What is a Community Group?

A Community Group is an intentional community consisting of at least 6-8 people who meet regularly to pursue spiritual growth, friendship and support. It’s a safe place to study the Bible, share your life, and ask tough questions.


Community Groups meet 2 or more times a month. Groups gather at a variety of places such as member’s home, on the church campus, or even in a local restaurant.


How do I get connected?

Community Groups welcome newcomers throughout the year. Check out the Group List below and complete the form below to get the connection process started. Feel free to try a few groups to find the right fit for you.


Community Groups


Southeast St. Charles Community

Meeting regularly, we will focus on gathering in the southeast St. Charles Community (south of 64, west of the Fox River), meeting the needs and serving in our local neighborhoods. We will intentionally serve with Lazarus House every fourth week of the month making sandwiches, providing meals, and loving their community. Contact Keith Wollenburg at (630) 390-5612 or Julie Wollenburg at (630) 390-5613.

Bible Study and Beyond Community

The’ Bible Study and Beyond Group’ will begin the fall session with a study on the book of Hosea. The insights gained from this portion of scripture will enrich our understanding of God and His amazing love for us, and also guide us in some type of community outreach. We meet Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Mondays at 7:00 p.m (your choice!). Contact Linda Schroeder at 630.879.5066.

Young Families Community

Meeting once a month, we help families connect to simply and purposefully serve with other families. This is a perfect community for families with young children (toddler through elementary), yet open for all ages. Contact Jonathan and Julie Zimmermann.

Bauer Community

Meeting twice a month, we will serve basic needs in our community through the Northern Illinois Food Bank (hunger) and Habitat for Humanity (housing). In addition, we will help people with house projects for themselves or their neighbors. Contact Bob and Joan Bauer.

Compete and Eat Community

Meeting at least once a month, we will gather together to talk, laugh, and share while playing games and eating appetizers and other finger foods. We will intentionally serve with Special Olympics. Contact Ernie and LoAnn Gaudette at (847) 533-8371.

Bread and Wine Community

Meeting at least on the first Thursday of the month, we will have a theme of food and drink. We will discover together how that relates to our lives and Scripture in the community. We will intentionally serve in the area of food for the body and soul. Contact Dennis Gorski at (630) 643-0009 or Jane Gorski (630) 606-9823.

Quilt & Craft Community

Meeting at least once a month to quilt and craft, we meet the needs and serving in our local neighborhoods. We provide handmade items for people in need both locally and around the world. Contact Margaret Studer at 630.207.4549.

Hemmann Community

Meeting once a month, we will share our lives in Christ, grow in His Word, and serve specific needs as Christ leads us through prayer and sharing. Contact Gene and Sylvia Hemmann at (630) 584-3359.



Start a Community Group

We are always looking for enthusiastic men and women of all ages wanting to start and lead new communities. If you are interested in fostering new relationships, intentionally growing in your spiritual walk, and purposefully partnering with others to meet real needs in our area, then get started by sending us an email describing the Community Group you would like to begin. We look forward to hearing from you!