About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a biblically functioning community for this generation (Matthew 28:19-20).

Our Need

There is a need for a high-impact, culturally relevant church to reach out and win our generation of people. Therefore, we are committed to be a church that is culturally relevant to our generation to win them to Christ.

Our Vision

Our vision is to honor our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by carrying out His command to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).
In order to accomplish this, our church will be an equipping center where every Christian can be developed to his or her full potential for ministry. This development will come through: creative, inspiring worship; teaching that is biblical and relevant to life; vital, supportive fellowship; and opportunities for outreach into the community in service and evangelism. As a result, we will have made a difference in our community with the Christian influence being increasingly felt in homes, businesses, education, and politics. We further intend to multiply our worldwide ministry by supporting missionaries, by sending out missionaries, by preparing our people for leadership roles in vocational ministries and parachurch groups, and by becoming a resource center and model for Chicago and the nation.

Our Core Values

These core values state the attitudes and actions which are reflected in the ministries of our church.
1. We value application of the Scripture (James 1:22).
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice. Therefore, we are committed to learn and apply what it says.

2. We value spiritual growth (Colossians 2:19).
We believe in continuous Christian growth toward the likeness of Christ. Therefore, we are committed to provide programs to help all Christians in their spiritual progress.

3. We value the unchurched (Luke 15, 19:10).
We believe the unchurched matter to God. Therefore, we are committed to develop relationships with them and to provide services that are sensitive to their needs.

4. We value commitment (2 Corinthians 8:5, Matthew 22:37-39).
We believe all members of the church should be committed to the Lord and to one another. Therefore, we are committed to love our God with all our hearts and with all our souls and with all our minds, and love our neighbors as ourselves.

5. We value the service of all believers (Ephesians 4:12).
We believe God created each person with unique gifts, talents, and personalities. Therefore, we are committed to encourage and train every member for ministry.

6. We value authenticity (2 Corinthians 1:12, 6:11).
We believe Christians ought to be genuine. Therefore, we are committed to cultivate a loving and Christ-like community.

7. We value the integrity of the family (1 Timothy 3:4-5, 11-12).
We believe that the family is the first institution that God established. Therefore, we are committed to promote and build God-honoring families.

8. We value the planting of churches locally and globally (Acts 13:1-3).
We believe that all people in the world need to hear the gospel. Therefore, we are committed to actively participate in the planting of churches that will preach the gospel in relevant ways.

9. We value excellence (Galatians 6:4, 1 Corinthians 3:13, Matthew 25:21).
We believe doing our best honors God and inspires people. Therefore, we are committed to high standards in all areas of ministry.

Our Doctrine

1. We believe in the authority of the Scripture.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2. We believe in the one true God.
God is Creator of all things' infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He is the Trine God, one in trinity, equal in power and glory.

3. We believe in Jesus as the only Savior.
The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus, become children of God.

4. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by convicting man, regenerating the believing sinner, indwelling, guiding, instructing and empowering the believer for godly living and service.

5. We believe in the fallenness of natural man.
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

6. We believe in the ministry of the local church.
Only those who have saving faith in Jesus Christ are eligible for membership in the local church, and they shall join the church for instruction, fellowship, worship, and service.

7. We believe in the sacraments instituted by Christ.
Water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church. However, they are not to be regarded as a means of salvation.

8. We believe in eternal life and death.
After the bodily resurrection of the dead, those who having saving faith in Christ will receive everlasting life and fellowship with the Lord, and those who do not have saving faith in Christ will receive judgment and everlasting punishment


Our Strategy

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1. Plowing (Hosea 10:11-12)
Bringing the unchurched into the vital life of the church will only be accomplished when Christians realize that people matter to God, and build relationships of integrity with them.

2. Sowing (1Corinthians 3:6)

Once a relationship of integrity has been established, believers will have opportunities to share their faith in Christ through their testimonies and Gospel presentations.

3. Watering (1Corinthians 3:6)
Once someone has accepted Jesus as his/her Savior; he/she needs to grow spiritually. This can be accomplished through personal and corporate worship, prayer and Bible study.

4. Harvesting (John 15:1-8)
Believers should discover their spiritual gifts, develop them and use them in Christian service with the body of Christ to edify one another and bear spiritual fruit.

5. Multiplying (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Believers should be equipped and developed to become small-group leaders, teachers, deacons, elders, church staff, church planters and missionaries of the church.