What we Believe.


 

About Jesus We teach that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the Son of the Living God who died for our sins and rose from the dead and is Lord of all the universe and our lives.

 

About the Bible We teach that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the sufficient guide for our faith and living the Christian life.

 

About God We teach that there is only one God in three persons and He created the universe and all of life.

 

About Human Beings We teach that every person is created in the image of God and has value but that all have broken God’s law.

 

About Salvation We teach that salvation is by grace and accepted as a free gift from God by trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, submitting ourselves to God’s way of living, telling of our faith, and by being baptized by immersion in water in the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and receiving the Holy Spirit.

 

About the Holy Spirit We teach that the Holy Spirit lives within our bodies and empowers us to live when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

What we Value.


Make Disciples Who Make Disciples

In response to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-37), and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), we are a people committed to continually growing in our faith, reaching out to people who do not know God, and helping them to grow in their faith, so that they can reach out to others.

Up-In-Out Community

  • UP: We believe our first commitment is to God.  We reach UP to God through worship, prayer, and obedience.  We are committed to creating an atmosphere of response to God through biblical teaching and meaningful, relevant worship.
  • IN: As we grow closer to God, we naturally grow closer to one another.  We reach IN to our church community through authentic relationships, Growth Groups, and serving in the church.
  • OUT: God’s love extends beyond the walls of our church, so our love does too!  We reach OUT by serving the Lincolnway community, and partnering with events and organizations that serve the community’s needs.

Committed to the Next Generation

We are committed to investing in the Next Generation.  We have an incredible team of staff and volunteers dedicated to providing a safe, fun and engaging place to learn about Jesus, and connect to Him and others.

Living with Grace and Truth

If we are to live like Christ, we must commit to operating full of both grace and truth.  We will love one another enough to speak biblical truth in love, and show grace with our words and actions.

Fun!

We take God very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We love to have fun together, and share the gifts of joy and laughter.

Humble enough to get better

We are dedicated to giving God our best.  That starts with understanding that we are not perfect, and have plenty of opportunities to love better, serve better, and do better.  We are committed to better offerings, rather than more.

 

Our Team.

 
  Nick Ahrens Associate Pastor   Nick joined the Lincolnway staff after serving for 10 years as Pastor of a local area church-plant. He has a heart for bringing God’s message of abundant love and life to anyone willing to listen. Nick continues to help out in the family’s landscaping business that he started in high school and that is now managed by his wife, Linda, and two of their three sons. Both Nick and Linda love to travel, fish, and to spoil their 6 grandchildren.

Nick Ahrens
Associate Pastor

Nick joined the Lincolnway staff after serving for 10 years as Pastor of a local area church-plant. He has a heart for bringing God’s message of abundant love and life to anyone willing to listen. Nick continues to help out in the family’s landscaping business that he started in high school and that is now managed by his wife, Linda, and two of their three sons. Both Nick and Linda love to travel, fish, and to spoil their 6 grandchildren.

  Greg Knowles Director of Worship   Greg has been married to his wife Erin since 2005, and they live in Channahon with their three children: Benjamin, Josiah, and Calah. He came to Lincolnway with 14 years of ministry experience with youth and college-aged students. His favorite part of ministry is people, and watching God transform the lives of children, their friends, and their families. He enjoys singing, spending time with his family, and watching football. 

Greg Knowles
Director of Worship

Greg has been married to his wife Erin since 2005, and they live in Channahon with their three children: Benjamin, Josiah, and Calah. He came to Lincolnway with 14 years of ministry experience with youth and college-aged students. His favorite part of ministry is people, and watching God transform the lives of children, their friends, and their families. He enjoys singing, spending time with his family, and watching football. 

  Tina Elsinga Business Administrator   Tina Elsinga and her husband, Bob, have been a part of  Lincolnway since 2014.  We have led a Growth Group and love to volunteer.  They live in Manhattan and have four sons, one daughter in law, and a beautiful granddaughter.  I love to travel, cook, and spoil my granddaughter.

Tina Elsinga
Business Administrator

Tina Elsinga and her husband, Bob, have been a part of  Lincolnway since 2014.  We have led a Growth Group and love to volunteer.  They live in Manhattan and have four sons, one daughter in law, and a beautiful granddaughter.  I love to travel, cook, and spoil my granddaughter.

 
  Linda Gay   Director of MDO   Mother of four and grandmother of four, Linda loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers. Providing the creative end of introducing young children to the love of Jesus is her passion. Married to Tom since 1975, they have served in various leadership roles since first attending Lincolnway Christian Church in 1984. She enjoys family get togethers, cottage time in Michigan, and eating out!

Linda Gay
Director of MDO

Mother of four and grandmother of four, Linda loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers. Providing the creative end of introducing young children to the love of Jesus is her passion. Married to Tom since 1975, they have served in various leadership roles since first attending Lincolnway Christian Church in 1984. She enjoys family get togethers, cottage time in Michigan, and eating out!

  Karen Ferreira Director of First Impressions   Karen has been with our team since 2008, organizing and keeping track of everybody who fills out a connection card and the information they supply. She lives in Frankfort with her husband, Jeff who is a regional sales manager for H. D. Supply. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughter. She enjoys working out and playing with her granddaughters

Karen Ferreira
Director of First Impressions

Karen has been with our team since 2008, organizing and keeping track of everybody who fills out a connection card and the information they supply. She lives in Frankfort with her husband, Jeff who is a regional sales manager for H. D. Supply. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughter. She enjoys working out and playing with her granddaughters

 
  Lara Greiman Director of Growth Groups   Lara is a former elementary teacher, now stay at home mom of two girls.  She loves reading, board games, and reading!  She and her husband Jon have been coming to LWCC since 2009, have served on the growth group ministry team and worship teams, and have led a few growth groups.  She is looking forward to using her passion for getting people connected to others in meaningful ways to help find new growth group strategies, leaders, topics, and groups. 

Lara Greiman
Director of Growth Groups

Lara is a former elementary teacher, now stay at home mom of two girls.  She loves reading, board games, and reading!  She and her husband Jon have been coming to LWCC since 2009, have served on the growth group ministry team and worship teams, and have led a few growth groups.  She is looking forward to using her passion for getting people connected to others in meaningful ways to help find new growth group strategies, leaders, topics, and groups. 

  Steve Baker Interim Pastor   Steve Baker and his wife Audrey have been a part of Lincolnway since 2010. They live in Frankfort and have four children. Steve loves to see others connect their story to God's story. Steve loves to tell stories, Legos and Golf. 

Steve Baker
Interim Pastor

Steve Baker and his wife Audrey have been a part of Lincolnway since 2010. They live in Frankfort and have four children. Steve loves to see others connect their story to God's story. Steve loves to tell stories, Legos and Golf. 

About Us.

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It all started when...

Over forty years ago, a small group of people began meeting and planning what a Christian Church in the New Lenox area would look like. As they dreamed and prayed, God opened up doors. 

From meeting in a school to a building to a new campus, 

God has guided and blessed Lincolnway Christian Church throughout the growth process.

Come and be a part of something awesome.

 
 

Our Location

690 East Illinois Highway
New Lenox, IL, 60451
Phone: 815-485-3004

 
 

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