Equipping churches to become
communities of faith, hope, love, and witness.
The Presbytery of Chicago is proud to serve and support nearly 30,000 members and more than 90 diverse, dynamic congregations and worshipping fellowships throughout Chicago and the surrounding area in Lake, Cook, and DuPage counties. We are a Christian community, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a member presbytery in the Synod of Lincoln Trails.


What do we believe?







   The   Sacraments


The 6

Great Ends

of the


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The Calling of the Church

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Communities of


The Church is to be a community of faith,
entrusting itself to God alone,
even at the risk of losing its life.

Communities of


The Church is to be a community of hope,
rejoicing in the sure and certain knowledge
that, in Christ, God is making a new creation.
This new creation is a new beginning for human
life and for all things. The Church lives in the
present on the strength of that promised new creation.



Communities of


The Church is to be a community of love,
where sin is forgiven, reconciliation is accomplished,
and the dividing walls of hostility are torn down.

Communities of


The Church is to be a community of witness,
pointing beyond itself through word and work
to the good news of God’s transforming
grace in Christ Jesus its Lord.