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!
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. We have a well-used “Blessing Box on the edge of our property as well as cooler full of free water bottles for the basketball players at the park across the street. We are host to several support groups from the community. We are the site of E.D.G.E. homeschool co-op on Fridays. We open our doors for nearly any local organization needing space to love our neighbors, such as Teen Parent Connection.
We are also partners with Ngawn Christian Church, which is made of refugees who were persecuted for their Christian faith in Myanmar (Burma). We will hold two joint services with this wonderful congregation during the year.
We run programs and events throughout the year to meet and love our neighbors. Some of these programs are Parents Night Out (every 2nd Friday of the month), Summer Block Party, Creative Arts Camp, and more!
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 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, through leadership training, medical services, education, and community outreach.