The unfolding work of Harvest 2.0 has created momentum for our conference as we sharpen our focus and rekindle our call to be witnesses for Christ in the communities where we live. Join our vision to plant 100 new faith communities, to nurture vital congregations through healthy discipleship practices, and to cultivate active community listening and outreach in all of our local churches. Donate today!

New Faith Communities

This is your starting place for church planting! We are called to plant new communities of faith in new places across Northern Illinois. As our cities, towns and neighborhoods change, we believe that starting new faith communities of all kinds is an important way to reach new people for Jesus Christ.

 Vital Churches

Does your church want to feel alive again? Are you wondering how you can make an impact in your community? Large or small, all of our churches are important centers for mission and ministry. By following the core principles of healthy discipleship and using proven methods of outreach, all of our congregations can make an even bigger impact in their communities as vital churches.

Community Engagement

We believe that by working together with neighboring congregations, our local churches can find new opportunities for effective ministry. By cultivating active community listening and outreach, churches can do more together to love their neighbors than they could on their own.


Recent News


Young Adults Surf the Net Church

By Anne Marie Gerhardt Young adults are connecting at the newest “hot spot” in Rockford. It’s not the local coffee shop but a new faith community. The Net Church is trying to link a new way of worshiping with a tech-savvy generation of people who feel disenfranchised, who see church as irrelevant and who are…


Journey Community Church Launches Second Site

Journey Community Church took the next steps on its journey launching a second site in Chicago. More than a hundred people attended the service at Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 23. Journey Community Church, a Harvest 2020 new faith community, began with worship services in Wheeling, IL in April 2011 to…


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