Nearly 750,000 people reside in Central Illinois, yet the vast majority do not follow Jesus closely. Recent studies suggest that, despite our Bible-belt location, Central Illinois needs more vibrant churches. We can bring the help and hope of Jesus to our region if we’re willing to fearlessly make room for and seek EVERYONE.

With God’s help, our goal is for West Side to impact 10,000 people a week.

It will take every Westsider living on-mission every day to make this vision a reality. First, we’ll attempt to double our impact on our current campus by adding new kids space, a larger worship center and additional concourse areas designed for connection and growth. From there, we will seek to reproduce West Side’s DNA by extending our impact via new campuses in our region. We won’t stop until every person within our reach has the opportunity to know Jesus and connect with a healthy, inspiring church community.

Fearless Goals

Our Primary Goal


We want every Westsider to take next steps in his or her personal devotion to Jesus and his mission.

Our Secondary Goal


We are trusting God to provide, not only for our ongoing ministry at West Side, but for the expansion and compassion efforts to reach 10,000 people per week in Central Illinois and beyond.

Fearless is Bold

Bold Discipleship

$13.5 million to fuel West Side's ongoing ministry to kids, students and adults in 2019 and 2020. This represents West Side's on-going budget.

Bold Growth

$15 million to expand our campus and to make room for EVERYONE who does not yet know the love, hope and freedom of Jesus Christ.

Bold Compassion

$1.5 million to unleash a fresh wave of help and hope through our local and global mission partners in Kenya, Myanmar, India and beyond.