The LCMS Central Illinois District (CID) is comprised of 151 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), spanning over 50 counties in Central Illinois.

The purpose of the LCMS Central Illinois District as a corporate body, is to respond to the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Matt. 28) which is "to make disciples of all nations."

The congregations of the District carry out this command by electing, calling, appointing and employing District personnel whose function, in part, is to advise and assist the congregations of the District in the use of their God-given resources to fulfill this mission and ministry both within their locality and throughout the world.

To accomplish this purpose such personnel of the LCMS Central Illinois District serve the members of the congregations of the District in their ministry of worship, witness, nurture, stewardship, and fellowship and assist them in establishing and maintaining missions and ministries beyond the structure of their congregations.

Thank You! The re-design of this website was underwritten by a generous grant from the Central Illinois District Church Extension Fund. This grant also funded CID’s start-up work with the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.  

"A Dollar For Missions"

Contributing one dollar per member per week to help fund new CID missions.


Church Planting

Start the conversation about church planting in your congregation.

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CID Schools

Through Christian education, CID schools equip children to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Check out our Parochial video and find a school near you.

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Gift Planning

Whether you have made a planned gift before or simply want to learn more, the LCMS Foundation is ready to join you on your stewardship path.

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"Lifemark" In Theaters September 9th

LIFEMARK is a movie inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the gift of life.

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Prison MinisTRY:
Will You Try?

Video on the importance of bringing God’s Word to the incarcerated.

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