Our vision is a New Testament church within easy reach of every person in Quad Cities area. Illinois has over 12 million people, and 8.2 million of those people have no relationship with Jesus Christ and the Quad Cities area reflects that with over 300,000 without a relationship with Jesus. We believe that one of the best ways to reach them is to plant churches that will meet them in their context. If you believe God is calling you to plant a new work in the QCA, please contact us.
For more info: Illinois Baptist State Association
3 Ways to Get Involved in Church Planting by Joe Thorn
The easiest step toward involvement in church planting is to get to know solid church planters and plants and help promote them. Pray for them during corporate worship. Invite the planters to come and preach at your church. Send people who are looking for a church to the new church in their area. By building relationships with church plants you will find yourself in a better position to get involved.
The second step is to put your money (or your people) where your mouth is. You can participate in church planting through financial support, encouraging your church members to join a plant, and to offer help as an established church. Church planters need coaching, and your experience could prove very helpful to them. Your church might not be sending a planter, but you can partner with a sending church in a variety of ways.
Some of your churches could be planting a church in the next few years if you really want to. As you seek out and raise up future leaders in your church, and walk them through the options training and pastoral ministry, you may find yourself men called to lead a plant.