Renew Chicago

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16
Mike Rolfes, Director of Renew Chicago

About Renew Chicago

Renew Chicago is a gift from Park Community Church to the city of Chicago. Renew became an independent nonprofit organization in 2018. We exhort Christians and others of good will to pray for our city’s welfare, educate ourselves on issues important to Chicago, and find a way to actively play a part on seeing it flourish. We raise volunteers and financial support for many partner ministries on the front line of building the goodness and greatness of Chicago.

Through Renew Chicago you will discover many of our partner ministries across the city. From after school tutoring, to sports ministries, to fundraising for Christian causes, to city cleanup projects, Renew Chicago is busy helping faithful Christians live out their faith and make an impact in the city of Chicago.

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Join others in serving at our partner ministries and meeting the needs of our city. 


Breakthrough partners with residents in Garfield Park to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity.

Lydia Home

 Lydia Home is committed to providing Hope, Healing, and Home to children in the foster care community.


GRIP's mission is to invest in the lives of Chicago’s youth through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships.

Naomi's House

Naomi's House provides tailored support and care to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation wherever they are.