Thanks for taking the time to check us out! If you’re thinking about stopping by or are new to The Village, 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.
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 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!
Choose from 4 services: Thursday 6:30 pm, Sunday 8:30, 9:30 or 11 am. You can find us in Minooka, just north of Rt. 6 & Bell Road, next to WestWinds Estates. Our address is 8965 S. Bell Rd.
Check Things Out Before You Visit
It can be intimidating, and a little scary, to go to a new place. We want you to feel comfortable when you stop by, so check out some frequently asked questions.
Watch services LIVE online Sunday mornings at 9:30 am CST. This will give you a feel of who we are before you walk through the front door. Reading this any time other than Sunday morning? Watch our services on demand.
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. 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!
Where To Start After You Visit
Here are some next steps for you. Start at #1 or choose your own path. Contact Sarah O’Sullivan, Executive Pastor if you have any questions.
Step 1: Food & Facts
If you’re new, your first step is to stop in at a Food & Facts. These occur during the first full week of each month and are immediately following the Thursday 6:30 pm and Sunday 11 am services. They are short (30 minutes max), a casual meet-up with snacks so you can get a clear vision of who our church is, our heart, mission statement, and what we believe. Head to the Next Steps area in the lobby. No need to sign up, just stop in. The next Food and Facts will meet on Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30 pm or Sunday, 2/9 at 12:15 pm.
Step 2: Food & Friends
If you’re new, your next step after checking out a Food & Facts is to attend Food & Friends. It’s a casual lunch from 12:30-2 pm, and gives us a chance to chat, answer questions, and you can meet the staff. Food & Friends occurs quarterly, please use the button below to register for the next one on Sunday, January 26. Childcare will be provided at no cost, but you’ll need to register. The lunch is in the Pulse Student Ministry room at the end of the hall.
Step 3: Village University
Village University will be running weekly with different topics. Stop by the Next Steps area in the lobby to see the discussions which will be continuously changing, or check out the schedule for January. Each session will be a casual time to learn more about a range of topics. Village University will meet on Sundays at 12:30 pm in the Pulse room at the end of the Hall (through the office on the left).
Step 4: The Rooted Experience
Rooted is a 10 week experience to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. It 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.
The Rooted Winter Session will begin Friday, 1/31 at 6:30. Registration is open.
Step 5: Lifegroups, Serving
Connect with friends, laugh, and serve together.