Learning to be like jesus

Study groups meet to learn more about God and the Bible all for the purpose of becoming more like Jesus. Usually a specific topic or book of the Bible is what brings these groups together. There are certainly social and communal aspects to these groups, but they have a much more structured feel. They will often include required reading and study outside the meeting times.


Financial Peace University (FPU)

Dave Ramsey

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM, September 17-November 12

Facilitator:  Dale Steiner

Coed Study

Cost: $109

Never worry about money again!

What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? Sound impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class, FPU, you CAN take control of your money. Register now!

Click HERE to register for this Immanuel Church hosted FPU course on the Dave Ramsey site.

You are not alone:

A course for those with family and friends in recovery

Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, September 10-November 26

Facilitator:  Tony Beaudion

Coed study

Cost: $20, no childcare

This course is designed for families and friends of people with addictions and compulsive behaviors. We will walk through biblical principals of the 12-steps program Immanuel uses in our Recovery Ministry. Utilizing the Life Recovery Bible and workbook, we will cover the topics of relationships, overeating, anger, control, humility, drugs and alcohol, purity and more as we learn what it takes for an addict or someone with compulsive behavior to recover.

Click HERE to register.

vantagepoint3 (Vp3)

VP3 Groups launch every September. Enrollment for 2018-19 VP3 groups is now open.

Interested in learning more? Contact: Ben & Robyn Ondo or attend an information session on Sunday, September 9, from 10:15 until 10:45 AM in room A-100.


VantagePoint3 processes at Immanuel are in essence “long walks with groups of people who seek to deepen their understanding of Jesus and His way of life as they grow to be like Him.” VP3 groups meet weekly for nine months as they work through one of three possible curricula - The Journey, A Way of Life or Walking with Others.  

Watch how VP3 can make a difference in your life. Click HERE.

To learn more about The Journey click HERE.

To learn more about  A Way of Life click HERE.

To learn more about Walking With Others click HERE.

Click HERE for The Journey application (2018-19)

Click HERE for A Way of Life/Walking With Others application (2018-2019)

breakfast & bible study

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:15 AM

Facilitator: Don Tremper

Coed study

Location: Bob & Anne's Restaurant in Waukegan, IL.

Cost: Whatever you choose to order for breakfast

No child care provided

Led by Don Tremper, this co-ed breakfast and Bible study group discusses various topics throughout the year. Participants can expect to enjoy breakfast together, join in good conversation, and grow deeper in the truths of God’s Word. The topic for the fall will be God's Route 66: A Journey for a Lifetime.


Fall Brunch

Wednesday, September 19, 9-11 AM

Join us for a delicious brunch and hear more about the exciting studies we are offering this fall. 


See class details below.


BEth Moore

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, September 25-November 27

Facilitator:  Kellie Indlecoffer

Women's study

Cost: $20 (no child care available)

Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman.  Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to love courageously “for such a time as this.”

Register HERE.

Experiencing Jesus through the scriptures

Part One

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, September 25-December 4

Facilitator:  Nicole Howe

Women's study

Cost: $20 (no child care available)

No matter where you are on your faith journey, Experiencing Jesus through the Scriptures: Part One is your invitation to awaken to what God is doing all around you. Using new and old spiritual disciplines, large group instruction, intimate table discussions, and guided by Scripture, part one will challenge you to change your perspective on life, death, joy, suffering, and everything in between.

Join us for ten weeks as we take some risks and explore with our mind, body, and spirit what it really means to long for Jesus. This class has no homework other than practicing what we learn in class.

Register HERE.

mindset: learning and living the will of god

pam gillaspie

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, September 26-December 5

Facilitator:  Pam Gillaspie

Cost: $30 (no child care); $40 (includes child care)

Do you ever find yourself wondering things like: How can I know if I belong to God? Does God hear my prayers? How can God forgive me? Can anything separate me from God’s love? In Mindset: Learning and Living the Will of God you'll plumb the depths of Romans 8—a power-packed chapter that delivers the heart of biblical theology—and journey across the pages of Scripture to discover for yourself how knowing and applying God’s truth can change both how you think and act! This flexible, inductive Bible study adapts to fit your life!

Register HERE.

Precept upon precept genesis

chapters 1-11

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, September 26-November 28

Facilitator:  Beth McCullough

Women's study

Cost: $30 (no child care); $40 (includes child care)

Come join us “In the beginning”, as we journey through the first eleven chapters of Genesis together.  We will be moving at a pace of about a chapter a week, enabling us to look more deeply at the familiar accounts of Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the Flood.  This in-depth study by Precept encourages us to see these events with a new lens and fresh perspective, and we will see that from the very beginning, God’s steadfast love and redemptive plan for mankind has been evident.

Register HERE.

experiencing jesus through the scriptures

PArt two

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, September 26-December 5

Facilitator:  Stefanie Boyce

Women's study

Cost: $30 (no child care); $40 (includes child care)

The conversation continues, exploring new topics and Scriptures in the same 10-week format. Using new and old spiritual disciplines, large group instruction, intimate table discussions, and guided by Scripture, part two will focus on creating space to listen and be present with God, remembering and cultivating a heart of gratitude. Join us as we continue to take risks and explore with our mind, body, and spirit what it really means to long for Jesus. This class has no homework other than practicing what we learn in class.

Register HERE.

Children of the day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians

beth moore

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, September 26-December 5

Facilitator:  Marilyn Strahan

Women's study

Cost: $30 (no child care); $40 (includes child care)

We will gain assurance our circumstances and conditions are not coincidental. God's timing is impeccable! Whether facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, participants will receive encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.  "You are children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness." 1 Thessalonians 5:5

Register HERE.




Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 AM, September 12 - November 14

Facilitator:  George Bridges & Jason Lind

Cost: none

No need to register. Simply show up!


There are hundreds of thousands of phone apps available for download. These apps can be used to wake you up, to show you where to shop, to help you count calories, or to log your exercise minutes. But they can't actually make you get up, control your spending, manage your diet, or force you to exercise.

The App Store isn't the only place you can find apps. Did you know that the Bible has also given us many "apps" to enhance and improve our lives? In this series, Life Apps, Andy Stanley and Jeff Henderson identify five life applications worth living by.  


We've all been there. Somebody makes a derogatory comment about faith, the Bible, or Christianity. You know you should say something. But what? What do you say when there's little time and even less interest? 

Glad you asked. In this series, Andy Stanley prepares believers to respond quickly and respectfully to any question regarding faith, the Bible, and Christianity.

SHAKEN & Unstuck

TIM TEBOW          Francis Chan

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, August 23 - October 11

Facilitator:  Tim Roegner

Cost: none

No need to register. Simply show up!


Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy winner, shares his life journey, what he has learned along the way and how he has stayed grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny in this powerful 4-session study.  This moving series features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.  

Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it's always worth it!


Are you stuck in a rut?

It's easy for Christians to find themselves caught up in the life of cluttered schedules, rhythms, and routines dictated by our culture. Many feel stuck in the routine of life—their jobs, relationships, and daily circumstances. They know it's not the life they dreamed of. And they feel stuck in a life yearning for deeper meaning. In this study we'll be moving from the mundane to the meaningful.