Welcome to Our Church
Loving God & Loving Others
This “spiritual family” began meeting in Naperville in July 1970, in the home of Jim and Shirley Rampton. There were 16 people present. After only three months, we outgrew the Rampton’s home! Our family then moved on to worship in the Naperville Park District’s Barn with 50 members plus Jim and Shirley Rampton that first week. We soon moved from there into the park district’s memorial chapel. After only 17 months, and having grown to 59 members, we were ready to purchase our first building as a congregation – the building located at 7th and Washington. We worshipped there for several years and by 1985, we numbered around 200 and were outgrowing our building. At this time, we took the grand step of selling all of our property and purchasing the land for our current location. On March 6, 1987, our current location had its first worship service with 249 people worshipping. It was dedicated to God, God’s service, and His glory.
Since that time, we have grown significantly. Hundreds have passed through our fellowship as life situations have taken them throughout the country. We have members from every region of the United States and many countries around the world. Here you will a diverse groups of people, from many religious backgrounds, loving, worshipping and serving God side by side. When we look to the future, we see endless possibilities. The current family at Naperville is so very grateful for those original members, and the commitment they made to create a lasting family of Christians in the Chicagoland area expressing love and gratitude to God through worship and service to others. In 2010 a new multi-purpose facility opened to serve Naperville and surrounding communities.
Connect, Grow, and Share
This year our church family has taken on the challenge to connect relationally, grow spritually, and share our faith. Throughout the year we will will have a variety of activities and studies themed around each of these three things. Learn more below and we’d love to have you join us at any point in the journey!
Shaping and guiding us…
There are twelve transformational beliefs that shape and guide us as we connect, grow, and share with each other. It all starts with the belief that God is both creator and sustainer of the universe and is all-knowing, all-loving, and all-powerful. He is active and present in the life of his creation working to bring all people into a relationship with Him.