Twin City Bible Church is a non-denominational Christian church located at the corner of Lincoln and Michigan avenues in Urbana, on the southeast edge of the University of Illinois campus. TCBC was founded by a group of people with a vision of reaching the U of I campus with the message of Jesus Christ through a church that brought students and community people together. Today, that desire has not changed: we are committed to bringing community and campus together to make a difference for God’s Kingdom throughout the world.
Our vision is to be a thriving and influencing church in our university community setting. We believe God wants us to thrive personally: growing into passionate,thoughtful, outward-focused Christ-followers. We want to thrive in our families and friendship, building relationships that exalt Jesus Christ. We want to thrive in our workplaces and academic contexts, living fully for Christ within these spheres of influence. Thriving and influencing go hand-in-hand, so we also believe God wants us to be a church with a growing outward orientation. We desire to joyfully go to where people with needs are. Our goal is to work together to impact our neighborhoods, our campus and our community for Christ. We want to be a church that gives living proof that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.
One of the core values that drives TCBC is our commitment to developing and sending out vibrant followers of Christ who compassionately engage our needy world with the gospel. Champaign-Urbana is a transient place and members of our church family often come and go. Whether they are undergraduate students who are with us for four years, a couple who moves to the area for graduate school, or a working professional whose family is here for a number of years before he or she accepts a position elsewhere, many are with us for a short time before moving on. We want to invest in the development of people who are part of TCBC and then send them on to what God has for them next. We also believe God calls all of us to live daily as “sent-out ones”—effectively living for Christ in our spheres of influence.