Ministries

Kids, Youth, Adults, Caring

Village Kids

Rooted in Love, Growing in Faith

At the Village Church, we are committed to helping each child take the first steps on a life-long journey with Jesus Christ. Our mission is to make the Village Kids (ages 6 weeks to 5th grade) a place where children can discover who God is through His stories in the Bible and grow in their personal relationship with Him.

In addition to the Village Kids’ Sunday morning programs, we have Kids’ Choir and Kids’ Bell Choir with musicals during the Christmas and Lenten seasons. We also offer family Mission Opportunities - times when groups of families come together to serve in the local community. Our largest community outreach, Vacation Bible School, has shared the Gospel with children in local communities for more than 20 years.

In-person Sunday school is available only at the 10:00 am worship service. There will be NO Kids’ Time. Check your child in directly to Sunday school at the tent outside the front of the church by the circle drive. Advance registration and a health check form are both required each week.

Register for Sunday School each week on Realm. Sign up for Realm here.

PARENTS - A HEATH CHECK IS NEEDED EACH CHILD BEFORE ALL EVENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A GOOGLE FORM TO CERTIFY YOUR CHILD. THANK YOU!

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Village Youth

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For more info about our upcoming serving events and activities, please see our parent Facebook page, as well as our youth Instagram page.

We help each one of our 6th - 12th grade youths to know, love, and follow Jesus. And this life with Jesus, and for God's Kingdom, causes us to want to be the best neighbors to our Northbrook community. Therefore, we are committed to acts of service here in Northbrook, in the surrounding Chicago area, and around the world.

Being a disciple of Jesus is a life-long endeavor. Our Christian faith shapes our values, influences our relationship choices, and changes how we live. Each youth is encouraged to discover how they can join God's mission in their everyday life. We believe our youth can reflect God’s goodness right where they are — at home, at school, and in their community.

We want our youths to experience authentic relationships with each other and with their mentors here. Together we'll have fun, challenge each other, support one another, serve together, and walk through both good times and tough times with one another.

Additionally, 8th Graders are invited to participate in Confirmation each year between January and April. As for our weekly programs and for further info, please see below. Contact us for more information about anything you'd like to know more about!

Ed Burton
Youth & Family Minister

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Sunday Youth Church (SYC)

Each Sunday morning during our Contemporary Worship Service our jr and sr high youths meet in Fellowship Hall for a teen version of Sunday morning church. We call is SYC! We discuss and study the same key sculptures that the adults in the sanctuary do, only with a focus and with an application more relevant and useful to teens. Due to COVID-19, please know that masks need to be worn for your child's safety.

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Village Jr High

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Village Jr High meets every Wednesday at 6:45 pm in Fellowship Hall. It's a great mid-week break to focus on God and have some fun together! We wrap things up by 8:30 pm

Expect a mix of activities, games (played in Westminster Hall), music, teaching, small group discussion, prayer, and more! Due to COVID-19, please know that masks need to be worn your child's safety.


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VILLAGE Sr High

Village Sr High meets every Sunday at 7:00 pm for some fun, food, time with friends, small group discussion, and Bible study. We meet in Fellowship Hall and wrap things up around 9:00 pm.  Please know that masks and social distancing guidelines are in place for your child's safety.

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CONFIRMATION (8th Grade)

Confirmation is for any 8th Grader looking to enter the process of confirming their faith in Jesus. Confirmation starts the weekend of January 21-23, 2022 with a retreat at Lake Geneva Youth Camp, and culminates with Confirmation Day on April 24, 2022. This special Sunday involves a public declaration of faith in Jesus, along with a commitment to participate in the life of our church community. Details are coming together, and will be sent out to families (and posted here) by the end of September 2021. Email Ed to get notified early regarding next steps!

Adults

Through our adult spiritual growth ministries/opportunities, we seek to develop these three areas of faith:

Knowledge of God

Develop our knowledge of God: who he is, what he is like, what he has done for us, and what he expects from us.

Devotion to God

Develop devotion to God: we should love him, be in communication with him, listen to him, obey him, live like him, and participate in the body of Christ.

Service for God

Encourage service for God: using our spiritual gifts, modeling the life of Christ, serving in the body of Christ, and sharing our faith with those around us.

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Caring Ministries

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At the Village Church, we are committed to assisting those in need. We offer several ministries that provide care and support, especially during difficult times.  Whether it's hospital and/or home visitation, bereavement counseling, pastoral counseling, or the Prayer Shawl ministry; if you or someone you know needs special assistance, please click below and we will get in touch with you.