First Free Rockford is a multi-generational Christian church in Rockford, Illinois. We’ve been around since 1884, through most of our city’s history.
Our Mission: To bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our Vision: To see all generations go, tell, and show the love of God in the city of Rockford and around the world.
First Free Rockford’s culture is shaped by growing relationships with God as we worship together, grow together and serve together. We offer five different Sunday worship venues with various musical styles. Through Life Groups and other small communities for all ages, we deepen relationships with God and friendships with each other. We give and serve together generously, partnering with dozens of missionaries and nonprofit organizations serving Rockford and in various locations around the world.
First Free Rockford is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), an association of autonomous churches united around ten theological convictions that form the basis of what we believe.
One Church | Four Venues
Across our four venues, we worship together. Preferences about musical styles and service elements look different for different people, and we’re good with that. But the intent is always the same: to treasure God together. Every element of every service is about creatively leading people into God’s presence.
Thrive in community
First Free Rockford offers wonderful opportunities to connect, find community and grow together. Through Life Groups, Adult Communities and Bible studies, you can deepen your relationship with God and friendships with others. Not sure where to start? Try our Starting Point or Membership Matters classes to begin making connections.
Change your world
When we talk about going, telling and showing the love of Christ, serving together puts it all into action. We can connect you with volunteer opportunities that fit your gifts and passions. We’ll help you creatively serve and love your neighbors. And, together as a church, we value and practice generosity through giving.