makenew uchicago


about makenew

We're a group of students who gather to read the Bible, eat bomb food, study, hang out, and more. Our diverse life stories, backgrounds, and experiences converged on the University of Chicago campus as we sought -- and found -- compelling answers for the deeper questions of life through the Bible.

At makenew, you’ll find a safe space to ask these questions and seek satisfying answers. Whether you are a Christian who is seeking to grow in your faith, or have never even considered Christianity before, we invite you to come and join us!

fall 2019 activities

what we do



We at makenew like to do life in community - whether that be gathering together for a home cooked meal, celebrating a birthday, staking out a spot to study, or going out for a study break! We invite you to join us and experience thriving in college together!


makenew fridays

More than just a Bible study - every Friday, you can find us diving into an awesome meal, studying the Bible, experiencing fellowship, and having a ton of fun! Join us for Friday discipleship!



We love Hyde Park, but sometimes you just need to get away. Every quarter, we’ll plan a few outings, ranging from weekend retreats to exploring the beautiful nature of the Midwest to volunteering to give back to nearby communities.


looking for a church?

We believe in doing life together - in all its ups and downs. Many of us attend Gracepoint Chicago on Sundays. It’s a chance to connect with God through worship, the Bible, and each other! No matter who you are or where you’ve been, we’d love for you to join us!

Join us this week starting with FREE lunch: