Community Groups

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!

Most of our Community Groups meet in homes and are structured around worship, a Bible-based discussion, sharing and praying for each other. The fellowship time before or after is always fun and usually involves dessert or dinner and plenty of laughter. We love being together! Some of our groups devote themselves primarily to prayer; other groups are Bible or book studies for men or women only.

We also have two that meet monthly just for fun and fellowshipa women’s group centered around crafts and a men’s group that enjoys strategy games. Hopefully you’ll find just the right group for you. Everyone is welcome!

Most Community Groups meet in the fall and then again in the spring, taking breaks over the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays and during summer. Groups listed in purple meet year-round. The new season began the week of Jan. 21; if you’re not already in a group, scroll down to see what’s available, then contact a leader to find out more.

Find a Group

SUNDAY

ELGIN

Every Other Week | 3-5 pm


Ahrens/Mariotti Small Group

John & Eve Ahrens, Phil & Teesh Mariotti

Open to all, especially young families. Jan. 21, Feb. 11 & 25, Mar. 11 & 25, Apr. 8. Childcare. 

GILBERTS

Every Other Week | 3-5 pm


Howells/Bütow Small Group

Joel & Halie Howells, Esther & Gernot Bütow

Open to all, especially young families. Jan. 21, Feb. 4 & 18, Mar. 4 & 18, Apr. 8. Childcare.  

MONDAY

SOUTH ELGIN

Weekly | 9:30 am


Prayer Altar

Lila Bishop

Open group, praying for revival and current events. Two locationscontact Lila for details.

TUESDAY

ELGIN

Weekly | 9-10:30 am


Tuesday Prayer Group

Dale Wiora

Open group. Sharing and prayer for each other. Vineyard Loft.

SOUTH ELGIN

Weekly | 7-9 pm


Young Marrieds Group

Paul & Kimberly Ahrens

For couples in their 20s to enjoy community and cover each other in love and prayer.

ELGIN

Weekly | 7-9 pm


Severson Small Group

Tom & Jill Severson

Open group. We’re studying Ephesians this semester.

ELGIN

Weekly | 7:30-9:30 pm


JourneyMen

Len Kruse

Men’s group. Worship, prayer and encouragement.

WEDNESDAY

EAST DUNDEE

Weekly | 6:30-9 pm


Chojnacki Small Group

Bob & Cheryl Chojnacki

Open group. Weekly potluck. Meditating on the Word with John Piper.

ELGIN

Weekly | 7-9 pm


Johnson Small Group

Bob & Judy Johnson

Open group. 1st Wednesdays, 6 pm potluck. Vineyard Community Room.

THURSDAY

ELGIN

Weekly | 8-9:30 am


Kingdom Disciples

Shannon Ries

Men’s group studying Tony Evans’ Kingdom Disciples. Vineyard Chapel.

ELGIN

Weekly | 7-9 pm


Young Adults Group

James & Brianna Padron, Mike & Elizabeth Battaglia

For 18-25 yr olds seeking God’s wisdom.

FRIDAY

ELGIN

Weekly | 9-10:30 am


Friday Men’s Group

Ron Skol

Men’s group meeting for fellowship and prayer. Vineyard Loft.

ELGIN

Weekly | 5:15-6:15 pm


Women’s Bible Study

Chris Schmidt

Bible study technique and life lessons from the Book of Proverbs. Vineyard Room 207.

ELGIN

Weekly | 7-9 pm


The Art of Marriage

Ralph & Tricia Schultz

For couples—engaged or married for any length of time. DVD series and discussion.

SATURDAY

ELGIN

1st & 3rd Saturday | 10 am-noon


Saturday Women’s Group

Sharon Henryson

Women’s group. Meets biweekly for fellowship and a study of Acts.

ELGIN

Weekly | 5-7 pm


Kingdom Disciples

Shannon Ries & Alfredo Diaz

Men’s group studying Tony Evans’ Kingdom Disciples. Vineyard Chapel.

MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

ELGIN

3rd Monday | 6:30-9:30 pm


Create-Relate

Claire Kruse

Women’s group. Bring a snack and a craft project or just come to visit.

ELGIN

1st Saturday | 7:45-11 pm


Men’s Game Night

Chris Hunt

Men’s group. Strategic board games and snacks. Vineyard Community Room.

VINEYARD CHURCH OF ELGIN

220 Division St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Phone: (847) 697-8001
Fax: (847) 697-8040

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Sundays at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.