Below is a list of the top and leading Churches in Chicago. To help you find the best Churches located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Churches:
The top rated Churches in Chicago are:
- Christ Church of Chicago – is a free and accepting congregation of the United Church of Christ
- Renewal Church of Chicago – began as a dream in the hearts of Derrick and Kaley Puckett
- Church Of The Holy Family – is Chicago’s original Jesuit home for over 160 years
- Trinity Church Chicago – believes that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God
- Meeting Hall Of The Church In Chicago – receive all true brothers and sisters in Christ who have received Jesus as their Savior
Christ Church of Chicago
Christ Church of Chicago is a free and accepting congregation of the United Church of Christ. They are a mainly Japanese-American congregation that has recently become more diverse. They accept all people irrespective of where they are on their faith journey. Christ Church of Chicago had its roots in 1946 when a group of first-generation Japanese-Americans met to worship together after arriving in Chicago for the first time.
They had recently been freed from the World War II Relocation Camps and they were seeking to intensify ties with others in the Japanese-American community and to fill their spiritual needs. The membership grew swiftly as the congregation worshipped in various locations until the joyous day in 1954 when they were finally able to purchase their first home on Buckingham Place in the Lakeview area. The church was an active gathering place for three generations of Japanese-Americans.
Morning Worship, The Crossing, God Talk – Theology For The Masses, Weddings, Events
“We just had my sister Cathy’s memorial here and it was a beautiful service. Thank you so much to the church for letting us have it here.” – Erica P.
Renewal Church of Chicago
Renewal Church of Chicago began as a dream in the hearts of Derrick and Kaley Puckett. Born and raised just near Chicago, Derrick grew up seeing firsthand how one of the greatest cities in the world can remain a broken place without the gospel bringing people together. They live to bring the revitalizing power of the gospel to every area of their lives.
The gospel is not rocketry though it’s often made out to be that way. That said, the call to recommence is not a call to a strategy or a new system, it’s a call back to the gospel itself as the only hope for this world.
Connect, Renewal Cares, Give, Media
“Great experience! I felt welcomed by staff and adore the diversity! The music is phenomenal and the staff are friendly and want to get to know their guests.” – Jessie E.
Church Of The Holy Family
Church Of The Holy Family is Chicago’s original Jesuit home for over 160 years. Founded in 1857 by Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J., their abundant history is full of stories of faith, hope, and determination that make Holy Family one of the most beautiful and inspirational churches in the city. Initially the church of immigrants, Holy Family has welcomed people of all races, colors, and creeds through its iconic doors.
The Church of the Holy Family remains to serve the students, alumni, and friends of Saint Ignatius College Prep, as well as families who wish to commemorate weddings, baptisms, and the lives of departed family members. Holy Family has outlived The Great Chicago Fire, which started a few blocks away on October 8, 1871, depressions, shifts in population, urban renewal, and the threat of destruction by the wrecking ball in 1990. Today, the parish includes not only people from the neighborhood but also from the entire Chicagoland area.
Prayer Request, Baptism, Marriage, Funerals, Sacramental Record Request, Donation
“This church is absolutely BREATHTAKING! I went there for a wedding ceremony and you can definitely tell there is a lot of history there. You won’t regret walking through and taking a peek at all the art no matter what denomination or religion you practice.” – Tina P.
Trinity Church Chicago
Trinity Church Chicago believes that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the final authority for all they believe and how they are to live. They believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory.
Trinity is a non-sectarian church that loves and follows the Jesus of Scripture. They assume in the final power of the Bible, the trinity, Jesus’ divinity, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the reality and severity of sin, and salvation by grace alone through faith.
Live, Sundays, Groups, Sermons, Give
“Searching for a church to attend regularly, we found Trinity. So glad we did! Bible-based, and Jesus-focused with great structure, and sound leadership, wonderful Worship team. Plenty of small groups to choose from every semester, and focused events throughout the year. The online option has been such a blessing. Come on in, you’ll be glad you did too.” – Gaye D.
Meeting Hall Of The Church In Chicago
Meeting Hall Of The Church In Chicago warmly welcomes you. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ in this city, they receive all true brothers and sisters in Christ who have received Jesus as their Savior. Regardless of race, ethnicity, or background, they welcome guests and visitors to come and enjoy Christ with them in simplicity and oneness in the one Body of Christ as they endeavor to be an expression of His testimony locally in Chicago.
They believe that the church is one both universally and locally, so they do not denominate themselves. They have returned to the early practice of oneness in which believers met as one church in each city. This is why in Chicago they simply meet as the church, not as a particular kind of church based on some person or practice.
Meetings, Gospel, Next Generation, Events, Audio, Bookstore
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Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.