Welcome to Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern!

Weekly Worship Service: Sundays 11am Swift 107

Redeemer Retreat

Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern is a church body on campus that seeks to transform Northwestern through meaningful worship and authentic community.  How do we do this? We seek to demonstrate Christ’s love through relationships, to unite and build up believers in their faith, and to deliver the gospel to Northwestern and the wider Evanston community.  In addition to weekly Sunday morning worship services, Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern provides a place of fellowship and edification for Christians on campus through Bible studies, prayer meetings, discipleship, and retreats. At Church of the Redeemer, we provide the support base needed for effective ministry, loving community, and transformative worship as we deliver His love and message of hope to all those around us. We need your help in building Christ’s Kingdom!

“What if I’m interested in learning more about Christianity? Or what if I’m just looking for a great group of friends?”

This is part of who we are too. At the heart of Christ’s message is His acceptance for all peoples, regardless of  their questions, doubts, personal needs, and struggles.We seek to emulate Christ’s life through loving all those who walk through our doors. You are more than welcome to come and join us as we worship Him together!

On this site, you’ll find information on our vision, events, and opportunities to connect with us. For a better sense of who we are and what we’re doing, we encourage you to check out the schedule & FAQ below on this page, as well as the “our beliefs”, “about us”, and “contact us + map” tabs.

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Weekly School-Year Schedule

Redeemer Prayer: select Mondays at 7:30pm, location 2034 Maple Ave. – pray for campus, your friends, or your own needs, or anything else! Contact Michael at michael.d.knudsen@gmail.com for more info.

Redeemer Lunch: Wednesdays 12-2pm, Norris Ground Floor North – Join us for lunch in between classes to relax, chat, and laugh (we grab a table near the food court exit or outside if it’s beautiful out).

Small Groups: Women’s Group: Wednesdays 7:30pm Allison (contact Abby at AbbyReudelsterz2015@u.northwestern.edu). Men’s Group: Wednesdays 7:30pm 2034 Maple Ave (contact Ben Williams at ben.joseph.williams@gmail.com). Co-ed Group: Thursdays 7:30pm in CCS (contact Greg Crow at gregorycrow2016@u.northwestern.edu).

Nursing Home Church: Saturday 1:15pm at Mather Pavilion (820 Foster Street). Join NU students as we lead a worship service for the residents of a local nursing home.

Weekly Worship Service: Sunday 11am Swift 107

“Why should I even go to church?”

All Christians are already part of the Church.  The Church is the Body of Christ—the universal body of all believers in Him.  When Christ entered our world, He took on a physical body through which he demonstrated the love of God clearly and tangibly. After His bodily ascension, Christ continues His work in the world through those He has redeemed—the Church now demonstrates the love of God clearly and tangibly to the world. Members of the Church are the physical representation of Christ in this world, and as a result of this reality, it is crucial for each believer to seek fellowship & service within the Body.  Within the community of the local church, you can discover and use your gifts for the good of the entire Body and for drawing in the lost.  Such a church community is also essential to your faith because that is where it is nourished and sustained: in relationships, worship, Word, and Sacrament.  In such a gathering of His Body, God is present, draws us together, and works through us to accomplish His work.

“What’s the deal with a church on campus?”

It’s important to know that the Church is not a building or an institution; it is the Body of Christ—a community of believers committed to a lifestyle of love & service to God and each other in order to point all people to Him.  Therefore, it is vital to have an active local church in all communities, and a college campus is no exception!  We believe in the importance of a church body on campus to specifically reach and minister to students: to build up believers in their faith and equip them for service.  Church of the Redeemer is a community in which every member is valued and encouraged to use the gifts God has given them to be an active, serving member. We believe the presence of a church on campus is powerful in unifying Christians as well as bringing the gospel to the unreached.  Church of the Redeemer embraces the mindset that we are the Church, that God will work through us to accomplish His work, and that every person is an indispensible part of it!  Also Church of the Redeemer at Northwestern is part of a network (parish) of 7 congregations in the Chicago area that consist of families, young professionals, and the elderly in nursing homes.  Various times throughout the year, we come together for parish-wide worship and events.