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 board games. Hopefully you’ll find just the right group for you. Everyone is welcome!

If you’ve ever thought, “all of this sounds great if only I had the time,” think about this: your schedule may or may not lighten up in the future. But it can feel lighter in the company of friends who listen and pray for you. When we become believers, we are united not only with our Savior, but also with other believers in what is called the body of Christ. Fellowship with other Christians is vital to our own spiritual health and growth!

For most Community Groups, the new season began the week of Sept. 3, but it’s not too late to join. Scroll down to see the list of groups, 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. Childcare. Sept. 10 and 24; Oct. 8 and 22, and Nov. 5.

GILBERTS

Every Other Week | 3-5 pm


Howells/Bütow Small Group

Joel & Halie Howells, Esther & Gernot Bütow

Open to all, especially young families. Childcare. Sept. 3 and 17; Oct. 1, 15 and 29, and Nov. 12. 

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.

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 dinner, then a study of Ephesians.

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.

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 | 5-6:30 pm


God’s Grand Story

Chris Schmidt

Women’s group diving into an overview of the Bible. Meets at Elgin Vineyard.

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 and 3rd Saturdays | 10 am-12 pm


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 Mondays | 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 Saturdays | 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.