Don’t be confused: Our church is considering a change in name, from Lake Shore Church, to Church in Downtown Chicago. The website has a little bit of both names at present. Aside from that, we are who we have been! We are clear about your being welcome here, and we hope to meet you soon!


Welcome to the website of Church in Downtown Chicago (a.k.a. Lake Shore Church). We worship in the West Loop of downtown Chicago on Sunday mornings beginning at 10:00 a.m. and meet on Thursday nights at 7:30 for prayer.

On Sunday July 2nd, Pastor Brian will interview missionaries Chuck and Wilma Lormis, who will challenge us with how we can be used of God in spreading the gospel and helping people near and far.

We meet in the Merit School of Music, located at 38 S. Peoria. You will find us in room 210, on the second floor (When you enter the building on Peoria, turn right at the reception desk and take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. Turn right and walk the length of the hallway to the opposite end of the building. It’s much easier than it sounds!)

For more information, please click items of interest in the menu above. For video sermon summaries, click videos. For our current theme, “40 Days of Joy,” click the “40 Days” tab on the menu. Listen to a recent devotional:

You can make a big difference here. By God’s grace, we aim to make a big difference in our city and our world. Let’s follow Jesus together.