Photo: Pastor David Jones and his wife.
by Lynn Meredith
Elburn—Variety is a luxury a growing population has when it comes, not only to restaurants and stores, but also to churches. Elburn is home to five churches with differing styles of practicing faith. Starting in February, a new church will open its doors. The Elburn Church of God will hold services at the Great Lakes Campus at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
“Elburn is a growing population, and people like to have a different kind of service,” Pastor David Jones said. “Our church is for people who want to learn about the Bible.”
Jones comes from evangelism and teaching at the West Aurora Church of God. He said that the Elburn church will be a brand new church but will have help getting started from a handful of members at the West Aurora church. He and his wife will be instrumental in attracting members. So far, they have been spreading the word by going through the community to let their presence be known.
The Church of God is a Pentecostal church, part of the international Church of God based in Cleveland, Tenn., started in 1886. It is an evangelical faith that takes its inspiration and authority from the Word of God as revealed in the Bible. It strives to communicate the Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit.
“You have the freedom to worship God the way you want to,” Jones said. “We raise hands and express feelings openly during the worship time with music and songs.”
Worship services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sundays.
“A lot of people work six days a week and prefer not to rush to get to church on their days off,” Jones said.
A Bible studies class will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
For more information, call David Jones at (815) 671-5925.
The Church of God came to be in the late 1880s, when a small group of people gathered in Tennessee and formed what was then called the Christian Union, with a shared desire to establish a new church to focus on Biblical teachings, encourage deeper consecration and promote evagelism.
“The Church of God subscribes to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:
1. The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
2. The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
3. The atoning sacrifice of Christ’s death for the sins of the world.
4. The literal resurrection of the body.
5. Christ’s second coming in bodily form to earth.”