Our church in the community
Although our congregation is made up of people who live throughout all of the southland of Chicago and northwest Indiana, we feel privileged to have been an integral part of the friendly and vibrant village of Steger since the early 1960’s. Steger, with its beautiful tree lined neighborhoods, caring municipal leadership, blue collar work ethic, family values and great schools, is truly a place that is attractive for all looking to settle down and build a life for yourself and loved ones. One of the most desirable aspects of our village is that people from all walks of life are coming together into the joyful experience of community.
Community= “A group of people with a continuing experience, tradition, and history who support and challenge each other to live their beliefs, both individually and collectively, desiring to affirm, defend, and advance their values and interests”. Robert Linthicum
First Apostolic enjoys participating in the life of our community and bringing the Love of God to our neighbors everywhere. Here is our mission statement;
The mission of First Apostolic Church is to share the love of the Lord Jesus Christ and the gospel of true Bible salvation with our community and the world. We’re encouraging everyone to develop and maintain a personal relationship with the Lord, discovering a changed life, filled with victory, hope and peace. We seek to promote a family atmosphere, equip through creative and specialized ministries, offering spiritual and social support for all ages. As a unified body, we worship and practice a Christian ethic according to the infallible truth found in the Bible, preparing our lives for the glorious moment of His return”.
Whether or not you give us the pleasure of having you as a guest at one of our services, I can guarantee that you will come into contact with First Apostolic Church if you hang around Steger long enough! You will see us having fun with other civic organizations and entering a float or walking in the annual Steger parade. You’ll find us engaging with our neighbors and village leaders by taking the opportunity to lend a voice at board meetings, or volunteer in village projects. In the summer months you may find us tapping our toes out at the Steger Days of Music festival, and if you have a sweet tooth there’s probably a chance that you’ll try one of our delicious funnel cakes there or at any of the other family friendly, community festivities as we fundraise $$ for mission projects. More importantly, we invite you to come out every first Saturday of June to join together with us, and many of the village churches and believers as we pray together at the Communities For Christ Prayer Fest.
Were living in a time when it’s tempting to give into fear and uncertainty about community and therefore just cocoon in or homes and jobs, venturing out no further then social media… but actually we need fellowship more than ever before! The truth is, we actually have more in common with one another then we realize. Come visit First Apostolic Church, you’ll discover it to be a safe place to encounter Christ and experience community. Friend, we hope to meet you soon!