The Freshwater Story

How it started...

In 2019, God put it in our hearts to plant a church for the future in the NorthShore of Chicago. After much prayer, and upon seeking the support and guidance from our mentors, family and friends, we knew it was not just an idea, but a God-given dream. We have said, many times, this was not the plan we would have picked, but we have come to realize that obedience to Christ is always better than comfort and control.
At the end of 2020, we announced that we were going on a journey to launch Freshwater Church. Since then, we have met dozens of new people, met in an Art Center, a donut shop, the park, the beach and our home. Every step of every day has felt orchestrated by God as we continue to help each person we meet experience the Freshwater of Jesus. We currently meet weekly in our home, and have monthly social gatherings to foster community and reach more people.


Where we're going...

We believe God has called us to be a life-giving, culture-shaping church for the NorthShore of Chicago; helping people develop a meaningful relationship with God and with one another. Our vision is for people of the Northshore to gather together and be resourced and equipped for their everyday life with Christ. Check out this vision video to learn more about the future of Freshwater and how you can be a part!