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, February 11 - April 8

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. 

single & parenting

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, February 12-May 14, 2019

Facilitators: Evette Fordham and Kyle Stancil

Coed study

Cost: $25 if no child care needed. $35 if child care needed.

It's tough being a parent, it can be even more tough as a single parent. Day to day can be difficult and at times you may feel like throwing in the towel. We hear you and we don't want you to do this on your own. Join other single parents as they navigate  life, striving to be and do the best for their kids . . . depending on God's strength to get them to through each day.

Click HERE to register. 

You are not alone

A course for those with family and friends in recovery

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, February 12-April 30

Facilitator:  Tony Beaudion

Coed study

Cost: No cost for returning members. $20 for new members. An additional $10 per family for those needing child care.

This course is designed for families and friends of people with addictions and compulsive behaviors. We will walk through biblical principles 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.

Starting POint

A conversation about faith

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, April 2 - May 28

Facilitator:  Bryan Bicket

Coed Study

Cost: $10 (no child care); $20 (includes child care)

Starting Point is an eight-session small group conversation about faith. Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

Click HERE to register.

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.

vantagepoint3 (Vp3)

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

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.

If you need more information, contact Bryan Bicket.


Every Man's Battle

Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, February 11- April 8, 2019

Facilitator: Tony Beaudion

Men's study

Cost: $15 (no child care available)

the challenge every man faces...the fight every man can win

From the television to the Internet, print media to videos, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations...but, thankfully, not impossible to rise above them. 

Shattering the perception that men are unable to control their thought lives and roving eyes, Every Man's Battle shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity-perfect for men who have fallen in the past, those who want to remain strong today, and all who want to overcome temptation in the future. 

Click HERE to register. 

Tuesday Men's Study Group

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30 PM, Starting January 8

Facilitators: Bob Brooks & Marcus Wolfe

Men's Study

Cost: none (Child care is available for $10)

No need to register. Simply show up!

Join us as we study what God has to say about living a godly life. This group provides encouragement, challenge, and accountability for men looking to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Register HERE if you need childcare (Feb. 12 - End of April).

If you don't need childcare you can just show up starting any week!

the gospel of mark

Francis Chan

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM, January 17-April 25

Facilitator:  Tim Roegner

Men's Study

Cost: none

No need to register. Simply show up!


The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. 

In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?



Wednesday, FeBRUARY 6, 9-11 AM

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

Click here to register for the brunch!

Please note that COED opportunities for women are listed above



Mondays, 7-8:30 PM, February 11 - April 22

Facilitator:  Michelle Sator

Women's study

Cost: $80

Forever Changed, a First Place 4 Health Bible study, will show you how our thoughts impact our attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. If we want to become the people God created us to be and experience life as He intended, it is essential for us to develop godly thinking patterns.

First Place 4 Health is a Christ-centered health and weight loss program that addresses the whole person - emotions, mind, body and spirit. Each meeting will include a health spot and bible study. The sessions include accountability, weekly challenges, encouragement and community.

The membership kit includes: My Place for Bible Study - Forever Changed, My Place for Nutrition, My Place for Fitness, My Place for Discovery - Book #1, and My First Place.

Register HERE.

Experiencing Jesus through the scriptures

Part TWO

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, February 12 - April 23

Facilitator:  Nicole Howe

Women's study

Cost: $20 (without child care); $30 (with 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.

Faithful, Abundant, True

BEth Moore/Kay Arthur/Priscilla Shirer

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, February 12 - April 2

Facilitator:  Kellie Indlecoffer

Women's study

Cost: $20 (no child care); $30 (includes child care)

Kay Arthur challenges us to faithfulness in difficult days. Priscilla Shirer points to the essential of trust in God's abundant ability, and Beth Moore teaches on how to discern truth from error in these difficult days.

Register HERE.

Starting Point

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, February 13 - April 10

Facilitator:  Sarah Wittkamp

Women's study

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

Starting Point is an eight-session small group conversation about faith. Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

Register HERE.


Beth Moore

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, February 13 - May 8

Facilitator:  Marilyn Strahan

Women's study

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

The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

Register HERE.

THe Gospel of Mark

Precept upon precept

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, February 13 - April 24

Facilitator:  Beth McCullough

Women's study

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

In this 10 week course, we will be taking a close look at the life and ministry of Jesus as told by Mark.  Mark is the shortest of the gospel accounts, but is loaded with vivid detail and is action-packed.  Whether you are brand new to bible study or are a seasoned student, this study has something for you! This study will enable each of us to approach Easter 2019 with a renewed understanding and appreciation for what the holiday really is about.

Register HERE.

Judges: Driving Out your enemies

Precept Upon Precept

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, February 13-April 24

Facilitator:  Pam Gillaspie, Katie Elbert, and Cara Bruinius

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

Have you ever noticed that the more things change, the more they stay the same? When the judges ruled in Israel, people did what was right in their own eyes. Corruption ran rampant—though often veiled in godly language—as people lived in bondage to sin. Sound familiar? Spend 10 weeks studying the Old Testament book of Judges, seeing the similarities between their day and ours, and discovering the truth that Jesus is the One who offers the ultimate deliverance and peace we so desperately long for and need!

Register HERE.

THe Pursuit of God: The human thirst for the divine

A.W. Tozer

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM, February 13 - April 24

Facilitator:  Stefanie Boyce

Women's study

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

Whether you are thirsting for more of God or do not yet know if the “mighty longing after God” that so consumed A.W.Tozer’s life and ministry, Pursuit of God will draw you into a deep, abiding relationship with the One who “nourishes the soul.” This spiritual masterpiece exposes roadblocks that keep us from fully knowing God, reveals our responsibility of the pursuit, and ultimately leads us into the very presence of God. Participants will be encouraged and challenged through rich conversation, guided journaling, and times of reflection. All work will be done in class, no homework.

Register HERE.