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.

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

Prairie Fire Gatherings/Mission Outposts

Begin or participate in a Prairie Fire group.  Pray for and connect with your neighbors.  Invite them to join you for prayer and then regular faith discussion.

 

Begin a Prairie Fire Group

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

Home or Neighborhood Gatherings

Begin or participate in a Home or Neighborhood small group that gathers people from your church together for study and prayer during this time when we cannot meet for large corporate worship.

 

Begin a Home Group

Church Planting Strategies

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

Watch Video

 

 

 

7 Seasons of Church Planting

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

Download Resource

 

Are we a Multiplying Church?

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

Download Resource

 

Discover Your Mission Field 

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

Dive into demographics

 

Attend an Exploration 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. 

Contact Mike Crawford to see if a workshop is scheduled or to schedule one in your area.