I believe that God has led me here and called us together as The Garden Church, Chicago for such a time as this. –Ron Childers
To read more about "Why Chicago" click HERE.
To read Ron's testimony, click HERE.
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We started CompassNational a year ago to give specific vision to our ministry work and partnerships in the United States. We want to be a help and a blessing to God’s work in the Church nationally. Through CompassNational, we are engaged significantly with our denomination, with other churches and with faith-based non-profits. We have 15 active specific ministry partnerships around the country.
With our Evangelical Free Church of America denomination, we partner for change with national leadership and regional leadership. Around the country, our denomination serves about 1,400 churches. In Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, our denomination serves about 200 of those churches. To learn more about our EFCA denomination, click HERE. To learn more about the Great Lakes District, click HERE.
With churches, we partner with 5 newer churches in Detroit, central Illinois and Utah and a Hispanic church in Chicagoland. We also actively coach pastors and work with new church start-ups. With non-profits, we work with a downtown Chicago rescue mission, a Christian camp, a crisis pregnancy center, a Chicago southside community center, and college ministries on various campuses in Illinois.
By God’s grace, our church is positioned to strengthen and be a blessing to other churches, pastors and ministries in Chicagoland, in the Midwest and around the country. We have more plans and partnerships in the works. We’re excited about the call God has given us to serve the broader Church!
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Click HERE for a PDF of our annual Here, Near and Far Report about our Global, National, and Community-Based Ministry Partnerships.
Sharing the hope of the gospel here, near and far.
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Click HERE to download the report in Spanish.