Weekend Gatherings are our opportunity to reflect on New Life through the Gospel and an opportunity to worship God as the Gospel has reconciled us to our Creator.
Sunday mornings at 10:00am
1600 East Lincoln Highway DeKalb, IL
Yourself, a friend, and a Bible. The church in DeKalb uses the English Standard Version for preaching and teaching. Free copies of the ESV are made available in the bookshelf next to the sound booth.
We at The church in DeKalb believe the Gospel is such good news that our children are able to enjoy and learn who Christ is. We believe the best teacher for kids is their own parents or guardians. We equip parents with the truth of the Gospel and we hope parents/guardians are able to then disciple (teach & support) their kids with the gospel.
Each week you can expect us to worship using these Key Facets of Worship:
• Revelation: Seeing God; asking God to reveal Himself. Seeing God and His holiness.
• Adoration: People enjoying and adoring God, seen.
• Confession: Seeing God's holiness, people see themselves and see our sin.
• Expiation: Seeing God remove sin.
• Proclamation: Declaring the Gospel, that God is holy and makes us holy in Christ alone.
• Dedication: Joining ourselves to God; dedicating ourselves to Him.
• Supplication: Prayer. Asking God for His grace and help that we may continue to walk in Faith.
• Commission: Being sent out by God to announce the Gospel.
You can listen to recent sermons here, or download our app and listen to sermons on the go. Be sure to enable notifications to get reminders, news, alerts, and even prayer requests sent right to your pocket.
In serving at The Church in DeKalb, Dawn's vision is to help foster an environment to help our people know, experience and worship our amazing God. She is passionate about leading people into God's presence and teaching people to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, who teaches us how to worship. Dawn finds great joy in encouraging our people to use their gifts and talents to further God's kingdom here in DeKalb, IL.
Along with her leadership opportunities at The Church in DeKalb, Dawn also teaches music in a local elementary school. Dawn would say that the best part about serving is the opportunity to use her talents learned in school as a way to glorify God. Dawn loves the fact that she can use music as a tool for worshiping the Lord.
Because Dawn's family currently lives in the far off lands of Texas and California, she has seen The Church in DeKalb has stepped into her life in an amazing way. Jesus has shown Dawn in a very real and tangible way how His church really is a body and that we can be united through Christ.
Donna is our "Mary Poppins." That's what we call her because she is practically perfect in every way - at least as a Christian and a Church Member. Donna enjoys history, especially church history. Besides knitting and pouring Cappuccinos for Starbucks, she's a great servant in the church and a great theologian too.
Donna joined The church in DeKalb 9 years ago, and she is one of the very first people that we even met in the beginning of our church plant. She's served in formal roles such as Children's Director and informal-just-get-it-done roles throughout the church, everywhere. Donna grew up in the Sycamore and DeKalb area. She graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an incredible part of our family.
Mark is a Deacon at The church in DeKalb and has been a member for 4 years. He aims to spread the Gospel throughout the world and to teach properly, using only Biblical Wisdom to do so.
Mark has attended church since childhood, but has grown ever closer to God, especially in recent years. He struggled with understanding justice for many years, but has seen how God's Justice is different from human, worldly justice. His favorite verse is Matthew 16:23 because it encapsulates all Idolatry and misplaced faith, while establishing God's perfect plan. Mark has been married to Layne since 2013, and they have a daughter, Adelaide, born in 2017.
Parents are welcome to check in their children, birth- 2 years old, to our Gospel Kids Ministry. Just go through the double glass paned doors and walk to the check-in desk where you will be assisted in checking in your child.
Sunday School hasn't been around forever. We haven't always sent our kids to the back rooms when the Sermon started. They weren't doing that in the time of Jesus. Well, the time that Jesus walked the Earth. But worship has always been an activity of God's people.
And what better way to teach our kiddos how to sing with the congregation, and how to listen and understand a sermon - themselves - than to have a worship gathering just for them? What better way to train men in the church to preach? And what better way to help kids learn that our church includes them, that they're not a distraction, that they don't need to be kept busy by a toy or a tablet, and that they are more valuable than the seldom used time when we use their cute faces for ‘special music'?
When the sermon begins, the kids and teachers will head to their church time. When the sermon is wrapping up the kids and teachers will return for the remainder of the Worship Gathering service.
We at The church in DeKalb believe the Gospel is such good news that our children are able to enjoy and learn who Christ is. We believe the best teacher for kids is their own parents or guardians. We equip parents with the truth of the Gospel and we hope parents/guardians are able to then disciple (teach & support) their kids with the gospel. We have Sermon Notes for kids available to help guide and assist families in learning the gospel at an age appropriate level.
We also are excited as we are hosting events throughout the month outside of Sunday's to encourage kids to enjoy their friends, learn who God really is and how they can be a part of their community in which they live. We will have updates on these events on our calendar, which can be found on our The church in DeKalb app, website or at our Connections Desk on Sunday mornings.
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