Church Planters, State of Illinois

Church Planters: We invite you to come to Illinois! We are passionate about starting new churches across our state. The need is evident and the opportunities are plentiful.  We are prepared to partner with new church planters by providing resources (matching funds are currently available), training, partnership with other church planters and support.  The opportunities we have currently are for English speaking church planters.  

Some areas in which churches are needed are:  

City                                         Population    
Decatur:                                         74,010                                
Peoria:                                          115,828                              
Quincy:                                           40,805                              
Rockford:                                      149,120                              
Springfield (capital):                      116,809                              

St. Louis suburbs:
Belleville:                                      43,032                              
Edwardsville:                                24,293                              
Fairview Heights:                          17,087                              
O’Fallon:                                      29,069                              

What we expect of a church planter: 1) The ability to assemble a church planting team, 2) the ability to raise funds, 3) the desire to be trained, to grow and to learn, 4) the fortitude to minister in an unchristian environment, 5) excellent communication skills, 6) unquestioned integrity and Christian character, 7) a healthy family life, 8) a solid financial history, 9) loyalty to the Church of God, 10) long-term commitment to the church plant location.  

To see more about our vision to start churches, see: http://www.illinoiscog.org/church-planting/

If you are interested in starting a church in Illinois, contact Administrative Bishop, Rick Whitter at  rickwhitter@gmail.com. Let’s finish the Great Commission in Illinois!