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When we deepen our friendships, we deepen our faith. One of our priorities is helping people connect in small groups, classes/studies, and activity groups. Click below to find a group. There are many ways to get involved and connected at Village Church.

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    Men

    It’s important for men to connect with and challenge one other in life, family, and ministry.  These days manhood is defined in confusing ways, but God's Word offers clarity and direction, and discovering that in community is our goal with men. Together we'll build each other up, have real conversations about the things that really matter, and strengthen each other to become the men God has created us to be.

    Weekly Study Groups

    • Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30am, Room 207
    • Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Room 102
    • Saturdays, 7-8:30am, Room 102
    • Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30am, Gojo's Restaurant (Waukegan)

    Come study God's word with other men. Bring your Bible, a notebook, and a pen. No need to register, just show up.

    Visit the Events page for more opportunities for men.

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    Women

    Women are pulled in many different directions these days. There are internal and external expectations that weary our hearts, minds, and bodies. Whether you are a full-time employee, full-time at home, or looking for your next life step, your hours are full. So wherever you find yourself, we want to come alongside and encourage you in your relationship with Jesus and others.


    Missing Pieces

    • Monday, begins January 22
    • 7-9pm
    • Cost: $14

    Register

    Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they don't always feel right. Explore these and other questions in this realistic look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God's ways don't always make sense, but He is trustworthy. Come close to Him. Trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself and fill in your missing pieces.

    All women are welcome to come and go through another great study by Jennifer Rothschild.

    Registration closes Monday, January 15.


    Master Plan of Evangelism

    • Tuesday, January 16-March 13
    • 6:30-8:30pm
    • Cost: $5

    Register

    It all started when Jesus called a few men to follow him and share God's message with their neighbors. We are called to do the same. But evangelism can be difficult--even intimidating. With all the evangelism resources available, where should you turn to find advice on how to share the Good News with others? Robert E. Coleman says the answers aren't found in TV evangelism, easy-evangelism guidebooks, or the latest marketing techniques. Rather, he looks to the Bible, to the ultimate example found in Jesus Christ. For more than forty years this classic, biblical look at evangelism has challenged and instructed over three million readers.


    To Live Is Christ

    • Wednesday, ongoing thru year
    • 9:30-11:30am, Room 101
    • Cost: $16

    To Live is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul - Bible Study Book by Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women's Bible study on the life and ministry of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. Paul served faithfully, loved heartily, and demonstrated what it means to die daily, crucified with Jesus Christ. Join Beth Moore in a journey to discover a greater appreciation for his unflagging faith and undying devotion to servanthood.


    The Armor of God

    • Wednesday, begins January 10
    • 9:15-11:15am, Room 104
    • Cost: $16

    Register

    All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study by Priscilla Shirer, is for you.


    The Book of Jonah

    • Friday, ongoing through year
    • 10am-Noon, Room 207
    • Free

    At the end of the day, God is less concerned with what we do for Him than who we are in Him. Few figures illustrate that truth better than Jonah. Focused on the prophet rather than his prophecy, the story of Jonah gives us a picture of a man on the run due to his own selfish desires. Instead of showing mercy to his enemies, he determined to keep God's grace to himself rather than share it with those he considered undeserving. Can you relate?

    Over the course of 8 verse-by-verse sessions, pastor and author Eric Mason expands our vision to see that Jonah's story is our own. Far more than a thrilling Sunday school adventure, it offers a profound glimpse into the conflict that occurs when God calls resistant believers to His mission. More importantly, it underscores the depths of His compassion not only in redeeming the lost, but redeeming those He has called to participate in His reconciling work.


    Visit the Events Page for more opportunities for women.

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    Singles

    Meta & Momentum

    Meta - college-age singles

    • Sunday, 7-9pm, various locations

    Visit the Meta Facebook page for more info.

    Momentum - singles in their 20s and 30s

    • Sunday, 10:45am, Room 104

    Each group is committed to helping single adults grow in their relationship with Jesus, connect with one another, serve in the church, and reach our community. In addition to the weekly group meetings, check out the Meta and Momentum events below.

    Visit the Events Page for more opportunities for singles.

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    Groups

    When we deepen our friendships, we deepen our faith. One of our priorities is helping people connect in small groups, classes/studies, and special interest groups. 

    • Small Groups focus on friendship, prayer, and bible study and entail a longer term investment. Some groups also find ways to serve together. 
    • Classes/Studies focus for a shorter season (4-12 weeks) on a specific topic (financial health, marriage enrichment, spiritual growth, biblical archaeology, etc.)
    • Special Interest groups range in length and subject matter.  Some are activity-driven and seasonal, some address a stage of life, some focus on a special cause (Hiking, Human Trafficking Awareness, Aviation, Caring for aging parents, etc.)
       

    Click below to find a listing and more info on groups at Village Church. 

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