Kids, Youth, Adults, Caring

Village Kids

Rooted in Love, Growing in Faith

We help each child take their first steps on a life-long journey with Jesus. Village Kids (ages 6 weeks to 5th grade) is a place where children can discover who God is through His stories in the Bible and grow in their personal relationship with Him. We utilize Orange Curriculum. To learn more about Orange, you can click HERE.

In addition to the Village Kids’ Sunday morning programs, children can participate in Kids’ Choir and Kids’ Bell Choir with musicals during the Christmas and Lenten seasons. We also offer families the chance to come together to serve others. And each summer we host a Vacation Bible School, which creatively and lovingly shares the Gospel in a way which resonates with kids! You can sign up for VBS 2022 by clicking HERE.

In-person Sunday school is available at the 9:30 am worship service for babies through fifth grade. At 11:00 am childcare is available for babies through four-years old.


Village Youth

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For info, and to register for our Summer Mission Trip (July 17-23)  ... click HERE

For info, and to register for our Summer Youth Retreat (June 17-18)  ... click HERE

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NRSV): "Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing."

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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. Please contact me 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 it SYC! We discuss and study the same key sculptures that the adults in the sanctuary do, only with a focus and an application more relevant and useful to teens. 

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Village Jr High

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Village Jr High meets every Wednesday at 7:00 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! 



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 by 9:00 pm.  

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Confirmation is for any 8th Grader looking to enter the process of confirming their faith in Jesus. Confirmation starts in January and culminates with Confirmation Day in late April each year. This special Sunday involves a public declaration of faith in Jesus, along with a commitment to participate in the life of our church community.

Please email Ed if you have questions!


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.