Walking with Dreamers
I remember reading a quote some time ago that stated, “The day we stop dreaming is the day we start dying.” That memory sparks me to ask you, “Are you dying, or are you dreaming?”
When Northwoods Church began in 1990, we had a dream to bring new levels of hope to the more than 150,000 people in the Peoria area who were not part of a local church. Now, more than 30 years later and through the goodness of God, that dream has become reality. God has positioned Northwoods as a vehicle of hope and healing, a warm light in a cold world. He continues to increase our impact and influence in our city and surrounding communities, and indeed has given us reach into the far corners of the world.
And God keeps giving new dreams! Today we envision more and more thriving local churches providing fountains of hope and healing in communities, and we intend to plant churches throughout our nation to achieve this God-given dream.
Do you share this dream? Do you resonate with this desire to offer Jesus’ message of hope and healing to a community? We want to walk alongside dreamers like us. Together, anchored in the Word and empowered by the Spirit, we can work to make these dreams real, and we can celebrate when broken-world people find freedom through Christ Jesus!
— Jon Rychener Senior Pastor
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Northwoods is hiring two church planters for 2023.