Church Growth Awards

Church Growth Awards are awarded to the church with the greatest percentage of Professions of Faith in the previous when compared to church membership.  The following congregations were recognized at the 2014 Annual Conference for growth in 2013:

Membership 1-50
Pleasant Grove UMC, Iroquois River District 
Lisa Wiedman, pastor
11 Professions of Faith 

Membership 51-100
(Tie)
Dayspring Native American UMC, Illinois River District
Danira Parra, pastor
Fountain of Life UMC, Sangamon River District
Kevin Treptow, pastor
9 Professions of Faith

Membership 101-250
Urbana Quest, Iroquois River District 
Andrew Adams, pastor
20 Professions of Faith

Membership 251-500
Springfield Douglas Avenue, Sangamon River District
Julia Melgreen, pastor 
38 Professions of Faith

Membership 501+
Fairview Heights Christ UMC, Mississippi River District
Shane Bishop, pastor
127 Professions of Faith