About the church plant
The church-planting journey that we are on consists of many parts, however 3 parts come to the forefront; those being the dream, the opportunity, and the plan.
God has given us a dream. We are convinced that He has invited us to plant a reproducing church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago—a church committed to seeing those far from God become redeemed and restored. We dream of the day when “The Ten” (the towns of Bloomingdale, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Wood Dale, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Addison and Bartlett) are transformed by the planting of a reproducing church; an epicenter of Hope and Redemption that brings change to these neighborhoods. Come dream with us!
Chicago land is 3rd on the most unreached cities list. This spiritual need is an enormous opportunity. Impacting these cities by living out the gospel in a tangible way is what fuels the dream within us. “The Ten” is an area of over 262,000 people who are not in need of another church, but in need of a movement of people who live and love like Jesus. We are convinced that this is not only an opportunity, but a call.
This is not a Sunday morning dream—we are committed to living it out daily. Our church will scatter throughout the week in homes and neighborhoods and gather on the weekend as one unified church body. We will begin in January of 2011 by recruiting and building a launch team. In May of 2011, we plan to launch Life Groups, which will be a collection of people living on mission to serve and impact the communities around us. The weekend Celebration Service will launch in September 2011. Each weekend we will come together as a church body to celebrate all that God has done in our communities in the past week and be encouraged and challenged for the week ahead.
This dream has been covered in prayer, and will continue to be as we hold fast to seeing God bring life to The Ten.