Kids' Zone


Our New Life KidsZone is available on Sunday mornings for parents of children ages 0 through 6th grade. We encourage parents to check in at the KidsZone desk through a secure process before service. During service, children will experience God through Bible stories, music, games, and other creative activities. Classes are led by a team of caring adults who have been screened, trained, and resourced with approved children’s curriculum.

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Small Groups

Connect with Others

Small groups are the best way to connect with others in our church and grow in your relationship with God. Groups meet at different times and locations during the week. We have groups for men, women, couples, singles, and mixed groups. Click the link below to learn more and search for small groups.

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Straight Talk


“Straight Talk” describes the straight-forward approach and teaching style of Pastor Mark’s exposition. He is known for his passion, practical teaching, and ability to relate the message of Jesus to everyday people. In May, 2006 the first Straight Talk broadcast was aired. Currently Straight Talk can be heard each weekday in the Chicagoland area on Moody’s radio station, WMBI 90.1 FM at 10:00PM. Straight Talk is also available to listen to online anytime, anywhere.

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New Life Centers

Mentoring, Education, Sports

We are neighborhood based Centers that connect youth and young adults with Christ and Community through mentoring, education, and sports. Believing that the community is best served when all individuals of a family join together to pursue a common vision, we seek to empower all generations to achieve the next level of well-being, education, and employment. We operate at six sites in the Humboldt Park, Little Village, Midway, and Portage Park neighborhoods of Chicago, as well as nearby Cicero and Oak Forest.

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New Life Cities

Planting Churches in Urban Centers

New Life Community Church turned 25 years old in 2011: a quarter century of people finding life in Jesus and loving & serving their city. When we began in 1986 we were one small congregation with one language meeting in one neighborhood—Back of the Yards. 25 years later we were still one church but now distributed into 20 diverse Chicago communities and two languages, each with unique congregations—all over the city for the good of the city. God had shown great favor over our first 25 years making us urban-resilient in a challenging, ever-changing, global city.

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New Life Arts

Equipping Spiritual Artists

New Life Arts is a ministry developed to coach artists who are active in ministry inside and outside of New Life. 'Six Limbs' make up the New Life Arts body: Music, Fine Arts, Poetry, Multi-Media, Dance, and Theater. Using a small group approach, artists meet once a month to fellowship and create.

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New Life Restart

Giving a Fresh Start to Local Churches

What is a Restart? A restart happens when a healthy, growing church or church planter takes leadership responsibility for a distressed or declining historic church in order to restore the people and Gospel mission of that local church. If done well, a restart can be a powerful tool to redeem kingdom space, kingdom people and kingdom resources in a way that reflects the redemptive heart of the Gospel. In the U.S. and Europe there are thousands of churches with struggling, often older congregations who are in need of vision, energy and leadership. New Life Chicago has been privileged to restart 9 congregations over our history and we have found it to be a key part of the mission and movement in the urban context.

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Pine Trail

Camp and Retreat Center

Pine Trail is a Christian camp and retreat center striving to connect people to Jesus Christ in the beauty of God’s creation, through summer camps, year-round retreats and multi-purpose facility rentals.

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The Word Online

Study God's Word With Others Online

Many struggle to get into God's word regularly and to get something meaningful out of it. TheWord.Online solves that problem and provides you a great opportunity to dig into God's word online with others. You'll learn and grow so much here. We have teams for both men and women. Check out the video with happy testimonies from people enjoying TheWord.Online.

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