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Our mission is to reach and equip young adults to live out their God-given mission.

Who We Are

We are a group of young adults that love Jesus and love each other. Here are some values that we are really passionate about and do our best to live by:

  • We love God more than life
  • We are a safe and loving family – accepting adoptions daily
  • We honor our leaders and elders
  • The word of God is the standard for our faith and life
  • We serve others into greatness
  • We have an insatiable desire for learning and growing
  • We look for and accept feedback

We believe that God wants everyone in Chicago to have a safe and loving family. Our desire is to be that place for you.

Advance Community Groups

If you are new to Advance, we can’t wait to meet you! We are a group of young adults who love Jesus and who love people – no matter who you are or what your background is. Our heart is to connect people to our church family and to grow in our love for God together.

Advance Community Groups meet at different locations around Chicago for the sole purpose of connecting and building community. These gatherings take place every other Saturday. We would love for you to join us at any of our Community Groups–simply choose a group below, sign up online and we will see you there!

January Community Groups: 

Shake Shack

185 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

Next Door Cafe

659 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657

Waveland Bowl

3700 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618


To sign up for a group, select a date below.

Young Adults Events

Meet the Leader

Pastor David was saved as a young boy, and felt a call to ministry in high school. While attending Moody Bible Institute, his brother invited him to the Chicago Tabernacle, where he began to serve and continue to grow in leadership. During this season of his life, Pastor David encountered God’s presence in a powerful way. He is now married to Susie Stephens, the Early Childhood Director and has 3 young children, Owen, Eden, and Elliot. Pastor David has a desire for all people to encounter God in this way, so they can see the supernatural power of God in their everyday lives.

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