Thanks For Stopping By!
We love meeting new people! If you’re checking us out online, WELCOME! Life Change, Life Growth, Life Purpose is what we want for you. Build a relationship with Jesus while serving others ❤️ It’s that simple. Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect at The Village:
Do you need time and a safe space to refresh, decompress, and get ready for another tough week? Us too. Our world is tough, we get it and want to help you. You are not alone.
You may have been raised Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, or something else. The Village is a non-denominational 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 don’t believe in God, but are curious. That’s okay, we would love to meet you and we promise not to be weird about it.
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 are not alone, and we are here to help you take that first step. There’s a place for you!
Choose The Best Experience For You
2. Engage In-Person (8:15, 9:30, 11 am) at our Minooka Campus, 8965 South Bell Road, Minooka, IL or (9:30 and 11 am) at our Seneca Campus, 104 North Main Street, Seneca, Illinois 61360.
*Note: RSVP forms close Sundays at 7 am. If you make the decision for in-person after 7 am, stop by the Welcome Area when you arrive at either location to get checked in and make sure socially distanced seating is available.
Check Things Out Before You Visit
It can be scary to go to a new place. We want you to feel comfortable, so check out some frequently asked questions.
Your safety is important and guidelines are in place.
Who We Are
Our church isn’t a building, but a group of real people that make mistakes, love Jesus and each other. We look at the Bible and figure out how it applies to life. 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. Life is full of challenges. We get it and want to help you.
We want to encourage and equip you to build a personal relationship with Jesus. Then you help others do the same – build a personal relationship with Jesus because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.
The 3 arrows depict our mission points:
Life Change (up arrow): Looking up to God, telling others about Jesus
Life Growth (side arrow): Reaching out to others to connect and experience community
Life Purpose (down arrow): Reaching down to do what God created you for – to serve others
Here’s what one of our church family shared…
“I was raised Catholic attending mass every day, repeating memorized prayers, but 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, then 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 like to have fun and don’t think church should be boring! In fact, you might be surprised when you visit because we’re different than many other churches.
Where To Start If You’re New
Start At #1 Or Choose Your Own Path
Step 1: Meet The Pastor
If you’re new, then your first step is to meet the pastor. Have questions? You can get answers and we can get to know each other on your schedule. Stop by the Welcome Area or email email@example.com at the Minooka Campus or firstname.lastname@example.org at the Seneca Campus to schedule your meeting or if you have any questions.
Step 2: The Rooted Experience
Rooted is a 10 week experience to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and will answer your big questions in a safe, non-threatening environment. Each week will equip you to love Jesus, love others, and help others find and follow Jesus no matter where you are on your walk with Christ.
Step 3: Lifegroups, Serving & Personal Discipleship
Connect with friends, laugh, and serve together and grow deeper in your faith. This is a great place to experience community, especially if you’re new.