NEW HERE?

Are you new here? Welcome! We are so very glad that you are visiting with us today. We hope that you enjoy your visit and would love to  hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout with anything you need.


Service Times

SATURDAY 5:00PM

A quiet service with primarily piano music (a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian music). Communion served every week.

 

SUNDAY 9:00AM

Full praise band with a mix of traditional and contemporary Christian music. Communion every week, children's program & Nursery available.

 

SUNDAY 10:30AM

Our praise band raises up contemporay Christian music in stimulating worship.  Communion every week and children's program & Nursery available.

Location

Our current location is:

100 Hanson Road, Algonquin, IL 60102

Feel free to swing in and chat with us at anytime. We love to welcome visitors. 

 

Future location:

1700 Longmeadow Parkway, Algonquin, IL 60102

Find out more about our new campus plans

About Us

We have a dedicated staff and amazing church volunteers that work together to live out our mission in this community. We strive to build a comfortable environment for people to grow closer to God no matter where they are in their faith walk.  Our community is a thriving group of God's people, all age groups and ethnicities, reflecting the surrounding community of Algonquin and it's neighboring towns.  We truly believe this: You belong here!

Contact Us

We love hearing from you. Explore our website. Then feel free to email us if you have a question or comment about anything at Light of Christ.  Need to know more about our ministries or to connect with a Pastor?  Give us a shout!   Email us!

or call our church office : 847.658.9250


EXPERIENCE LIGHT OF CHRIST!

We are a church that loves to meet new people, hungers to grow in faith, and is passionate about serving.

When you walk through our doors we hope that you feel the joy, peace and hope our community cherishes. We are a group of individuals that embraces everyone wherever they are in their journey with God. We hope that you can truly experience a sense of God's presence in worship. After worship, engage in conversation with our pastors. Take advantage of our coffee bar.  It is our joy to give you the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ in a welcoming environment. Join us this weekend and meet some others on a journey with Him. 



GETTING STARTED

This is a 15-20 minute "meet & greet" for newcomers to Light of Christ, taking place once a month after both the 9:00am and 10:30am services.  We gather in the Library (down the main hallway on your right) and we'll have some refreshments to share. Check the LOC APP under Events or click here to go to our calendar.

Insight is a one-night event where attendees will learn about Light of Christ's story, our mission and core values, discover what it means for Light of Christ to be a "Lutheran" Church, learn about the leadership (staff & church council) at LOC, and more.  Click here for dates & registration. Complimentary childcare is available.

Throughout Ignite (a multiple week class), attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to follow Jesus: who He is, how the Bible fits together, how God can work through brokenness and bring His saving power to impact our lives.  Participants will be given the opportunity to officially become a Member of Light of Christ at Ignite.  Complimentary childcare is available for each class, and registration is required.  Choose from either a fall or spring session of Ignite to attend.  Click here to see dates & register.



Jennifer Alderson

Director, Welcome Ministries

        Jennifer began attending Light of Christ in 2012, and became a part of the church staff in 2016.  An Algonquin native, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies from Judson University in Elgin, IL in 1996.  With over 25 years of experience in both lay and professional ministry, much of Jennifer’s career has been at Judson University.  Jennifer also serves on the worship team at Light of Christ, both as a worship leader and instrumentalist.  She lives in Algonquin with her husband, Mark, and their children, Jack and Jane.

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OUR HISTORY

1985-1990

  • Nov 1985, 1st service in a storefront in downtown Algonquin; over 130 people attended.

  • Mar 1986, our name was selected based on John 8:12: "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."  We were first chartered as a congregation of the American Lutheran Church.

  • 1987, 5 acres of land were purchased on Hanson Road.

  • 1988,  moved into the Hanson Road building; LOC members participate in many stages of construction

1991-2000

  • 1993, dedicated a building addition doubling the size of our ministry.

  • 1997, founding Pastor Mike Fish accepts a call to a congregation in Arkansas.

  • 1998 - 2000, Pastor Scott Hove serves as Senior Pastor. 

  • 2000, Pastor Brent Dahlseng provides excellent Interim ministry as senior pastor. 

2001-2010

  • 2001, Current Senior Pastor Kendall Koenig accepted his call to LOC.

  • 2002, Our Invite, Nurture, Serve Mission Statement was claimed.

  • 2003, congregation grows significantly. Congregation begins to study space issues. 

  • 2006, 16 acres of land at the corner of Longmeadow Pkwy & Sleepy Hollow Rd.  was purchased and dedicated.

  • 2007, our current building was put up for sale and capital campaign began for construction of the new building for the new property.

2010-PRESENT

 

  • 2011 - 13, congregation experiments by opening second site at Westfield School.
  • 2015, LOC celebrates 30 years in the community!
  • 2017,  Congregation votes to begin building process.  Forward in Faith Campaign raises $3.6M in commitments to proceed.