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.  Starts mid-August. 

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. Starts Sept. 10.


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, including a special Saturday session TBA.

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. Starts Sept. 4.


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.  Starts Sept. 4.

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. This Community Group requires registration (by Sept. 1); click on Contact Leader to send an email. Meets Sept. 6-Nov. 15, including a special Saturday session TBA. 

Saturday


Women's Group

Elgin  |  Sharon Henryson  |  1st & 3rd Saturday  |  10 am  |  We're finishing the last four lessons of Spiritual Warfare by Dean Sherman from YWAM. After that, we're planning to read and discuss Destined for the Throne, by Paul Billheimer. Starts Sept. 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. September meeting is on Sept. 9, due to Labor Day.

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.