Second Chance Church in Peoria, Illinois believes that we are never to far away, never too broken, never too hurt to find our way back to hope, healing, and rest in Christ.  At Second Chance Church we are discovering and sharing a relationship with a God who never gives up on us.

Second Chance Church is a place where all the people you see are imperfect, still-trying-to-figure-it- out people.  But that doesn’t mean that we’re not trying.  In fact, we are doing our best to allow God to transform us into all he desires us to be; and we’re committed to helping people find their way back to God.  

 
WE BELIEVE:
  • God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.
  • Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
  • Faith allows us to grow in our relationship with God.
  • Jesus is God showing himself to us.
  • Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
  • God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice.
  • God can bring good even out of horrible events in our lives.
  • Jesus promises victory over the evil we encounter as we follow him.
  • With the help of God’s Spirit, Scripture allows us to know God’s heart and understand this life.
  • The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
9:30 – Doors Open.  Join us for coffee, tea & donuts (they’re free)
10:00 – Praise & Worship
10:20 – Second Chance (5 min break), Dismiss Nursery-Pre-K/Grades 1-4 
10:25 – Message
Services end no later than 11:15
 
We are a casual church, so please, come as you are.

 

We know your children are of utmost importance to you and their care is important to us as well! 

In our Nursery (infant – 2 yr. old), children will be cared for, allowed to play and learn about God right on their own level. 

Preschoolers will have a blast as they learn more about how Jesus loves them just as they are!  Children in this age group start the service with the adults and are dismissed to their activity and learning space after the “Second Chance” break.

We also provide a “Quiet Room” so little ones and mom can retreat to a calm environment for feeding, changing, or other needs.

That sounds strange from a church, but we’d love to know you’re coming.  We’ll have a gift waiting for you and our children’s ministry will be eagerly waiting to greet and love on your children.  We are excited to meet you!
 
Allen Rd/Willow Knolls Construction!!!!  We recommend you access Willow Knolls from War Memorial Dr. (Rt 150) through the end of August 2018!!
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Joel Dryden

Joel joined Second Chance Church in July 2018. He and his wife, Jill have been married since August of 1988.  They have three adult children and one grandchild.  Joel has been in a leadership role within the church for over 25 years in several denominations and states.  When Jill isn’t enjoy Thea Rose, (the grandchild), she is creating in her cottage business, Bean & Forster.  Joel enjoys tinkering, repairing broken things in his workshop, and oddly enough, he plays airsoft in military simulation events.
 
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Sep 23, 2018
A Manifesto – WHY?
Series: Manifesto
Luke 13:11-15; Nehemiah 1:3, 2:13-15,17
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  • Sep 23, 2018A Manifesto – WHY?
    Sep 23, 2018
    A Manifesto – WHY?
    Series: Manifesto
    Luke 13:11-15; Nehemiah 1:3, 2:13-15,17

Sep 17, 2018
Spiritual Growth Flows from Brokenness
Series: UnDone
UnDone Spiritual Growth Series - 6 of 6
 
Key vv:  Luke 18:9-14
 
UnDone Series Spiritual Growth
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  • Sep 17, 2018Spiritual Growth Flows from Brokenness
    Sep 17, 2018
    Spiritual Growth Flows from Brokenness
    Series: UnDone
    UnDone Spiritual Growth Series - 6 of 6
     
    Key vv:  Luke 18:9-14
     
    UnDone Series Spiritual Growth
  • Sep 9, 2018Spiritual Growth is Relational, not Individualistic
    Sep 9, 2018
    Spiritual Growth is Relational, not Individualistic
    Series: UnDone
    Key vv:  Mark 5:1-20
  • Sep 2, 2018Spiritual Growth is Continual, not Completed
    Sep 2, 2018
    Spiritual Growth is Continual, not Completed
    Series: UnDone
    Key vv: Genesis 1:26, 2:25, 3:8, 3:22
  • Aug 26, 2018Growth is Complex Not Simple
    Aug 26, 2018
    Growth is Complex Not Simple
    Series: UnDone
    Key vv:  Matthew 5:1-10 (Message)
  • Aug 19, 2018Growth is Circular not Linear
    Aug 19, 2018
    Growth is Circular not Linear
    Series: UnDone
    Key vv:  Acts 10:27-29; Galatians 2:11-16
  • Aug 12, 2018Spiritual Growth is Active not Passive
    Aug 12, 2018
    Spiritual Growth is Active not Passive
    Series: UnDone
    Key vv:  2 Peter 1:5, 3:18; Philippians 2:12-13

Aug 5, 2018
A Look at Nehemiah
Key vv: Nehemiah 1:5-9; 2:17-18; 4:14, 19-20; 6:3, 15-16
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  • Aug 5, 2018A Look at Nehemiah
    Aug 5, 2018
    A Look at Nehemiah
    Key vv: Nehemiah 1:5-9; 2:17-18; 4:14, 19-20; 6:3, 15-16
  • Jul 29, 2018Stepping Into It
    Jul 29, 2018
    Stepping Into It
    Key vv: Matthew 9:9-13
  • Jul 22, 2018Coming Home to God and Your True Self
    Jul 22, 2018
    Coming Home to God and Your True Self
    Key vv: Luke 15:11-24
  • Jul 15, 2018The User Agreement
    Jul 15, 2018
    The User Agreement
    Key vv: Matthew 25:14-30
  • Jul 8, 2018Church 101
    Jul 8, 2018
    Church 101
    Key vv:  Mark 8:1-9
 

Jul 1, 2018
God is Working Through Us
Series: Cone Zone
Key vv: Ephesians 2:8-10
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  • Jul 1, 2018God is Working Through Us
    Jul 1, 2018
    God is Working Through Us
    Series: Cone Zone
    Key vv: Ephesians 2:8-10
  • Jun 24, 2018God is Working in Us
    Jun 24, 2018
    God is Working in Us
    Series: Cone Zone
    Key vv:  Ephesians 1:2-6; 17-18; 4:22-24

Jun 10, 2018
He is Caring
Colossians 4:7-13; 2-6
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  • Jun 10, 2018He is Caring
    Jun 10, 2018
    He is Caring
    Colossians 4:7-13; 2-6
  • Jun 3, 2018He is Righteous
    Jun 3, 2018
    He is Righteous
    Key vv:  Colossians 3
  • May 27, 2018Christ is Sufficient
    May 27, 2018
    Christ is Sufficient
    Key vv:  Colossians 2:8-23
  • May 20, 2018God is Empowerment
    May 20, 2018
    God is Empowerment
    Key vv:  Matthew 28:18-20
  • May 13, 2018Jesus is the Greatest
    May 13, 2018
    Jesus is the Greatest
    Key vv: Colossians 1:15-19; 21-23

May 6, 2018
Change, it’s Good for the Heart
Key vv: Genesis 4:1-8
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  • May 6, 2018Change, it’s Good for the Heart
    May 6, 2018
    Change, it’s Good for the Heart
    Key vv: Genesis 4:1-8
  • Apr 29, 2018Lemons & Lemonade
    Apr 29, 2018
    Lemons & Lemonade
    Key vv:  2 Corinthians 4:7-10; 15-18
  • Apr 22, 2018The Tension of Change
    Apr 22, 2018
    The Tension of Change

Apr 15, 2018
Forgiveness is not an Easy Choice
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  • Apr 15, 2018Forgiveness is not an Easy Choice
    Apr 15, 2018
    Forgiveness is not an Easy Choice

Jan 14, 2018
The Gospel in a Nutshell
Key vv:  Genesis 1:26; 2:1-2; 6:1-9
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  • Jan 14, 2018The Gospel in a Nutshell
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Gospel in a Nutshell
    Key vv:  Genesis 1:26; 2:1-2; 6:1-9
  • Jan 15, 2017Detox – Part 2
    Jan 15, 2017
    Detox – Part 2
    1 Kings 19:1-4, 5-8
  • Jan 1, 2017Detox – Part 1
    Jan 1, 2017
    Detox – Part 1
    Key vv: Genesis 2:7

Oct 1, 2017
Next 4 – Fail Proof Life
Series: Next
Key vv:  2 Peter 1:1-10
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  • Oct 1, 2017Next 4 – Fail Proof Life
    Oct 1, 2017
    Next 4 – Fail Proof Life
    Series: Next
    Key vv:  2 Peter 1:1-10
  • Jul 26, 2017Next 3 – The Battle
    Jul 26, 2017
    Next 3 – The Battle
    Series: Next
    Key verse: James 1:22
  • Jun 25, 2017Next 2
    Jun 25, 2017
    Next 2
    Series: Next
    Key verse:  Romans 1:17
  • May 23, 2017Next
    May 23, 2017
    Next
    Series: Next
    Key verse:  Proverbs 20:27

May 5, 2017
One Family
Key verse: 1 Corinthians 1:30
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  • May 5, 2017One Family
    May 5, 2017
    One Family
    Key verse: 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • Aug 14, 2016Walking in Your Righteousness
    Aug 14, 2016
    Walking in Your Righteousness
  • Jul 31, 2016The Reality of Righteousness
    Jul 31, 2016
    The Reality of Righteousness

Apr 9, 2017
Hosanna – The Vanity of Genetically Altered Christianity
Key vv:  Colossians 2:8-10
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  • Apr 9, 2017Hosanna – The Vanity of Genetically Altered Christianity
    Apr 9, 2017
    Hosanna – The Vanity of Genetically Altered Christianity
    Key vv:  Colossians 2:8-10