Now that “disaffiliation season” is over in northern Illinois (though still going in at least 20 annual conferences in the USA having special sessions to affirm the departure of many more congregations), maybe there are a few things you’d like to know about the Global Methodist Church (GMC) in our area.

Where are the existing Global Methodist Churches in northern Illinois?

What are the plans for planting Global Methodist congregations in McHenry County, in the Batavia/Geneva/St. Charles area, in the Dixon area, and elsewhere?

You have questions and…we have answers.

Are there Global Methodist Congregations in northern Illinois already?


Here you go:

Global Methodist Congregations in Northern Illinois

Stockton: Calvary Church
315 W Maple Ave, Stockton, IL 61085
(815) 947-2414
Sunday worship at 10 am

New Vine Community Church in Lena, Illinois
Comprised of former UMs and newcomers, it is an energetic new church start.
9 am
Pastor Doug Carroll

Plano Methodist Church
219 N. Hale St.
Plano, Illinois
Sunday worship 10 am
Pastor Stevan Saunders
(new website and FB under development)

Naperville: Living Faith Church
Sunday Worship 10am- 11am
Sunday School 9 – 9:45 am
2012 Wicklow Road, Naperville IL 60564
(Corner of Book Road and Wicklow Road, Naperville)
Pastor Norm Strom

Elmhurst: Faith Church of Elmhurst
Sunday worship at 10 am
111 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst, IL

Wheeling: First Korean Methodist Church of Chicago
Currently meeting for worship in the building of Redeemer Lutheran Church
304 W. Palatine Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Sunday Worship:
11:30 am Korean Ministry (Main Sanctuary)
11:00 am English Ministry (choir room)

What About Plans for Starting NEW Global Methodist Congregations?

Meandering Methodists want to know if there is something getting started in their area.

McHenry County and Fox Valley (Batavia/Geneva/St. Charles)

Information and planning meeting with a Global Methodist church planter who will move to the area in late September to begin new congregation development:

Wednesday, August 9th, 7-8:30 pm
St. Charles Public Library
1 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles, IL
Huntley Meeting Room
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to me at

Dixon Area

Monday, July 10
Mid-morning coffee meet up
Contact me if you are interested in being included in this exploratory conversation.

And if you are just wondering, praying, and thinking about this idea of starting new churches, log in to a webinar on July 20 to get in on the adventure of launching a new community of Christ-followers.

The River Network ( is the church planting/church multiplying partner of the Global Methodist Church. Register here for a free webinar:

Intro to Starting a Church Without A Pastor
(yes, it’s possible!)

The live webinar is 7-8 pm Central Time. It will expand your thinking and focus your praying…honest, it will.

Click the link above to register and receive a log in link.

Maybe the Lord will begin stirring some dreams and visions within you to be part of something new!

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The Inaugural Session of the Great Lakes Provisional Annual Conference of the GMC will be October 27-28, 2023, at Crossroads Church (GMC) in Washington, Illinois (adjacent to East Peoria). All are welcome to join the anticipated 700+ clergy, lay members, and interested friends for a joyful, inspiring, and encouraging time to learn, worship, strategize and network. Over 80 new Deacons and Elders will be ordained. After this difficult season of disaffiliation, who wouldn’t want to be part of the New Thing God has led and is launching? Online registration begins August 1st at



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