Glen Arbor Vision
We believe God started Glen Arbor with the vision of being a part of effectively reaching the greater Chicago area with the Gospel of Christ!
Authentic Christianity in action!
Our desire is to have multiplying ministries in all age groups that are effective in reaching the lost and equipping believers to wholeheartedly follow Jesus Christ. Older believers serving and building into the younger generations is an important part of our church culture.
In action... Demographically
Glen Arbor Community Church is a multi-generational church. While we value and continue to minister to all people, our emphasis over the next number of years is to focus extra effort on building up these three demographic groups:
Families - Building Christ centered families where the parents and their children grow up to follow Jesus Christ and work together to reach a lost world.
Teens - Positioned right next to a high school, our desire is to have a strong effect in reaching and helping teens grow spiritually, and training our young people into the future leaders for Christ.
Young Adults (including College aged) - The next generation of church leaders comes from this age group. Glen Arbor has a strong leadership development commitment. We see leaders raised up in a church environment similar to the expectations in Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3. As leaders are raised up, we train them in leadership positions within the church.
In action... Geographically
Glen Arbor is involved in these three arenas simultaneously as we grow (Acts 1:8):
Locally - reaching our “Jerusalem” – the greater West Chicago area. We strive to be effective in our own community, providing a place of worship, healing, growth, and effective outreach.
Regionally – working with other churches to reach other areas in the Midwest.
Internationally – supporting God’s work and the growth of the gospel in other parts of the world.
In action... in Church Planting
As God grows our church and leaders are raised up, our vision includes sending people to plant another church locally or as part of a church plant team regionally.