Life can be complex and feel overwhelming.
We understand life can be hard because we live it too. There are seasons where you can feel disconnected and alone. We believe everyone deserves to know they are loved by God and that they are never alone.
We’ve been building community for the past 36 years to help you feel more grounded in your faith and connected to others and to God, right in the middle of the chaos. Your donation allows WBGL to share hope with others through the music we play, the conversations we share and the events we participate in.
Sharing Hope in Prison
in 2019, the WBGL community made a concert possible at Stateville Correctional Center. You shared hope through a concert with UNSPOKEN.
Single Mom Saturday
Over the past sixteen years, you have brought encouragement to more than 1,000 single moms through a free oil change, car wash and interior cleaning. Local car dealers and car maintenance locations have offered their services to help the moms know someone cares and feel loved.
You've made sure kids are having fun and being introduced to the hope of Jesus through the community events which happen each summer. Kids bounce on bounce houses, play games and moms and dads get a little break!
Your donations have made international and domestic mission trips possible through WBGL. Staff have been to Peru with Compassion International and Cambodia with International Justice Mission. Listeners have joined us on multiple in mission trips with Buckner International to Peru and with Convoy of Hope to serve the community in Rockaway Beach, MO.
Fighting Human Trafficking
You along with hundreds of WBGL runners and walkers have fought human trafficking through International Justice Mission and Hope for Justice by participating in the Illinois Marathon, purchasing t-shirts and raising awareness. You and WBGL's Team Justice have fully funded over 20 rescues and raised over $300,000 to fight human trafficking since 2014.
Night to Shine
You showed God's love through a prom for those with special needs - Tim Tebow's Night to Shine! Thanks to you and our friends at local First Christian Church in Champaign, IL, hundreds of young adults got to dance the night away and feel so loved by the community!
One Winter Night
You raised money to help the homeless in the WBGL listening area by sleeping in cardboard boxes on the street on cold winter nights through CU at Home. You made it possible for those without an address to feel safe and loved again.
Each year, you make concerts happen throughout the WBGL listening area. People walk away from shows with newfound hope in Jesus and encouragement to keep going. Some of our favorites - Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Sidewalk Prophets, Zach Williams, and so many more!
More than 20,000 people have prayed for someone through the Prayer Center on WBGL's website each year. And now, you can share your needs AND YOUR PRAISES! Every time you indicate you've prayed for someone, they will receive an email notification of encouragement to remind them they aren't alone.
The Right Song / Right Time
WBGL receives countless stories of how listeners hear the right song at the right time. God uses your donations, and the music of WBGL artists, to reach nearly 300,000 listening hearts every week.
You are part of the WBGL community.
Thank you for sharing the HOPE you've found with others by supporting the ministry of WBGL.