Community GROUPS


FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER

If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and a Community Group is the ideal place for that. In a Community Group, eight to twelve adults who are typically in the same stage of life and area of town meet regularly for a year or more to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. In Community Group you’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible as you help others to do the same.


Join a group. The process is simple. Just follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: Find a Group. View the available groups online (listed in the section below) and find the one that best fits your area of town, stage of life, and schedule.
  • Step 2: Register Online. Sign up for the group you would like to join.
  • Step 3: Meet Your Group. Your first group meeting will be held during the week of September 8 at Immanuel Church from 7-8:30PM on the same night of the week that your specific group plans to meet.  No child care provided.

Online registration for our Men's , Women's , Co-ed, and Married Couples' Community Groups goes live August 18 - September 1.


Interested in potentially leading a Community Group? CLICK HERE to let us know and we'll be in touch!


Already a CG Leader? CLICK HERE for CG Leader resources.

 

Contact Bryan Bicket with questions.


Available community groups

REGISTRATION OPEN AUGUST 18 - SEPTEMBER 1

  • Pleasant Prairie, WI

    Tom & Jen Hogan

    Day/Time: Sundays, 1:30-3:30 PM - Will meet four weeks in a row starting September 8 and then will meet twice a month moving forward.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Tom and Jen Hogan. They have three boys ranging from elementary to high school.

    Life Stage: Married couples, 30+

    Child Care: Couples can bring children to group to play in separate space.


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Sunday, September 8 from 7-8:30PM. No child care provided for this first meeting.

    Register HERE.

  • Gurnee, IL

    Dave & Anita Everly

    Day/Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meets the 1st and 3rd week each month, starting on September 8.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Dave and Anita Everly. Dave and Anita have three sons, two in college and one in high school.

    Life Stage: Adults, Coed, 40s, 50s and 60s.

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Sunday, September 8 from 6:30-8:30PM. 

    Register HERE.

  • Libertyville, IL

    Dustin & Ashley Dubois

    Day/Time: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 9.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Dustin and Ashley DuBois. Dustin and Ashley are a young married couple with no children.

    Life Stage: Adults, Coed, 20s & 30s.

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Monday, September 9 from 7-8:30PM. 

    Register HERE.

  • Gurnee, IL (Immanuel Church)

    Young Adult Group - Darryl Lawler

    Day/Time: Mondays, 7-8:30 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 9.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted at Immanuel Church by Darryl Lawler. Darryl has ben investing into high school and young adults for many years and is excited to help develop the young adult community at Immanuel.

    Life Stage: Young Adults, 18-29.

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Monday, September 9 from 7-8:30PM. 

    Register HERE.

  • Beach Park, IL

    Joan Boyce

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 11.

    Leader: This community group is hosted by Joan Boyce. Joan is a wife, mother, grandmother (Amma!), and life-giving friend to many. 

    Life Stage: Women, multi-generational.

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Tuesday, September 10 from 7-8:30PM. 

    Register HERE.


  • Wadsworth, IL

    Jim Brooks

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 11.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Jim Brooks. Jim is a widow with 4 adult children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

    Life Stage: Adult men, multi-generational

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30-8 PM. 

    Register HERE.

  • Gurnee, IL

    Ryan & Heather Korah

    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 11.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Ryan and Heather Korah. Ryan and Heather have two daughters under the age of 5. 

    Lifestage: Adult married couples, 30s & 40s.

    Child Care: Available for preschool and above. 


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Wednesday, September 11 from 7-8:30PM. No child care is available for this first week. After week one, groups will meet at the host home with the agreed upon child care arrangements.  

    Register HERE.

  • GURNEE, IL

    Angel & Tanya Lagunas

    Day/Time: Wednesday, 7-9 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 11.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Angel and Tanya Lagunas. They have an infant daughter.

    Life Stage: Adults, multi-generational.

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Wednesday, September 11 from 7-8:30PM. 

    Register HERE.


  • GURNEE, IL (IMManuel Church)

    Young Adult Group - Nato Cessna

    Location: Gurnee, IL.

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 8-9:30 PM - Meets weekly, starting September 19.

    Leader: This community group is hosted at Immanuel Church by Nato Cessna. Nato is a recent college grad who helps with icSports and is excited to help develop the young adult community at Immanuel.

    Life Stage: Young Adults, 18-29.

    Child Care: Not available


    Have questions? Email Nato!


    Register HERE.

  • Grayslake, il

    Brenda Stefanowski

    Day/Time: Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 12.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Brenda Stefanowski. Brenda has grown children. She still works full time and has a passion for other women navigating life and wanting to grow in a relationship with Jesus.

    Life Stage: Adult women, multi-generational

    Child Care: Not available


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Thursday, September 12 from 7-8:30 PM. 

    Register HERE.

  • Location: TBD

    Marcus & Jessica Wolfe

    Location: TBD - Location will be determined by group members at first meeting held at Immanuel Church. Currently looking for a host home preferably between Gurnee and Kenosha.

    Day/Time: Thursday, 7-9 PM - Meets weekly, starting on September 12.

    Leaders: This community group is hosted by Marcus and Jessica Wolfe. They have a 5 year old daughter and live in Kenosha.

    Life Stage: Adults, multi-generational.

    Child Care: Couples can bring children.


    Please note: The first group meeting will be hosted at Immanuel Church on Thursday, September 12 from 7-8:30PM. No child care provided for this first meeting.

    Register HERE.