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WELCOME TO

THE VILLAGE CHURCH 

WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

Thank you for taking the time to visit us today! We are glad you stopped in. It is our hope that you feel welcome and comfortable when you visit us. By all means feel free to contact us with any questions. or concerns, you might have. Again, thank you, and welcome! 



THE VILLAGE CHURCH | WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Worship - 9:30AM 

Sunday School & Discovery Classes - 11:00AM

Sunday: villageLife High School - 6;30PM


Wednesday: LiveWire Kids - 6;30PM

Wednesday: villageLife Middle School - 6;30PM


LOCATION

4475 Wolf Road,

Western Springs, Il 60558

708.246.1530

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Welcome to Western Springs Baptist Church. We would love to hear from you, please feel free to click the button below to reach out to us with any qestions you might have. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

THE VILLAGE CHURCH | WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

ABOUT US

We are a church centered on Jesus Christ.  We exist to love and glorify God as we bless our community and the world with the Gospel empowered by the Holy Spirit.


WORSHIP

Worship is our response to God’s revelation of Himself. 

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MISSION

We desire to live as Jesus in our world.

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DISCIPLESHIP

Costly discipleship is sacrificing everything to follow Christ.

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MINISTRY

We desire to give of ourselves to others in Jesus’ name.

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FELLOWSHIP

We desire to open ourselves to others because of Jesus Christ.


THE VILLAGE CHURCH | WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

OUR PASTORS

Dean Monkemeier

SENIOR PASTOR

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Dean became our pastor in June of 2007. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1984. He served for 12 years as the pastor of Hinsdale Baptist Church (now known as Oak Community Church) in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was called to WSBC after ministering from 1996 to 2007 as the senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lompoc, California.
Pastor Dean is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and the University of Illinois Chicago (BA History). He received his master’s of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Dean has been married to Sherilyn since 1977 and they have three grown children: Matthew, married to Tia, Stephen and Ellen.

Steve Wolf​​​​​​​

WORSHIP PASTOR

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Steve joined the staff in August 2016 as our new Minister of Worship and Music. Prior to coming to WSBC, he had served as the Worship Pastor at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Woodbridge, CT for 23 years. Steve and his wife, Lisa, are originally from Pennsylvania where they met each other at Messiah College and both graduated in 1991. They have 2 sons: Elijah who is in the Army and Ben who is a Student at Lyons Township High School.

Ben Cole​​​​​​​

YOUTH PASTOR

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Ben Cole, a recent graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, was led to WSBC over his time as a college intern. As a student studying Youth Ministry, he had many chances to learn and grow, not the least of which was as a part of our own local church body. After traveling the globe following God’s leading, he has served since August 2015 as the WSBC youth ministry leader taking the reins from his mentor who was called to the mission field. Ben carries a love and an excitement for God and His Word, and is passionate about students experiencing the power that lies within a relationship with God.
Ben is single and lives happily at home with his life-companion Eli, a 12-year old black lab :).

Joel Sisson

FAMILY PASTOR

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At the heart of his ministry, Joel knows God has called him to faithfully model and teach people of all ages to know and grow in the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to become fully devoted mature followers of Jesus.  He is excited to see how Christ will grow our love for each other as His Church and for this community in order to reach the Families of Western Springs and surrounding area with the Gospel. Prior to Joel joining our staff and church family as the Pastor of Family Ministries, he serve at Community Fellowship in West Chicago and Pleasant Hill Community Church in Wheaton.  Joel is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL.

 

"My hope and prayer is that God will use me to stimulate and encourage WSBC / the Village Church to engage our community with the Gospel in relevant ways and grow fully devoted mature followers of Jesus Christ.”

 

Here are a few things that Joel loves …  "My Wife, Rhonda, and Kids, Josie, Benji & Drew,  Michigan football,  Cubs baseball, Sunday afternoon naps, coaching my boys’ baseball teams, planning adventures and traveling with my family, my Dogs (lab-mixes, Sophie & Mac), sharing a great meal with family and friends, family huddles & hugs, making my award winning chili and sausage gravy, grilling, and creating something out of nothing in the Fridge."



THE VILLAGE CHURCH | WESTERN SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 13-20.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

​​​​​​​COLLECTION WEEK

Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world.  Join the effort.  Pack a shoebox and give the opportunity for a child and family in need to receive the Gospel.

For more information, visit:  

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

DECEMBER 2, 5:30-9:00pm

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT 

Families will have plenty of time to attend the Winter Wonderland and Christmas Marketplace (formerly Christmas Walk) which starts at 2pm, see Santa ride up in a Firetruck, if they want, and then we hope they will check their kids in with us (around 5:30pm) for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!. We want to bless Parents by taking care of their kids for a few hours, so that they can enjoy a quiet dinner together or maybe get some Christmas shopping done in secret. 

 

We're planning to have pizza and snacks, lots of games, Christmas cookie decorating, crafts, Christmas movie, and more!   If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Joel, joel@wsbc.info or call the church office, 708.246.1530.

Please register by clicking the button below.

December 9, 7:00pm & December 10, 4:00pm

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

HOPE, PEACE & JOY

Nothing rings in Christmas like music - familiar

carols, the grandeur of a choir and orchestra all surrounding the beloved Christmas story.

Join us for our annual Christmas Concert where we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World. Bring the whole family and rekindle the spirit of Christmas inyour heart!

DECEMBER 14, 9:30am

LADIES' BRUNCH

Ladies, you’re invited to join us for a wonderful morning celebrating "the Perfect Christmas" with beautiful holiday decorations, wonderful fragrances, delicious foods, and the warmth of fellowship with women in our community.  This is a great opportunity to invite your mom, sister, daughter, neighbor...any special woman in your life who would enjoy this holiday brunch.  Bring a guest and a breakfast item to share.  

December 24

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year, so join us for both an Advent Worship Service at 9:30am and our annual Christmas Eve Service at 5:00pm.  Let's celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, together!  Bring the whole family and invite a friend to this very special service you won't want to miss. 


Christmas Eve Service will begin at 5:00 PM.
Childcare is provided for children 4 and under.



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