Community Groups

Get connected. Build relationship. Go deeper.
Plugging into a Community Group, or Small Group, is one of the best ways to grow as a believer in Christ, no matter how long you’ve been walking in the faith. We need the encouragement that comes from doing life with other believers!



Bütow Small Group  |  Gernot & Esther Bütow  |  Biweekly: meets Mar 3, 17 & 31, Apr 14 & 28, May 12  |  3-5 pm  |  The Art of Parenting, from FamilyLife Today. Commitment required. Childcare provided.


The Art  of Marriage  |  Ralph & Tricia Schultz  |  Weekly  |  For couples—engaged or married for any length of time. We’re using the FamilyLife Today curriculum. The schedule may be flexible; contact Ralph & Tricia.


South Elgin

Prayer Altar  |  Lila Bishop  |  Weekly  |  9:30 am  |  Two locations—contact Lila for details  |  We pray for the Church and the community, for revival and current events.


At Vineyard

Prayer Group  |  Dale Wiora  |  Weekly  |  9-10:30 am  |  Room 207  |  We come together each week to lift each other up in prayer. This group is open to everyone who seeks prayer and encouragement.


Severson Small Group  |  Tom & Jill Severson  |  Weekly  |   7-9 pm  |  We're enjoying a Discovery Bible Study of the Book of 1 John, along with worship and prayer.  |  Resumes Apr 2

At Vineyard

JourneyMen  |  Len Kruse  |  Weekly  |   7-9:30 pm  |  Chapel  |  In this “band of brothers,” we mix the Word, worship, prayer and fellowship to encourage each other in our journey.  |  Resumes Apr 2


East Dundee

Chojnacki Small Group  |  Bob & Cheryl Chojnacki  |  Weekly  |   6:30-8:30 pm  |  Worship, prayer and a Discovery Bible Study on the Gospel of John. We kick off the evening with a potluck dinner.  |  Resumes Apr 3

South Elgin

Johnson Small Group  |  Bob & Judy Johnson  |  Weekly  |   7-9 pm  |  We're currently enjoying a study of the Book of James. On the first Wednesday of each month, we start with a potluck dinner at 6 pm.  



Howells/Neal Small Group  |  Joel & Halie Howells, Zach & Courtney Neal  |  Biweekly  |   7:15-9:15 pm  |  We’re focusing on worship and listening prayer, with supplemental reading materials.


At Vineyard

Men's Small Group  |  Ron Skol  |  Weekly  |   9-10:30 am  |  Room 207  |  Fellowship, Bible and prayer—we encourage each other and apply the Word to draw closer to God.

At Vineyard 

Women's Bible Study  |  Chris Schmidt  |  Weekly  |   5:15-6:15 pm  |  Chapel  |  Ladies’ group meeting prior to Street Reach. We’re looking at Twelve Women of the Bible, by Lysa TerKeust.

At Vineyard

Men's Bible Study  |  Len Kruse, Jim Hoeflich  |  Weekly  |   5:15-6:15 pm  |  Room 207  |  Men’s group prior to Street Reach. We’re taking an in-depth look at Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount.”



Women's Group  |  Sharon Henryson  |  1st & 3rd Saturday  |  10 am  |  We’re diving into a DVD series by YWAM, Spiritual Warfare for Every Christian. Workbook available.

Monthly Gatherings

Women's Create-Relate

Claire Kruse  |  1st Monday  |  6:30-9:30 pm  |  Elgin
Join our group craft—a new one planned every month—or bring a project of your own to work on. We have a
devotional time and enjoy the opportunity to
relax together and build friendship. Snacks welcome too!

Men's Game Night

Chris Hunt  |  1st Saturday  |  6:30-10 pm  |  Community Room
We build relationship over board games, usually strategy games. Of course, a good selection of snack food is part of our winning strategy for the night, too!