Core Values

Irving Park Baptist Church is a place where you can pursue your own spiritual journey with encouragement and support. We think it’s this encouragement and support — in the midst of different individual beliefs — that makes us unique. We are a diverse spiritual community that offers friendly gatherings, lively music, thought-provoking sermons, and opportunities for social justice.

Welcome: everyone is accepted for who they are, without judgment

Creativity: many of our members are musical, theatrical, and artistic

Respect: we cultivate a spirit of friendship and respect for one another and all people

Community: the people in our community are important to us, and we seek to serve them through hunger and poverty assistance programs

Collaboration: we partner with our fellow churches and community organizations for greater impact

Simplicity: we believe that people are more valuable than material goods, power, or wealth

Diversity: fostering variety in culture, ethnicity, and ideas are celebrated here

Spirituality: seeking God with sincerity and maturity is woven throughout all we practice

Discipleship: Imitating Jesus through service to others, spiritual discipline, and prayer allows us to live out our faith in him