Outreach

 

OUTREACH

GO FORTH TO ALL NATIONS
We want our neighbors to know we are for them not against them. We are for our local community and we are for the world. It is our vision that Village Green Church will be known as a group of people who “love their neighbors as themselves.” We would love to have you join us in showing love to our neighbor. Let’s all be #4DuPage!
LOCAL
At Village Green, we love our local community. We encourage our members to leave the four walls of our building to be involved in serving our community. One of the ways we do this is through our small groups. Our small groups don’t just study the Bible (though we certainly do that!), but plan days to serve together in the community.
 
In addition to having outreach focused small groups, we have events through out the year focused on serving our community. One event we have during the summer is “Day for DuPage”. During Day for DuPage, we as a whole church serve at several different local organizations. In the fall, we hold an annual banquet called “Harvest Home” where we raise funds to give to local organizations. Events like these are not the end of our serving, but seen as a catalyst for members to get involved in the community.
 
We started the hashtag, #4DuPage, to show the work that we are doing throughout DuPage County. We also support a number of local agencies providing services to people in need through prayer and finances. It is our hope that through all these efforts we can show Christ’s love to those around us.
REFUGEES
One of the ways we love our neighbors is through our refugee ministry. Over the past decade, the cities of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton have become popular placement cities for refugees. On Wednesday mornings during the school year, volunteers work to help our refugee neighbors feel welcomed and prepared to live in America.
 
We offer instruction in English and valuable community skills. We also provide a number of donated goods to help refugees with the basic essentials needed for life.
GLOBAL
We love our local community, but that does not mean we have forgotten about the rest of the world. Village Green supports 7 international missionaries spread throughout the world. These missionaries work in their own local contexts to spread the gospel and show Christ’s love to their neighbors.