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!


Prayer Altar

South Elgin  |  Lila Bishop  |  Weekly  |  9:30 am  |  Two locations—contact Lila for details  |  We look at historical and contemporary outpourings of the Spirit and pray for the Church and our community, for revival, current events and our national leaders. Meets year-round.


Prayer Group

Vineyard Room 207  |  Dale Wiora  |  Weekly  |  9-10:30 am  |  We come together each week to discuss Scripture and lift each other up in prayer. This group is open to everyone who seeks prayer and encouragement. Meets year-round, except July.

Women's Bible Study

Elgin  |  Becky Norman  |  6 weeks  |  7-8:30 pm  | Join us in The Quest: an Excursion Toward Intimacy with God, a DVD Bible study by Beth Moore. The study book costs $15; payment and registration are required by Jan 21.  Meets Feb 4-Mar 9. 


Vineyard Room 207  |  Len Kruse  |  Weekly  |  7-9:30 pm  |  In this “band of brothers” men’s group, we mix the Word, worship, prayer and fellowship to provide encouragement and support to each other in our journey with God.

Enneagram Journey

Elgin  |  Lisa Nelson  |  Weekly  |  7-9 pm  |  The Enneagram is a powerful tool to help you understand yourself better.  This is an intensive course for maximum impact in the intimacy of a small group setting. Registration and $40 workbook fee are required by Dec. 29; group is limited to 8 people.  Meets Jan 14-Mar 31. This small group is full; registration closed.


Community Group

East Dundee  |  Bob & Cheryl Chojnacki  |  Weekly  |   6:30-8:30 pm  |  Potluck dinner every week, worship and prayer.  This season we're focusing our study on the letters of Peter.  Meets Jan 15-Mar 25.

Community Group

South Elgin  |  Bob & Judy Johnson  |  Weekly  |   7-9 pm  |  Bible discussion and prayer. On the first Wednesday of each month, we come together at 6 pm for a potluck dinner.  Meets Jan 15-Mar 25.


Men's Group

Vineyard Room 207  |  Ron Skol  |  Weekly  |  9-10:30 am  |  Fellowship, Bible and prayer—we encourage each other and apply the Word to draw closer to God. Meets year-round.

Women's Group

Vineyard Chapel  |  Chris Schmidt  |  Weekly  |  5:15-6:15 pm  |  Women's Bible study group meeting prior to Street Reach.  Meets whenever Street Reach is held.

Men's Group

Vineyard Room 207  |  Len  Kruse, Jim  Hoeflich  |  Weekly  |  5:15-6:15 pm  |  Men's Bible study group meeting prior to Street Reach.  Meets whenever Street Reach is held.

The Art of Marriage

Elgin  |  Ralph & Tricia Schultz  |  Weekly  |  7-9 pm  |  For couples—engaged or married for any length of time. We use the FamilyLife Today curriculum and limit the group to two or three couples.  Date and time may be flexible; contact Ralph & Tricia.


Women's Group

Elgin  |  Sharon Henryson  |  1st & 3rd Saturday  |  10 am  |  We are reading and discussing Destined for the Throne, by Paul Billheimer.  Meets Jan 18-Mar 21.

Monthly Gatherings

Women's Create-Relate

Claire Kruse  |  1st Monday  |  6:30-9:30 pm  |  Elgin
A simple craft is usually available at a nominal fee, or you can work on your own project. Invite a friend, and bring a snack to share if you want.

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! Meets year-round.