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GROUP LIFE

Sunday Groups

Many times life-change happens in smaller communities of people whether they are gatherings of men, women, or families at all stages of life. Small groups offer great opportunities to grow closer to new Christian friends and deeper in your faith. At Christ Church, the way we pursue life-changing discipleship is through small groups.

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    Pathfinders Class
    Sundays 9:00 am

    Sundays 9:00 am
    Rooms 261/262

    (Pathfinders will break from August 6 - September 3, resuming September 10, 2017)

    Pathfinders is an opportunity to grow in relationship with God and one another through Biblical teaching and thoughtful dialogue led by knowledgeable instructors. It is a sharing community of adult couples and singles who gather in a friendly, inviting atmosphere, nurturing individual prayer concerns and engaging in mission support opportunities at home and abroad.

    Interested? Join us any Sunday morning.
    Contact: Sherry Labate / slabate@cc-ob.org

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    Bridge CommUNITY
    1st and 3rd Sundays of the month | 10:45 am | Room 263

    The Bridge CommUNITY is an oasis for deepening cross-cultural relationships and growth in Christ-centered authentic living through fellowship, hospitality, teachings on Biblical Justice, outings and prayer. We present speakers on current topics as they deal with the broader cultures and communities that the Christian should be interested in. Everyone is welcome!

    • Information: Missions Outreach Office | 630.321.6784

    Schedule:

    • December 3 | Spirit Village Talk
    • December 17 | Christmas Fellowship
    • January 7 | Prayer
    • January 21 | Roosevelt Road Initiative | Felecia Thompson 
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    Friendship Bible Class
    Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 264

    The Friendship Bible Class, a program for teens and adults with disabilities, is now in its 25th year at Christ Church. By using a special curriculum from the Friendship Bible Studies series, our focus of study will be Jesus, Our Savior (New Testament). We will explore six units on the New Testament devoted to the stories about Jesus’ life from his birth to his resurrection as told in the four gospels.

    The class begins each week by attending the first portion of the contemporary worship service in the Fellowship Hall. Upon returning to the classroom, all students and teachers gather as a group to listen to a Bible story presented by the group leader. Following this group session, students will pair up with their mentors for a breakout session to discuss the Bible story, complete activities in the take-home paper, pray together, and build relationships. A social time of fellowship and refreshments concludes the class each week.

    In addition to each Sunday's class, students are encouraged to participate in the life of the church by volunteering for service projects, serving as greeters, and attending worship services. Social activities for the group are also planned throughout the year.

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    Oasis
    Sundays @ 10:45 am

    Sundays 10:45 am
    Mosaic Room (Room 152)

    This community seeks to offer nourishment for your spiritual journey. Join us for an interactive study of God's word accompanied by discussion and prayer. Open to everyone!

    From November 5 through mid-March 2018 Oasis will study Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi. This study provides a close look at both Muslim and Christian beliefs and one man's personal faith journey from Islam to Christianity.

    Contacts: Karl and Kelly Frantz | kkf221@sbcglobal.net | 708.386.6315

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    Sunday Forum
    Sundays @ 10:45 am

    Sundays 10:45 am
    Rooms 261/262

    Sunday Forum is an engaging adult community whose members express their growing love for God through Bible study, intentional prayer, small group study, service, and missions outreach. Everyone is invited to join this welcoming fellowship of believers. Interested? Join us any Sunday morning. Contact: Steele and Judith Holley / judithholley@rcn.com.

    Starting January 7th we will explore Islam, a Culture of Revelation: The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality.

    In recent decades, the stories of Muslims responding to the Gospel, either directly or indirectly, as a result of dreams and visions of Jesus Christ have been frequently reported in the mission field to Muslims.

    Muslim dreams of Jesus have baffled and divided Christians. While some Christians believe that these appearances by Jesus will be short lived, many mission organizations ministering in the Islamic world consider these events as reliable and are asking for people to pray for more visions among Muslims.

    Our missionary, Hesham Shehab, will take us through a journey of six weeks where he explores and analyzes this phenomenon. Hesham will bring converts from Islam who have had that experience as well as show testimonial videos.

    Date 2017 Topic Teacher
    Jan. 7 The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 1 Hesham Shehab    
    Jan. 14

    The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 1

    Hesham Shehab
    Jan. 21

    The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 3

    Hesham Shehab
    Jan. 28 The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 4 Hesham Shehab
    Feb. 4 The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 5 Hesham Shehab
    Feb. 11 The Role of Dreams in Islamic Spirituality 6 Hesham Shehab
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    Bible Study and Tough Issues
    Sundays | 10:45 am | Room 251

    Life is complicated. The Bible has the answers. Join us to explore ways to apply scripture to the difficult parts of life. Interested? Join us any Sunday morning.

Group Life

Group Life

Many times life-change happens in smaller communities of people whether they are gatherings of men, women, or families at all stages of life. Small groups offer great opportunities to grow closer to new Christian friends and deeper in your faith. At Christ Church, the way we pursue life-changing discipleship is through small groups.