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In the City and For the City to Bring Transformation and Renewal

Renew Chicago exists to inspire, educate, and mobilize our community to build the goodness and greatness of our city.

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Any financial contribution made to Renew can be donor directed to one of our partner ministries; in turn, Renew will issue a check to the participating ministry, but with a 10% bonus.

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LOVE GOD LOVE NEIGHBOR

Sun, Feb 4, 2024
5-7pm

Apostolic Faith Church
3823 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL

Starting the year on our knees, together, seeking God’s shalom for Chicagoland.
We believe in the power of prayer in the name of Jesus, and the pursuit of oneness to display the glory of Jesus. This annual city-wide united prayer event is one way we are practicing and growing in unity.

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BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACE PRACTICAL TRAINING FOR LOCAL ACTION

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Building Blocks of Peace 2024 is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that mobilizes residents, churches, and organizations in collective action for the wellbeing of our blocks and neighborhoods.

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Who We Are

Renew Chicago is a gift from Park Community Church to the city of Chicago. Renew became an independent nonprofit organization in 2018. We exhort Christians and others of good will to pray for our city’s welfare, educate ourselves on issues important to Chicago, and find a way to actively play a part on seeing it flourish. We raise volunteers and financial support for many partner ministries on the front line of building the goodness and greatness of Chicago. 

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Learn

To inwardly digest and soundly learn the issues that affect the 77 Chicago neighborhoods.

Pray

Seeking the peace of the city through prayer, both alone and with others.

Engage

Get off the sidelines and get in the game. Join others in serving and meeting the needs of our city. 

Invest

Use your time and financial resources to support the ongoing work of building the goodness and greatness of Chicago. 

Upcoming Events

Find out more about serving opportunities and upcoming events!

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LOVE GOD LOVE NEIGHBOR

Sun, Feb 4, 2024, 5-7pm

Apostolic Faith Church
3823 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL

Starting the year on our knees, together, seeking God’s shalom for Chicagoland.
We believe in the power of prayer in the name of Jesus, and the pursuit of oneness to display the glory of Jesus. This annual city-wide united prayer event is one way we are practicing and growing in unity.

LEARN MORE HERE

BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACEPRACTICAL TRAINING FOR LOCAL ACTION

mar-aug

Building Blocks of Peace 2024 is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that mobilizes residents, churches, and organizations in collective action for the wellbeing of our blocks and neighborhoods.

LEARN MORE HERE

Lunch & Learn | Mere Christianity

JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 18, 2024

Lunch & Learns will be held throughout the year as a space to grow and learn through book studies, current social issues, and theological topics. In this Lunch & Learn with Vinay Duggal, we will look at CS Lewis’ classic book, Mere Christianity.  It will be divided into 6 sessions filled with reading, teaching, and discussion.

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Juneteenth Observance 2023
Juneteenth Observance 2023

We celebrate a milestone in the history of the African-American people, educate ourselves on progress made and the great work that remains, and rededicate our lives to Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community.

Tim Keller talks forgiveness, fallen pastors and a health update
Tim Keller talks forgiveness, fallen pastors and a health update

We join the Keller family in mourning the passing of distinguished New York pastor and Christian thought leader Tim Keller, who the Lord welcomed home at the young age of 72. If you have a half hour, listen to one of his recent interviews on justice, forgiveness, and facing death.

Spiraling Violence in Chicago: Causes and Solutions
Spiraling Violence in Chicago: Causes and Solutions

The following is adapted from a lecture delivered on February 28, 2022, at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship on Hillsdale’s Washington, D.C. campus, as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

Featured Partners

Rooted in partnership with other non-profits in Chicago, Renew Chicago
supports the groundwork of these organizations with resources and volunteers.

A renewed city requires the investment of time, gifts, and the expertise of our community. But, it’s hard to know where to start. You can visit our partner pages below to see how you can join with Renew Chicago to promote the goodness and greatness of Chicago.

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