Building the Future
On October 26, 2020, the partners of Village Church voted to acquire the church facility and accompanying parsonage of Harrison Street Bible Church. This represents an enormous opportunity for Village Church. But more importantly, it represents an enormous opportunity for the cause of Christ in Oak Park and the surrounding communities.
Jesus said this to His followers in the Sermon on the Mount:
Matthew 5:14-16 (NKJV)
14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
We now have the opportunity to light a lamp that can continue to shine throughout the week. This is our purpose and our calling as Christ-followers.
We are called to share in the mission of Jesus together. That means gathering. That means learning. That means serving. That means giving. We encourage all who call Village Church home to share in this opportunity with us by giving above and beyond your regular tithes to the Lord. We also welcome gifts of support from those outside of Village Church who recognize the gospel need in this area.
We share a few verses with you to consider as you pray about how to support this new initiative financially.
Exodus 35:21 (NKJV)
21 Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments.
Luke 6:38 (NKJV)
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
2 Corinthians 9:7 (NKJV)
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
It is our privilege to give to and support God's work in the world. We pray that God will stir your heart, and bless you in your giving to achieve His work in Oak Park and beyond.
Click on the button below or on the blue button on the bottom right of your screen get started with investing in Village Church! Once you've clicked either button you will be asked to set up an email and password so that you can log in to view and edit payments, see your transaction history and get giving statements. After you've entered your email and a password, you will then be able to select whether you'd like your donation today to be a one-time gift or if you'd like to set up recurring giving. You can also choose whether to give to Village's general fund or our new building fund. We have partnered with RebelGive to manage online tithing, so after you've donated click here to log into RebelGive and manage your account.