The LCMS Central Illinois District (CID) is one of the 35 Districts established by The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod (LCMS) to achieve the Synod’s objectives and carry on its activities. The District is the Synod itself, performing Synod functions in Central Illinois. As such, the District functions in support of its member congregations by providing them assistance to conduct ministries at large as well as locally. The District also functions on behalf of its member congregations, administering ministries that can be accomplished more effectively together than singly.
CID Communications Social media tools are the latest aspects of this District’s total communications effort, which also includes an electronic newsletter (The GatePost), bulletin inserts and other e-mail updates to congregations and individual members of the Synod, plus a website.
Social media platforms enable the District to provide information to primary and secondary audiences in convenient and sharable forms. Our main goal in using social media is to inform our audiences and engage broader advocacy and support for District activities. Another goal is to publicize various events in which District congregations, schools, and rostered churchworkers are involved.
Our Lord said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Requesting that our social media followers, friends, and supporters hold themselves to this standard, we encourage respectful postings. We do not edit the posts of others, but the LCMS Central Illinois District reserves the right to refrain from including in its social media duplicate, irrelevant, inappropriate, or offensive content, or content that is otherwise inconsistent with CID’s goals for social media usage. Political statements and/or endorsements are not allowed.
Examples of content in which we are not interested:
Disclaimer: References and links contained in posts are for potential use by individuals and congregations. Comments and links posted by individuals reflect personal opinions and may not necessarily reflect the beliefs and practices of or be endorsed by the LCMS or its Central Illinois District. Resources not produced by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod or Concordia Publishing House may contain helpful information, but may vary in doctrine from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. CID is not responsible for the contents of announcements received from congregations or schools.
Please note that although social media platforms operate around the clock, our moderators do not. Please be patient if you see any comments that seem to violate our policies until these can be appropriately handled. You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the subject line of your message, please write: “Social Media Concern.”
Adopted by CID Board of Directors, March 20, 2020