Serving as Jesus' presence and voice in Chicagoland and around the world.
What does it mean to be a Force for Good?
Serving as Jesus’ presence and voice in Chicagoland and around the world.
CARE FOR THE
Advocate and care for those susceptible to the injustices of human trafficking, displacement, and/or persecution.
Seek opportunities to join initiatives that enhance God’s beauty, justice and wholeness in our broken world.
THE LOCAL CHURCH
Believe God wants His Church to be the primary vehicle through which He heals the world.
Build sustainable resources for underserved and underdeveloped communities.
Cultivate life-giving, transparent, partnerships, believing that we are better together.
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MEET OUR LOCAL PARTNERS
The Chapel partners with organizations in the local community that are furthering God’s kingdom on earth. Click the arrow below to see a list of our local partners!
YMEN – North Lawndale
We partner with YMEN as they serve student in the North Lawndale Community through mentoring, clothing and food distribution, community gardens, basketball league, local home ownership, and racial reconciliation conversations.
Grace + Peace Church – Austin neighborhood
Church partner reaching the Austin neighborhood on the West side of Chicago. We partner with them as they develop their community center, back packs, and daily food distribution during the pandemic.
We have been an interim housing site – the program has been suspended during the pandemic. We provide assistance for hotel lodging for families in need of housing.
We partner with Bridge Builder to educate our students and adults on the history of racial inequity in our city and ways to be part of a Kingdom centered solution.
We partner financially, back packs, and with volunteers to provide tutoring and social support to underserved youth and families in our community.
We are a Friday night shelter site for homeless men
We also routinely collect food for PADS to distribute as their needs arise.
Mobile Food Pantry
Mobile Food Pantry in N. Chicago – Northern Illinois Food Bank – We host 10 mobile food pantries a year.
Food grown in our garden supplies our CCC at Grayslake, as well as a few local food pantries in Libertyville.
We take used bikes, refurbish them and distribute at events for kids that don’t have bikes.
We provide school backpacks and Christmas gifts to foster children.
Brothers United/Mosaic House
Mops supports young moms in our community. We reach out to women in the surrounding areas to support them in their season of being with young children.
We support a boys group home through school backpacks and Christmas gifts and any other needs that arise throughout the year.
An in house (campus) ministry. Feeding 50+ families in palatine weekly. Serving opportunities on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Serving and caring for single moms/dads in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Blessings in a backpack
Helping elementary and junior high kids in D15 with food insecurities. Direct relationship with our local school.
Mobile Food Pantries
Mobile Food Pantries in Mundelein – Northern Illinois Food Bank – We provide mobile food pantries every 2 to 3 weeks in the Mundelein community.
Mundelein Community Care Team
Partnership with Mundelein school districts D75, D120, D76, D73, and D79 and the Mundelein Police Department to help provide care and resources to families in need in our community
Mundelein Police Department
As a Chaplain for Mundelein Police Department, Pastor Thomas helps serve within the community as a first responder for those experiencing traumatic situations and desiring spiritual direction.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Amy’s is working with St. Olaf College and Hamline University in the Twin Cities Metro area in Minnesota. Her ministry is to college students at the university – both to those who already know Jesus and those who don’t yet have a relationship with him. She has the privilege of working closely with student leaders to help train, coach, and equip them to bring the hope of Jesus to every corner of campus and to steward the influence they have for God’s kingdom. Amy loves watching students fall in love with Jesus, be transformed by him, and become world changers in this influential season of life. She is also passionate about seeing students from every nation, tongue, and tribe come together in Christ and catch a glimpse the fullness of our creative God.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes - FCA
Mike is working with educational institutions in Southern Wisconsin. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.
Luke is working on the UW-Whitewater campus. In a year where many of the chapter’s seniors graduated and others did not return to campus, God drew new people into the community, and 56% of the members are new to InterVarsity this year. As it became safer to meet in person, the semester ended with a face-to-face retreat on campus. Ending the year with vision, Bible study, and preparation for the future was refreshing.
Jordan works on both the Madison and UW-Whitewater campuses with CRU. Their purpose is helping to fulfill the great commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others.
The Greenhouse Movement
Jens and Karen work with students and seniors in the Whitewater community, offering a variety of ministries. They provide a Sunday night Anglican service on campus and a summer retreat for college students, and several outreaches to local senior citizen homes.
Dave and Laura are long-time members of the Milton campus of Crosspointe. Having lost a daughter, they launched a ministry for grieving families, traveling across the country offering sessions and podcasts. As they share on their website, “Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to walk with you through the suffocating darkness of child-loss, guiding you to a place of hope, light and purpose.”
Milton Area Youth Center
MAYC provides a safe after school drop-in center for youth in grades 6-12 in the Milton School District. They also provide a free daily meal and fun productive activities. MAYC builds young lives through the work of positive mentors who empower students to accept themselves, model healthy relationships, provide fun activities in a safe environment and engage students in community service.
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MEET OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS
We want to see the Kingdom come not just in Chicagoland but around the globe. Our global partners are committed to being a force for good in wherever they are. Click the arrow below to see a list of our global partners!
Team World Vision
Team World Vision is a fundraising program of humanitarian organization World Vision that equips individuals to raise money for World Vision projects.
Our VISION is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed among the Turkana people of Kenya and His disciples are growing deeper in their faith and making disciples of others.
Our desire is to transform every village in northern India with the Gospel by partnering the global church with indigenous church planters engaged in holistic community development.
We are a Christian development organization based in Cape Town, South Africa committed to facilitate the equipping and networking of individuals, churches, and organizations for physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and economic development in Southern Africa.
Medical Ambassadors International
MAI envisions a world of thriving communities where people experience reconciliation of broken relationships, restoration of hope and health, and dignity through following Jesus.
ELWA Ministries Association USA (EMAUSA) is a U.S. based nonprofit, nondenominational Christian ministry providing spiritual and physical aid to the hurting people of Liberia. Formed in 2009, EMAUSA supports the efforts of ELWA Ministries Liberia helping to meet the needs of Liberia’s victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine ultimately, and most importantly, sharing God’s love.
Our culturally diverse teams work side-by-side with other in-country nationals and local organizations that believe in holistic care. Every dollar we raise is accounted for and we report back to donors how their investment is changing the lives of children and families all around the world.
The 410 Bridge is a Christ-centered, non-profit organization committed to relentlessly pursuing healthy community development in nations confined by poverty. We see the poor as the solution to poverty and not the problem to be solved. We engage communities to participate in their own development, restoring their sense of dignity, purpose, and freedom.
AIM Air provides aviation support to Christian individuals and organizations in Eastern and Central Africa. John Mosby is part of the team of missionary mechanics, avionics technicians, pilots, administrative personnel, and qualified Kenyan staff, operating a small fleet of aircraft from Nairobi, Kenya. They serve over 20 African nations with a passion is to see Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all of Africa’s peoples.
Andean Aid provides educational, physical, emotional, social and spiritual development assistance to at-risk children in the Andes mountain regions of Venezuela and Colombia.
City of God Ministries, Trinidad
City of God Ministries is an interdenominational ministry with a passion for youth and children and a keen vision for the community of Endeavour and the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. They have hosted a number of Chapel youth mission trips over the years.
Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response.
Extreme Response exists to change the lives of people living in extreme situations, investing in the lives of vulnerable people and helping them break free from generational poverty. ER currently serves in Ecuador, South Africa, and the Philippines.
India Rural Evangelical Fellowship
The mission of IREF is to break the cycle of poverty that exists in South India by educating the hearts and minds of impoverished boys and girls to become the agents of change in their community.
Mission Aviation Fellowship is an international Christian organization whose mission is to fly light aircraft and use other technologies to bring help and hope to people in some of the world’s poorest communities. Chad Tilley is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is also overseeing the establishment of an airstrip in a remote part of Myanmar.
The mission of Outstretched Hands is “To raise an army of children and poor to bring the Gospel to the unreached parts of Romania.” They have 12 church plants with an additional 6 starting up. They also have 5 functioning Community Centers which serve an ever-increasing number of children four days each week. They currently serve over 700 children through weekly programs and Community Centers who are loved, fed, given clothing, helped with personal hygiene, taught about family values and, most importantly, about God’s love and Word.
Heather is working with Global Serve International. She started her ministry through reaching college students then international students and now she is trusting God to learn languages in order to bring the Good News to an unreached language group in southeast Asia.
Calling All Skaters, through WYAM, is working to see healthy leaders bring the kingdom of God in every subculture. They do this by inviting people into their community in Barcelona and training them to be healthy leaders, then sending them to influence, disciple and bring the kingdom of God into everything they do. This ministry uses skateboarding and creative arts to reach out to people who have questions about God and the church.
DO GOOD AT HOME
We have several opportunities for you to serve on a Sunday morning during services at our seven campuses.
If you would like to partner with us through volunteering, please fill out a digital connect card.