Pentecost Offering


Ministry Partnership Opportunity

On May 23, toward the end service, Pastor John introduced us to a new ministry opportunity in partnership with Ignite Church PlantingWe want to be a part of starting a church for Farsi speakers in Chicagoland!! Farsi is the modern Iranian language of Iran and western Afghanistan, written in the Arabic alphabet; modern Persian.

To partner with us and Ignite Church Planting, please stop by the main office with your financial donation. Our regular office hours are M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. At this time, we do not have a fund available to give to this special offering through our online giving portal. If you would still like to give online you can give directly through Ignite Church Planting. Would you consider emailing Pastor John to let him know you are giving directly to Ignite? We would like to celebrate together how much our church family is giving as a whole.

Meet James Shahabi | Church Planter

James Shahabi is the planter for this new work.  James grew up in Tehran, Iran as a Muslim. He moved to Turkey in his early 20’s and was introduced to Jesus by a local missionary. James and Joy moved to the US in 2012 and began working with former Muslims who had come to know Jesus.  He currently pastors an online church that is made up of Farsi speakers in 7 different countries across Europe and the Middle East. James has begun meeting with this people group in Chicagoland (there are 35,000 – 40,000 Farsi speakers in this region) for the purpose of starting a church in 2021.