The Local Outreach Ministry of The Moody Church seeks to equip our congregation to reach out to our surrounding communities in different means and at various levels. We work to reach the lost ones of the world alongside our partner organizations and through our own ministries, including the Psalm 9:9 Homeless Ministry, Good News Jail Ministry, our Moody Business Network Luncheons, and our Chicago Marathon Cheering Section.

Leadership: Pastor Larry McCarthy, Jr.

Opportunities To Get Involved

The Psalm 9:9 Homeless Ministry ministry reaches out to the homeless in Chicago by providing food and clothing to anyone in need.  Volunteers serve  every fourth Saturday at the Thompson Center (Clark and Randolph) distributing food, toiletries, clothing, and Bibles to as many as 150 homeless.

Freedom Sisters Ministry
Saturdays 12:00–1:30pm

Each Saturday women from our church hold Bible studies in the women’s section of Cook County Jail. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Mary Lowman. Also consider being a prayer partner and receiving prayer requests from the inmates each week!

Info: Mary at

Men’s Prison Ministry

Help lead Bible studies and discipleship sessions, visit different facilities, and participate in Behind the Walls evangelistic events. This team works with a number of correctional facilities including the Cook County Jail, Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, and the Stateville Correctional Center.

Info: Andre at or 773.727.9672

Ministry to Cook County Jail/Courthouse Officers and Civilian Staff

Men and women are needed to act as chaplains to the 5,800 officers and 1,700 civilian staff serving at the Cook County Jail (27th & California) and county courthouses (Bridgeport, Loop, Markham, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, Skokie). Chaplains work solo, initiating contact with on-duty staff to offer encouragement. Volunteers serve one or more days each week, as many hours as they wish. This is not specifically an evangelistic opportunity, but one which can lead to openings to share the gospel as you show Christ’s love to the staff. Begin the application process by contacting Linda and Pastor Larry at the info below.

Info: Linda at and Pastor Larry McCarthy at

This annual October event allows The Moody Church to support the 45,000 runners participating in the Chicago Marathon and to reach out to the surrounding community, inviting them to join us for a fun morning full of music, food, and fellowship. Donuts, coffee, cow bells, and noisemakers are always provided, and the TMC Community with the most representation wins a pizza party later in the fall!


7:00–10:00am: Cheering Section Outreach / 10am-11:30am: Morning Service

Are you a Christian in the business world interested in networking with other professionals? Join us bimonthly at the Union League Club downtown for lunch, opportunities to connect with Christians across various fields, and to hear an engaging testimony from a believer glorifying God in business. Note: we are currently on hiatus.

Skyword Ministries is the incorporated organizational name for the Christian Protestant Chapel ministry at the interfaith chapels of O’Hare and Midway airports. It is the only authorized and approved Protestant ministry at both airports. Our team is made up of volunteers that include people from many backgrounds and vocations including seminary professors, pastors, military chaplains, business professionals, and ministry leaders. Our mission is to impact Chicago airline and airport personnel and passengers with the transforming message of the Gospel. Learn more here.

Our tract rack in Memorial Hall is filled each week with a wide variety of evangelistic literature free of charge. Anyone is welcome to take tracts to assist their personal witnessing endeavors as ministers of the gospel!

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