Are you looking for an environment to explore God and faith? Join us Sunday morning for a worship service that draws people from all backgrounds.
We meet Sundays from 10am-11:15am in in the Sanctuary to sing, pray, and study God’s Word. We’re located at the intersection of Lincoln Park and Old Town, and within walking distance of River North and the Gold Coast.
You’re invited to explore God with us. We look forward to seeing you!
Current Series: Explore God
Do you wrestle with the idea of God? Maybe you’re skeptical about whether God exists or can even be known. Maybe you’re looking for meaning in a world where money, power, and sex ultimately prove meaningless. Or maybe you’re simply curious about what Christianity teaches. As we start the new year, why not put the idea of God to rest once and for all by actively exploring these questions in a safe environment.
Beginning in January 2019, we’ll be exploring some tough questions about God, the Bible, suffering, and related topics through a series of sermons and discussion groups. The series, called Explore God, is a unique effort to encourage people in the greater Chicago area to do just that: explore God and these big questions in an open and authentic way.
What To Expect
Every Sunday, approximately 2000 people gather for music, Scripture, and a message from the Bible intended to bring about transformation in our lives. We are, in effect, preparing ourselves to be ambassadors for Christ in the world. The morning service typically lasts 75 minutes.
If this is your first experience at The Moody Church, here’s what you can expect. Over the next hour and fifteen minutes:
- We sing of God’s grace and faithfulness
- We seek the Lord in prayer as a church family
- We worship Him through our offerings
- We learn from God’s Word, led by our teaching pastor.
Guests are also invited to attend a Visitors Reception after the morning service to find out more about the church and how to get involved.
We come to church to worship God, so modest dress is appropriate. However, all styles are welcome, and you’ll see people wearing anything from jeans to suits. Comes as you are!
We have a number of programs and opportunities for your children on Sunday morning. Our TMC Kids program is on the 2nd floor of the church, accessible by all elevators in the building. We offer a secure check-in system at the kiosk computers. A Welcome Team is on staff every Sunday to answer questions, help you check in, and point you in the right direction. Your kids will have a blast with us every Sunday!
Infants through 6th Grade
Sunday Morning program (infants thru Pre-Kindergarten) 9:45am–12:30pm
Sunday Morning Kids’ Church (children grades K-2) 10:30am–11:30am
Sunday Morning Sunday School (children grades K-6) 11:30am–12:30pm
Wednesday AWANA (children age 2-6th grade, held during the school year) 6:30pm–8:00pm
For more information regarding our Children’s Ministries, click here.
Junior and Senior High Youth Ministry
Sunday Junior and Senior High 11:30am – 12:30pm
Wednesday Junior and Senior High 7:00pm – 9:00pm
For more information regarding our Youth Ministry, click here.
We at The Moody Church recognize that our spiritual journey is done as a community and involves every stage of life. There’s something for everyone here.
We recommend that you take the next steps to get involved by joining a Sunday Community. Before and after the morning service, there are a number of Communities meeting in the Christian Life Center for all walks of life.
Another deeper, more personal way to get involved is to find a Small Group around Chicago where people meet weekly to socialize and read God’s Word.
Or, if you’d like to take a topical Class, these can be great ways to deepen your faith and meet others.
Stop by the Connection Corner in the main lobby for more information, or check out the ministries and communities of the church by clicking on the Ministries tab in the navigation bar.
Our normal practice is to serve communion on the first Sunday of each month. We welcome all who profess the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior to receive communion—you do not need to be a member of The Moody Church to participate.
In order to include as many people as possible in the communion ordinance, we serve gluten-free matzo (free of most allergens) and 100% grape juice. A certified allergen-free option is also available. Detailed information about the elements can be downloaded here.
Every Sunday morning, Prayer Partners are available at the front of the sanctuary after the service to assist you with spiritual needs or to help you get connected with church groups and ministries. Prayer partners are also available after our Sunday Evening Gathering, and of course during our Wednesday Prayer Gathering.
The offering is intended for our members and regular attenders. As our guest, you are under no obligation to give to the church, so feel free to let the basket pass by. However, we would love to have you fill out one of the Connection Cards located in the seat racks; simply place the completed card in the offering basket.
If you’re coming to The Moody Church for the first time, we would love to have you join us after the morning service for a special reception. We welcome the opportunity to help you get to know our church family and to see why people decide to make The Moody Church their home. Come and join us in the Visitors Center—we have a gift waiting for you!