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Disciple-Making Disciples

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” — Matthew 28:19-20

Make A Difference

Our team of evangelists are making a difference in neighborhoods and schools around Chicagoland.  Want to join them?

  1. Pray for them using the Prayer Guide
  2. Support them financially through the Ministry/Missions Fund
  3. Join them at local events
University Outreach through InterVarsity

Nate & Laura work with InterVarsity, a ministry that is focused on offering real hope to college students and faculty on campuses across the U.S.

They help students ask the big questions of life, get to know Jesus for themselves and apply the Bible to issues we all face. InterVarsity also develops critical thinking, leadership skills, strong character and integrity and cross-cultural skills essential to navigating adulthood.

Laura is a field operations director, working to improve the systems and events that support regional staff and students.

Nate is a ministry partnership development coach for staff across Indiana and Illinois. He loves mentoring and coaching staff during the often difficult fundraising process.

Evangelism to South Chicago through Englewood Family Outreach

Daniel serves as the executive director of Englewood Family Outreach, a small non-profit organization on the south side of Chicago.

Daniel does everything from support raising to janitorial work to leading Bible studies. The focus of his ministry is relational–primarily focused on the relationship between God and those they serve, but also the many other entangled and broken human relationships.

Englewood Family Outreach hosts three Bible studies each week as well as numerous individual meetings. However, their routine is often disrupted by the brokenness and devastation in the surrounding community, ranging from hospital visits to funerals. In all this, they desire to allow the light of the gospel to shine through their words and deeds, seeking to restore communities in Englewood by proclaiming Christ, training in godliness and empowering the vulnerable.

Outreach at Elmhurst College and College of DuPage through Cru

Kalli serves with Cru at Elmhurst College and College of DuPage by engaging with students as they explore who they are, what they believe and what they want to be. This happens through sharing the gospel, discipling women, leading Bible studies and coaching the overall ministry.

Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) is an international, interdenominational Christian organization that meets on college campuses all over Chicago, the country and the world. Cru seeks to turn lost students into Christ-centered laborers, bringing students to Christ, building them up in their faith and sending them out to reach others.

Chaplain at Midway Airport through Skyword Ministries

Tom is a daily chaplain at Midway Airport, with Skyword Ministries, greeting whoever walks through the door of the chapel for prayer whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist or otherwise. This includes travelers as well as airport workers, police, TSA, custodians, etc.

Tom counsels many who are grieving death as well as those struggling with addictions, depression, spousal trouble and other difficult situations. He seeks to pray with all and tries to spiritually challenge some.

The chapel offers services twice daily and Tom shares the gospel with many through preaching the Word. He frequently disciples in his office before and after services and enjoys, when he is able, to participate in the special work of leading someone to Christ for the first time.

Read more in this January 2021 Connections article about Tom’s work.

Prison Ministry through Koinonia House National Ministries and Radical Time Out

Manny serves with Koinonia House National Ministries (KHNM). Manny is the CEO and his wife, Barbara, works as the operations director.

KHNM seeks to glorify God through the redemption of their neighbors in prison by the gospel of Jesus and their continued discipleship out of prison, thus reducing the recidivism rate and bridging the gap between the Christian inmate and the local church. So far this year, they have conducted multi-day prayer conferences in seven Illinois prisons.

They also lead Radical Time Out, a weekly gathering where all are welcome to experience the love of Jesus Christ regardless of their color, class, culture, crisis or crime.

Read Manny’s testimony in this October 2020 Connections article.

Evangelism and Culture Impact Committee

As we seek to actively invest in transforming lives through the love of Christ,
the work of the committee is to equip and encourage believers to share their faith with others and to demonstrate that faith through culture-impacting ministries, both inside and outside of College Church.

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
– Isaiah 1:17

“…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”
– 1 Peter 3:15

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