The Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists exists to grow healthy, disciple-making churches.
By 2020 65% of our churches will create and implement a leadership development system
By 2020 50% of our pastors will be growing and functioning as leaders
By 2020 65% of our churches will develop and implement a disciple-making system
By 2020 65% of our churches will have making disciples as part of their mission statements
By 2020 65% of our churches will have a prayer coordinator and a prayer ministry
By 2020 our conference membership will increase by 2,700 (16,000)
By 2020 60% of our churches will be healthy*
By 2020 25 new churches will be planted
By 2020 all of our schools will exhibit excellence in spirituality and academics
By 2020 the number of students attending our schools will increase by 50%
By 2020 five new schools will be started
* A healthy church increases its worship attendance by a minimum of 5% per year.
The name Seventh-day Adventist includes vital beliefs for us as a Church. 'Adventist' reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return ('advent') of Jesus. 'Seventh-day' refers to the biblical Sabbath which from Creation has always been the seventh day of the week, or sunset Friday through sunset Saturday.
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