Our Story

Naperville Presbyterian Church, a part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), began over thirty years ago to be a redemptive part of the emerging story of Naperville and the surrounding area. We are thankful God has given us the privilege of sharing our lives and passions with thousands of wonderful people over that time.

 

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Our story continues to evolve as our community expands and reflects an increasing variety of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. In this dynamic environment we delight in discovering how true meaning, purpose, and joy can be found through Jesus Christ.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Our Lives, Communities and World Made New by Jesus Christ for the Glory of God

 

"Behold, I am making all things new." - Revelation 21:5

 

 These words from Revelation 21:5 are a wonderful summary of God's work in this world. We want to be a part of that work so we will strive to bring the renewing power of Jesus Christ into every sphere and relationship of our lives. Click on the image below for the Vision video.

 

For a document [ pdf ] with our vision, church, life & community group statement click here.

 

Our Beliefs

We believe in the inspiration & inerrancy of Scripture

 

The Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 


 

We believe in the Holy Trinity

 

There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-2,14; John 14:15-17; Ephesians 1:3-14)

 


 

We believe in the fall of man

 

The voluntary sin of Adam resulted in man’s separation from God; thus, all men are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure except by His mercy. (Romans 3:10, 3:23; 6:23)

 


 

We believe in God’s gracious plan for salvation

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation. Salvation is by God alone through faith in Jesus Christ alone. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 


 

We believe in the sovereignty & majesty of God

 

The personal triune God of the Bible owns and controls all things according to His will so that His purposes are fulfilled. Nothing happens other than what He chooses to happen. (Psalm 103:19, Ephesians 1:11, Hebrews 1:1-3)


Subset of God’s sovereignty: We believe that salvation is by God alone, as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith. (Ephesians 1:4-6)

 


 

We believe Jesus Christ was fully man & fully God

 

As a man, Jesus felt every temptation we do yet was without sin. This qualified Him to die for our sins, which He did. As God, He rose from the grave conquering death to sit at the right hand of God and provide new life to all who believe in Him. (John 1:14; Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 1:1-4, 4:15-16)

 


 

We believe in an indwelling Holy Spirit

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 4:6-7)

 


 

We believe in a final judgment by God ( for believers and non-believers)

 

Because mankind “counts” (i.e. is in the image of God), we therefore are accountable (i.e. will face judgment). We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself. (1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Revelation 20:11-15)

 


 

We believe that God works to conform the believer to Christ

 

We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 5:16-18; 5:22-26; and 1 Peter 2:9-12)

 


 

We believe in covenant theology

 

We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in
successive generations according to His Covenant promises. Covenant theology views all of Scripture as an unfolding covenant relationship between God and His people in which God’s dealing with man is based on consistency throughout by grace. (Genesis 3:15, 12:2, 17:4, 26:2, 28:13: Exodus 3:4: John 14:1-6; Romans 11:15-26; Galatians 3:7-9, 14, 27-29)

 


 

Our Elders

 

Similar to the local church in the Bible, the ultimate responsibility for the spiritual care and direction of the our church rests on the shoulders of its elders. Our Ruling Elders are men in the church elected by the congregation and charged with caring for the spiritual needs of the church.

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Jonathan Anderson

Ron Bozarth

Dan Colbert

Mike Cox

*Sabbatical

Peder Gulbrandsen

Walt Kuehne

Jim Lutkevich

Tom McCauley

Clerk of Session

Walter Niesluchowski

Mikal Ranneklev

John Shortness

Tom Shupe

Derrick Spell

Dave Veerman

Art Wittmann

Brian Ytterberg

Mark Zacok

*Not Pictured

John Eckert

Emeritus

Our Deacons

 

The role of Deacons in the church is to serve the congregation and the surrounding community in its physical, financial, and spiritual needs and to encourage the congregation to love and good deeds for others in need.

 

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Steve Bergquist

Gary Britigan

*Sabbatical

Art Graham

Craig Gunty

Ken Krzak

John Long

David McChristian

Rob Risany

Chairman

Bob Williams

Dan Veenstra

*Not Pictured

Peter Oxner

Rick Seale

David Simpson

Assistant Chairman

Our Directors

We praise God for the incredible group of leaders at Naperville Presbyterian Church who are faithfully investing in relationships and teamwork in the name of Christ.

Our Staff

 NPC’s employed staff members have served our church for anywhere from 2 to 20 years. Click on the link below to find out more about our staff.

Our Volunteer Leaders

We are also blessed with volunteer ministry leaders in our adult ministries area. Click on the link below to find out more about our volunteer leaders.