We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Greater Chicago Church a great one!
Service times + Location
GCC meets every weekend at one location, 705 Jackson Blvd, Oak Park, IL. We love our beautiful, old church building that still has the original stained glass windows. You can't miss our building!
*As a first-time guest, we invite you to park in our designated parking spaces right in front of our building. Additionally, free street parking is available alongside Jackson Blvd, Wesley Ave and Euclid Ave.
Check out this video with more information about us and what to expect from our Senior Leaders, JD + Carrie Leman
What can I expect?
How long is a GCC service?
In total, a GCC service is about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the GCC worship team leading the church in a time of worship - song lyrics are projected onto the screen so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After worship is complete, one of our speakers will come and share a powerful, encouraging and provoking message.
What's the culture like at GCC?
Sundays at GCC are exciting, casual, and relaxed. We are a house that champions freedom and simply ask that you extend the same freedom you want, to others. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
What about my kids?
We believe that kids should have a blast at church every week, while also hearing about the Good News of Jesus. At GCC, we make this a priority. Encounter Kids + Youth is located in our lower level, through the double doors. You'll want to leave yourself an extra 5 minutes to get signed in for the Encounter Kids experience. Encounter Kids is offered only at the 11am service for kids ages 6 month through Grade 12. Find out more about our Encounter Kids + Youth Program here.