We have begun a new series entitled "Chronicles of the King" as we study the book of Matthew. You can listen to lessons from the series on our sermons page.
Keeping in step with entire Chicago Church of Christ, the Central Ministry Center is focused in 2013 on the theme, "Connections." Over the past several years, our group of faithful followers has been a model of love and generosity. We know how to take care of each other. We give generously. We serve willingly. As we have embarked on another year of faithful service, each disciple has been called to be connected – to the body of Christ, to the core House Church unit, and to the community.
Congregationally, we believe that when each member uses his or her gifts to serve, then each will reach a higher level of powerful impact and personal joy.
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10)
We work together well when each is committed in that way. In 2012, we saw this powerfully in many areas – with our HOPE outreach efforts (for the sake of the poor), our individual ministries, our growing and creative worship team, and our Missions contribution, as we significantly exceeded our goal on the day we selected.
The Chicago Church is not a congregation with small groups; we are a congregation of small groups. Every member of the Central Ministry Center is connected to a House Church. Our conviction is that this is the only way to meet the needs of each member in a growing congregation. For about six months of the year, our House Churches meet on Wednesday nights to study the scriptures together; for the remaining months, we enjoy periodic meals and other events so that each member's emotional, spiritual, and physical needs can be effectively met.
In all of this, we strive to never lose sight of the Mission to the communities where we live and work. We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to find the Pearl of Great Price – the joy and fulfillment of Salvation, and the great hope of an eternal hereafter with the Father of all.