"Without serving, growing, and sharing life with our community group, I’d be missing out on so much of what Jesus wants me to be.”
We had the opportunity to pray over most of the Freedom Hope launch team and were excited to announce Kelley O'Neill as the newest member during a recent Gathering.
"To sum it up, I guess I'd say we give because we've seen how wonderfully God has blessed us, we give to support our church leadership team, and we give strategically to spread the Gospel throughout the world."
A portion of funds contributed through One Gift will support the launch of Freedom Hope Church. Pastor Dom Martin and team have built the following five characteristics of a member of Freedom Hope Church - Worship, Connect, Service, Give, Invite.
"I am here today because God placed strong Christians and their families in my life, and because these people were willing to serve. Now the torch has passed to me and I get to share that investment to grow God’s Kingdom, and that’s what it’s all about."
“We weren’t sure what it really meant to be a member of a Church, as it makes it sound like a “Country Club” or something, but it is much more than that. At Image Church, we learned what it really meant to give and serve, and our family became involved in many areas of ministry."
"I am still a work in progress and you may still be a work in progress, but get involved at Image and you will be amazed at what God will do in your heart through the Word, worship and people that serve! This season I am so grateful for the gift of Image Church and so happy that God brought us to this place of worship!”
As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago has just about everything you could imagine— everything but a ready access to the gospel. The city desperately needs a stronger evangelical presence. It’s time for a fresh wind in the Windy City.
"In our suffering and loss, you stepped in and showed Jesus in every gesture, visit, loving detail, and act of service. We can't thank you enough, but we can praise God for loving us into this Church family.”
Now, I don’t give out of obedience or routine or because “I’m supposed to.” I give because I love Him and it’s all His and when I give, I’m acknowledging that.
When Pastor Dom launches Freedom Hope Church in Chicago, the vision is to be a multi-ethnic, multi-generational mission-shaped community that is experiencing the freedom of Christ and an eternal hope for the future.