Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:12–24 NIV
When we say “we pray”—we mean it.
Prayer is our highest priority and our primary method for engaging our neighbors.
Everything we do begins and ends and comes out of our response through prayer.
We take a daily prayer walk around our community outside points of interest like government buildings, schools, train stations, and parks. Whether you’re in the Loop often or this is your first time, we’re here to pray with you and for you and for our neighbors.
Join us for our daily prayer walk and on Sundays for prayer and communion.
When we say “we care”—we actually have to do it.
Our prayer and our primary response to the mission we’ve received is to engage our neighbors and our city leaders by establishing a full-scale system of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in Chicago.
Whether you need help making it through the day or becoming a neighbor to someone else who does, we wnat to be here for you like the Samaritan was for the man on the Jericho Road in Jesus’s story from Luke 10. Let’s help each other to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.’
Find us on our daily prayer walk or contact us for help or to volunteer.
When we say “we share”—we live it.
Our resources, our mission, and our people are not ours alone. We want to partner with organizations of all shapes and sizes to make a lasting difference for our neighbors in downtown Chicago and around the world.
Whether you’re a member of the Church of the Nazarene or another group altogether or your business is interested in partnering with us or enlisting our services, we’re eager to explore the possibilities.
Find us on our daily prayer walk or contact us so we can get together.