Our Story

In 1984, a group of six couples in St. Charles, Illinois, met regularly for Bible study. They began talking about starting a church. They wanted to launch a church that would appeal to their friends and neighbors who were missing out on a relationship with Jesus Christ. They hired a young pastor and began services on December 16, 1984, in a rented movie theater.

Now, Christ Community Church has grown to over 5,000 weekend attendees meeting on four campuses in the western suburbs of Chicago: the Aurora Campus, the Streamwood Campus, the DeKalb Campus, and our original campus in St. Charles. 


Our church is passionate about loving God and loving people. This passion motivates us to be about the mission Jesus gave all of his followers. We put it like this:

Our mission is to make
passionate disciples of Jesus Christ
who are belonging, growing,
serving and reaching.

In order to accomplish our mission, we put great emphasis on four key values. The first is Belonging. There is a place for you at Christ Community Church. 

A second key value is Growing. The Bible is taught here in a way that is relevant to your every-day life. Heart-felt worship will move you closer to God. Interaction with others who are pursuing God will stimulate your own spiritual growth.

Serving is a third key value. You can choose from dozens of ministries at Christ Community Church that will tap the unique gifts and abilities that God has given you. And beyond our walls, we are serving alongside area-wide partners who are ministering to the poor, unwed mothers, inmates, and the elderly - people with distressing needs.

Finally, we are a church that values Reaching. We want to reach out to friends and neighbors who are looking for a personal relationship with God. And we want our reach to extend around the world, so we are working with partners in places like Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and the Czech Republic.