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3039 S Normal Ave. Chicago, IL, 60616
English Service — Sundays — 9:30 AM
Mandarin Service — Sundays — 11:45 AM
We are New Life.
One church, many locations.
One family, many backgrounds.
One message, many stories.
But one cross, one gospel, and one God.
Luke and Melissa Dudenhofer — Pastor
Luke Dudenhofer was raised in Stanton, Michigan, where his father served as a pastor. God saved Luke at a young age, and over several years directed him to pursue pastoral ministry. Luke came to Chicago to study at Moody Bible Institute and later, Moody Theological Seminary. Before joining with New Life, Luke ministered through teaching Junior and Senior High school students in urban schools for three years. In 2002, Pastor Luke helped lead the launch of New Life Bridgeport. He and his wife Melissa have been married since 1998. They find great joy in raising their three children and are excited to be part of God's mission of reconciliation - through the gospel of Jesus - in the Bridgeport community.
Shaolong Jiang — Pastor
Shaolong Jiang was born in 1985, raised in Qingdao, east coast of China. Shaolong sensed God's calling to ministry at age 23, quit from a hotel management school in Malaysia, and left his family’s hotel business. He came to North Park University in 2007, graduated with a bachelor degree in Biblical and Theological Studies in 2011, and continued his pastoral training in North Park Theological Seminary. In 2015, Shaolong joined New Life Community Church Bridgeport and started the first Mondrian congregation in the New Life family. That same year, Shaolong started a ministry called Living Water Tea House, which is a ministry focused on sharing the gospel in a traditional Chinese cultural setting. Shaolong likes cooking and film photography. Nearly every week, he cooks for his congregation and hosts a tea house discussion, to bring the local Chinese community to Christ. 姜少龙(沙龙)生于1985年的山东青岛。23岁时回应呼召,从酒店管理学院退学,离开了家族投身了三十年的酒店行业。2012年于Northpark University取得神学与圣经学的本科学位,后于Northpark Theological Saminary读取Mdiv学位。2015年一月受聘于Newlife Community Church Chicago,建立了其下属的第一个国语教会。同年开办活水茶堂,是一个让福音和传统文化结合的事工。 兴趣是做菜,喝茶与胶卷摄影,至今几乎每周都会在所服侍的教会为会众做饭,泡茶。

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