Local Outreach Foundations Training

What does the Bible have to say about caring for others? When Jesus says, "Love your Neighbor," what does He mean? And how do we do it well?

Wheaton Bible Church is committed to equip and mobilize the people of our church on a disciple-making mission right here in DuPage County. We do this by sending people out into the community to build relationships through service and by doing life together. Our hope is that through these relationships, our community will be strengthened, wrongs will be made right, hurts will be healed, and that in everything there will be an opportunity to share the message of God's love and saving truth.

This is hard work! That’s why we want our people to be as prepared as possible as they reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Through a three-step process, we invite individuals to explore, apply, and receive training in preparation for their involvement in one of our many Local Outreach opportunities:

Step 1: Connect
If you sense God leading you to serve with Local Outreach, contact us and let us answer your questions and help you find a ministry opportunity that is right for you! Stop by our Serve desk in the Atrium, or contact Local Outreach Volunteer Coordinator Chelsea Carrillo, 630.876.6684.

Step 2: Apply
Because our ministry opportunities are relational and often deal with people and families in vulnerable situations, we ask that you complete an application process. This process includes an application, an interview, and background and reference checks.

Step 3: Training
We ask all volunteers to attend Local Outreach Foundations Training. These trainings are held about four times a year and include a free lunch! The goal is to equip new volunteers to think biblically about building relationships with and serving the vulnerable in DuPage County. You are welcome to attend training before or after you apply to serve. Then, once your application is accepted, you will receive training that is specific to your chosen ministry area.

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