Who We Are
We value discipleship, community, and neighbor’s good as we journey together in faith as an act of gratitude and praise. We believe that none of these values can be separated, but each should strengthen the other. Our discipleship draws us into the life of our neighbors and our community, and our community and neighbors call us to the work of discipleship. Each of these is vital aspects of our lives as individuals and as a church.
We are companions of all who desire to follow Christ and welcome you to participate fully in our life together, without limitation, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, economic status, education, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or station in life. We offer to all prayer, visitation during illness, spiritual counsel, weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
Resurrection Covenant Church began as a gathering of Scandinavian immigrants in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago who banded together to form the Scandinavian Missionary Society to follow Christ together. In 1897, this small group decided to officially start a church, and the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of Cuyler (Cuyler Covenant) was formed. After moving to its current site on the corner of Byron and Marshfield in 1901, the church began its long and faithful ministry in the Lakeview neighborhood, courageously deciding to stay in the city when many white communities moved to the suburbs in the era of White Flight. With numbers dwindling in the early 2000s, the congregation made another courageous move and entered into a revitalization process with their denomination, calling two young pastors – Aaron Johnson and Adam Phillips – to lead in 2006. The church was rechristened Resurrection Covenant Church and chose as its guiding vision a saying of their pietist forebears: “for God’s glory and neighbor’s good.” Resurrection Covenant Church has since committed itself to the work of mercy and justice, the inclusion of all God’s people, and the worship of the God who welcomes all.