New Life Church is here to serve. We offer a variety of ministries for you to explore, experience, and enjoy. We challenge you to find a place to serve at New Life Church.

Kids (birth - grade 6)


Our Mission... to partner with parents to grow children spiritually from a "Seed to a Tree"! We support parents as the spiritual leader in the lives of their kids through encouragment, resources, and reinforcement. We strategically place "second voices" in the form of small group leaders and classroom leaders in the lives of kids. This will give them another person speaking into their lives to reiterate the same things they are hearing at home.

We exist to evangelize and disciple kids for future ministry through corporate worship and fellowship. Already a member of Facebook? Click here to visit and connect with Life Kids on Facebook!


NURSERY (6 weeks - 24 months old)

We care for your infant and toddler in a loving and colorful environment. When your little one is left with us, you can be sure that they receive the best care possible.

Sundays 9:00am & 10:30am


PRESCHOOL DEPARTMENT (2 years - kindergarten)

Our preschool program is for kids age 2 – kindergarten. Our teachers reinforce Bible truths weekly through stories, puppets, singing songs, games, and crafts. This interactive opportunity is a great way to start your child’s Christian education.

Sundays 9:00am & 10:30am


THE TREE HOUSE (grades 1 - 6)

The Kids Ministry Team ministers weekly to our elementary age children, through stories, puppets, illusion, costume characters, and object lessons. It is our goal that each child make a commitment to follow God the rest of his/her life. We teach children to worship God with live music. When a child loves God and can express themselves through worship, they will draw close to God.

Sundays 9:00am & 10:30am

Students (grades 7 - 12)

Student Life is our community of 7th - 12th graders.  Here, we're all seeking to understand together the kind of life that Jesus Christ wants for us. Student Life is a place where you can feel loved, encouraged, and prepared to show others the love you've experienced. It doesn't matter where you come from, whether you've got it all figured out or feel like you don't know anything at all...Student Life is the place where you can come and be YOU! There's incredible worship, messages from the Bible that make sense, and small groups where you and your friends can discover the incredible lives God has in store for you. In addition, our Student Life community regularly has awesome events doing everything from game nights, bonfires, retreats, worship nights, and more. If you would like to find out more, please email Ryan at or call 630-553-0200.

Wednesdays 7:00pm

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Evergreens (60 and up)

We value the input and wisdom of our seniors and treasure their involvement. They are a great source of assistance to us in many ministries within our church. They meet together on a regular basis for a time of fun, food, fellowship, and Bible Study.

For meeting times and events call New Life Church at 630-553-0200.

Women's Ministry

Every phase of a woman’s life brings its own unique set of joys and challenges. Our ministry is designed to meet each woman in whatever stage she is – from single to married to widowed; from workplace to home to school; from a first look at spiritual matters to in-depth Bible study. Here you will experience a spiritual haven where you can intentionally tend to your soul while connecting with God and other women. Women’s Ministries offers a safe, secure place for a woman to learn to live a transformed life!

NLC Women's Ministries offers opportunities for growth as we study the bible, interest groups each month specific to the things you like, and monthly gatherings to encourage women in motherhood. In addition, events with everything from fashion shows to food to movies are held throughout the year. For more information about upcoming events or how to get involved, contact the church office at 630-553-0200.

Men's Ministry

At New Life Church we are committed to developing strong godly men. We build relationships through a variety of events.

Annual Men’s Ministry events include a retreat and other opportunities for serving together throughout the year. NLC Men's Ministries hold breakfasts monthly for a time of devotion and fellowship on Saturday mornings. Just as the men connect and serve together, they also grow together as they hold both fall and spring bible studies. Whether you are new in your faith journey or have been a believer for many years, you will benefit from the great relationships formed with other men as well as the spiritual encouragement you’ll find in the NLC’s Men’s Ministries.

Worship Arts

We encourage worship as a lifestyle (Romans 12:1). Worship is so much more than going to church on Sunday, singing a few choruses, and listening to a good message. Worship is all about “how” we go from there. How do we live our lives Monday through Saturday? When we live each day as a gift from God and seek to glorify Him in every choice that we make, only then do we truly worship.  The weekend services at New Life Church provide an opportunity for everyone to come be refreshed and energized to live a lifestyle of worship.

Our prayer at NLC Worship/Arts is that you will find the incredible fulfillment of a life lived in complete, authentic worship of the One who gave His all for you.  We look forward to having you join us!

Here at New Life Church we are so blessed to have an incredible team of talented volunteers who lead in worship each weekend. These wonderful individuals faithfully give of their time and gifts each week to lead others into authentic worship. We are always looking for talented people who have a heart for Worship/Arts to become a part of our team. If you would like to find out more, please email Jon at or call 630-553-0200.


If you’ve checked us out and want to take your spiritual journey to the next level…consider connecting in a small group. When God gave Jesus the mission of reaching the world with the Good News of His love and grace, Jesus employed a world-changing strategy: He poured His life into a small group (His disciples). Life change happens in small groups. Small groups can offer you the chance to:

Grow deeper in your relationship with God

Connect with others in the NLC community

Expand your vision of what God can do through and in your life

The early church also provided a model of world-changing community – meeting and sharing together daily in the course of their everyday lives:

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, tothe breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)


It is an opportunity for ten to twelve people to connect on a weekly basis. This type of group allows spiritual, emotional and relational growth to take place as the group reads, prays, and discusses the application of God’s Word in their lives. Each group has trained leaders that facilitate and encourage group conversation.


Small Group meetings usually last one to two hours and consist of friendly conversation, prayer, discussion, and refreshments. Each group selects its own topic to be discussed. Most conversations follow an established discussion guide which begins with an ice breaker question, followed by a series of discussion questions and a reflection question to apply the biblical text to your life.


Contact Jon Lawson at, or call the church at 630-553-0200.

Protection Ministry

Thank you for your interest in serving at New Life Church. Please take a moment to review our process for partnering in ministry with us.

All those wishing to work with kids or teens must complete the following process:

You must fill out a Ministry Partner Application linked below. (If you are wanting to serve but are under 18 years of age please fill out the form marked, “Under 18 Ministry Application.”)

As part of the application process, you will need to provide three references. Once you’ve completed your application please inform your references that a link is provided on this page for them to complete their “Reference Questionnaire.” All of your references must have completed their questionnaire BEFORE you will be allowed to serve. If your references have not completed a questionnaire regarding your service within 30 days, your application will be denied and you will need to reapply using different references.

You must complete a “Background Release Form,” this allows us to check the criminal records of those wishing to serve at New Life Church (included in Ministry Application link).

You must attend all three Greenhouse classes. Our Greenhouse classes share the beliefs of New Life Church. Greenhouse classes are required for church membership as well.


Under 18 Ministry Application

Ministry Application

Reference Questionnaire