As a local body of believers, we are privileged to joyfully serve our community with the love of Jesus. We value the vital role our neighborhood partners play in our community, accomplishing things that we could never have attempted on our own. Our relationships with outside partners are mutually beneficial: we help them to fulfill their vision, and our partners teach us and help us to grow in Christlike character and maturity. Partnerships are an opportunity for us to grow in:
Our vision is for every regular attendee and member to actively serve in our community. If you would like to serve in the community in any way, there are two things you can do:
There are many individuals and organizations that are doing good work in our community—far more than we could sustain formal ties with. Instead of officially partnering with everybody, Christ Church chooses to partner with a small number of organizations that (1) have a clear mission, (2) effectively execute their vision, (3) fill a strategic need, and (4) would benefit from our involvement. These partners are:
Administer Justice is a 501(c)3 based in Elgin, IL. Through their partnership, dozens of churches, including Christ Church Chicago, have established Gospel Justice Centers offering legal aid to those in need of justice, freedom, and hope. Clients can visit our Gospel Justice Center to talk with real lawyers and, if they so desire, enjoy hospitality and receive prayer. For more information on how to receive affordable legal aid, click here.
Door of Hope Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered and Bible-based transformation partner supplying transitional housing for homeless men in Chicago’s Washington Park community. It provides a safe and clean environment; aids in access to social, medical, and vocational services; and provides practical help for those who truly want change. A member of our church, David Pendleton, serves as its Executive Director.
Parkshore Nursing Home is a rehabilitation and skilled nursing center located in the Woodlawn neighborhood. They provide 24-hour nursing, sub-acute rehabilitation services, and care for residents’ physical, mental, and/or geriatric needs. We partner with them by visiting weekly and holding a brief worship, prayer, and preaching service.
Young Life ministers to high school and middle school students on their own turf. Students attend Club, where they have fun playing games and hearing about the one true God who loves them. On the South Side, Young Life is currently at DuSable High School, UC Woodlawn and the University of Chicago Lab School. Our congregation has a long history of supporting Young Life with congregants serving on the Southside Young Life committee, participating in annual fundraising, and serving as student leaders.
We are committed to supporting gospel growth throughout Chicago and around the world. Click here for more information on our partners doing this good work.