COMMUNITY is a generous church and each year we designate one weekend of the year where we give our entire offering away in support of four initiatives that will help us accomplish the Jesus Mission. That weekend is called Celebration Generosity.
THE FOUR TEAMS
Below you can learn more about each of the Four Teams and the impact they’re having both locally and globally because of you. Prayerfully consider how God is asking you to be generous with what He has given you.
The NewThing Team
NewThing is COMMUNITY’s church planting ministry that exists to plant churches that plant more churches around the world. Our organizational framework allows churches to partner with other churches in order to shoulder the work of church planting as a team. Churches are able to share best practices, share resources, and create missional movement by planting more churches together. The team mentality exponentially accelerates the church-planting process.
Team Community 4:12
The primary goals of Community 4:12 are to build relationships and to preserve dignity by coming alongside those impacted by poverty and injustice. Over the past sixteen years, we’ve formed vital partnerships with 12 elementary schools in Aurora, Joliet Chicago, and Naperville as well as partnering with organizations like World Relief, Hesed House, and The Neighbor Project to support low income and immigrant families.
Globally, through our partnership with Compassion International, COMMUNITY has sponsored over 1,200 children at six different partner churches. Compassion’s child sponsorship program is labeled by Christianity Today as the best long-term alleviation of poverty strategy. Today, through our church planting strategy, we are leading the way in reproducing ministry not only in Haiti but throughout Central and South America, seeing over 450 people every day making decisions for Christ.
COMMUNITY has partnered with Philippine Frontline Ministries by supporting their vision of a nationwide network of reproducing churches and ministry centers where education, compassionate ministries to people in need, and the spiritual development of young people are high-priority concerns.