History

Like many churches, we come from humble beginnings. On June 20, 1965, in a school called Hillcrest, a small band of believers gathered to worship God under the name Covenant Reformed Church. Since then, we’ve moved around, changed names, worshipped with more than a few pastors, and eventually settled here in Downers Grove, where we’ve been for almost fifty years. We’re a church with deep ties to the community, and we’re blessed to call this place home.

Reformed Church in America

Downers Grove Community Church is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America (RCA), with an emphasis on reaching out and blessing the community in which we live. The Reformed Church is a Protestant denomination with a rich and growing vision for the future. Being a part of the RCA gives our church stability and accountability that an independent congregation does not have, and also serves to guide us on important issues.

The RCA has the distinction of being the Protestant Church with the longer continuous history in North America, tracing its roots back to Dutch colonists in 1628.  Our church grew out of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century as God moved the existing church to be “reformed according to the Word of God,” which is where the name “Reformed” originated.  Men such a Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and others, were the persons used to bring about a return to the Bible as our only rule of faith and practice.

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