Large Groups

The Chapel hosts many Large Groups each week throughout the year. These groups typically include either live or video teaching and a small group time where you can get to know each other, discuss what you are learning, encourage each other, and pray together. Don’t miss this great opportunity to grow in your faith as you develop relationships with other people in your group.

Men's Group: Grayslake (Men)

Men’s Group
7-8:30 AM
2nd & 4th Saturday of each Month
Starting March 10th
Grayslake Campus LobbyAn opportunity for Men to come together, connect, and learn a little about Jesus. No need to register – just grab a friend and join us!Questions? Contact Justin at

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman - Grayslake (Women)

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman
Women’s Large Group Study
Thursdays Sept. 13–Nov. 15
9-11 a.m.
Grayslake Campus
Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman by Beth Moore provides an in-depth Bible study of Esther—a profile in courage. Join Beth in a very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to our lives today.
If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.
Early bird registration is $25. Cost is $30 if registering Sept. 11 or after.
Childcare is not available.
For more information, e-mail Felicia at

Redeemed - Grayslake (Women)

Women’s Large Group Study
Redeemed: Grace to Live Every Day Better Than Before
Thursdays Sept. 13–Nov. 1
7-9 p.m.
Grasylake Campus
In this study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption and what it means to experience the grace to live every day better than before. In this study you will discover the beautiful theology of being redeemed and what it means for your everyday life.
Cost is $20. No child care is available.
For more information, contact Stephanie Walsh at 847.445.2587.

Women of Hope Study - Hinsdale (Women)

Women of Hope
The Amazing Collection
Thursdays, Sept. 13–Dec. 6 except Nov. 22
9-11 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
Hinsdale Campus
Women of Hope is a community Bible Study. We gather weekly to study God’s Word, worship Him, and encourage one another. This fall we’re continuing with The Amazing Collection—a book-by-book journey through the Bible—and looking to find ourselves in God’s story.
Cost is $30, which covers two workbooks.
Childcare is available for the morning study only and costs $25 per child with a maximum $50 per family.
Questions? Contact Donna Barnholt at

Sister Connection - Libertyville (Women 55 and older)

Sister Connection
Sundays Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21 & Nov. 18
5 p.m.
Libertyville Campus – 2nd Floor
Women 55 and older, are you looking for a place to serve, connect and make new friends? Join us this fall!
No registration is necessary. Just show up!
Questions? Contact Joan Carter at

You, Me, and My Coffee Cup - Libertyville (Women)

You, Me, and My Coffee Cup
Women’s Study
Wednesdays Sept. 12–Nov. 14
7-9 p.m.
Libertyville Campus, Hawthorne Room
You, Me, and My Coffee Cup is a ministry designed to give women of all ages and seasons a coffee house experience that builds community, nourishes life-giving conversations, and sparks freedom to be exactly who God has called each woman to be.
Each Wednesday evening we worship together, hear from guest speakers, and gather in smaller groups for discussion, all over your favorite cuppa.
Cost of study is $25. Childcare is available for a cost of $25 per child ($50 max per family).
Questions? Contact Jenna Meister at

Rock Solid Men - Libertyville (Men)

Rock Solid Men
Men’s Large Group
6-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays Sept. 19–Nov. 14
7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 20–Nov. 15
7-8:30 a.m. Saturdays Sept. 22–Nov. 17
Liberty Campus, Hawthorn Room
Moral relativism and shifting culture has made men feel unstable and unsure of who they are and what they believe. What if you could walk with confidence even while those around you were not sure? What would it take to live like that? You would need to be vigilant, prepared for both threats and opportunities. You would want a solid understanding of your beliefs. You need to have courage to stand up to the challenge, and strength that comes from training and preparation. Most of all, you would need to be confident in your identity. When you know Christ loves you, it makes it possible for you to love others. This is what it means to be a rock solid man. Cost is $20.

Rock Solid Men Kickoff Event

Saturday, Sept. 15
8:30-10 a.m.
Libertyville Campus
Join us for this launch event to kick off the men’s small group fall study—even if you don’t plan to attend the weekly study.
Cost is $10. Breakfast & study materials included.
Questions? Contact Dave Thompson at

Missional Mentoring - Libertyville (Men)

Men’s Missional Mentoring
Groups Launching Fall 2018
Libertyville Campus
Do you have a strong desire to be a follower of Jesus Christ AND be a great husband, father, church member, son, civic leader, disciple-maker and friend …ALL at the same time? Missional Mentoring can help you do just that. This fall, we will be launching six mentoring groups – and we want you to be part of one!
It is our goal to impact the lives of men who are early in their Christian walk of faith in a way that points them toward an integrated Christian life. Volunteer mentors – elders and leaders from our campus – will endeavor to share what they have learned about success, most often focusing on what they have screwed up on so you can hopefully avoid the mistakes they made along the way. We will spend significant time on understanding who we are in God’s eyes, how to better relate to our wives, and how to best raise children. We’ll spend even more time on getting to know what it means to have a vibrant, living relationship with Jesus Christ.
Since there are a limited number of mentee spots available, here are the qualities of the type of men we are looking for:
  1. Potential leaders, men who have the potential to be influencers but aren’t quite there yet.
  2. Objective men who are willing to take direct, pervasive feedback without being defensive.
  3. Malleable men who will look honestly at themselves in the mirror and make changes to improve.
  4. Humble men who see their own brokenness and express a hunger for personal growth.
  5. Committed Jesus-followers, men who have a relationship with Jesus, or at least think they do. We’re not looking for seekers or non-believers.
  6. Willing to pay it forward, men who will commit to leveraging their life experience to influence other men.
If you’ve already attended one of our Vision Meetings and/or have talked with Bob Casey and you’re ready to take the next step towards being mentored, please fill out THIS APPLICATION. There are a limited number of mentee spots available. So, apply today!
If you have questions, please contact Bob Casey at

Eat. Play. Live. - Libertyville (Men & Women)

Eat. Play. Live.
An invitation to your unique journey of health and faith
Sundays Sept. 16–Nov. 4
During the 9 a.m. gathering
Libertyville Campus, upstairs lobby

Join us for an eight week conversation and explore the connection between health and faith while celebrating each person’s unique journey. No cost.

Questions? Contact Alycia Mantooth at

Young Adults

Young Adult Group
(Ongoing Group)
7-8:45 PM

Join Young Adults every Tuesday at the Grayslake campus at 7 pm. Open to all, just show up! No childcare available.

Follow us on Instagram!  @chapel.youngadults

Questions? Contact

Brave Moms, Brave Kids: Lake Zurich (Moms)

Brave Moms, Brave Kids
a study for moms of all ages
Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 22
10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
Lake Zurich Campus
Do you pray brave prayers for your children? Or have those given way to fearful pleas? This generation needs heroes of the faith. Your child can be one of them, but that will require you to be strong and brave. We must call out the bold Christ followers within our children and help them face the unknown future with divine confidence.
Brave Moms, Brave Kids will help you…
  1. identify the qualities present in true greatness
  2. reject “mommy fears” and replace them with immovable truth
  3. learn strategies for praying for and training your children more effectively
  4. develop seven key lessons we must teach our children to live for Jesus
Courage starts with you, Mama. To raise a hero, you must become a hero—because brave kids need brave moms. Let’s do this, together.
Cost is $15 (for the book).
Childcare is available for children 6 months and older. Childcare will be offered if 5 or more families sign up per session. $30 per child with a max of $60 per family. Scholarships available.
Questions? Contact Julie Ahne

Large Group Study- Palatine (Women)

Finding I Am
Palatine Women’s Large Group Study
Wednesdays, Sept. 5 – Nov. 28
9:15 social time & 9:30-11 a.m. study time
What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to:
-Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a morepersonal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is.
-Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by trainingyour heart to embrace the life-giving freedom Godwants for you.
-Gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000years ago are so very applicable to the answers we aresearching for today.
Study cost: $18.
Kids Club will be available for the morning session at a cost of $50 for one child and $75 for two or more children. Registration must be completed and payment submitted by August 31 to secure a spot for your child.
Partial and full scholarships are available. If you have any general questions about the study or would like to inquire about scholarships, please email Carrie Weber or Sarah Hill at

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ: Large Group Study - Lake Zurich (Women)

Women’s Large Group Study
1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ
Tuesdays Sept. 18–Nov. 13
9-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Lake Zurich Campus
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns of big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter. Participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.
This 9-week study will allow you to dig deep into Scripture with a verse-by-verse approach to studying an entire book of the Bible.
Cost is $25. Scholarships are available.
Childcare is available for the morning meetings only. Advance registration is required. Cost is $45 per child.
For more information, or to inquire about scholarships, e-mail Deb Hoang at

Kingdom Women: Libertyville (Women)

Kingdom Woman
Women’s Large Group Study
Wednesdays Sept. 12–Nov. 14
9-11 a.m.
Libertyville Campus Hawthorn Room
You don’t have to seek anyone else’s approval for the life God has given you. Live like the woman God designed you to be.
Walking in the way of a kingdom woman will transform you forever. Come with Dr. Tony Evans and his daughter Chrystal Evans Hurst as they explain how you can unleash new spiritual purpose, power, and possibilities in your life. Tony Evans’ inspired teaching will give you new and transforming insights into biblical principles, assuring you that God is on your side and that He tenderly cares about every woman.
With humor and vulnerability, Chrystal shares personal and practical insights that will help you embrace your role as a woman with wisdom, spiritual beauty, and sensitivity.
You don’t have to seek anyone else’s approval for the life God has given you. Live like the woman God designed you to be.
Cost for study is $25. Kids Club is available at a cost of $40 per child ($80 max per family).
Questions? Contact Lynn Clay at

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20

Small Groups

Joining a small group at The Chapel is a great way to connect with people as you join together and pursue God in Bible study, prayer and community. The Chapel can feel like a pretty big church. Even at our smaller campuses, getting to know people will take more than just going to church on the weekend. Small groups will grow your faith and develop strong friendships as you study, encourage and do life together.

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