Who We Are

Our mission is to help people walk with God, connect as family, and love people in Jesus’ name.

Those who come see this lived out in a variety of ways. We welcome people warmly from the moment they walk in the door. We treasure God’s Word. We prioritize relationships in small groups. We partner with families to disciple the next generation. We get involved with innovative outreach ministries. And we repeatedly remind each other that we are dearly loved brothers and sisters in God’s family.

Our Vision

Our 5-year plan is called 2020 Vision. It is a personal invitation from God to join him in reproducing healthy disciples, families, and even churches. Organized around our mission statement, it includes the following:

  1. Walk with God

    • People leave corporate worship in awe of God and hungry for more.

    • A visual path of walking with God helps people identify their current step and take their next step.

    • Opportunities for transformational growth are recognized, seized, and celebrated through milestones that span cradle to grave.

  2. Connect as family

    • Every guest receives personalized follow-up.

    • Every regular attender is active in a small group.

    • Every leader has a Paul (coach/mentor) and a Timothy (apprentice)

  3. Love people in Jesus’ name

    • Intentional relationships are developed with outsiders to build bridges between the community and church.

    • Strategic partnerships change the conversation about what it means to be a Christian.

    • Churches are renewed throughout Chicagoland and beyond as we embrace our calling as a sending church.

Further Resources:

South Park Church Constitution - explains how our church is structured and responsibilities are shared
Relational Commitments - explains how the gospel applies to relationships including marriage and church membership
Theology of Sex - a concise introduction to the Bible's teaching about human sexuality