We sure miss you! Grace and I put together a short video update for you. It’s packed full of love, gratitude, and clarity about where we’re at as a vibrant and connected church family.

Remember, you can’t “re-open” what’s never been closed. And the church has always been open through this pandemic. Our online church community has never been stronger, our global reach has never been wider, our evangelism is reaching further than it ever has before, and the God of increase is doing exactly that in the lives of our people. But, we do want to lay out a plan for our on-site gatherings, in addition to increasing our online church experience.

Our dates are flexible and will be finalized based on the leading of the Holy Spirit and our on-going working relationship with local officials. Additionally, please note, our Phased Re-Opening Plan does not necessarily coincide with the state’s Phased Re-Opening plan.

To download our detailed phased-approach, click here.

We will always be led by the peace of God; and as I’ve said from the beginning, “faith and wisdom.” Some will want to gather on-site sooner and some will want to stay home longer and continue to connect online. Which one is right? Exactly. BOTH. There is NO SHAME in either. It’s not right vs. wrong. It’s “differences” without “divisions.” And you’re safe at Life Changers no matter what.

PHASE ONE

May 2020

Connect virtually at lifechangerschurch.com/online or any of our other media platforms.

PHASE TWO

This is our Current Phase

Stay connected virtually! And in this phase, we’re also encouraging friends and family (as your heart leads you) to gather in homes for watch parties and to connect with our online experience on  lifechangerschurch.com/online 

For information on who should gather, click here.

PHASE THREE

Projected Date | Flexible

As we monitor local COVID-19 updates, it’s necessary for us to remain flexible regarding a specific date for resuming our in-person services. Our online services will continue even after in-person services resume. Our in-person services will include necessary safety precautions. For more information on our safety precautions, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are open and available for phone calls, messaging, food pantry, communion pick-up, and pastoral care during regular office hours. However, our buildings are not open at this time.

Hoffman Campus: Monday-Friday, 9am – 5:30pm

Chicago Campus: Tuesday & Saturday, 8am – 1pm.

For prayer, hospitalization, funerals, or to inquire about financial assistance, please call (847) 645-9100

There are many ways to easily give, click here to view them.

There is no shame in you seeing something differently than anyone else sees it. Some will wish we gather sooner, while others will plan to stay home longer. That’s OK! We want everyone to come back as the peace of God leads them.

We recommend that each Organic Small Group watching online take the following precautions:

  • Adequate location to allow appropriate social distancing (6 feet)
  • Limit personal contact (i.e. avoid hugs and handshakes at this time)
  • Appropriately clean area before meeting
  • Have adequate access to hand sanitizer
  • If food is provided, we recommend it be pre-packaged food or beverage (i.e. bottled water)
  • Children (to be decided by host team)
  • Special Note: Some of our Life Changers Life Groups will be hosting watch parties in homes. Details forthcoming.

Please take a minute to review the following questions one should ask before making a decision:

  • Have you had a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and/or fever above 100.4 degrees F in the last 72 hours (3 days)? (Please note fever resolution must be without the aid of fever-reducing medication)
  • Have you been around anyone with these symptoms in the past 14 days? (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and/or fever above 100.4 degrees F)
  • Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?
  • Have you traveled anywhere that has a significant number of new COVID-19 cases, or is considered a COVID-19 “hot spot,” in the last 14 days?
  • Do you live with, or have frequent contact with, someone over 65 or has a serious underlying health condition?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, we ask that you participate virtually for the following two weeks. Those that are 65+ and/or those with serious underlying health conditions should consider participating virtually until Phase 3.

Our dates are flexible and will be finalized based on the leading of the Holy Spirit and our on-going working relationship with local officials. Additionally, please note, our Phased Re-Opening Plan does not necessarily coincide with the state’s Phased Re-Opening plan.

Less than four hours before the deadline for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to file his response to the U.S. Supreme Court to the emergency injunction request brought by churches, the governor unilaterally removed restrictions on churches and houses of worship.


This is a complete victory. As I’ve said on many occasions, it should be up to the churches to decide, not the government. Besides, you can’t "re-open" what was never closed. The gates of hell will not prevail!


Here is a link to the actual press release. Please click here.

You can read all of Life Changers updates regarding COVID-19 here.