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!

Monday


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.


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.   

Tuesday


Prayer Group

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


Young Women's Group

Gilberts  |  Elisa Maher  |  Every other week  |  6-8:30 pm  |  For college-age women, 18 to 25. Informal dinner, conversation and prayer. 


Alpha

Vineyard Chapel  |  Len & Claire Kruse, Jim & Chris Hoeflich  |  Weekly  |  6:30-9 pm  |  Alpha is an internationally popular series of talks and discussion exploring the meaning of life. Each evening focuses on a different question about faith—Who is Jesus? How can we have faith?, etc.—and is designed to create conversation. Dinner is included. This Community Group requires registration (by Sept. 1); click on Contact Leader to send an email. Meets Sept. 3-Nov. 12.

Wednesday


Community Group

East Dundee  |  Bob & Cheryl Chojnacki  |  Weekly  |   6:30-8:30 pm  |  We're diving into an overview of Bible prophecy, especially Scripture relating to end times events, by reading and discussing The Non-Prophet's Guide to the End Times. Potluck dinner every week, worship and prayer. 


Community Group

South Elgin  |  Bob & Judy Johnson  |  Weekly  |   7-9 pm  |  This season we're studying the Gospel of Mark. On the first Wednesday of each month, we come together at 6 pm for a potluck dinner.  

Friday


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.


Alpha 

Vineyard Chapel  |  Len & Claire Kruse, Jim & Chris Hoeflich  |  Weekly  |  5:15-6:15 pm  |  Alpha is an internationally popular series of talks and discussion exploring the meaning of life. Each evening focuses on a different question about faith—Who is Jesus? How can we have faith?, etc.—and is designed to create conversation. Dinner is at Street Reach after group. Meets Sept. 6-Nov. 15. 

Saturday


Women's Group

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

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.