COVID-19 UPDATE: Praise the Lord Family! In line with CDC guidelines, we are resuming our services and events in phases. See calendar of events for information. Our children’s ministries, Men’s Breakfast, Woman at the Well, AWANA, and Sunday School will still be “on pause” until further notice. If you have any questions, feel free to call Pastor Nick at 773-844-2139 or Church Administrator, John, at 224-423-1791. We greatly appreciate your support at this time. Let’s ALL keep praying that this virus will end soon. Thanks and God bless.
TEACHING MINISTRY – ALL AGES
SUNDAY BIBLE SCHOOL for all ages every Sunday at 9:30 am
Teaching is a priority at New Life. We believe that people need to be methodically taught the Word of God. Biblical truths are important, not only to adults, but to teens and children. We have classes for every age group as well as several Adult classes. It is our vision to have more classes on different subjects. For newcomers, we have a class called “Full Life in Christ ,” which is required to take for church membership. After that class, we ave a follow-up class called “Advancing To Spiritual Adulthood.” The Senior Pastor teaches a Bible class and our Associate Pastor teaches a class also for those who want to advance in their spiritual knowledge and understanding.
WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT for all ages every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Join us Wednesday night where we have teaching, worship and praise for all ages! Adults meet in the auditorium at 7:00 pm for worship, praise and teaching.
Our Awana children’s ministry program begins each September and includes a lively, fun, ministry. During the summer months the fun continues with a special summer program. Children in K-6th grade will meet in Room 102. Teens go to Rm 106 with Teen Ministry leader, Rev. Wylinda Williams. Pre-school children (ages 3-5) go to the toddler nursery. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND!
PRAISE, MUSIC & DANCE
Praise and worship is a vital part of New Life Christian Fellowship. We believe the Scriptures teach demonstrative praise and worship (Psalm 150) that glorifies the Lord. The songs consist of a blend of different styles of music played on many different types of musical instruments to reach this single purpose. Our worship team includes singers and instrumentalists that use the talent that God has given them to lead the congregation into this Christ-centered praise & worship.
We have a choir who has a desire to sing unto the Lord and glorify His name. The choir’s desire is to have the anointing of the Spirit and to minister to people through different types of songs.
A ministry of praise dancing set to Christian music to glorify the Lord.
In the Morning service, we also have special selections of music presented by people from our own congregation. In all our music, we pursue excellence and the anointing of the Spirit.
At New Life, we believe in the power of prayer. There is always some ministry of prayer going on, but we have a special time of prayer and intercession for many needs every Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and pray with other believers. We call this the “Hour of Power,” and it is a time of earnest, intense prayer. We have seen God answer our unified praying. When we have urgent prayer requests, we have “prayer intercessors” that are contacted and they lift these requests to the throne of God.
It is important for the men of the church to be “strong in the Lord,” and to be godly leaders. Once a month, on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 8 am, the men meet together for prayer and then go out for breakfast, and for a time of good Christian fellowship.
“Woman at the Well” is a women’s ministry that meets regularly for a time of prayer, fellowship, praise, and the ministry of the Word. Women face many challenges today, and that is why we have a special time for women to come together to encourage and to minister to each other. They also have a time when they pray and intercede for various needs. Our women’s ministry meets every 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church.
YOUTH & TEENS
Rev. Wylinda Williams leads a dynamic youth ministry for Christ (7th grade thru High School) that meets every Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m., and every Friday evening, at 7:30 p.m. They meet for times of Bible Study, relevant youth discussions, music, fellowship and social activities. Rev. Wylinda has a vision to introduce teens to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their walk of faith.
It is our desire as a church to communicate Biblical truths to children on their level. During the Sunday Morning Service, the children are dismissed from the service to go to Children’s Church. Our Children’s Church is for children 3 years old through 4th grade. We have many children’s church workers and helpers who are committed to ministering to children.
Our AWANA ministry meets every Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church and runs from September through June. (During the summer months, the fun continues with a kids summer ministry on Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.)
Awana is an exciting, scriptural, fun and well-balanced ministry for children. It is based on II Timothy 2:15. Awana is the largest children’s ministry in the world and is used around the world.
Awana has three parts: a game time, a handbook time (learning scripture), and a devotional time. Many children have found Christ and have spiritually grown through this children’s ministry. Our kids love AWANA!
During Sunday Morning Bible School and during Sunday Morning Worship, we have a team of dedicated church members who help take good care of infants up to 2 years. The baby nursery is in the northeast corner of the Auditorium (main level).
The Food Pantry ministers to the basic needs of the immediate neighborhood around the church. Every Tuesday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we give out food to those who come to the East side door of the church.
CHURCH OPERATIONS MINISTRIES
We have a practical ministry team that organizes and facilitates our banquets, showers, picnics, and special events.