The Northern Illinois Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are connected with many fine agencies and institutions. 

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries

LOM has 126 outdoor ministry sites across the US, 97 outdoor ministry organizations, 300 full-time directors, 3,500 summer staff, 30,000 acres of land, 175,000 summer campers and 275,000 fall/winder/spring campers and retreaters. Camps that serve our synod are below

Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services in America (Lutheran Social Services) leads one of the largest health and human services networks in the U.S. with over $22 billion in annual revenue, made up of over 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations that touch the lives of 1 in 50 Americans each year. Guided by God’s call to love and serve our neighbors, we empower our faith-based member organizations in their mission to lift up the nation’s most vulnerable people by serving seniors, children, youth and families, people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees and the homeless. Our members work in 1,400 communities throughout the country—in rural and urban areas. In Illinois we depend on LSSI