular session

2022 Annual Conference Summary
Summary Report of the 2022 Annual Conference

2022 Blue Legislative Section (print)
Blue Legislative Section of the Pre-Conference Workbook. Use this version if you wish to save to your computer or print out the document (68 pp PDF).

2022 Blue Legislative Section (web)
Blue Reference Section of the Pre-Conference Workbook. Use the web version to view online. Select the print version if you wish to print it on paper.

2022 Roll of the Dead
Listing of deaths of clergy, clergy spouses and lay members to annual conference who have died between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.. This listing will be a part of the Roll of the Dead in the 2022 Memorial Service on Thursday, June 9.

2022 Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Handbook
2022 Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Handbook, 8th edition, 2016 Book of Discipline (40 pp PDF). In a printable format.

2022 Supplemental Legislation (print)
Supplemental legislation for the 2022 Annual Conference in addition to legislation found in the Pre-Conference Workbook. The supplemental legislation include two editorial revisions to previous legislation submitted; four additional resolutions for closed churches; a resolution concerning the observance of Aldersgate Sunday; and the Conference Nominations Report. This is the print version which one will want to access if printing out the legislation is desired (22 pages, PDF).

2022 Supplemental Legislation (web)
Supplemental legislation for the 2022 Annual Conference in addition to legislation found in the Pre-Conference Workbook. The supplemental legislation include two editorial revisions to previous legislation submitted; four additional resolutions for closed churches; a resolution concerning the observance of Aldersgate Sunday; and the Conference Nominations Report. This is the web version which one will want to access if viewing the legislation is desired.

2022 Yellow and Red - Information and Reference Sections (web)
Yellow Information Section and Red Reference Section of the Pre-Conference Workbook. Use the web version to view the document online. A print version of these two sections will be posted soon.

2022 Yellow and Red Information and Reference Section (print)
Yellow Information and Red Reference Sections of the Pre-Conference Workbook. Use this version if you wish to save to your computer or print out the document.

2022-23 Appointment List
Appointment list for the 2022-23 Conference year (Last Update: July 1, 2022) (16 pages, PDF)

365 Day Bible Reading Plan
Download that provides a Reading Plan for persons to read through the Bible in a year.

365-Day Bible Reading Plan
Download that has a 52-week, 365-day Reading Plan to read through the Bible.

Absentee Form for Clergy Attendance at Annual Conference
This form is to be used by clergy seeking an excused absence from the Annual Conference session. The form, when completed, should be sent to the District Superintendent for approval.

Absentee Request Form
Use this form to request an excused absence from Annual Conference

ACA Camping on Safe Sanctuaries
ACA Camping on Safe Sanctuaries

Affordable Care Act Notification Mailing
A file with five documents regarding the Exchange Notice Requirement -- a new requirement of the Affordable Care Act which may directly affect your church and its employees. Included in the file: a cover letter, Summary of the Notice Requirement, Guidelines Summary to Complete the Form, a Sample Letter the church can send to its clergy and lay employees with the notice; and Quick Steps for the Exchange Notice Requirement. To view the packet, click on the hyperlink above. To download the packet, ...

Alain Rocourt Endowment Fund brochure
Brochure for the Alain Rocourt Endowment Fund which supports schools in Haiti. IGRC Advance Special #6700.

Alternate Sexual Ethics Training
Instruction sheet for alternate Sexual Ethics Training for 2021-24 quadrennium.

Application - Certified Lay Servant
Application form to begin as a Certified Lay Servant.

Application - License School for Local Pastors
This form is used by persons who plan to attend the License School for Local Pastors, supervised by the IGRC Board of Ordained Ministry.

Appointment List 2015-2016
List of appointments for the 2015-2016 Conference Year beginning July 1, 2015.

Are You Ready for Retirement?
Brochure for the Are You Ready for Retirement seminar to be held Oct. 29-30, 2010, at Pere Marquette Hotel, Peoria.

Awareness Activity Ideas
Handout of suggested activities to raise awareness about Imagine No Malaria.

Behavioral Health Guidelines
Guidelines for Conference Boards of Ordained Ministry in assessing effectiveness in ministry.

Bibliography on Sexual Ethics Resources
Bibliography of resources on sexual ethics available through the United Media Resource Center. These resources supplement the material presented in the March 9, 2012 workshop and webcast.

Bishop Visit Confirmation Form
Churches need to complete this form when inviting the Bishop to visit their congregation.

Bishop's Holy Land Pilgrimage 2023
Brochure for Bishop Frank J. Beard's Holy Land Pilgrimage Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2023 (4 pages PDF)

Boundaries Awareness - Handout
Handout for Sexual Ethics Training on Jan. 13-15, 2022 (PDF)

Brochure on UMF's Services
Brochure outlining the services of the United Methodist Foundation.

BSA Facilities Use Agreement
In light of the General Church stance and the IGRC recommendations to the local church as represented in the letter provided to the IGRC by Bishop Palmer and Mike Potts Sept. 2, 2021 for BSA chartering options, here is a copy of the facility use agreement provided by the General Church.

BSA Voter Guide
Voter guide for churches that have filed a Proof of Claim in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case.

Bulletin - Opening Worship (PDF)
Worship bulletin for the Opening Worship, 2022 Annual Conference

Bulletin -- Retiree Recognition (PDF)
Worship bulletin for Service of Recognition of Retirees, June 10, 2022, 11 a.m., 2022 Annual Conference

Bulletin -- Service of Ordination (PDF)
Worship bulletin for Service of Ordination and Commissioning, June 1, 2022, 9:30 a.m., 2022 Annual Conference

Bulletin Cover
Bulletin cover for Imagine No Malaria

Bulletin insert: Communication
Bulletin insert on the Communication aspect of the Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bulletin Insert: Education
Bulletin insert on the Education component of Imagine No Malaria

Bulletin Insert: Imagine No Malaria
Bulletin insert with general overview on the Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bulletin Insert: Impact 100
Bulletin insert on the Impact 100 component of the Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bulletin Insert: Prevention
Bulletin insert on the Prevention component of the Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bulletin Insert: Treatment
Bulletin insert on the Treatment component of the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Camping Insurance Information Letter to Participant
Camping Insurance Information Letter to Participant

Camping Resolution - FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Camping Resolution being brought to the 2015 Annual Conference.

Camping Volunteer Form -- With Background Check
All camp volunteers must complete this registration/background check form and submit it to: IGRC ATTN Camping PO Box 19207 Springfield, IL 62794-9207

CEF Grant Application
Grant application for Christian Educators' Fellowship grants.

CEF Grant Criteria
Grant criteria for the awarding of Christian Education Fellowship Grants.

CEF Membership Application
Print application form for new membership or renewal of membership to the IGRC Chapter of the Christian Educators Fellowship.

CEF Workshop Grant Application
Application form for Christian Education Fellowship grant-funded workshop.

Certified Lay SPEAKER Application to Begin or Renew
Certified Lay Speaker Application to Begin or Renew

Change for Lay Members to Annual Conference
This form is used to report a change in a church's Lay Member to Annual Conference. This form is to be sent to the church's District Office for approval.

Checklist of Action Steps
A checklist of action steps for inquiring candidates moving from Inquiring Candidate to Certified Candidate.

Christian Response to Violence: Additional Resources
Additional resource list for A Christian Response to Violence Workshop (PDF).  

Christian Response to Violence: Christian Responses to War
Lesson on "Christian Responses to War," authored by IGRC retired pastor Miley Palmer (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: Entire Packet
Entire packet of order of worship; discussion guides and additional resources for A Christian Response to Violence workshop (73 pages, PDF)

Christian Response to Violence: Fear and Violence
Discussion Guide for Session 2 of A Christian Response to Violence Workshop (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: Fear and Violence Handouts
Handouts for the Fear and Violence section of "A Christian Response to Violence" seminar (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: God and Violence in the Biblical Story
Discussion guide for Session 1 of the Christian Response to Violence Workshop (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: Help to Make a Safe Church
Discussion guide for Session 5 of A Christian Response to Violence (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: Helping our Children Feel Safe and Secure
Discussion Guide for Session 3 of A Christian Response to Violence Workshop

Christian Response to Violence: Litany on Gun Violence
A Litany on the Tragedy of Gun Violence (PDF).

Christian Response to Violence: Opening Worship
Opening worship for A Christian Response to Violence workshop (PDF)

Christian Response to Violence: Safety Begins at Home
Discussion guide for Session 4 in a Christian Response to Violence Workshop (PDF).

Church Check Log for Camping
Please use this sheet to list all campers that the church check will cover.

Church Cleaning Tips
Bob Powless, a retired pharmacist and member of Flora First UMC, offers some guidance on how to clean churches during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Church Plan to Save Lives
One page document that gives step-by-step instruction for a church's Sunday to Save Lives observance.

Clergy Benefits and Costs for 2022
Important financial information for local church budget building for 2022

CLM Flow Chart
This document is a .pdf which shows the flow of anticipated "steps" for becoming a Certified Lay Minister.

CLM Informational Brochure
Brochure with information about Certified Lay Ministry in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

CLM Process Checklist
Step by Step guide for those being called to become a Certified Lay Minister.

CLM Standardized Ministry Covenant
Form to be used and updated annually by all assigned CLMs as the basic covenant document between the CLM and their Mutual Ministry Team.  The document must be signed by the Church Council Chairperson and Lay Leader of the congregation where the CLM is assigned, the CLM, members of the Mutual Ministry Team and approved by the District Superintendent and Equipping Clergyperson.

Communications Policies
The policy guidelines will apply to The Current, The Daily Current, the conference Web page and links to the Web page, the conference ListServ, conference message boards, or other official publications of the Commission on Communications.

Congregational Development Handout
Handout for Congregational Development presentation of the 2021 New Pastors' Orientation (PDF)

Continuing Education Grant Form
Ordained clergy may use this form to request a grant for continuing educaiton.

COS 121 - Introduction to the Bible (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 121 - Bible I: Introduction to the Bible, taught by Rev. Dr. Robert Phillips, April-May 2022 class.(PDF).

COS 121 - Introduction to the Bible (Word)
Syllabus of COS 121 - Bible I: Introduction to the Bible, taught by Rev. Dr. Robert Phillips, April-May 2022 class.(Word)

COS 122 -- Theological Heritage I: Introduction (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 122, Theological Heritage I: Introduction, taught by Allen Miller, Oct.-Nov. 2022 term.

COS 122 -- Theological Heritage I: Introduction (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 122, Theological Heritage I: Introduction, taught by Allen Miller, Feb.-March 2023 term.

COS 122 -- Theological Heritage I: Introduction (Word)
Syllabus for COS 122, Theological Heritage I: Introduction, taught by Allen Miller, Oct.-Nov..2022 term.

COS 122 -- Theological Heritage I: Introduction (Word)
Syllabus for COS 122, Theological Heritage I: Introduction, taught by Allen Miller, Feb.-March 2023 term.

COS 123 -- Formation and Discipleship (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 123 -- Formation and Discipleship, taught by Rev. Dr. Beth Fender, April-May 2023 term.

COS 123 -- Formation and Discipleship (Word)
Syllabus for COS 123 -- Formation and Discipleship, taught by Beth Fender, April-May 2023 term.

COS 124 -- Transformative Leadership (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 124 -- Transformative Leadership, taught by Patty Johansen and Mike Crawford, Oct.-Nov. 2022 term.

COS 124 -- Transformative Leadership (Word)
Syllabus for COS 124 -- Transformative Leadership, taught by Patty Johansen and Mike Crawford, Oct.-Nov. 2022 term.

COS 221 - Bible II: Old Testament Law and History (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 221 - Bible II: Old Testament Law and History, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens, Oct.-Nov. 2020 class.(PDF).

COS 221 - Bible II: Old Testament Law and History (Word)
Syllabus of COS 221 - Bible II: Old Testament Law and History, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens, Oct.-Nov. 2022 class.(Word)

COS 222: Theological Heritage: Early Church (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 222 offered in the Aug.-Sept. 2022 term (PDF). Instructor: Dennis Powers  

COS 222: Theological Heritage: Early Church (Word)
Syllabus of COS 222 offered in the Aug.-Sept. 2022 term (Word). Instructor: Dennis Powers

COS 223 -- Worship and Sacraments (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 223 -- Worship and Sacraments, taught by Rev. Dr. Shalom Renner, Feb.-March 2023 term.

COS 223 -- Worship and Sacraments (Word)
Syllabus for COS 223 -- Worship and Sacraments, taught by Rev. Dr. Shalom Renner, Feb.-March 2023 term.

COS 224 - Administration and Polity (Word)
Syllabus of COS 224 - Administration and Polity, taught by Rev. Nancy Wilson, Feb.-March 2022 class.(Word)

COS 224 -- Administration and Polity (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 224 - Administration and Polity, taught by Rev. Nancy Wilson, Feb.-March 2022 class.(PDF)

COS 321 - Bible III: New Testament I - Gospels (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 321 - Bible III: New Testament I - Gospels, taught by Dr. Ken Hutchens, Aug.-Sept. 2022 class.(PDF)

COS 321 - Bible III: New Testament I - Gospels (Word)
Syllabus of COS 321 - Bible III: New Testament I - Gospels, taught by Dr. Ken Hutchens, Aug.-Sept. 2022 class.(Word)

COS 322 -- Theological Heritage III: Medieval-Reformation (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 322 taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, April-May 2023 term (PDF).

COS 322 -- Theological Heritage III: Medieval-Reformation (Word)
Syllabus for COS 322 taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, April-May 2023 term (Word).

COS 323 -- Congregational Care (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 323, Congregational Care, taught by Dr. Steve Heitkamp, Oct.-Nov. 2021 term (PDF).

COS 323 -- Congregational Care (Word)
Syllabus for COS 323, Congregational Care, taught by Dr. Steve Heitkamp, Oct.-Nov. 2021 term (Word).

COS 324 - Preaching (Word)
Syllabus for COS 324, Preaching, taught by Rev. Roger Grimmett, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term.

COS 324 -- Preaching (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 324, Preaching, taught by Rev. Roger Grimmett, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term.

COS 421 -- Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Language (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 421, Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens, Oct.-Nov. 2021 term.

COS 421 -- Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature (Word)
Syllabus for COS 421, Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms and Wisdom Literature, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens, Oct.-Nov. 2021 term.

COS 422 - Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement (PDF)
Syllabus of COS 422 - Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement, taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, April-May 2022 class.(PDF)

COS 422 - Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement (Word)
Syllabus of COS 422 - Theological Heritage IV: Wesleyan Movement, taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, April-May 2022 class.(Word)

COS 423 -- Mission (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 423 -- Mission, taught by Rev. Andy Adams, Aug.-Sept. 2022 (PDF).

COS 423 -- Mission (Word)
Syllabus for COS 423 -- Mission, taught by Rev. Andy Adams, Aug.-Sept. 2022 (Word).

COS 424 -- Personal and Social Ethics (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 424, taught by Rev. Dr. Thomas Logsdon, February-March 2022 term (PDF)

COS 424 -- Personal and Social Ethics (Word)
Syllabus for COS 424, taught by Rev. Dr. Thomas Logsdon, Feb-March 2022 term (Word).

COS 521 -- Bible V: New Testament II -- Acts, Epistles and Revelation (PDF)
Syllabus for COS521, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens (PDF format)

COS 521 -- Bible V: New Testament II -- Acts, Epistles and Revelation (Word)
Syllabus for COS521, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term, taught by Dr. Kenneth Hutchens (Word format)

COS 522 -- Theology in the Contemporary Church (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 522 Theology in the Contemporary Church, taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term.

COS 522 -- Theology in the Contemporary Church (Word)
Syllabus for COS 522 Theology in the Contemporary Church, taught by Dr. Dennis Powers, Aug.-Sept. 2021 term.

COS 523 -- Our Mission: Evangelism (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 523 - Our Mission: Evangelism, taught by Rev. Matt Henson, April-May 2022 class (PDF).

COS 523 -- Our Mission: Evangelism (Word)
Syllabus for COS 523 - Our Mission: Evangelism, taught by Rev. Matt Henson, April-May 2022 class (Word).

COS 524 -- Theological Reflection on the Practice of Ministry (PDF)
Syllabus for COS 524 -- Theological Reflection on the Practice of Ministry, taught by Rev. Tom Goodell, Feb.-March 2023 term.

COS 524 -- Theological Reflection on the Practice of Ministry (Word)
Syllabus for COS 524 -- Theological Reflection on the Practice of Ministry, taught by Rev. Tom Goodell, Feb.-March 2023 term.

Covenant to Becoming BeLoved Community
Covenant adopted by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference meeting in a virtual special session Nov. 10-11, 2021.

Demography of the Immigrant Population in Illinois
The March 2011 issue of Policy Forum, an occasional publication of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, examines the rapid growth of immigrant population within the State of Illinois.

Denman and Cartwright Award Recipient List
PDF document of past recipients of the Denman Evangelism Award and the Peter Cartwright Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by the IGRC Evangelism Committee. To save a copy of the document, right-click your mouse and select "Save Target As..." or "Save File As..." and then direct to the location where you want the file saved.

Denman Evangelism Award - Clergy Nomination
Microsoft Word document used to nominate a clergy member for the annual Denman Evangelism Award, given by the IGRC Evangelism Committee. Deadline for submission 2022 is April 22. To save the document to your computer, place your mouse on the link above, right-click and choose "Save Target As..." or "Save File As..." and then direct where you want the file to be saved.

Denman Evangelism Award - General Overview
PDF document outlining the Denman Evangelism Award, awarded annually by the IGRC Evangelism Committee. To save the document to your computer, point the mouse over the link above, right-click and choose "Save Target As..." or "Save File As..." and then direct the location of where you want the file to be saved.

Discipleship Handout
Handout for the Discipleship presentation at the 2021 New Pastors' Orientation (PDF)

Disclosure Form
Use this form, signed in front of a notary public, to attest that as a candidate for ministry, the candidate "has neither been accused in writing nor convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, any incident of sexual misconduct, or child abuse.” (¶310.2b.2).

District U.S. Mission Team Application
GRANT PRIORITIES:  1. The work project must be United Methodist-related. 2. This grant is for district-sponsored mission trips within the US. 3. The team leader must be an IGRC clergy or lay member who is an experienced mission team leader.  4.  The grant must be approved by the District Superintendent.  5. If the team has a participant under the age of 18, all adults must have a background check on file in the district or     conference office.  

Equalization Lay Member to Annual Conference Update Form
Fill out this form if your church needs to change or file an equalization lay member to Annual Conference. Use this form to notify the District office.

FAQ's about Medicare Supplement Change
Frequently Asked Questions about the IGRC Medicare Supplement Plan transitioning from HealthScope to UMR, effective May 1, 2022.

FAQ's on Clergy Disaffiliation
Frequently Asked Questions about disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church for clergy.

FAQ's on General Conference 2019
Handout on Frequently Asked Questions about General Conference 2019, compiled by the Bishop's Learning Group of the Council of Bishops.

Finance and Benefits Handout
Handout to accompany the Finance and Benefits presentation of the 2022 New Pastors' Orientation (PDF)

Flow Chart - Certified Lay Servant
A flow chart of the steps to become a Certified Lay Servant and the steps to maintain that status.

Flow Chart - Certified Lay Speaker
A flow chart of the steps to become a certified lay speaker and the steps to maintain that status.

Flyer -- Black and White
Black and white flyer for the Building Awareness phase of Imagine No Malaria.

Flyer -- White Space
Color flyer for Building Awareness Step of Imagine No Malaria campaign

FSA Dependent Care Reimbursement Form
FSA Dependent Care Reimbursement Form

General Conference briefing slides
Power Point presentation given by Bishop Frank J. Beard in November 2018 about upcoming special session of General Conference.

Golden Cross Sunday brochure
2021 updated brochure for promoting Golden Cross Sunday or Alternate Golden Cross Sunday

Golden Cross Sunday Bulletin inserts
2018 bulletin inserts for use on Golden Cross Sunday or Alternate Golden Cross Sunday

Handbook for dCOM's
Handbook for District Committees on Ordained Ministry

Harvest Sunday
This document provides a timeline and planning strategy for a local congregation to hold a Harvest Sunday celebration as part of its stewardship ministry.

How To -- Pipe Cleaner Mosquito
Instruction sheet on how to make a mosquito out of pipe cleaner as part of raising awareness about Imagine No Malaria.

How To -- Sleep Out to End Malaria
Instructions on how to plan and organize a Sleep Out to End Malaria

How to Participate on Zoom
A one-page reference guide to how the 2021 Annual Conference will operate in a Zoom environment (PDF)

How to Use UMCares
Step by step directions on setting up an account and updating it during candidacy.

How To: Completing the Donation Envelope
Directions on how to complete the donation envelope for Imagine No Malaria

I-9 Letter from Conference Chancellor
Letter dated August 28, 2013, from Conference Chancellor John Kauerauf outlining a new procedure where pastors need to complete Form I-9's with their local churches. The I-9 form can be downloaded at: www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. To view the letter, click the hyperlink above. To save the file to your computer, use the right-click button on your mouse, select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then designate where you want the file to be saved.

IGRC BOM Policies Manual
Policies governing the IGRC Board of Ministry, updated May 2017.

IGRC Safe Sanctuaries Policy
IGRC Safe Sanctuaries Policy

IGRC Statistical Summary -- 2021
Commonly called the Pink Sheet, this details key statistical information for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference over a period of years.

Imagine No Malaria Comprehensive Impact Report
Report of the Global Impact of Imagine No Malaria, published in July 2017.

Imagine No Malaria Jeopardy
Questions to use for a Jeopardy-style education experience on Imagine No Malaria.

Imagine No Malaria Pledge Card
Pledge card to use with Imagine No Malaria campaign

Imagine No Malaria: A United Response
Fact Sheet on the United Response for Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria: FAQs
Fact sheet of Frequently Asked Questions about Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria: Worship
Planning document for worship around Sunday to Save Lives

Impact 100 Power Point presentation
Power Point presentation for use with Impact 100

Impact 100 Request Letter
Request Letter for Impact 100 component of Imagine No Malaria campaign

Impact 100 Sample Invitation
Sample invitation for Impact 100 component of Imagine No Malaria.

Impact 100 Speaking Points
Speaking Points for the Impact 100 component of Imagine No Malaria

Impact 100: Making the Ask
Document on Making the Ask of Impact 100 component of Imagine No Malaria

INM Comprehensive Impact Report Statistics
Statistical information that supplements the Comprehensive Impact Report, published July 2017.

Kaskaskia Tidings (May 2015)
May 2015 of the Kaskaskia Tidings newsletter.

Lay Leadership Development Tracks Revision 2016
Informational spreadsheet for Lay Leadership Tracks of service...Certified Lay Servant, Lay Speaker and Certified Lay Minister. Effective 1 Jan 2017.

Lay Servant Ministries Annual Report Tutorial
This form is to be used as an aid/guide in filling out the Lay Servant Ministries Annual Report Form.

Let's Do a Prayer Walk
Article by Bishop Frank J. Beard regarding a conference-wide Prayer Walk on Nov. 18, 2017, October 2017 issue of The Current.

Litany Based Upon Purpose of UMW
Litany based upon the Purpose of United Methodist Women. This resource can be used in conjunction with UMW Recognition Sunday or used separately for other occasions.

Living our Principles discussion guide
Discussion guide curriculum for the video series, "Living our Principles" (33 pages, PDF)

Local Church Guide for Sunday to Save Lives
15 page PDF to assist in preparing for a local church Sunday to Save Lives observance.

Love Provider Example Goals
Chart showing the suggested number of persons needed to join Impact 100 based upon average worship attendance.

Malaria Facts
Fact sheet on Malaria

Malaria Skit Script
Script for a skit raising awareness about Imagine No Malaria

Many Gifts, One Spirit: Healthy Relationships for an Inclusive Church
Brochure for the March 9, 2012 workshop and webcast on sexual ethics.

Medical Form for the Physician
Individuals who desire to become United Methodist pastors require to undergo a physical exam. The purpose of the physical exam is two-fold.  First, it helps the individual know and care for his or her body.  The physical exam often helps individuals become aware for the first time of problems which need to be addressed.  Second, the physical identifies chronic or recurring health issues diseases which may interfere with the functions and performance of ministry.  While these disabilities and ...

Ordination Service Handout
List of persons in the 2022 Ordination Service of Annual Conference

Organizing a Prayer Walk
Guidelines and suggestions for organizing a prayer walk developed by Conference Prayer Coordinator Aletha Weatherall.

Our Conference, Our Kids brochure
Master for a tri-fold, 4 color brochure for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign Produced by IGRC Communications

Our Conference, Our Kids Bulletin Insert
Master of a 4-color, half-sheet two-sided bulletin insert for the Our Conference, Our Kids campaign. Produced by IGRC Communications

Passionate Worship Booklet
Booklet prepared by Rev. Taylor Burton Edwards, 2010 Annual Conference speaker

Pasvogel Fund Application
Laypersons may use this form to apply for funds to further their faith development.

Peace With Justice Grant application
Download this form to make application for the 2016 Peace With Justice Grant, administered by the IGRC Board of Church and Society.

Pledge Form - Church
Word document for churches to communicate their congregational pledge to Imagine No Malaria.

Protocol of Grace and Reconciliation through Separation
Legislation submitted to the 2020 General Conference (33 pages, PDF)

Protocol presentation
Power Point presentation outlining the Protocol of Grace and Reconciliation through Separation legislation

Recommendations for a Safe Return to Worship
Document from Church Mutual outlining steps a church should take in preparing for a safe return to in-person worship (PDF).

Record of Contributions -- Excel format
Excel spreadsheet for recording contributions for Imagine No Malaria

Record of Contributions -- Word format
Word document for recording contributions for Imagine No Malaria

Requirements for Associate Membership
An overview of the process and requirements for persons seeking Associate Membership in the Annual Conference.

Requirements for Full Membership
Requirements outlining process for full membership for elders or deacons, effective 2021.

Safely Returning to Worship
Document produced by Church Mutual outlining best practices for a church that is returning to in-person worship (PDF)

Sample Church-Wide Appeal Letter
Sample letter to use for church-wide appeal on behalf of Imagine No Malaria

Scholarship Application
Camping Scholarship Application

Seminary Education Grant Request
Use this form to make a seminary education grant request

Sexual Ethics Training Resource (PDF)
Power Point Slides for the mandatory sexual ethics training April 17-20, 2013, at Mt. Vernon West Salem Trinity UMC, Washington Crossroads UMC, Champaign New Horizon UMC and Sugar Creek UMC in Chatham. These are full page copies of the slides which will be used. Any notes would have to be made on a separate sheet of paper or on the face of the slide. (44 pp/slides)

Sexual Ethics Training Resource (PPT)
Power Point Slides for the mandatory sexual ethics training April 17-20, 2013, at Mt. Vernon West Salem Trinity UMC, Washington Crossroads UMC, Champaign New Horizon UMC and Sugar Creek UMC in Chatham. To create a handout for taking notes, open the file in Power Point, Select File, Print, and then under the slide settings, choose Notes Page (for a single slide and space to take notes) or choose one of the multi-slide options with 2 or 3 slides per page to print out pages for taking notes.

Step 2: Build Awareness
General instruction sheet and overview for the second phase of the Imagine No Malaria campaign for your church.

Step 3: Uniting Faith and Work: Impact 100
Document providing overview for the Impact 100 component of Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Step 3: Uniting Faith and Work: Sunday to Save Lives
Document providing overview of Sunday to Save Lives component of Imagine No Malaria campaign.

Step 4: Submitting Gifts
Overview document on submitting gifts for Imagine No Malaria

Step 5: Continue the Movement
Document that provides overview of Step 5 of Imagine No Malaria campaign

Suggestions for Observing UMW Sunday
Use this list of suggestions to design your own Recognition Sunday service.

Summer Intern Background Check
Summer Intern Background Check

Supplemental Guide for Sunday to Save Lives
29 page PDF that includes sermon starters, children's sermons, hymns, scriptures for a five-week period that precede a Sunday to Save Lives observance.

SupportLinc Mobile App flyer
Flyer with information and QR Code for the SupportLinc mobile app

SupportLinc Web Portal flyer
Flyer containing information on SupportLinc web portal

Talking Points on Golden Cross Sunday
Talking Points for pastors and others to use in promotion of Golden Cross Sunday (PDF).

Tri-Fold Brochure
Tri-fold brochure for Building Awareness of Imagine No Malaria

UMRC 8.5x11 flyer
UMRC 8.5x11 flyer

UMRC brochure or bookmark
UMRC brochure or bookmark

UMRC bulletin insert
UMRC bulletin insert

UMRC General Membership Letter
General Membership Letter found on the Members Page of the UMRC website Updated January 2015

UMRC Membership Information Form
UMRC Membership Information Form

UMRC newsletter copy
UMRC newsletter copy

UMW Membership and Outreach Suggestions
Growing and adding new members to our units should be a responsibility and a desire of each member in the unit, not just the president or membership coordinator. According to the United Methodist Women 2009-2012 Handbook, page 3 "membership is open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women." On page 4 it reads "One becomes a member by committing to the PURPOSE." This download provides some ideas from ...

Understanding Pastoral Changes
The United Methodist system of itinerant ministry is rooted in John Wesley’s vision of spreading scriptural holiness across the land and utilizing both clergy and laity in the fulfillment of this mission. Itinerant ministry in the earliest days required pastors to travel continually on horseback around defined circuits, and then after a year or two be assigned to a different circuit.

United Methodist Women Crosstic
Each letter of United Methodist Women is used to spell out what UMW is about. Use as part of United Methodist Women Recognition Sunday on third Sunday in September or use separately for other occasions.

UVC Newsletter -- Spring-Summer 2013
Additional information on the workshop, Reaching "The Very Least of These". Page 2 has a flyer which may be posted or inserted in your local church bulletins. An article on "Where's the Love?" - Foster Kids Want to Know" it includes contacts for the Foster Care programs UM agencies support. Information on Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House hosting Illinois Kids Count 2013 Conference The Children's Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org, reminds us to "Protect Children Not Guns." To open the ...

We Need to Pray About Our Future
f you are wondering about your future as a congregation, you are not alone. In these changing times, many congregations wonder because of financial struggle. Many wonder because of shrinking membership. Some wonder because they are beginning to notice decline in their capacity for mission and ministry. Some wonder because members are aging, or because there are no children. Some wonder because they are wandering in a wilderness and have lost sight of where God is calling them to go. This booklet...

Web Banner -- 432 x 124
Web Banner measuring 432 by 124 pixels

Web Banner -- 468 x 228
Web banner measuring 468 by 228 pixels

Web Banner -- One Child -- Full
Web Banner for use on websites and e-newsletters.

Website Assessment Form
Use this form to assess church websites to assess how "user friendly" and inviting the site is to persons outside the church. To download the form, place the mouse cursor on the hyperlink above, click with the right mouse button and select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then direct where you want to save the file. To view the file, click on the hyperlink. (3 pages, Word document)

Whose Church Is It Anyway?: Trust Clause
The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference is, like every other annual conference in The United Methodist Church, a legal entity. It owns certain properties which are used for annual conference mission and ministry (offices, staff parsonages, and camps, for example). It does not, however, own local churches.

Worksheet #1 -- The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Worksheet to use with Session #1, The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (PDF format)

Worksheet #1 -- The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Worksheet to use with Session #1, The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (Word format)

Worship - Content Slide
Background for Content slide for Sunday to Save Lives worship of Imagine No Malaria

Worship -- Title Slide
Background for Title Slide for Sunday to Save Lives of Imagine No Malaria

Year-End Report Table Directions
Help sheet for completing the year-end reports for local church online at: http://ezra.gcfa.org