How can we love Chicago?
Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church was a church plant of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Covenant is located in the Bucktown neighborhood (2012 W. Dickens). In 2006, the leadership of Covenant began intentionally praying about how the church could better love and minister to Chicago. Out of these prayers came the conviction that one of the primary ways to love the city is to plant new church communities that identify with their neighborhood and proclaim the gospel of Christ. In 2007 steps were taken to plan a Covenant church plant and find a church planting pastor.
Following an announcement in January 2009 that Covenant planned on planting a church in Lincoln Square, a core group began to meet regularly to pray for this new church. At the heart of this group was the question, “What would it look like for a church to love and serve its neighborhood?” This core group developed into a community as they met through the spring and summer of 2009. Many of the core group members lived in or near Lincoln Square; others moved into the neighborhood. Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church became a recognized mission congregation of the Chicago Metro Presbytery within the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in April 2009. We started Sunday worship in September 2009. We were formed as a particular church in the PCA and elected our first elders in March 2012.
In the fall of 2017, LSPC opened a new office space and community space at 4635-4639 N. Rockwell. These spaces located in the heart of the neighborhood and near Waters Elementary School (LSPC worship location) confirmed LSPC's commitment to identify with the Lincoln Square community and to serve our neighbors.
Vision for Church Planting
Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church is committed to church planting. We hope to continually seek God’s leading in how we can be part of what he is doing in our neighborhood, our city, and the world. We pray that we can share our gifts and resources with other places and neighborhoods as new gospel communities are started.
We are excited to be currently partnering with Covenant Presbyterian to plant a church in the Austin/Oak Park area.