The vision that God has given Bridgeway is "Vision 2030" with two-fold strategy:
To missionally impact 10% of the unchurched population of Tazewell and surrounding counties through a sprawling network of Bridgeway Community Church campuses
To influence and impact 100 church plants, locally, nationally, and globally by 2030
We believe that this is what God has for us at Bridgeway and we are fully committed to seeing this vision through. We will be planting campuses throughout central illinois and helping as many church plants as we possibly can.
We currently have two local campuses: one in Pekin, IL and one in Marquette Heights, IL. Both campuses feature live worship, BridgeKids, a combined youth group on Wednesday nights, and are setup for both live and video messages. Our hope is to have a network of Bridgeway campuses in Tazwewell and the surrounding counties.
Bridgeway was planted with the intention of being a church that plants other churches. We have embraced church multiplication from the very beginning. We've planted two churches since we began in 2005 and God has given us a vision to impact 100 church plants over the next 13 years, either actually planting them or providing support. We currently have two church planters working with us in our new Church Plant Residency Program.
Our church plant residency program is 18 months, taking a prospective church planter through three phases:
Integration and Acclimation
Core Compentency Development
Strategic Development and Long Range Planning
The program has quarterly assesments with our lead pastor and director of church plant residency. After the program, the church planter launches with 18 months of coaching support from our staff.
Planters Currently On StaffText...
Kevin Grose is our European Church Plant Resident. He and his family are participating in our 18-month residency program with the intent to plant a church in Switzerland in 2019. If you are interested in Kevin's plans contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.