LCIC COVID-19 UPDATES

Friday, June 5, 2020 – Update #10

“STAY IN YOUR CAR” COMMUNION DRIVE-THRU

HOFFMAN CAMPUS: FRIDAY, JUNE 12 from 4:30pm – 6pm
CHICAGO CAMPUS: SATURDAY, JUNE 13 from 10am – Noon

During the hours listed above, we will distribute pre-packaged communion elements and a gift box for the kids from the church and/or personally pray for anyone driving through (while remaining in their car).  If this time is not convenient, you may pick up your communion elements during our normal work hours. Click here for directions.

Special note: In accordance with CDC guidelines, we will be observing social distancing, wearing protective gloves, masks, and distributing unopened communion elements that have been pre-packaged in a brand-new bag with gloves.

FOOD PANTRY

As an essential service to our community, our Food Pantry will continue to remain open. Click here for times and campus locations.

With Love,

The Life Changers Team

PS – You can read more about our Re-Opening Plans here.

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Update #9

FOOD PANTRY

As an essential service to our community, our Food Pantry will be open today.

Hoffman Estates Campus: 3 PM-5 PM

Chicago Campus: 10 AM-2 PM

STAY IN YOUR CAR COMMUNION DRIVE THROUGH

During the Food Pantry hours listed above, we will distribute pre-packaged communion elements and an Easter gift bag for the kids from the church and/or receive personal prayer while in your car.

Special note: In accordance with CDC guidelines, we will be observing social distancing, wearing protective gloves, masks, and distributing unopened communion elements that have been pre-packaged in a brand-new bag with gloves.

ONLINE GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

7 PM CDT

With Love,

The Life Changers Team

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Update #8

Dear Church Family,

We are still gathering ONLINE ONLY as a church family tonight, Wednesday, April 1, at 7pm for our Midweek Bible Study.

We just implemented our latest outreach initiative to help those who are homebound in our senior community (60+) without transportation, or who are considered high-risk. We have a team available to deliver our at-home Care Package to doorsteps! For more information, click here. Be a part of the relief by donating towards our Crisis Relief Fund here, which helps us make deliveries with food and supplies possible!

Join us ONLINE tonight at 7pm CDT, as Pastor Gregory Dickow will be LIVE and can’t wait to connect with you. Please bookmark this page and check it often for important updates.

With Love,

The Life Changers Team

Friday, March 27, 2020 – Update #7

SOME GOOD NEWS:

We as a church family have been able to connect with thousands of people locally, nationally, and worldwide through phone calls and emails!

One of the ways we are implementing relief locally is through The Life Changers Food Pantry, which is OPEN for curbside pickup with pre-packaged boxes of groceries. See details below.

JOIN US ONLINE:

​We can’t wait to gather together as an online church community this Sunday, March 29. Join us at 9am, 10:30am, or 12:30pm CDT, for a wonderful time of connection, encouragement, and worship!

LIVE PLATFORMS:

THE LIFE CHANGERS CHURCH PANTRY: 

If you or someone you know in the Chicagoland area are in need of assistance during this season, we want you to know that we are here for you!

OUR BOX INCLUDES:

Perishable and Non Perishable Foods, Toilet Paper, Eggs, Bread, Frozen & Fresh Veggie Items, Meat, Cereal, and Toiletries.

FOOD PANTRY HOURS:

Chicago Campus |1337 W. 15th St. Chicago, IL 60608

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

10am – 2pm CDT

Hoffman Campus | 2500 Beverly Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Monday – Friday

10am – 5pm CDT

NEED PRAYER?

If you would like someone from our team to pray with you, feel free to call us at 847-645-9100. You can also write us here if you need anything or have any questions.

Friday, March 20, 2020 – Update #6

You’re invited to join us ONLINE ONLY this Sunday, March 22, as we celebrate God’s amazing goodness, while we also activate His divine protection over us! Expect passionate worship, an interactive online experience, and an empowering, life-changing teaching from Pastor Gregory Dickow. We can’t wait to connect with YOU ONLINE! Special note: we will not be hosting on-site services for the time being until the ban is lifted.

ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES (CDT)

9 AM | 10:30 AM | 12:30 PM

Below is a list of all the ways you can join us ONLINE for our upcoming service experiences. Pick the one that works best for you. We can’t wait to connect with you ONLINE.

SOME GOOD NEWS FROM PASTOR GREGORY DICKOW

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Update #5

Dear Church Family,

Here’s a quick and important reminder/update. Effective today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will be holding our Wednesday Midweek Bible Study ONLINE ONLY for tonight.

Join us ONLINE at 7pm CDT as Pastor Gregory Dickow will be LIVE and on FIRE 🔥. Please bookmark this page and check it often for important updates.

With Love,

The Life Changers Team

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Update #4

Hey Gang, 

Now more than ever, we must stick together as a church family. I love you all and want you to know our best days are ahead! 

The Governor of Illinois has now banned any gatherings larger than 50 people for the next few weeks. I don’t fully agree with this mandate, but will honor it. I’m convinced that God will turn this around for good, just as He promised! As I’ve always said, what the enemy sends to defeat us, God bends to complete us!

We will continue to gather as a church family ONLINE until the ban is lifted. 

We are still the church. We are still Life Changers! So, let’s rally together around our ONLINE church experience and remain the church that loves unconditionally, teaches uncompromisingly, and encourages unceasingly. The gates of hell will not prevail against us. Amen?!!!

I am believing for a unique and special time together ONLINE. Healing will flow and the anointing of our church will continue to grow! 

ALL services will be ONLINE ONLY at the regularly scheduled times effective this Wednesday, March 18, and this Sunday, March 22. 

Here’s what I am asking of all of us:
1. Be the church ONLINE. YOU MATTER! There is power in your presence. (Heb. 10:25)
2. Engage! Let me hear your AMENS and comments on any of our platforms. 
3. Give ONLINE or mail your tithe to our church address below. Our mission doesn’t stop, neither can our giving. (Prov. 11:24-26 MSG)
4. Pray for revival.
5. Let’s invite others to church with this link.
6. Let’s introduce people to JESUS with this link

Below is a list of all the ways you can join us ONLINE for our upcoming service experiences. Pick the one that works best for you.

Our staff will continue to be in the offices every day. If you need a friend or someone to just talk with or pray with, please call. If you want to drop in, please let us know. We’re here for you. 


If you would like one of our PASTORAL CARE team members to pray with you, please call our prayer line: 847-645-9100. You can also email us at online@changinglives.org if you have any further questions. 

I am your Pastor. We are family. We will be here for you. 

I love you all,

Gregory Dickow
Founder & Senior Pastor
Life Changers International Church

Monday, March 16, 2020 – Update #3

Dear Church Family, effective this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will be holding our Wednesday Bible Study ONLINE only for the next two Wednesdays.

As of today, we are still planning to have our regularly scheduled Sunday services both ON-SITE and ONLINE.

Join us ONLINE as Pastor Gregory Dickow will be streaming LIVE on Wednesdays at 7pm CDT. Please bookmark this page and check it often for important updates.

With Love,

The Life Changers Team

Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Update #2

Dear Beautiful Life Changers Church Family,

THANK YOU for gathering with us for church on Sunday, March 15, and it was my honor to worship Jesus with all of you who joined us online or on-site! You can click here to hear my message, “The Blessing and Power of the Blood Covenant”! 

While there were many ways churches were responding to the coronavirus crisis, I wanted you to hear from me, personally, about the four reasons why we WILL still continue to worship together at our church campuses and online until further notice.

First, we truly believe we have a covenant of health and healing that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. It’s my belief that in times like these—the church should lead the way in calm and biblical responses to crises. And we have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

Secondly, speaking of a sound mind, it is my belief that each of us, who are born-again, possess the mind of Christ. And therefore, we can walk in the spirit of faith AND wisdom at the same time. How? By using our faith in prayer, speaking God’s word, and rallying together.

And at the same time, we must use practical wisdom to wash our hands regularly, as a new normal (if it hasn’t been our habit), and to follow stringent hygiene of the highest standards. We must help to preserve the health of our church family, by getting treatment if symptoms exist in your body and by watching online if you feel contagious symptoms.

Thirdly, I spoke in our recent service about our beautiful covenant rights that Jesus has so graciously given to us—including our right to divine health and healing. You can click here to hear my message, “The Blessing and Power of the Blood Covenant”! 

Having said all that, no one should feel shame or a “lack of faith” if, in their personal discretion, one chooses to join our online community, rather than in person. I am confident the peace of God will act as umpire in each of our hearts. That said, now is the time people need to know there is power in the blood of Jesus and power in the gathering of God’s people.

There is much anxiety and fear, and we have the cure for that!

And finally, let me also be clear that we are taking great measures to help protect you—our church family—and do our part to help prevent the spread of this infection.

  1. If you’re facing symptoms of any kind, we advise you to stay home and join us for service online here.
  2. For onsite attendance, until further notice, we will be holding our services in our main auditoriums as always, with additional rooms available if our attendance exceeds the recent government mandate.
  3. Life Changers Kids classes will continue to be open as normal. Please refer to our wellness policies here with the details on our current precautionary measures. Be assured, there are sanitizers in every classroom, and every toy has been disinfected, and will be again before every service.
  4. We were excited to take communion as a congregation this past Sunday. Going forward, we will be using new pre-packaged communion sets as a way to ensure proper hygiene.
  5. You’ll find additional hand sanitizer around the church in the bathrooms, kids check-ins, classes, and lobbies.
  6. Our Facilities and Host Teams wiped down with a high-grade disinfectant and multi-purpose cleaner on all surfaces, door handles, and will continue to sanitize every arm rest in the auditorium before each service.
  7. There will continue to be plenty of space if you feel the need to keep a certain distance from other people.
  8. Our Host Teams will not be giving you the normal handshake or high-five. Instead, they will go for the air fist bump or a wave. 👊😀
  9. We have also identified space that can be used if someone begins to feel flu-like symptoms during one of our services.
  10. We are actively listening carefully to the latest State and Federal Regulations for any further actions needed. Please continue to visit our website and social media platforms for any and all updates. We also encourage you to visit the CDC website here for best practices.

 

We have an abundance of promises of His protection over our well-being. Psalm 91:10, “No evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come near your tent.” 

Most of all, let’s keep showing love in practical ways to those around us.

For my daily devotional of faith, click here. We as a church family will be declaring this daily.

So, as of now, our celebration of life and redemption through the shed blood of Jesus will continue. We will get through this crisis and the next ones that come, the same way—loving God’s Word, worshiping Jesus together, and being the church—that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against!

In His Matchless Love,

Gregory Dickow
Founder & Senior Pastor
Life Changers International Church

Friday, March 13, 2020 – Update #1

Dear Beautiful Life Changers Church Family,

YES, we are gathering for church this Sunday, and I can’t wait to see you and worship Jesus with you!

While there are many ways churches are responding to the coronavirus crisis, I want you to hear from me, personally, with four reasons why we WILL continue to worship together at our church campuses.

First, we truly believe we have a covenant of health and healing that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. It’s my belief that in times like these—the church should lead the way in calm and biblical responses to crises. And we have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

Secondly, speaking of a sound mind, it is my belief that each of us, who are born-again, possess the mind of Christ. And therefore, we can walk in the spirit of faith AND wisdom at the same time. How? By using our faith in prayer, speaking God’s word, and rallying together.

And at the same time, we must use practical wisdom to wash our hands regularly, as a new normal (if it hasn’t been our habit), and to follow stringent hygiene of the highest standards. We must help to preserve the health of our church family, by getting treatment if symptoms exist in your body and by watching online if you feel contagious symptoms.

Thirdly, I will be teaching about our beautiful covenant rights that Jesus has so graciously given to us—including our right to divine health and healing.

Having said all that, no one should feel shame or a “lack of faith” if, in their personal discretion, one chooses to join our online community, rather than in person. I am confident the peace of God will act as umpire in each of our hearts. That said, now is the time people need to know there is power in the blood of Jesus and power in the gathering of God’s people.

There is much anxiety and fear, and we have the cure for that!

And finally, let me also be clear that we are taking great measures to help protect you—our church family—and do our part to help prevent the spread of this infection.

  1. If you’re facing symptoms of any kind, we advise you to stay home and join us for service online here.
  2. We will be holding our services in our main auditoriums as always, with additional rooms available if our attendance exceeds the recent government mandate.
  3. Life Changers Kids classes will be open as normal. Please refer to our wellness policies here with the details on our current precautionary measures. Be assured, there are sanitizers in every classroom, and every toy has been disinfected, and will be again before every service.
  4. We are excited to take communion as a congregation this Sunday. We will be using new pre-packaged communion sets as a way to ensure proper hygiene. You will find each communion set at each individual seat.
  5. You’ll find additional hand sanitizer around the church in the bathrooms, kids check-ins, classes, and lobbies.
  6. Our Facilities and Host Teams have wiped down with a high-grade disinfectant and multi-purpose cleaner on all surfaces, door handles, and will sanitize every arm rest in the auditorium before each service.
  7. There will be plenty of space if you feel the need to keep a certain distance from other people.
  8. Our Host Teams will not be giving you the normal handshake or high-five. Instead, they will go for the air fist bump or a wave. 👊😀
  9. We have also identified space that can be used if someone begins to feel flu-like symptoms during one of our services.
  10. We are actively listening carefully to the latest State and Federal Regulations for any further actions needed. Please visit our website and social media platforms for any and all updates. We also encourage you to visit the CDC website here for best practices.


We have an abundance of promises of His protection over our well-being. Psalm 91:10, “No evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come near your tent.”

Most of all, let’s keep showing love in practical ways to those around us.

So, our celebration of life and redemption through the shed blood of Jesus will continue. We will get through this crisis and the next ones that come, the same way—loving God’s Word, worshiping Jesus together, and being the church—that the gates of Hell shall not prevail against!

Sunday at Life Changers is going to be very special.
I will be there to serve you the fresh bread of healing and the love of God. I’m praying for YOU and I’ll see you then!

In His Matchless Love,

Gregory Dickow
Founder & Senior Pastor
Life Changers International Church