Finding a college church home

Monee Free Methodist Church

25528 S. Willow Creek Ln.
Monee, IL 60449
1 Mile West of I 57 on

Monee Manhattan Rd.

“We exist to glorify God as we make disciples of Jesus Christ,” Monee Free Methodist Church’s website says. Their focus is to connect people to Jesus and connect people to others. The children and families pastor is also an Olivet alumni. Monee Free Methodist Church offers Praise Yoga and has AWANA clubs for kids. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m.



Kankakee First Church

1000 N Entrance Ave

Kankakee, IL 60901

Synergy” is the word Kankakee First Church uses to describe their mission. “Synergy is an intentional approach to stay focused on growing in Christ,” Kankakee First Church’s website says. “We are committed to Seeking the Heart of God, Sharing the Love of God, Strengthening the Family of God, and Serving as the Hands of God.” They also have a Hispanic Ministry and a Special Abilities Ministry. Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m.




897 W Bourbonnais Parkway
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

According to their website, GatheringPoint’s focus is “helping people take their next step toward Christ…together.” This church has a more modern approach to worship, led by our very own Matt Smith, director of recreation services. Also available to the congregation, GatheringPoint has Spotify playlists of each Sunday’s worship songs and songs that will be sung on future Sundays. There are two Sunday services—one at 9:15 a.m., and one at 10:45 a.m.



College Church

200 University Ave

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Located directly across from Ludwig, College Church has a congregation ranging widely in age, and describes itself as “a welcoming, diverse congregation committed to growing closer to God and engaging the community.” Worship services are a mixture between modern worship songs and hymns. They offer free coffee in the café area every day and host a number of small groups throughout the week that welcome college students. There is one service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.



Life Compass

175 S Wall Street

Kankakee IL 60901

Life Compass has a focus on “leading people to authentic transformation in Christ.” Community is important to Life Compass and they offer opportunities to get plugged into youth and children’s ministries as well as cooking and sewing classes. They also have a ministry called STEAM, which has the purpose to “provide opportunities for students fourth through eighth grade to build and program robots” and “give kids a future in science, technology, engineering, art and math.” Their services are Sunday evenings at 5 p.m.


Lauren Stancle, Assistant Editor

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