Join other teen parents and their children, each Tuesday during the school year from 6:00pm-8:00pm, as we grow together and work towards accomplishing our educational, emotional, and practical goals!
We are friendly, funny, easy going, and loving. Mostly we are passionate about supporting each other and being the awesome moms and dads God created us to be!
Let us help support you to finish school, navigate family and community resources and meet some other terrific families!
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1822 E. Grand Ave.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
- Fox Lake
- Lake Villa
- Salem, WI
- Spring Grove
- Trevor, WI
- Wilmot, WI
- and surrounding areas
A Word From Sarah,
Our Area Site Director
Hi. We’re glad you are looking into Kindred Life. We are so proud of you for taking the courageous step to parent your child and to search for a good community to join.
Our group is seeking to learn and grow together in our parenting, our friendships, and our goals for the future. If you are interested in learning more about Antioch Kindred Life, I would be glad to talk with you to answer your questions and get to know you better. I look forward to hearing from you. Call or text me at: 847-338-8587
Antioch Area Site Director
Host Church Spotlight
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Lindenhurst
The Antioch Program at Kindred Life wants to take a moment and acknowledge to thank our host church.
Pastor Terry Breum and the congregation at St. Mark are passionate about the sanctity of human life and supporting young parents who choose to give life and parent their children. For several years now they have graciously opened their doors and provided our Antioch Area Program a home.
To learn more about St. Mark, visit their website.
This year’s Program Volunteer of the Year is Anne McArtney. Anne began volunteering with us three years ago as a one on one teen mentor; first to Justine and now Anne. She jumped into mentoring with with her whole heart and has richly blessed us all! She went above and beyond for the young parents, having them over for lunch, introducing them to her family and regularly checking in. She has also has opened her home to the entire Antioch program and has hosted amazing tea parties.
She courageously and graciously shares the truth and grace of Jesus with each teen parent. This past month Anne and Alyssa have begun attending an Alpha Bible study together.
When I think of Anne McArtney, I can’t help but remember something she said that first year after a difficult Life Education Group meeting. “Sometimes people are rough on the outside, maybe they don’t look like our preconceived ideas of what should be. But aren’t we all a glorious mess in need of a Savior? Isn’t loving them where they are at and speaking the truth what Jesus would do?”
Thank you Anne for all you do for these young families and also for doing what Jesus would do!
Teen Parent Spotlight
We are so proud of our Antioch graduates, Alyssa and Ingrid! Both young women have worked hard over the last several years, soaking up all that the ministry had to offer them. We look forward to all God has in store for them in the coming weeks. Please celebrate with...
David works long shifts at a local pharma recycling center to provide for his family. He has learned how to do many different jobs within the organization so that he can quickly fill the gaps as needs arise. He is a team player and is eager to learn. With his annual...
As some of you know, one of our fundraisers we do throughout the year is the Sip Cup Drive. Usually, you would take a sippy cup home, fill it with change and bills, write a note of encouragement to a client and then turn it back in. Due to the virus, we have turned...
We wanted to make Mother’s Day special for our teen moms by pampering them at a Mother’s Day tea. We couldn’t meet in person so my best hope was to find a beautiful vintage teacup for each mother to remember the special day. It turned out there was one and I came...
It is so fitting that we would end the ministry year focused on The Vine. Throughout the year, as we have learned the “I am” statements of Jesus, the prevailing theme has been that Jesus longs for us to be in the right relationship with him and he will go to great...
Thank you for making a life-changing difference for teen parents in our community! We asked and you delivered! COVID-19 created an urgent problem for Kindred Life Ministries. To close our fiscal year on budget and provide continuous services to our precious teen...
Getting creative and having fun with one teen mom! A homemade pulley system gets the job done!Like every month, teen parents received a supply of diapers thanks to our partnership with Twice as Nice Mother & Child. And in April, thanks to your generosity, our teen...
Whether you brought a dinner, rocked a baby, taught a life education night, or mentored a teen parent - you made a difference. Thank you for serving! The week of April 20th, we celebrated Ministry Partner Appreciation Week with videos to say “Thank You” from clients...
In the wake of the pandemic, our Program Directors presented an idea to support our teen parents. The teen parents we serve presently are challenged with at least one of these situations: They live in less than ideal situations. Being at home (nonstop) may not be...
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the...
Other Ways to Get Involved
Call for Volunteers
Kindred Life Ministries is always in need of volunteers. Do you feel called to serve teen parents and their children? We would love to hear from you.
Join TEAM THRIVE!
If you love to run, beginner to advanced levels, join TEAM THRIVE to raise awareness and financial support for teen mothers and children.