Community GROUPS

FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER


If you want to become the person and do the things God wants you to do, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal and who want the same for you—and a Community Group is a great place for that to happen. In a Community Group, eight to twelve adults meet regularly to help each other love God, love people, and make disciples. You'll do this as you discover and apply God's truth from the Bible to your lives together. In a Community Group, you're both known and grown in the context of community. So which Community Group is right for you?


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  • METHODS

    SUNDAYS |  9 - 10:15 AM | NOVEMBEr 6, 13, 20

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adults, 18+


    If you learn best alongside others then consider joining our 3-week METHODS class where we’ll spend three sessions learning about a tried and true method of reading the Bible through observation, interpretation, and application.  Click HERE to sign up!


  • Discipleship Essentials

    by Greg Ogden

    Sundays |  10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | SEPTEMBER 18

    Facilitator: Mat Rutz

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adults, 18+


    After coming to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, where do you go from there? Discipleship Essentials is an intentional pathway designed to equip you to grow to be like Christ AND help others do the same. Jesus has called us to be more than passive followers; He’s called us to be intentional disciplemakers who make disciplemakers. Discipleship Essentials will help you do just that. 

  • OPEN COMMUNITY GROUP

    MONDAYS | 7-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 12

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adults, 18+

    Child Care: Not available

    This group will use the weekly Discussion Guide from Sundays to grow and challenge each other as they seek to better understand the Bible and how it relates to their lives. The group will meet weekly at Immanuel and is always open to new people joining.  Click HERE to register.

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP
    Wednesdays  |  8-9:15 AM  | September 14

    Facilitator: Don Tremper

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

    Life Stage: Multi-generational

    Child Care: Not available

    Don Tremper is retired and has grown children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren! This mid-sized group is always open and meets for breakfast and fellowship. Topic for the fall will be Jesus Looks at His Church based on the book of Revelation. Click HERE to register.

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  • CG: Hunsberger

    Thursdays | 7-8:30 PM | September 15

    Location: Waukegan, IL

    Life Stage: Adults, 30's-50's

    Child Care: Not available

    Dave is the tech director at Immanuel and Sarah helps with our ICyouth. They enjoy being creative in community as they grow in their love for Jesus. The group will meet in a home in Waukegan, IL using RightNow Media for their discussions. Click HERE to register.

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MEN

Winter Groups coming soon!

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING GROUP

    WEDNESDAYS | 6-7:30 AM | SEPTEMBER 14

    Facilitators: Jason Lind & George Bridges

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult men, multi-generational

    Child Care: Not available

    Jason and George are busy dads of teenagers and young adult children.They understand the many pressures of life and desire to give guys a place to grow in their faith journeys, using video series from RightNow Media. Click HERE to register.

  • THURSDAY EVENING GROUP

    THURSDAYS | 7-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 15

    Facilitator: Tim Roenger

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult men, multi-generational

    Child Care: Not available

    Tim is a dad of grown children and recently retired. He has a heart for

    our community and understands the need for men to get together to fellowship

    and talk about life. The group will use a study on RightNow Media by Philip Yancey, “The Bible Jesus Read". 

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WOMEN

Winter Groups coming soon!

  • MONDAY YOUNG ADULT GROUP

    MONDAYS | 7-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 12

    Facilitator: Sarah Indlecoffer

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Young Adult Women, 22-29

    Child Care: Not available

    Sarah has grown up at Immanuel and is passionate about deeping her relationship with Christ. She has a desire to build a strong biblical foundation and to help other young women do so also. This fall the group will be using Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. The group will discover and discern the root to clear and daily communication with God, while surrendering to His will to unlock His many blessings. 

  • READ THE BOOK

    TUESDAYS | 7-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 13

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult women, 18+

    Child Care: Not available

    A group of  women will be meeting weekly to enjoy simply reading the Bible out loud. You just need your Bible and anything else to make your time enjoyable. There is no need to sign up, just show up when you can. 

  • THE BOOK OF RUTH
    By Bianca Juarez

    WEDNESDAYS | 9-11 AM | SEPTEMBER 14

    Facilitator: Katie Lind

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult women, 18+

    Child Care: Available, birth-K, $55 per family

    Katie is the mom of a middle schooler and two college-aged children. She has a passion for learning and teaching others. Her group will be studying The Book of Ruth by Bianca Juarez Olthoff through RightNow Media. Sometimes God can seem distant when life gets tough. No one knows the feeling of abandonment more than Ruth and Naomi. This study will lead the group on a journey of hope and God’s transformative power in the lives of His people. 

  • WIELDING THE SWORD

    WEDNESDAYS | 9-11 AM | SEPTEMBER 14

    Facilitator: Danielia Mateja

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult women, 18+

    Child Care: Available, birth-K, $55 per family

    Danielia is the mom of three college kids and a middle schooler, so not quite to the ‘empty nest’ stage. She definitely understands the need to open the Word of God for her strength. Her group will literally be doing just that, using the sword of the Spirit to find their delight throughout all stages of life. Simply bring a Bible, journal and colored pencils! 

  • ARMOR OF GOD

    By Priscilla Shirer

    WEDNESDAYS | 9-11 AM | SEPTEMBER 14

    Faciliator: Amanda Miller

    Location: On campus

    Life Stage: Adult women, 18+

    Child Care: Available, birth-K, $55 per family

    Amanda is the mom of young kiddos who inspire her passion for prayer. Her group will be using Priscilla Shirer’s book, Armor of God. The study will focus on armoring against the war with the Enemy who seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters - emotions, mind, family and future. It’s time to secure victory in your life by taking the challenge to suit up and stand firm. 

  • BECOMING A WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

    By Cynthia Heald

    THURSDAYS | 6-7:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 15

    Facilitator: Pilar Landa

    Location: Zoom, once a month in person at a local restaurant

    Life Stage: Adult women, 18+

    Child Care: Not available

    Pilar is a working wife, mom and grandmother who enjoys uncovering the Word with other women. This group will be using Cynthia Heald’s book, Becoming a Woman of Excellence. In a world that is always on the go, pursuing goals and desires to look good in this world; the group will find rest in God’s Word and experience His definition of excellent and worthy goals. 

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    MARRIED COUPLES

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    • CG: MAFUIANA

      SUNDAYS | 1-3 PM | SEPTEMBER 18

      Location: Antioch, IL

      Life Stage: Married Couples, 30s-40s

      Child Care: Available

      Claudio and Alyssa Mafuiana are parents of elementary-aged children and have a desire to help others connect and grow together. Their group will be using the weekly Discussion Guides to grow and challenge each other to better understand the Bible and how it relates to their lives. They will meet in a home in Antioch. Kids are welcome to come and play. 

    • CG: EVERLY

      SUNDAYS | 6:30-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 18

      Facilitators: David & Anita Everly

      Location: Gurnee, IL

      Life Stage: Married Couples, 40s-50s

      Child Care: Not available

      David and Anita are recent “empty nesters” of three boys and are looking forward to what God has for this next phase of life. Their group will use RightNow Media to encourage and challenge each week as they grow to be more like Jesus. They will meet in a home in Gurnee every other Sunday evening. 

    • CG: KORAH

      WEDNESDAYS | 7-8:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 14

      Location: Gurnee, IL

      Life Stage: Married Couples, 30s-40s

      Child Care: Available

      Ryan and Heather Korah are parents of young children and desire to simply “do life” with others in the same stage of life. Their group will use the weekly Discussion Guide from Sundays to grow and challenge each other as they seek to better understand the Bible and how it relates to their lives. They will meet in a home in Gurnee and may share the cost of a babysitter. 

    • CG: BARRERA

      THURSDAYS | 6-7:30 PM | SEPTEMBER 15

      Location: Gurnee, IL

      Life Stage: Married Couples, 20s-40s

      Child Care: Available

      Juan and Vicki are parents of preschool and elementary aged children and desire to help other young families to connect and grow. Their group will use the Discussion Guide from Sundays to grow and challenge each other as they seek to better understand the Bible and how it relates to their lives. They will meet in a home in Gurnee twice a month and child care will be determined by the group.