Life is an ADVENTURE! We want to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. How do we go about that? By creating environments that help people find their way back to God. That's the driving purpose behind everything we do.
In your life: We want to help you get to know God better and enable you to become who He's created you to be. No matter where you are in life, we'll help you figure out some next steps in your journey with Him. It could start with joining a small group, serving, participating in a personal growth plan, giving, or attending church regularly. Along the way, we hope to work with you to make the world a better place. To build a strong relationship with God and others, it’s important to engage in a community of like-minded people. AdventureGroups are one way for this to happen.
For your family: We believe that strong families start with a solid foundation. We partner with parents to help raise up the next generation to have a strong relationship with Jesus. There are opportunities throughout the week for children and teens to grow closer to each other and to God.
The people: The church isn't a building--it's people. And we think you'll find Adventure a pretty friendly bunch! We meet in our newly renovated facility on Route 50 in Bradley, IL.
Pastor Andy Hamilton is the founding pastor of Adventure Christian Church. Andy, his wife, Elisha, and their two children live in Bradley community where Adventure began in 2003. He provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave Andy for a relevant church in Bradley, IL, he and a handful of people launched Adventure in the fall of 2003.
1st Impressions Leader: Tracey Elderson
Tracey is passionate about getting people plugged in. She oversees the 1st impressions ministry team which includes the scheduling of Hospitality, Greeters & Ushers, and Cafe baristas.
Student Ministry Leader: Eric Maynard
Eric loves teenagers. To many of them, he's "that guy!" He overseas Veracity, our weekly programming for Jr. & Sr. High Students.
TeenMOPS Ministry Leader: Lori Vincent
In the spring of 2010, Lori felt led to create an enviroment that would help bring support and resources to teen mothers in our community. In the fall of 2010 Adventure TeenMOPS was started. In their second year of ministry, Adventure TeenMOPs served over 32 teen mothers in Kankakee county.
KidVenture Ministry Team: Karen Parkison, Margaret Prosser, Lee Ann Maynard, Leigh Coradetti, and Elisha Hamilton.
Our church loves kids! This ministry team oversees our nursery-elementary (5th grade) KidVenture program on Sunday mornings.
Worship Ministry Coordinator: Don Parkison
Don currently coordinates the scheduling of our vocalists and musicians. Interested in being a part of the worship team, send him an email!