New? What To Know Before You Visit
Thanks for taking the time to check out our website! If you’re thinking about visiting or are new to The Village, WELCOME! Life Change, Life Growth, Life Purpose is what we’re all about. We focus on building relationships with Jesus and serving others. It’s that simple.
You may have been raised Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, or something else. The Village is a non-denominational Christian church, which means we welcome all backgrounds. Maybe you have a personal relationship with Jesus, or maybe you don’t. Maybe you’ve grown up in the church, but now are having some doubts. Or maybe you’ve never been to church, or are an atheist and don’t believe in God. It doesn’t matter to us! Yep, you read that right! No matter what you have or haven’t done in the past, God is always with you and will always love you, and that’s a hardcore fact. Here at The Village, we welcome everyone with NO JUDGMENT no matter what your history is. We’re not worried about your past, we care about your future!
You can find us in Minooka, just north of Rt. 6 & Bell Road, next to WestWinds Estates. Our address is 8965 S. Bell Rd.
Who We Are
Our church isn’t a building, it’s a group of real people, people that make mistakes, people who love Jesus and each other. Here at The Village, we look at the Bible and figure out how it applies to our lives today. For example, if you’re dealing with parenting a difficult child, a job layoff, depression, addiction, or a tough diagnosis, you can look to the Bible for guidance. The messages are presented in everyday language that is understandable. It’s all about encouraging and equipping you to build a personal relationship with Jesus and then you helping others into a personal relationship with Jesus because that’s ultimately what it’s all about.
Here’s what one of our church family shared…
“I was raised as a Catholic attending mass every day before school and on Sunday. Repeating prayers were just memorized and I didn’t really know how to pray. I went to church because I was told I needed to be there. The words and the actions became rote and it became meaningless to me. After a while, I just stopped going.
I searched for years to find a church that was meaningful to me, a place that would make me think about my relationship with God. Somewhere that would make me think outside of myself and think about others, and help me understand the Bible and how it applies to my life. I’ve found my home at The Village.” – Joanne
Church Shouldn’t Be Boring
We do like to have fun and don’t think church should be boring. Our Kid Village (for infants – 4th grade) is so much fun that the littles can’t wait to come to church! If you have tweens or teenagers, our Pulse Student Group (5th grade – high school) has fun too! In fact, you might be a little surprised when you visit because we’re different than many other churches. You’ll have to stop by to find out more!
It can be intimidating, and a little scary, to visit a new place. We want you to feel comfortable when you visit, so click here for some frequently asked questions.
Where To Start After You Visit
Step 1: Welcome Time
If you’re new, your first step is to stop in at a Welcome Time. These occur once a month and are immediately following service. They are short (30 minutes max), a casual meetup so you can get to know who The Village is and find out your next step in building your relationship with Jesus. Welcome Time will give you a clear vision of our heart, our mission statement, and what we believe. No need to sign up, just stop in. Contact Sarah O’Sullivan, Connections Pastor if you have any questions.
February dates are Sunday, 2/11 @ 12:15 pm or Thursday, 2/15 @ 7:30 pm. Head down to the Pulse Student Ministry room at the end of the hallway.
Step 2: Your Move
If you’re new, your next step after checking out a Welcome Time is to attend Your Move. It’s a casual night including dinner, 6:30-8 pm, and gives us a chance to chat, answer questions, and you can meet the staff and ministry leaders. Your Move occurs quarterly, please use the button below to register for the next one.