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Location: 134 Main Street, Chadwick, IL 61014

Sunday School: Sundays 9am

Worship Service: Sundays 10am



Chadwick Evangelical Free Church

We Cherish & Love the Lord

Located in the lush farmlands of Carroll County, Illinois, we are a local body of believers who desire to worship Christ, serve our community, and share the good news of the Gospel.

Our Beliefs

About Our Church

As a church we are called to stand firmly on God's Word and to boldly proclaim Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.

Chadwick Evangelical Free Church is a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America and is associated with the Rural Home Mission Association.

Weekly Services

  • Sunday School begins at 9:00am
  • Sunday Worship begins at 10:00am
  • Additional services are announced here and in our bulletin
CHURCH & COMMUNITY PROFILE

Our Church

Chadwick Evangelical Free Church is a 50+ year old congregation, (formerly Chadwick Community Church) situated in a small town of 550 people in rural NW Illinois, in Carroll County. Our average attendance in our Sunday morning worship service is about 20-30 people. We are an Evangelical Free Church. Our style of worship is blended between traditional and contemporary. We work very hard to be sensitive to the needs of our communities and try to follow Christ’s example and obey the commandments to love and serve others. We get out into the community and make relationships with our neighbors and to invite people into the church. We are a family oriented congregation. We have a paid janitor, a volunteer secretary, and a volunteer treasurer. What sets us apart from the other churches in our area, is that we are evangelical in character and practice. We are Bible-centered in our preaching, teaching, and outreach. At the present time, we see a great outreach opportunity for the youth in our communities. We are excited to see where God will take us through a new Pastor.

Our Community

Our church is centrally located in rural Carroll County, Illinois, on Main Street, in the village of Chadwick. We are an approximate 30-minute drive from 3 larger municipalities. Our attendance consists of families mainly from 3 local nearby communities. Our rural area features beautiful rolling hills dominated by farms of cattle, corn, and soybeans. Our area includes diverse age groups, from infant to 100 years old. Our communities are safe places to live, raise a family, and retire, with low crime rate and excellent volunteer fire and ambulance departments, with some towns having a few paid EMTs. All 3 school districts in Carroll County are excellent, and meet or exceed standards on the state’s public school report cards. Each school district excels in academics, the arts, athletics, and providing services for our special needs students. We offer a number of attractions for residents and visitors in our surrounding area, such as Timber Lake Playhouse, Timber Lake Resort and a number of other campgrounds, Lake Carroll, 2 golf courses, fishing and hunting, all near the picturesque Mississippi River. We are eagerly anticipating what God will do in our communities as we move forward with a new Pastor.

Our Beliefs

Chadwick EFC's Core Values

From the Evangelical Free Church of America

God

We believe in one Triune God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.

Christian Living

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Response & Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.

Ministries

Small Groups for Everyone

MEN

Men's Ministries

Weekly Bible study
Discipleship
Iron Sharpens Iron events

WOMEN

Women's Ministries

Bible study
Discipleship
Iron Sharpens Iron events

YOUTH

Youth Activities

Bible study
Fun activities
Retreats

CHILDREN

Children's Activities

Sunday School
Vacation Bible School
Mentoring

Contact Us

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Address

134 Main St.
Chadwick, IL 61014

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