Westminster Presbyterian Church was looking for a way to be a neighbor in its new community, “for a practical hands-on mission, right here,” said Brad Rogers, director of the Stateline Kids Club. After 150 years of serving a vibrant, growing faith community, Westminster moved to a new facility on the growing east side of Rockford, Illinois. Soon the staff and congregation recognized that many more young families and professionals—an unchurched population—from the Rockton-Roscoe-South Beloit area of northern Illinois were attending their church. They began asking how they could best serve. “Whatever this became, we knew we wanted it to have the DNA of Westminster. Our members already had that missional mentality, so this is a natural outflow,” said Rogers. In June 2008, after receiving an exploratory grant from the Presbytery of Blackhawk, they got to work. The feedback they got from the community was “start with the kids.” Thus began the Stateline Project. After much work and even more prayer, they applied for a mission program grant to make their practical hands-on mission come to life. Westminster was one of five Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) new church developments that received $25,000 each in mission program grants from the Evangelism & Church Growth ministry area of the General Assembly Mission Council in the fall of 2010.