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!
We hope you'll find a group just right for you, but if not, click on the button below to let us know you're still looking.
If you do find a group you'd like to check out, please contact the leader to let them know you're coming.


Prayer Altar

Prayer Altar is a faithful group of prayer warriors committed to interceding for the Church and for our community, for revival, current events and government leaders. This group meets primarily on Zoom, but some participants are together in person; contact Lila for details.

Zoom  |  Lila Bishop  |  Mondays, 10 am  |  Meets year-round


Prayer Group

Open to everyone who seeks prayer and encouragement, both men and women, this group comes together each week to discuss Scripture and lift each other up in prayer.

Vineyard Room 207  |  Dale Wiora   |  Tuesdays, 9-10:30 am  |   Currently on break


Community Group

Expect some lively discussion with “The Life of the Mind," a lunchtime video series facilitated by Lorin Olsen and open to anyone. Dr. Carl Trueman looks at how historical civil movements and popular theorists (Rousseau, Marx, Wilde, Nietzsche, etc.) have shaped the way the world thinks today. Sign up by Feb 1.

Zoom  |  Lorin Olsen  |  Wednesdays, 12-1 pm  |  Feb 3-March 24

Community Group

Every other week, this group alternates—one week at Tanya's home for prayer and discussion of the D. James Kennedy classic Why I Believe, and the next at the Schultz home for a Christian movie night. Contact Ralph if you are interested in joining either or both.

Elgin  |  Ralph & Tricia Schultz, Tanya Smith Johnson  |  Wednesdays, 7-9 pm  


Men's Group

Fellowship, Bible and prayer—this group seeks to encourage each other and apply the Word of God to draw closer to Him. Please contact Ron if you are interested in joining.

Vineyard Room 207  |  Ron Skol   |  Fridays, 9-10:30 am  |  Limited to 10, with masks and social distancing  


Men's Bible Study

Men's fellowship group focused on Bible study—currently in the book of Hebrews. Please contact Jim if you are interested in joining.

Vineyard Room 207  |  Jim  Hoeflich & Len Kruse   |  Saturdays, 8:30-10 am  |  Limited to 10, with masks and social distancing  

Courtyard Prayer Group

This group spends time in worship, shares Scripture and prays for our country, community and each other.  In good weather they meet outdoors in the Courtyard. In bad weather, they're in The Loft. Zoom is also a possibility due to COVID-19. Please contact Brian if you are interested in joining.

Vineyard  |  Brian Walker  |  Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am  |  Limited to 10

Other Opportunities

Alpha Online

Alpha is an 11-week series of group conversations exploring life and spirituality through a Christian lens—in a no-judgment environment so anyone who is atheist, skeptical or just curious about faith can feel comfortable. Alpha consists of a short film with big ideas and discussion about questions that matter. Second City Church in Chicago is our host for Alpha Online, but the Kruses are facilitating locally. Get more information HERE.

Online  |  Facilitated by Len and Claire Kruse  |  Mondays, 6:30-7:45 pm  |  Feb 15-Apr 26

The Art of Marriage

For couples—engaged or married for any length of time. This group enjoys going through the FamilyLife Today curriculum together and learning how to make a good or great relationship even better!

Elgin  |  Ralph & Tricia Schultz  |  Limited to 2-3 couples  |  Date and time are flexible; contact Ralph & Tricia