Lakeview Covenant Church is a multigenerational church located in the northern suburbs of Chicagoland.
We first started in 1990 as the English Ministry of Lakeview Korean Presbyterian Church in Niles, IL. After outgrowing the facilities of Lakeview KPC, on Feb. 22, 2004, we were given the blessing to launch as an independent church to pursue the vision of making disciples of all nations.
It has been a humbling and exhilarating experience to see Gods Kingdom multiply over the years. In 2003, we multiplied and planted our first daughter church, Cityview, in downtown Chicago. In 2005, we celebrated the birth of our overseas daughter church, Vida Visible, in Nicaragua, which soon multiplied itself into two more congregations. In 2006, we had the opportunity to become a muti-site church by launching a second campus in Palatine, IL in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, which later relocated to Vernon Hills in 2010. In 2011, we came into possession of our current building in Northbrook and launched a Korean Campus. After seven years of faithful outreach, the congregation at Vernon Hills rejoined the Northbrook campus in December 2013.
Lakeview is a group of imperfect people who trust and rejoice in our perfect God. We recognize that even through mistakes, successes, and challenges, God shows us how to be a Gospel-centered community that makes disciples of all nations and that we must simply and faithfully listen and follow through. Its our desire that Lakeview would be a safe place where people from different walks of life can come and find the life-transforming love of Christ, and we invite you to be a part of that journey.
WE ENVISION TRANSFORMATION NOW
What we mean by “transformation” is not just becoming a better person or a more morally upright person. We’re here to help people become more like Christ every day because we believe that’s God’s #1 desire for us.
God created us in His image because He wants us to be like Him and live like Him. Unfortunately, the image of God has been distorted because of sin. But God is working on us. He is restoring that image of Christ back in us. In fact, when Jesus comes back the first thing that will happen is for us to be like Him, look like Him, and live like Him. Until then we want to join God in recreating that image of God in us, with the help of God.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
“N.O.W.” in our vision provides us with a road map to accomplishing this vision.
Where do we start in accomplishing this”? N: which stands for “Near to far.” It simply means that transformation begins with us as a person and has a ripple effect and goes beyond from there.
How do we do it? O: One life at a time. That means that transformation happens in loving relationships that show our intentionality.
What will lead us to fulfill this vision as a church?” W: Word and Spirit leading the way. It’s not the staff or some program. Transformation is something that God does God transforms us.