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Missions

Our Missions Blueprint

Missions begins at the center of the heart of God, flowing from His unrelenting purpose to receive worship. We desire to have a church full of worshippers who truly understand that our actions are an outpouring of our desire to glorify God.

Part of our blueprint as Village Bible Church is Missions. As our multi-site church grows, our investment in missions – both in terms of financial resources and of people grows. Through the overarching ACTS 1:8 Ministry it is our goal to provide opportunities for partnerships to develop with missionaries as well as discipleship and mentoring for our congregation members in the area of missions.

Missionary Highlight

We can't do what we do without all your prayers. God listens and answers those prayers in amazing ways. So thank you so much and please keep praying for us.
Praises:

  • The proxe station (an interactive display to engage students with spiritual conversations) at WCC went really well on Wednesday and Thursday last week! The students took a lot of risks in having conversations with their peers and shared the gospel with countless students! There were at least 2 students who were really interested in starting to come to Bible studies on campus.
  • It has been midterm season on both campuses the last few weeks. Typically we start to see a drop in participation during this time, but students have remained engaged and continue to come to weekly Bible studies very consistently.

Prayers:

  • Pray for the seeds that were planted at WCC during the proxe station, that they would produce fruit and that we would see new students taking steps closer to Jesus.
  • Pray for students who have been attending Bible studies to move towards a more missional mindset of inviting friends and thinking about leading other studies as we already start thinking about the spring semester.
  • Last Thursday my supervisor talked with me and I'm being pulled from campus to work full time in fundraising instead of being part-time fundraising and part-time on campus. It's been a hard couple of days with feeling discouraged by this challenge. So as of November 6, I won't be working with the chapters until my funding gets in a healthier place. I'll be telling the students this week. So I could use your prayers, 1) because this is hard, 2) for students to transition well, and 3) for funding to come in quickly so I can be on campus again come the spring semester.
  • In the midst of this God has even graciously blessed me with a $5,000 matching grant to help spur on my fundraising efforts. I've had this available since August, but I haven't gained many new donors to fully take advantage of it. Any new monthly gifts or increases made to current monthly gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000. Example- a new donor at $50/m ($600/y) will be matched with $50/m ($600/y). The grant is only available to me through June 30, 2018 & I want to utilize every penny. Would you prayerfully consider giving monthly or increasing your monthly giving? Your support would continue my work & presence at AU & WCC. Click HERE to make a recurring gift.

Thank you for praying!
God Bless,
Anne Miller

WHAT PART DO YOU PLAY?
PRAY for Anne and let her know about it:
GIVE to Anne's ministry at https://intervarsity.org/
GO Be inspired by the life of Paul. https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/the-missionary-challenge-of-pauls-life

Short Term Teams

Missions is not just something we pray for in distant lands. It is something we actively engage in on a regular basis.

Whether it’s our Global Action Teams engaging with partner ministries on the other side of the planet, or the Local Action Teams engaging in reaching our neighbors, and nearby cities, Short Term Action Teams are a critical part of our Acts 1:8 strategy. As Jesus was ascending into heaven, He commanded his disciples to be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. We want to follow that pattern ourselves. Starting close to home, and letting the ripple-effect of our faith spread.

Online application

Upcoming Missions Events

International Potluck Lunch

December 3, 1:00pm

Prison Ministry Outreach

December 9, 12:00pm

 

Long-Term Partners

As a church, we partner with missionaries and organizations who desire to make their life's work serving the Lord and proclaiming His work on the cross. We deeply value each person and organization we work with, and continue to be amazed with how God works locally and internationally. By forming genuine relationships with our long term missionaries, we desire to bring about mutual learning and a more meaningful partnership.  

To speak to the Director of Missions about potential partnership, please email 

Organizations

 

Partner Individuals

Richard and Geraldine Akers

ZEMA, South Africawww.zema.org/our-missionaries.html

Brent and Stephanie Batiste

NIU Athletes in Action, DeKalbhttps://give.cru.org/0471575

Jon and Lauren Emanuelson

ZEMA, South Africahttps://theemanuelsons.wordpress.com

Shawn and Laura Boyd

Trans World Radio, Austria

Karney and Lydia Dunah

ULICAF, Liberia

John and Cheryl Fornelli

Commission to Every Nation, Aurora

Doc and Nel Fuder

Heart for the City, Chicagowww.h4tc.org

Chris and Maylin Hartwick

Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Hong Kongwww.harmonybaptisthongkong.com

Ben and Missy Hatton

New Tribes Mission, Papua New Guinea

Leighton and Jennie Helwig

Faith Academy, Philippineshttps://helwigswalkbyfaith.wordpress.com

Anne Miller

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Aurora

Clyde and Edith Murphy

Camino Global, Guatemala

Phil and Sarah Nickels

Rafiki Foundation, Tanzaniarafikifoundation.org

Lisa O'Brien

Commission to Every Nation, Ugandaoffice: 256778895028https://golisaobrien.com

Chad and Julie Reeser

World Venture, Madridhttps://julieandchad.com

Victor and Amanda Rodriguez

Crossroads Missions, Mexico

Andrew and Megan Rowland

Tanalian Leadership Center, Alaska

Jonathan and Becky Schuster

Greater Europe Mission, Dublin

Omar and Rose Sutherland

Cru, Cary, Illinois

Bruce and Linda Thomas

World Venture, Polandhttps://www.worldventure.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=868

Jessie VanSchepen

Crossworld, Ireland

Cori Wittman

ServantWorks, Thailand