OUR MINISTRIES

RESTORATION MINISTRIES

We believe that the mission of the gospel is to love and serve those surrounding us – particularly the poor and hurting. An important way we reach out to the community is through the ministry of an organization that was founded by Spirit of God Fellowship: Restoration Ministries, whose mission is based on Matthew 25:35-36: 

 

“For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me.”

 

Restoration Ministries is a separate, not-for-profit organization which provides two residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs (one for men, one for women), after-school and youth programs (including a boxing club, arts programs, meals, chess club, and literacy programs), a food pantry, and thrift stores (which provide work for the residents and funds for the ministry). 

 

For more general information on Restoration Ministries or to find out how you can serve, email rmi@restorationministries.net or visit their website at www.restorationministries.net

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MINISTRIES

ESPIRITU DE DIOS

COMUNIDAD CRISTIANA

“We forget this is a church; it feels like family.” ­­
Pastora Paula Lopez


Espiritu de Dios Comunidad Cristiana is our Spanish-speaking sister church, led by Pastores Jose and Paula Lopez. Before Spirit of God Fellowship was a church, it was a Bible study meeting in the basement of the church’s founding pastor, John Sullivan. In that Bible study were Jose and Paula Lopez, who would later become the pastors of Espiritu de Dios Comunidad Cristiana.


Espiritu de Dios is more than a building; it is a community of God’s people who are there for each other in the midst of all kinds of circumstances – a family. Their church services are held on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. 


Typically, the church community gathers for a meal before the service, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, they are currently taking a break from these meals. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a Spanish-speaking church for you or your family to grow, love, and serve in, Espiritu de Dios Comunidad Cristiana could be the community for you.


To find out more information about Espiritu de Dios Comunidad Cristiana, check out their Facebook page or contact Jose Lopez at j.lopez2599@att.net.

STREET MINISTRY

Several times a month, a group from Spirit of God Fellowship heads to a neighborhood in need in Chicago. There, they fire up a grill, unload boxes of clothes, and offer the love of Christ to hundreds of people who are hungry, thirsty, and broken.

 

Led by Ulises and Gigi Adames, many people they speak to are experiencing homelessness, are suffering from a mental illness, or are fighting addiction. “We want to be the hands and feet of God,” says Ulises. Gigi leads worship, and Ulises brings a message of hope, salvation, healing, and restoration. People leave with their bodies and spirits fed, and usually with a few pairs of socks or other donated items to help them survive.

 

“What they are experiencing is not who they are,” Gigi says. “We want to show them that God’s love for them is unconditional.”

 

There are a few ways to help this ministry. First, hold this ministry up in prayer as they bring God’s love to those who are in need of so much. Second, we are always in need of donations. Items most desired are jackets or coats, shoes, socks, backpacks, sweaters, sweatshirts, blankets, bras, feminine products, and wipes. Clothing items do not need to be brand new, but should be in good condition.

 

Finally, if you would like to join the Street Ministry with your own gifts and heart for Jesus, contact us at sogfchurch7@gmail.com.

DIVORCECARE

If you have experienced divorce or separation, Spirit of God Fellowship offers hope, healing, and support through free 13-week group sessions through the nationally-recognized program DivorceCare.

LIT (LEADERS IN TRAINING)

“He’s lit, He’s love, He’s life,

Leaders in Training and our light shines bright.”

 

Leaders in Training is Spirit of God Fellowship’s youth group for grades 6-12 that meets from  6-8pm on Tuesday nights. Whether LIT is doing a service project downtown or playing together in the gym, they are learning to become leaders who will impact their communities in the name of Jesus. They are our future.

 

For more information on Leaders in Training, contact Pam Banks by phone at (708) 606-9440 or email pam@restorationministries.net.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

In light of COVID-19, we have restructured our Sunday School program to minimize contact, while still providing lessons that will help our kids grow.

 

Click below for more information about our program and to register your child.

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