The Center is Back In Joliet - As of November 16th, 2017: 

"We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Our new location in Joliet has been our passion and prayer for a long time.  We are excited about what God is doing at The Center and for what is yet to come."

Rick Abbott - President

In The News: 

Daily, local and breaking news for Joliet and Will County, Illinois - The Herald-News]  By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND, Nov. 15, 2017

Thursday: The Center returns to its Joliet roots

Incorporated in 2013, The Center has one mission: to help teens connect with God.]

Read more click on the following link:

WHO:       The Center - Teen Night

WHAT:      Live Music, Games, Gym, Free Food, Hang Time

WHEN:     6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

WHERE:  805 Western Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

ETC: The Center also offers a summer camp in July to Expeditions Unlimited in Baraboo, Wisconsin and a lock-in during the winter. A variety of volunteer positions for adults are available.

CONTACT: Call 815-474-2569, email or

How YOU can help....

1. Pray that God will increase our territory, volunteers, staff and programming in 2018 and beyond.

2. Please send ideas our way.  If you have resources in your network that would help us in this endeavor share them with us.  You can contact our Board President, Rick Abbott at

3. Please give. If you would like to financially contribute towards our building fund, please do so by sending your gift to:

The Center

1005 Country Drive

Shorewood, IL  60404.

On-Line donations through paypal click on this link.​​

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