OUR WORLD

From its inception, EGBC’s constitution has outline that Elk Grove Baptist is dedicated to supporting missions outreach across the globe. This international perspective is reflected in our congregation. Our membership includes original residents of seven nations, plus the U.S. Several church members are former missionaries. Of the 15 missionaries we support, four families embraced a missions career while attending EGBC.


In addition to supporting missionaries, we believe in continuing missions education. Our AWANA children’s club hosts an annual missions night where students meet visiting missionaries. At least four Sundays a year, a guest missionary presents a Sunday sermon, about the specific mission work, or relating their work to the current sermon series.

Continuing education includes hands-on serving projects with local missionaries by teens and adults. Serving projects may be at an agency such as Inner-City Impact (Chicago) or Feed My Starving Children (Schaumburg), or generated to take the gospel to the streets though Backpacks for the Homeless or Serving the Village Days.

OUR COMMUNITY

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” -- James 2:14



We believe God has placed our church at 801 Beisner Road not only to house weekly worship of Him, but also as a complex to address the needs of our neighbors – by performing service project in the community, or by hosting meetings or events for the community. Although these agencies are not affiliated with EGBC ministry directly, we share values and consider them partners in outreach.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 495 – Meetings at EGBC Monday nights, and sharing Scout Sunday Celebration in February. (View our album)


ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS – Meetings at EGBC Monday-through-Friday at noon in church classrooms.


TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN BASKETBALL – Fast-paced, full court pickup games, in our Fellowship Hall gymnasium, 7-9 PM. Church membership not required; players are always welcomed to worship with us.


FRIDAY NIGHT INDOOR SOCCER – Hosted by the Brazilian Baptist Church, a night of physical fun in our Fellowship Hall gymnasium draws players from many nations. 8-10 PM. Church membership not required; players are always welcomed to worship with us.

our family

EGBC’s “developing family of Christ-followers” not only includes our congregation, but also relationships with other churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations with whom we network, study, learn and discuss matters of belief and service. These include:


BRAZILIAN BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHICAGO - The IBBC shares our facility and many ministry opportunities. Three times a year, we hold joint Services of Worship. In additional, IBBC worship pastor Andre De Mesquita is also pastor of worship for EGBC.


CONVERGE WORLDWIDE - An international network of Baptist churches serving church planting and missionaries across the globe as well as local church support.


CONVERGE MIDAMERICA – A regional affiliate of CONVERGE, connecting churches in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Michigan through staff counsel, ministry aid discipleship growth. #bettertogether


THE ELK GROVE INTERFAITH COUNCIL – A community service and prayer network of a cross-section of churches and faith-based agencies.


PASTORS OF AFRICAN DESCENT - An affiliate of Converge MidAmerica fostering conversation among African-American pastors in urban and suburban settings.


AFFILIATED RESOURCES

Converge magazine: "Point"

Harvest Books