Purpose

To worship Jesus & bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth

 Mission

To help people encounter Jesus, find community, discover purpose, and transform the world.

 Lead Pastors

Max and Juliet Lyons

Elan Church is led by Max and Juliet Lyons. Max & Juliet previously served on staff at a church in London, UK and at Christ Fellowship Church in Florida before starting Elan Church in Naperville, IL. They have two amazing children, Lola & Levi.

Max Lyons was born & raised in Idaho. He studied business at the University of Washington in Seattle and moved to New York City in 2010 to work as a Strategy Consultant for Accenture. Max went to Bible College and later became a Business Ministry & Campus Pastor. He also served as Director of Marketing & Communications at Christ Fellowship before relocating to Naperville, IL to start Elan Church.

Juliet Lyons is a pastor & worship leader from London, UK. She served as a worship pastor and leader at a church in the UK for over 15 years and has led worship across the globe as part of Hillsong Worship and alongside incredible artists including Matt Redman, Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, and Passion. Juliet served for the past two years as Creative Director & Director of Worship for Christ Fellowship. She is head over heels in love with Jesus and His Church and is dedicated to playing her part to see it reach its full potential.

Values

 

1. We Are Holy Spirit Led

We value encounter over entertainment

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.”
(John 16:13-15)

2. We Are Wise Stewards

We value health over hype

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
(Matthew 25:21)

3. We Are Authentic

We value purity over performance

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
(Matthew 5:8)

Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer, and the ‘breaking of bread’.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church, and serve the community in which we live.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

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