Western Springs Baptist | The Village Church is an unaffiliated Baptist church with a strong scriptural and evangelical emphasis. Our congregation is diverse in its background and traditions. Our church strives to be a friendly, caring community of believers that functions as a family. We have ministry for and by all ages with multigenerational interactions. We seek to strengthen and support the families within our congregation through our ministries and programs while reaching the families in our community. We seek to be a place of healing in Christ's love for those who are hurting and a place of growth and equipping for service in Christian living. While our faith in Christ and relationship with God is individual, we uphold the importance of learning, growing, and serving together as a congregation for the sake of the Gospel.
Western Springs (incorporated in 1886, www.wsprings.com) is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, with a population of 12,500 living in 2.32 square miles. Congregation members reside in many of the surrounding suburbs, reflecting the diversity of the wider suburban area. The church has a history of welcoming attenders and participants from multi-cultural backgrounds. There has been a consistent membership of 250-300+. Approximately 65% of the congregation are active volunteers in church ministries, 80% are regular weekly attenders.