our mission

"The Mars Hill Baptist Church of Chicago exists to turn the unchurched into fully devoted followers of Christ."


The mission of our church is summarized in a single sentence based on 2 key scriptures:


“We believe a great commitment to the great COMMISSION and the Great COMMANDMENT will Grow a great church!”


The Great Commandment:


“Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart...soul...and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’” Matthew 22:36-40


The Great Commission:


“Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20

our vision

We dream of a place that helps people find their way back to God.


We dream of a place where the hurting, the hopeless, the discouraged and depressed, the frustrated and confused can find life, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.


We dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with hundreds of thousands of residents in the Chicagoland area.


We dream of thousands of members growing together in spiritual maturity through Bible studies, seminars, retreats, and fellowship –loving, laughing, and learning together.


We dream extending the reach our our church through multiple campuses throughout the Chicagoland area – with beautiful, yet efficient facilities including an intimate worship center, a counseling and prayer center, classrooms for Bible study and training; all of this designed to minister to the total person - spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially.


It will be set in a peaceful, inspiring garden setting with bright flowers, beautiful trees, and water with pools, and fountains.