Outreach Ministries

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Here is a list of teams that seek to expand God and First Christian Church of Chicago’s influence within the Ashburn neighborhood by shining the light of God’s love, so that others can come to know God.


Guest Relations/Follow-up – Team Leader, Steven Chapman

Help guests get connected with FCC Chicago by being part of the team that makes further connection through gift bag delivery, follow-up phone calls, and door step visits.


Triumph – Team Leaders, Jerrold & Steven Chapman

Be part of a team that offers Bible training, fun-activities, and wholesome interaction with students, grades 4-8, from the neighborhood on Tuesday nights.


Greater Ashburn Community Development Corporation – Team Leader, JoAnn Earls

Meet real and deep needs within the Ashburn neighborhood through the ministry partnership of GACDC. GACDC has planned for Angel Tree, job search training, computer lab supervision and instruction.


Swap & Share – Team Leader, Dionna Bickham

Help people in the church and neighborhood learn the joy of sharing through this free exchange of household goods, toys, clothing, etc.


Helping Hands 4 Homes – Team Leader, Steven Chapman

Serve people in Ashburn who are in need of home repair assistance by getting the job done. Mission teams and volunteer teams provide hands for the projects, and when necessary assist with the purchase of materials.


Harvest Fest – Team Leader, Nancy Ludes, Gincy Hartin and Steven Chapman

Help FCC provide a safe Halloween alternative to the children of the Ashburn neighborhood. Volunteers help with recruiting FCC members participation, donations of candy, and planning for any other activities.


Summer Community Cookout – Team Leaders, Gincy Hartin

Help plan and conduct, with the help and support of summer mission teams, our weekly community cookout. Plan for activities and entertainment. Help during the evening by greeting guests and building bridges.


American Heritage Girls – Team Leader: Dionna Bickham

 Help girls develop character as they build new friendships, experience new challenges, serve others and have tons of fun
in a safe, faith-filled environment.


Faith Promise Mission – Team Leaders, Steven Chapman and Ginny Priestman

Serve as our congregations living link to our national and international mission partners. Help FCC reach out beyond “our Jerusalem” by being part of the team that plans the annual Faith Promise Mission campaign, keeps in touch with our mission partners, and lets the congregation know how we can best serve these partners