Wheaton Bible Church has a long history of supporting global missions and local outreach. In 1931, our annual budget for missions was $600. This was at the height of the Great Depression, and in 1933—at the same time we were raising money for our first church building—we raised support for the first Wheaton Bible Church missionaries, Robert and Winifred Hockman. Our commitment to reach the world with the love of Jesus Christ, has continued through more than eight decades and is reflected today in that more than 20% of our church budget is directed to global and community outreach.
We support 90+ missionary individuals and families serving in 40 countries in a wide variety of roles, and we partner with indigenous leaders around the world. Locally, our Puente del Pueblo outreach is the largest social service provider in West Chicago, offering case management services for families, adult literacy programming, summer programs, and after school programming for children and youth. We also partner locally in providing foster care, food to the hungry, refugee resettlement, and more.