What Is Love Chicago?
Love Chicago is an initiative to join with the Body of Christ in Chicago to bring about a week of 24/7 prayer, worship, outreach, and evangelism. Our desire is to join adoration of the Father (prayer and worship) and proclamation of the gospel (outreach and evangelism) for a week of 24/7 intimacy and missions. Our Firebase, where we will have 24/7 prayer and worship and where teams will start and end outreaches, is going to be located at the Chicago City Life Center, 5501 S. LaSalle Chicago, IL 60621.
We would love to come to your church, ministry, or organization to briefly share the heart of Love Chicago and help people register to participate. We call this a “mobilization”, a call to participate in a massive move of God in the city.
If you'd like us to come do a mobilization, click the button below.
God is rewriting the story of Chicago.
Chicago is known worldwide as a city of violence, murder, gangs, and corruption. With the reputation of being on the brink of all-out failure, there is yet something unseen on the surface: a vibrant prayer movement of the people of God crying out for revival. God has heard the cries of His people who have continuously saturated the city in prayer, and we are about to witness history in the making. We are seeing, like never before, hearts in Chicago softening to the gospel, public officials recognizing the deep spiritual need of the city, and the body of Christ joining together in united compassion for the people of Chicago.
How would you like to participate in Love Chicago?
- Prayer. We need prayer for the mobilization of the church and the salvation of the lost during Love Chicago. During the week of Love Chicago, there will be unceasing worship and prayer going on 24/7 at a centrally located Firebase. We would like to invite you to register to participate in the Firebase.
If you are a worship leader and would like to bring your team to help facilitate worship at the firebase, click here.
- Finances. Are you willing to commit finances towards this outreach? We believe this is an opportunity to sow into the work of God’s kingdom. You can give a one-time gift or partner monthly below, or click here. Money received goes toward the 24/7 Firebase as well as outreaches going on all throughout the city during the week of Love Chicago.
- Messengers. We can help mobilize your people for Love Chicago. We’d love to come and share God’s heart for the Great Commission and encourage Christ’s body to participate in Love Chicago. The Love Chicago staff would be happy to share for a few minutes at your church, or we can give you a short video to show your congregation. If we visit your church, we’ll set up a booth and assist those interested by helping them register online for Love Chicago. It is our heart ot inspire the body of Christ to bring together night and day prayer with evangelism.
If you are a pastor, please click here to get in contact with LC staff.
- Connect. Please help us get the word out about Love Chicago! You can like and share our Facebook page, and we would love for you to share our website with your network. Thank you!
- People. We are in need of seasoned evangelists to help lead outreaches. If you are an evangelist or do outreaches in Chicago, please click here to contact our outreach coordinator. We want to work with you to connect people to your outreach during the week of August 19-26. If you know people who would love to take a week this summer to do 24/7 prayer with citywide outreach, tell them about Love Chicago and encourage them to register! Housing will be available through host homes/churches for those coming from out of town. Help us identify locations for Love Chicago outreaches, such as strategic locations near your local church or ministry. These may be places God has put on your heart to reach out to or partner with.
- Host Home/Church. If your church would like to provide housing for teams that are coming from out of town for Love Chicago, please click here to contact our Housing Lead.
For more information on how outreaches will be structured, see our Intro PDF.
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Why are we doing this?
Because HE is worthy. Faithful laborers in Chicago have been sowing their time, prayer, and ministry efforts to see His name glorified in a city many have deemed hopeless. We want to come alongside one another as believers in Christ to see lasting change for His Kingdom.
Who is running the event?
Love Chicago is made possible by God through several full and part-time missionaries, church/ministry partners, and volunteers, from Chicago and various cities throughout the nation. We’re a small group of Jesus followers with a big assignment from God. If you know God wants you to join us in the mission, we’d love to hear from you at email@example.com – this is going to take the whole body!
Is registration required for Love Chicago?
Yes. ALL participants, regardless of participation level, are required to register online.
Who can participate in Love Chicago events and outreach?
All lovers of Jesus who have a heart for the Kingdom of God to be advanced in the city of Chicago.
Do you have to be part of a specific denomination?
No. We believe God is calling members of His body from various churches, denominations, ministries, cities, and walks of life to partner in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the city of Chicago.
Can children participate in Love Chicago?
Families and children of all ages are encouraged to participate in Love Chicago; however, parental discretion is advised for evangelism outreaches. Children 12 and under do not need to register.
Can I choose to participate in only part of Love Chicago?
Yes. We encourage you to seek the Father’s heart on your involvement in Love Chicago, participating in as much as you feel led. Whether you come for the whole week, one activity a day, a couple hours in the prayer and worship room, or simply through your donations to help make this ministry a possibility – we encourage you to sign up.
Can I pick and choose which activities I participate in during Love Chicago?
We believe God has uniquely gifted His body to function in different areas of operation, but with equal importance (1 Cor. 12). If you have a heart for the lost, a passion for worship, serving, or a burning desire to raise up prayers as incense to the Father, we believe you have a part to play in Love Chicago.
Register online so you can create your own activities schedule.