Immanuel Anglican Church is a daughter of the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest, a movement that is committed to planting a revival of Word and Sacrament infused by the Holy Spirit across the Upper Midwest.
Immanuel Anglican Church is a member of the Anglican Church in North America. Anglicanism is a worldwide body of Christians responding to God’s revelation through Jesus Christ. Anglicanism brings together the authority of the Bible, the historic faith, and the beauty of structured prayer. It is rooted in tradition, yet contemporary in practice. It is united in substance, yet diverse in expression. We are part of a global family living out our faith in local communities.
The Chicago Partnership (formerly “Chicago Partnership for Church Planting”) is a multi-denominational, multi-ethnic team of leaders from local churches working to help make Jesus visible in every neighborhood of Chicago. TCP offers a unique 2-year Leadership Cohort program for local church leaders, church planters, and church revitalizers who are looking to be trained, connected, and resourced for ministry in Chicago, providing them with theological and practical training, a supportive peer network, pastoral residencies, and funding opportunities. TCP supported Immanuel in our launch phase (2013), and we have been supporting new church plants through the Chicago Partnership since 2018.
Tyler and Lara Patty were Immanuel’s first missionaries, sent in 2018! Tyler and Lara long to see leaders equipped with the Word of God to serve the Church effectively. They live in the city of Ostrava, Czech Republic and support young church-planters through discipleship and biblical training. In 2019, they launched the Czech campus of ForMission College, offering an accredited bachelor’s degree in Theology, Mission, and Ministry. Through this, they are training young leaders across Central and Eastern Europe to be effective ministers of the gospel. Tyler and Lara have three sons: Judah, Asher and Simeon.
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Redeemer City to City is an organization (based out of Tim Keller’s home church, Redeemer Presbyterian) that seeks to train pastors who have a passion for planting churches in cities throughout the world. Our head pastor, Fr. Aaron, participated in their three month church planting intensive prior to launching Immanuel.
Immanuel was planted from Church of the Resurrection (Wheaton, IL) in 2013. Many in our beginning congregation first grew to love the Anglican tradition while at Rez and we are so thankful that its spiritual DNA is part of Immanuel’s heritage.
Fr. Aaron spent several years at Church of the Resurrection in Washington D.C. prior to moving back to Chicago to plant Immanuel. While at Rez D.C. Fr. Aaron was ordained into the priesthood and received practical training in pastoral ministry.