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.
The 3 arrows in our logo depict each point of our mission:
Life Change (up arrow): Looking up to God to share the good news of 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
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. There’s a place for you!
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! There’s a place for you!
You have 3 ways to experience church so choose what works best for you.
2. Start a House Campus and invite your neighbors over to do church. We’ll equip you with a support packet. To start, click here if you’re interested.
3. In-Person Services at our Minooka Campus,8:15, 9:30 and 11 am.You can find our Minooka Campus just north of Rt. 6 & Bell Road, next to WestWinds Estates. Our address is 8965 South Bell Road, Minooka, IL 60447.
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, so check out some frequently asked questions.
Watch services online to give you a feel of who we are before you walk through the front door.
Who We Are
Our church isn’t a building, but a group of real people, people that make mistakes, 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, understandable language because it’s all about encouraging and equipping you to build a personal relationship with Jesus. 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 Catholic attending mass every day. Repeating prayers were 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, 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 do like to have fun and don’t think church should be boring! In fact, you might be a little surprised when you visit because we’re different than many other churches.
Where To Start After You Visit
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, then your first step is to stop in at a Food & Facts. These occur during the first full week each month and are immediately following the Sunday 11 am service. 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, and mission. Head to the Next Steps area in the lobby. No need to sign up, just stop in. The next Food and Facts is Sunday, 11/8 at 12:15 pm.
Step 2: Food & Friends
Then your next step after checking out Food & Facts is to attend Food & Friends. This is 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 and you can use the button below to register for the next one on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Childcare will be provided at no cost, but you will 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. Check out Enews or the Happening This Week Page to see the discussions which will be continuously changing. Each session will be a casual time to learn more about a range of topics.
Step 4: 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 5: Lifegroups, Serving
Connect with friends, laugh, and serve together.