Growth Groups are smaller gatherings that mix together individuals from all demographics and stages of life that find unity in Christ. They will meet in homes to develop space for fellowship, connection, growth and service as we live life together reflecting Jesus to one another and beyond.
The goal is to engage, practice and process together as a family, becoming more like Jesus as we live life together. Each group is also designed to have its own local missional focus. That missional commitment will help to bring a diverse group of people together around a common goal: to become united in our call to love others in the name of Jesus as we exercise our gifts and talents together.
There will be an on campus gathering in August and January each year to learn more and help you form and join new groups.
If you are interested in learning more about our Growth Groups and how you might become part of this smaller community within the larger body, please contact Pastor Dave Emigh using the form on the right.
Support groups are a great way to get connected with others in our community, go deeper in your faith and experience more of the love of Jesus. Gain biblical wisdom that will help you navigate various aspects of life, find healing and establish healthy patterns for your life. Check out the support groups to see which ones would be of interest to you.
Blended Family Gathering
This is a community of blended families that will meet quarterly to discuss the challenges and blessings that come with being part of a blended family and how God is at work in the complexities. Dave and Cristina Emigh will guide a discussion based on the videos provided before each gathering which will focus on a specific topic. We will then gather in community, to discuss what the Holy Spirit is teaching and encouraging us in. We hope you will join us and learn from our wins and misses, as well as learn that partnering with Jesus is so lucrative for the success of a blended family! Contact Dave Emigh.
GriefShare is a Christ-centered grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. The group meets weekly for 13 weeks. As a participant, you will gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and rebuild your life. Most importantly, you will develop meaningful Christian friendships with people who are going through a season of grief in their own lives. Please contact Della Zwick at [email protected] for more information.
Journey is a healing and freedom-seeking support group for women who struggle with addictive sexual behavior including:
- practicing masturbation
- consuming pornography
- sexually fantasizing about men that are not your spouse, i.e. someone you know in person, a fantasy character from books, television, or other media outlets
This confidential group is rooted in Scripture and what the Bible has to say about our sexual desires and the reality that God wants more for us. You don’t have to walk alone in sin or shame—you can find freedom through Christ.
Confidential registration available by contacting Cristina Emigh ([email protected] or call/text 630-888-7351) if interested. Registrations will not go through the church office.
Disclaimer: this is not a therapy or counseling group and exists solely for the purpose of providing support and accountability.
We invite you into this community of married couples that will meet quarterly to discuss the challenges and blessings that come with the gift of marriage. Dave and Cristina will guide a discussion based on the videos provided before each gathering which will focus on a specific topic. We will then gather, in community, to discuss what the Holy Spirit is teaching and encouraging us in. We hope you will join us as we walk with Jesus to learn more about becoming “We Over Me” in our marriages. Contact Dave Emigh.
Mending the Soul for Men
This support group for men seeks to bring understanding and healing to victims of abuse and neglect from a biblical perspective. In this group, men will also learn the true nature of biblical forgiveness. Please contact Mark at [email protected] for more information and to check on availability for the next class.
Mending the Soul for Women
This support group for women seeks to bring understanding and healing to victims of abuse and neglect from a biblical perspective. In this group, women will also learn the true nature of biblical forgiveness.
New classes start in August and January with limited attendance. Registration covers the cost of books and scholarships are available. Please contact Connie at [email protected] for more information and to check on availability for the next class.
Renew is a space to process through God’s Word how to understand and reclaim God’s design for our desires and how to honor His creation. It’s also a healing and freedom-seeking support group for men who struggle with unwanted sexual behavior. A place to process, grow and share resources and truth along the journey. This confidential group is rooted in Scripture and what the Bible has to say about our sexual desires and the reality that God wants more for us. We fight from victory in Christ not just for victory alone.
Renew meets the first and third Monday of each month (August–May) in G10. Contact Dave Emigh.