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Unlikely people encountering God, finding freedom, discovering purpose, and making a difference

SMALL GROUPS!

Small Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live connected with others. Only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Small Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships both relevant and accessible.

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”  - John 10:10

ONE CHURCH MULTIPLIED!

Check out our service times and different locations below. We'll be saving a seat for you!

WAUKEGAN

9:00am & 11:00am

ESPAÑOL

1:30pm

NORTH CHICAGO

11:00am

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We believe you were made for more than just waking up every morning and going through your daily routine. Life can easily lose its value when we don't have a hope in something bigger than ourselves.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Our music is dynamic and expressive. You also might see some people raising their hands as a biblical expression of worshipping God. Followed by worship, we dive into the Word of God and provide practical ways to live empowered and victorious lives.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
If you have children in Pre-K up to 8th grade, they will absolutely LOVE being part of our VE Kids Church & VE Youth Breakout that happens at the same time as each Sunday worship experience.

All of our Kids Workers have completed and passed an extensive background check and have been fully trained to ensure your kids are in a safe and high learning environment.

STORIES

Check out these stories of unlikely people  being transformed by the power of Jesus.

"Since the moment I first walked through VE's doors I knew it was special, I knew I was home"

- Kristen

"I love this place and I love the people. If you’re looking for a church to help you grow, this maybe the place for you!"

- MJ

"Vertical Encounter is Home for me. I experienced Freedom through Jesus Christ"

- Salvador

"It feels warm and inviting. Like family!! I’d recommend this church for anyone looking to grow in their faith!"

- Neil

"I’m walking in God’s purpose for me in my life. I was going in circles before I came to VE Church."

- Danielle

"They have an awesome children’s ministry, a great worship team"

- Jolie

If you want to go to a Holy Spirit filled church where truth is preached and a warm/inviting place that feels like home, this is the church to go!

- Arlynn

"Where everyone can be rooted and welcome"

- James

"First church I felt fully comfortable with."

- Jackie

"You never have to worry about being judged by others."

- Cyril

"Friendly, great atmosphere, but genuine. Really liked it."

- Joe

"You are not just a person sitting in a chair, you are family"

- Cheryl

"The environment is so welcoming and gives such a warm feeling. I love this church and all the people in it."

- Rob

"The people are so intentional in making you feel that you belong! It’s NOT just a “church” it’s a family!"

- Tina

"The genuine unity is one of the most important thing that I love about my church"

- Claudia

"I love that Vertical allows me to help lead Gods work within our community but serve to help others"

- Kim

"Vertical Encounter not only teaches the gospel, VE involves the church to serve God and to serve the community. It has allowed me to be part of something bigger"

- Paul