The Mission of the Church is Missions, and the Mission of Missions is the Church.
We place a big emphasis on discipleship within our walls, but at the same time we are passionate about discipleship beyond our walls. We never want to become so inwardly focused that we neglect to be salt and light to the world. We see our Missions ministry as part of the disciple–making process.
We have Local, Regional, and International strategic partnerships. We desire to come alongside of, serve with, and partner with others in the Chicago-land area and around the world for the spread of the gospel and the glory of God.
Through GO TEAMS we connect our Small Groups with local ministries or organizations to serve them, come alongside of them, and partner with them in what they are already doing. We seek to do all of this in order to spread the gospel and be a blessing to our community.
We also partner with a few strategic International churches and are heavily involved in the life of those churches. We often take trips to our partner churches to serve a need, conduct ministry training, and continue to build lifelong relationships around the world for the spread of the Gospel to all people for the glory of God.
Alex Tarasova - Vertical Church Kiev, Ukraine
Matt & Tiffany Crosland - Wycliffe Bible Translators, Papua New Guinea
Michael Dawson - Amazonas, Venezuela
Mike & Terri Kijowski
Local & Regional Partnerships
Harvest Bible Chapel Rochester, New York
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
National School Project
GO Teams work for Christ outside the walls of our church.
GO Teams can be big or small, but their goal is the same - to show the love of Jesus Christ by serving people in our neighboring communities. For questions or more information about these organizations or events contact Dave Gruthusen.