We’re a community of college-age (18-25 yr old) people from campuses and neighborhoods all throughout Chicago. We gather because we’re family: children of God the Father, saved by Jesus the Son, strengthened and guided by the Holy Spirit, and informed by God’s Word.
This season of life is often when we start to grapple with big questions: Where do we come from? (Origin) Why are we here? (Purpose) Are good & evil real? (Morality) What happens to us when we die? (Destiny) We’re also making decisions about higher education, work, marriage, family, politics, and religion. Life is a gift—complex, wonderful, and terrifying—and best lived in community. Join us as we journey with God as our guide.
Leadership: Pastor Eric Targe
Eric and his wife, Rebecca, are passionate about discipling and reaching university students for God’s Kingdom. They live on the Northside of Chicago with their daughter, “Cece”. Eric is the Pastor of University Students and Disability Ministries, and is supported by a student leadership team and volunteer mentors.
Summer Student Leadership:
Laura Hasse (Malcolm X), Jean Velaro (IIT), Johanna Sawyer (Loyola University) , Kaitlyn Schwenk (Moody Bible), Chris Radford (UIC), and Yuji Zhao (IIT).
Rachel Anderson (Trinity International ’14), Bryan Butler (American Academy of Art ’09), Erin Butler (Joffrey Ballet ’13), and Rebecca Targe (Loyola University ’13).
Sunday Mornings | 11:30am-12:30pm | Room 303
If you’re a college-aged person looking to grow in your walk with Christ, connect with other students, and build meaningful relationships within the larger church family, Sunday morning Crossroads is a great place to start!
Right after the main service, we meet on the third floor, where students connect over coffee and refreshments. And have a time of group interactive Bible teaching focused on applying God’s word to the issues students face.
Thursday Nights | 6:30pm-9:30pm | Room 309
Each Thursday night on the third floor we gather from around the city to share a meal together, spend time in musical worship, study God’s Word and apply the passage to our lives in small group discussion and prayer.