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Our Story

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. -Eccl. 4:9

On September 11, 2011 members of what were formerly two churches signed off on combining their resources to become New Covenant Church of Naperville. Each body had strengths, and when put together became a more complete picture of what the body of Christ should look like.

What is the New Covenant Story?

On September 10, 1970 the first worship service was held at the then-new church building at One Bunting Lane, on the southwest corner of Washington and 75th Streets in Naperville, IL. The founding members—65 adults plus children—had formed a committee in 1963 for the purpose of continuing Congregationalism and had met at the YMCA and Ellsworth School before completion of the new building. The church went by the name Naperville Congregational Church and embarked on a long history of ministry in the community.

Meanwhile, in Vision 2000, Pastor R. Kent Hughes and College Church in Wheaton envisioned planting three new churches in the Chicagoland area in the ten years. New Covenant Church, founded on June 1, 2008 was the fulfillment of that dream. There were 55 founding members and over 100 regular attendees including children. The church held services on the campus of North Central College.

In 2011, Naperville Congregational Church and New Covenant Church merged their congregations, leadership, and ministries. The merger brought both congregations together as one independent church body at One Bunting Lane in Naperville.

Read more about what we believe at New Covenant Church. Visit us next Sunday morning and learn about ways to connect with other believers.