Life is composed of thousands of next steps. You may be asking, what's my next step at Glen Ellyn Bible Church? That is one of the best questions you can ask. Your next step is a choice to take an active role discovering where Jesus is inviting you to follow.
Attend a Sunday Service
Showing up on a Sunday and listening to practical teaching is an essential element to a growing relationship with Jesus. This is the best first step to get connected to the community at Glen Ellyn Bible Church. Making this a regular part of your life will help you grow in community and learn about who God is, His intent for the world, and the role you play in that story.
Coffee with a Pastor
When you're first looking at a church, you probably have lots of questions about the how and why of the things you're seeing and experiencing. We've found it helpful to take time to meet with guests, one on one, to hear what's most important to them and help answer the questions they may be asking about the church and how to get connected. If you'd like to sit down and talk, Grant Armstrong, the Growth and Groups Pastor, would love to buy you a cup of coffee and get to know you a little better. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Quarterly Connecting Event
You are invited to join a Quarterly Connecting Event. Each quarter we have a connecting event to help you meet and get to know others here at GEBC while enjoying a shared meal and experience together. Winter is a social night of food and fun, Spring and Fall are connecting lunches immediately following the Church service, and Summer is our Summer Nights in July which are shared meals, shared stories, and shared discussions. Children are welcome at all events and have special programming at the Winter and Summer Nights. If you’d like to take your next step at GEBC and experience church with growing relationships CLICK HERE to learn more.
Join a Small Group
We are not meant to walk life alone, faith comes most alive in intentional community. This requires us to take a next step, moving beyond showing up and listening on Sundays. Small Groups are a place to be known and to know others, together, growing as disciples of Jesus. Consider taking this necessary step in your own growth, by signing up to join a small group. To learn more CLICK HERE.
Volunteer in a Ministry
From Children's Ministry to Student Ministry, Worship Ministries to our Welcome Team we have a place for you to plug-in and volunteer. You don't have to be a professional or an expert, your gifts can be used here at Glen Ellyn Bible Church. Stop by the welcome booth on Sunday to find out how you can get involved, or use the links above to contact a ministry leader.
Serve Our Neighbors
There are lots of opportunities at GEBC to serve those in need in our community and around the world. From our monthly Caregiving Center to trips to places like the Dominican Republic and La Paz, Mexico there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in service and caregiving. Follow the links below to learn more:
CAREGIVING CENTER: Food and clothing distribution on the third Wednesday of each month here at GEBC.
LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES: We partner with several local agencies to care for those in our community.
MISSION TRIPS: Check out our short-term mission trip offerings for 2020
Become a Member
Membership is an important part of the life of the local church. By becoming a member of GEBC, you strengthen the church through your commitment to serve and support the ministries of the church. Membership courses happen twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Give to the Mission of the Church
Giving to the local church is an act of worship, as it is a unique expression of gratitude to God. When we give, we celebrate all that God has given us, especially His incredible gift of forgiveness made available to all through faith in His son Jesus. God owns everything. When we give, we are simply giving back of portion of what He has entrusted to us. Giving to the local church is also an act of faith, as it helps in accomplishing the mission of Helping Others Follow Jesus, both locally and globally. CLICK HERE to learn more about giving at Glen Ellyn Bible Church.