Concordia University Chicago is pleased to welcome the LCMS Northern Illinois District (NID) leadership team and staff to campus as they relocate from their offices in Hillside, IL. The two organizations will remain independent, but bound together in Christ as they continue to feed the faithful, bring the gospel to a world in need and educate students of all ages.

The NID office staff will occupy the building at 1107 Monroe Ave. on the west side of campus. The NID had owned its previous office space in Hillside, IL since 1979 until its recent sale announced earlier this year.

“The University and the NID are already deeply connected in our confession of God’s Word and in our work across the region. Concordia is eager to strengthen further our relationship with the NID in our Christ-centered service to our students and the common good,” says Dr. Russell Dawn, president of Concordia University Chicago. “Several other districts of the LCMS already have similar partnerships with their local Concordias, and we are thankful to be blessed with this opportunity.”

“Being on the campus of Concordia University Chicago will enhance the common work we have been given in Church, our communities, and the world for the sake of Jesus and His eternal reign,” says Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss, president of the NID. “As with our congregations, schools and ministries, our partnership with the University creates an engagement in which we are ‘Stronger Together.’ The NID has been encouraging and celebrating partnerships; now we get to practice what we preach! We are humbled and excited by what lies ahead knowing this is the Lord’s time and our privilege.”   

The Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is made up of more than 200 congregations, plus new missions and satellite sites, which span 24 counties in the northern third of Illinois. The move to CUC’s campus stems from a result of a Task Force on Stewardship of District Resources established out of the LCMS Northern Illinois District 59th Convention.