Welcome to Goshen
We can’t wait to see you at Goshen SDA Church!
Whether you’re a first-time guest or a returning guest, we welcome you to come worship with us! You can expect a warm smile and kindness from our greeters in the lobby and our members during the worship services.
Goshen has been a pillar in the Chicago community for numerous years. Our mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ with loving and open hearts. We strive to be a congregation of people who are passionate and focused on being true followers of Christ.
Adult Sabbath School | Main Sanctuary
A vibrant morning of testimony and prayer, inspiring music, and stirring bible study.
Children’s Sabbath School
Divine Worship Experience | Main Sanctuary
A service, of inspiring music, ministry to children, prayer and
scripture, and dynamic preaching, blending the traditional and the contemporary
Parking & Handicapped Accessibility
There is amble parking for worshipers on the side of the church. There is also handicapped parking and accessibility, and parking for seniors in the side entrances of the church. For special services there are often security members that available to assist with parking.
The Worship Experience
God is truly present and worshiped at Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church. Worshipers should expect a personal, uplifting experience with God. And, everyone is allowed to participate in their own way.
Deep emotion and excitement may be demonstrated throughout a service, because everyone who calls on God in faith receives something. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Luke 11:9)
If you’ve wondered what our services are like, we invite you to observe and experience God in new and exciting ways. You can dress up or dress down. You don’t have to be perfect either. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)
So, come just as you are!
Sabbath School offers an intimate, small-group setting to learn what the Bible says, discuss the Bible with others and hear different points of view regarding questions posed in the study guide, the Sabbath School Quarterly. Sabbath School is held in the sanctuary for adults and for children in our children’s ministry area. All Children’s Sabbath School instructors have undergone training and background checks. Sabbath School ends at 11:00 am.
At Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church you will experience everything from traditional and contemporary gospel, spirituals, hymns and contemporary praise. Feel free to join in song or dance. Freedom to praise and focus on God is the order of the day.
If you believe God has called you to serve and praise through song, consider one of the Goshen’s choirs. Accompanied by a variety of skilled musicians, Goshen’s worshipers are ministered to by the inspired voices of the Goshen Praise Team & Community Choir. On special occasions the Praise Team and Choir combine forming a beautiful mass choir.
A special time prior to each service is devoted to prayer. During our prayer time the atmosphere is adjusted so those seeking the Lord can come to the altar to pray during our prayer of intercession.
Special prayer times are available each evening via conference call. Click here to join us at 6pm each evening.
Additionally, the ministerial staff and elders are assigned to visit, distribute communion and anoint the sick and shut-in and pray for and with them and others as needed. (James 5:13-16).
Our church is operated through the tithes and offerings of its members. Each service our church family is given an opportunity to give back to God in support of the ministry. This is not a time of pressured involvement rather a cheerful celebration of HIS goodness to us.
We believe giving the tithe (the first tenth of income) declares that God comes first. It recognizes His blessing and sovereign ownership of everything. It expresses faith and trust in God in every matter in life. In fact, we teach that persons are managers of God’s resources and should seek God’s guidance on how to manage not just the tithe we give, but also the remaining 90 percent of our income.
Additionally, our Church Ministries & Operation is entirely supported by a weekly financial love offering given by the members for the support of local ministries and church upkeep. All offerings are a matter of free-will giving by the members and our guests need not feel obligated to give.
Both online and mobile giving options are available for your convenience at all times by clicking button below
Challenging, Transformative & Spirit Filled Messages
One of the high points of our services comes with the preaching of God’s Word. This is the time when the congregation hears a message from God’s word. The messages are powerful and practical.
The speaker will close with an invitation to those who want to make Jesus Lord of their lives and allows them to come forward. Those who feel a need to re-commit their lives or to pray about other concerns are also invited to come. Believers are encouraged to ask for the Holy Spirit to further empower them for Christian service. Often everyone is invited to come and pray during the altar call.
Join us for a delicious fellowship lunch, held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the 11am service ends. Come & fellowship with us as we talk, eat and get to know one another better! Lunch is served each and every Sabbath!