YOUNG ADULT CLASS : This class meets in Rm F109 and is taught by Pastor Randy and Janelle Young. This is more than a class, this is a small group for young adults who are post high school to age 25. This group has many activities and also has a meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM.
“Hello, My Name is ________ and I`m a Parent.”: Parenting class taught by Kari Heckler . This Sunday morning group will be aimed at parents of pre-teens though early twenties. The group will be focusing on topics that will inform, encourage, and inspire parenting from a Christian perspective. Families today face an overwhelming amount of new challenges on parenting. This group will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experience of others. Together, we will journey with others who share the joys and challenges of parenting. It is in the ROCKIDZ room which is F 107.
PRAYING GOD’S WORD: Strongholds–What are they? Have you ever prayed for years about an issue of your soul, only to see it raise its ugly head again? Issues such as pride, addiction, food issues, fear, depression, guilt, unforgiveness, despair over great loss. We will study how to pray God’s Word and what scriptures to pray over these issues. Christ felt no guilt; God wants to banish yours. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to remove yours. Jesus had no fear of death; God wants you to be fearless. He wants you to be like Jesus. This class will be taught by Jo Versendaal in RM F 106.
DIGGING DEEPER: This class is taught by Aimee Orem and will meet in RM F114. Are you ready to take the Sunday sermon to the next level? Dig a little deeper? In this small group we will be discussing the weekly sermon and Take Home Resource and challenge each other to find life application of its truth. We’ll take on James’ challenges to move beyond being mere hearers of the Word but doers also (James 1:22). Surround yourselves with brothers and sisters who will support, encourage, and pray for you as well.
Life 201: is a discussion class that deals with topics relevant to our everyday Christian walk, from finances to current events, relationships, and everything in between. Classes consist of presentation of materials followed by open discussion. If you’re looking for a Sunday School class with a small group feel, we’d love to have you join us. Life 201 is led by John and Deanna Kitchen. The class will be in RM F115.
PRAYING EVANGELISM: This class will help prepare you to effectively share the gospel. We will go over the Gospel message, how to do personal evangelism, and share your testimony. We’ll have some class time practicing and giving feedback, and praying for the lost. We’ll be using materials from Ray Comfort and Jacob Bock’s ministries. Class will be taught by Ken Berger and Dan Sedols and will be in RM F117.
High School Sunday Group “Single-Minded and Whole hearted” Taught by Chris Heckler in room F113. We are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, YouTube clip, and game is full of ideas — ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Many are deceptive and destructive. The focus of this group is to grow together in knowledge of the Truth and strengthen our commitment to Jesus Christ.
Jr High Sunday Group “The Bible, more than a book” Taught by Lee and Cindy Peterson in the basement RM 109 The Bible was completed about two thousand years ago. Since then, countless other books have come and gone. Why is it so popular? Why have people risked their lives for it? If the Bible is truly God’s Word, then we should cherish it, study it, obey it, and fully trust it. If you are in 6th-8th grade, let’s get together on Sunday mornings and learn together about Gods Word.
Men’s Bible Study- All men, you are invited to come and join us in the Wednesday night study at 6:30 PM. In this class, you will find an environment of support, encouragement and accountability with the distinct purpose of helping one another grow spiritually. Come along with us as we endeavor to build one another up and become all that Christ has called us to be. The group meets in Room F117.
Wednesday Night Ladies Study– All ladies are invited to join us at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights for a time of fellowship and Bible study. In this class you will find friends, support and prayer. This semester we will be studying, Nancy Alcorn’s practical and effective teaching, Ditch the Baggage, Change Your Life. This study shows you how to walk in freedom, no matter what you have been through or what issues you have faced in your past. You can redefine your life and release thoughts, feelings, and habits that have dragged you down. Then you will begin to live life as it is supposed to be lived in Christ. This group meets in F 114.
Wednesday afternoon Study- This group is open to anyone, man or woman. It meets on Wednesday afternoons at 12:30. The group meets in Room F113. We will be studying the book of Deuteronomy. This group will start back up again on January 10th. ” the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession”. Deut. seeks to bring about the moral purification and edification of God’s people and the extermination of evil. Join us in the reading and discussion of His Word.
Wednesday afternoon Ladies Bible study– This group meets at 1:00 PM in Room F114. They are studying Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore. “How do we practice II Corinthians 10: 3-5, “tearing down strongholds by captivating our minds with the knowledge of God”? Beth Moore shows you how in Praying God’s Word. A topical prayer guide addressing fourteen common strongholds and what Scripture reveals about each of them.” Books will be available if you wish to purchase one. We will start this book January 24th.
Thursday morning Ladies study– Join this group of Ladies every week at 9:00 AM for coffee, snacks, prayer and Bible study. We will be studying James through Revelation with discussion. This group meets in RM F114.
HOPE KEEPERS– This is a Bible study and small group designed to reach out to those who deal with chronic illness. It is open to the caregiver or those who are dealing with different struggles. You will find a place of encouragement among friends. We meet the 2nd Monday of every month from 6:30-7:30 PM by the Café area in the Family Life Center. We have a time of fellowship, Bible study and end in prayer. We pray you find love and hope as you connect with us. This group is lead by Jennifer Van Fleet and Marie Pierce.
MOMS PRAYER GROUP- All moms are invited to join us for the moms prayer group. Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 9:30 AM. We meet in the church nursery. The kids are welcome to come with you. Moms and kids of all ages are welcome. If you have questions please contact Shana Ott.
HOME GROUP– This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays monthly at Sue Berg’s house. This group is for singles and marrieds, ages 40’s and beyond. You may contact Sue Berg in the church office at 815-229-7600 if you have questions.
HOME GROUP– This small group meets on alternate Friday nights at 6:30 PM at Jo Versendaal’s home (4463 Terrace View Lane). Some nights we have testimonies and other nights we have teaching by Fred Scott. We always pray together for needs, worship the Lord, and we’ve even been known to have communion together. We have people from age 40-79. And of course we always have food and fellowship.
Tuesday 6 AM – meet in the prayer room of the Family Life Center
Saturday Men’s Prayer Meeting – meet in the Rock Kids room in the Family Life Center at 7 AM
Mom’s Prayer Group – Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday at 9:30 AM in the nursery. Kids are welcome to come.