OUR MINISTRIES

RESTORATION MINISTRIES

RESTORATION 
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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). 

 

To request general information on Restoration Ministries or to find out how you can serve, click the button below:

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 Sunday afternoons at 12:30, followed by a dinner.

 

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 request more information about Espiritu de Dios Comunidad Cristiana, click the button below:

CONNECT GROUPS

We love seeing each other on Sunday mornings. But we also long for a deeper connection with each other—and that’s what our Connect Groups can do!

 

Connect Groups are small groups of people who meet informally at regular times and build relationships during prayer, Bible study, outings, meals, or any number of activities.

 

Anyone can join a Connect Group! Click below to sign up or get more information:

SOGF KIDS Youth Group

 

Spirit of God Fellowship’s youth group loves to spend time together! Whether during 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.

 

We offer youth group for those in 5th through 12th grade on Friday nights from 5:30-7:30pm.

 

On the 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, 5th-7th grade meets. 

On the 2nd & 4th Fridays, 8th-12th grade meets.

When there is a 5th Friday of the month, 5th-12th grade meets together for worship.

 

You can contact Blake Rispens, Youth Pastor, with any questions at blake@sogfchurch.com, or click the button below.

SoGF KIDS CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

We are thrilled to offer nursery for children younger than 18 months and Sunday School for children age 18 months through 8th grade during our worship services. Check-ins begin at 9:45am and close at 10:15am.

 

Click below for more information about our programs and to register your child for Sunday School.

CALVARY ACADEMY

We are excited to have Calvary Academy as part of our ministry. 

 

Calvary Academy serves kids of all ages. Their school is a private, non-denominational, ACSI-accredited, K-8th Christian grade school located next door to our church. You can see more about all they have to offer here.


Calvary Academy Preschool & Day Care is also next door! They are licensed by the Department of Children & Family Services, and they accept Illinois Action for Children. Their programs are for infants and children through age 4. You can learn more about them here.

 

To request more information about Calvary Academy, click the button below:

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.

 

You do not need to be a part of Sprit of God Fellowship to join this group. 

 

DivorceCare meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month at 6:00pm.

GRIEFSHARE

We know from scriptures that there is a season for everything, including grief. Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences of life. You don’t have to walk through your grief journey alone.

 

Join us for GriefShare, a 13-week program that will aid you as you heal and recover from loss. We meet Mondays at 6:30pm.

STREET MINISTRY

Once a month, a group from Spirit of God Fellowship heads to a neighborhood in need in Chicago- Cicero area. 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,  suffering from a mental illness, fighting addiction, or simply facing tough times. “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. Right now we are making a special collection for hygiene items through March.

 

If you would like to join the Street Ministry with your own gifts and heart for Jesus, or if you'd like to learn when we will go out next, click the button below to request more information:

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