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Village in Action is a ministry at VCB which works to facilitate and develop relationships with ministry and community partners. We are also involved in providing opportunities for members and attenders of The Village Church to share the love of Jesus in the local community through service and compassion. We want to move out in Christ’s love and make a difference in people’s lives.
There are literally hundreds of organizations that would like to partner with VCB-they are generally looking for help with funding, volunteers or promoting their mission. We are responsible for developing criteria for both Community Partners and Ministry Partners to apply fairly and consistently to narrow this large group of organizations down to the ones that we will partner with. We will review the existing organizations annually to see if they still meet our criteria and would remain a good match to our congregation and strategic plan going forward. We will also review new organizations to see if there are any that we should add to our partner group.
Please see the organization list below for more information about each organization that we are currently working with. You can also click on each organizations’ name to get more details and links to their websites.
Each organizations page shows current needs and upcoming events. We hope that you are moved to take action-whether for a one time event or for a regular time of serving. If you need any motivation, please watch the video at the bottom of the page.
Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.
Helping children who live in high-risk, inner-city neighborhoods have abundant life.
Campus Life provides a year round outreach to a school by relationally engaging with students in need of Christ. Through mentor relationships, creative programs, service opportunities and unforgettable trips Campus Life shares the good news of Christ to an increasingly unchurched generation of students.
KIDS HOPE USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed
We assess and verify the needs of hurting people from our community. We develop a plan of action that empowers the people to be part of their own solution. We engage volunteers from our church partners to serve and walk alongside them in a variety of ways. We offer people in need a hand-up, not a handout.
Informed Choices (formerly Tri-County) Informed Choices provides compassionate care, practical help, and accurate information to men and women facing pregnancy decisions or past abortions. Services include limited obstetrical ultrasounds, parenting and childbirth classes, post-abortion support, and a Healthy Choices Program for middle and high school students. Centers are located in Grayslake and Crystal Lake.
Pacific Garden MissionPacific Garden Mission provides for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of hurting men, women, and children in Chicago. Guests are served (ex: mentoring, food and shelter) with the compassion of Christ and ministered to with the transforming message of the gospel.
Food Pantry Collection VCB conducts food drives on a quarterly basis to donate to local food pantries (including Faith Acres).
Hands of Hope Hands of Hope is dedicated to helping women and children in crisis, with a current focus on combating poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, through sustainable projects that address economic development, education, water and health care in vulnerable communities. The annual Barrington Garden Faire raises funds for these projects.
Contact Us: VIA Leadership Team
Julie Fischer (team leader) 847-651-8559 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Fischer 847-438-8460 email@example.com
Joyce Rowland 847-687-5293 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Rowland 847-602-2381 email@example.com
Amy Sauer 847-826-0685 firstname.lastname@example.org