Serve & Reach
Reaching the world
Cooperating with over 20 individuals, families, and organizations that are committed to sharing the love and truth of Jesus, Village Church seeks to make a difference in the worldwide work of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). These ministry partners are located throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America and serve in areas of leadership development, church planting, micro-finance, and orphan care. Village Church also mobilizes people to serve alongside our ministry partners through a variety of short-term mission projects.
Reaching our community
Village Church finds many ways to reach out to people in need who live in Gurnee and the surrounding area. As we seek to meet people's physical needs, we pray that our acts of service will give us added opportunities to meet people's spiritual needs.
Village Church Local Outreach
Backpack & Teacher Supply Drive: Collect Supplies throughout July and deliver in early August.
5 & 5 Food Drive: Volunteer, collect, and deliver loads of food to local pantries during the month of September.
Recharge: Build bridges to young moms in our community by providing a place for them to connect, receive encouragement, and leave with increased confidence in their role as mothers. Meets two Thursday each month at Village Church, September-May.
Local Partner Ministries
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ): This ministry sponsors faith-based initiatives to serve the needy throughout Lake County.
Kindred Life Ministries: This ministry exists to help teen parents and their families thrive. Village Church is pleased to support Kindred Life by hosting regular workshops - as well as by providing mentors, child care, and general support and guidance to teen moms.
Youth reaching the world
Love Thy Neighbor, North Eastern Lake County
Camp Barnabas – Missouri
Navajo Nation, New Mexico
Mission work is a vital part of our Student Ministries. As followers of Christ, God has given us the task of sharing the love of Jesus with all people, so Village Church works to encourage and challenge our students to engage in ministry and mission.
Each year the Youth Missions ministry sends out several teams across the country and around the world. The application process for team placement begins in October, with training starting in January. The teams prepare over the following months culminating in their mission trip in June or July.
Youth Missions is an exciting, stretching, life-changing endeavor. Each year God's glory is on display through our student teams, certainly in their work efforts, but even in their own hearts and lives.
GO! Together is the connection and cooperation of several churches in Gurnee, IL for the purpose of reaching the entire community with the great news of the gospel and the love of Jesus. The shared goal is to make relevant, personal contact with every Gurnee household to effectively share the gospel so they can believe. Though the churches in Gurnee are varied in denomination, style, and governance, they are also united in the core faith and mission of the world-wide Church.