At Downers Grove Community Church, we’re fueled and inspired by the unwavering power of Christ’s love for us. We wholeheartedly believe that a small neighborhood church like ours can be impactful and meaningful when we share that love with each other everyday.
Through our Sunday morning worship service, as well as our outreach events throughout the week, we create a church experience rooted in Biblical teaching. We use scripture as both a foundation and a guide—showing how we can grow spiritually, relationally, and intentionally.
What to Expect
When you arrive on Sunday morning for the service at 9:30AM, you can expect to walk in and see a few people standing around talking. Chances are one of them will greet you, or maybe wave and try to make eye contact. Maybe you’ll walk into the sanctuary and grab a bulletin, then sit in the back row where you can see what’s going on without feeling too much pressure. We’ll sing a few songs. Listen to Howard’s message. Do some praying. Pass the offering basket. (Which, of course, you should feel no obligation to contribute to.) And then after about an hour, the service will conclude. We’ll have a time of coffee and fellowship, and a few more people will probably try and shake your hand, but you can certainly leave whenever you want. And then it’s our hope that you’ll go back to your life and think about what you heard and felt during the service. And maybe even decide to come visit us again.
If there’s one thing we know and believe we are absolutely designed to do, it’s worship our God. As human beings created in His image, we know that music gives praise to God and brings us into His presence. It’s a way for us to commune with Him, a way to humble ourselves and focus every part of our being on the physical act of worship.
Our praise team helps guide the congregation, and when we gather on Sunday mornings, most of the time you’ll see a full band singing praises to the King. A lot of the music we worship with is contemporary, but we also incorporate some of the older hymns, too. Above all, we base our worship on the words we read in John 4:23: “Yet a time is coming, and has now come, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth. For they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
What we Believe
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the foundation from which we should teach.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. We believe that God exists as three distinct persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Son of God became flesh—Jesus Christ—to reveal God to humanity and become the Savior of the world.
We believe that salvation cannot be earned but is freely given to all those who believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross as payment for their sins.
We were created to exist forever and at the moment of our physical death, we pass immediately into the presence of the living God for all of eternity.
The Church is the living Body of Christ on earth and we are members of this body. We live to give glory to God and serve a broken, hurting world with His love and grace.
When history has run its course, Jesus Christ will return in power and glory.