Church Planting Strategies

Watch the video to see what might work best in your context. 

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7 Seasons of Church Planting

What to expect when God calls you to do a new thing.

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Are we a Multiplying Church?

Check out this resource to see if your churches culture is ready to multiply.

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Discover Your Mission Field 

The Illinois Great Rivers Conference is pleased to offer unlimited access to demographic information through the online based resource MissionInsite.

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Attend an Inspiration Workshop

Bring others from your church who are curious and desire to be a part of something new. Dream together about the possibilities God has in store. 

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Exploration Workshop

Join us September 10 & 11 at East Bay Camp. This workshop is designed to help leaders discern their call to start new places for new people. This is open to clergy and laity. It will explore various models for new places and the particular call an individual may sense to be a part of the Reach 1,000 movement in IGRC. Click the button above to register. 

Reach 1,000 Plan at a Glance

Bishop Beard appointed a team to work with Path 1 strategist to analyze current practices and systems for planting.

The plan that the team developed was approved by the Cabinet and Congregational Development Team. 

Goal #1 To reach 1,000 new people each year

Achieving the goal

Goal #2 To reach an additional 1,000 through existing ministries within existing churches.