Grow and Serve at Christ Church Downers Grove
Grow and Serve at Christ Church Downers Grove

Grow and Serve at Christ Church Downers Grove

At Christ Church Downers Grove, we want you to feel welcome, known and loved. Join us for various opportunities to connect, get to know one-another and grow in your faith with Christ. Bring your family and friends because all are welcome to grow in faith with us!

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    Slowing to Hear - Abide : a Day Spiritual Retreat
    Saturday, June 8 | Carmelite Spiritual Center, Darien

    Slowing to Hear - Abide : a Day Spiritual Retreat
    Saturday, June 8 | 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Carmelite Spiritual Center - Darien


    When Jesus had to choose twelve disciples to pour his life into, what does he do? He spent the night in prayer. After a busy ministry schedule with the disciples, Jesus invited them to “come with me, by yourselves, to a quiet place and get some rest.” Jesus followed the Spirit’s prompting into the wilderness for forty days to prepare for temptation. Luke tells us that “Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.” (Luke 5:16, NLT)

    There was a pattern and rhythm to the life of Jesus. That pattern forces us to ask, “If Jesus set aside extended times of retreat to stay focused on the Father and listen to the Spirit, how can we not do the same?”

    Think of your family vacation. Why do you take one? Vacations are a great way to reconnect with family, to recharge our relational and many times physical batteries. Retreats serve much of the same purpose in regard to our relationship with God and are a powerful means to create space for:

    • Worship – engaging our heart through song and prayer to love and be loved by God.
    • Grow – engaging our mind to reflect and listen to important aspects of our inner life that are typically kept silenced and hidden away.
    • Serve – engaging our hands to live in a Christlike sacrificial way towards others in the normal flow of your life – realizing you are free to love because you are freely loved.


    Cost: $50 includes lunch and all materials.

    Contact: Eric Haskins | ehaskins@christchurch.us
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Downers Grove Small Groups

    Small groups are a place for us to connect relationally and grow spiritually. Groups meet at our Downers Grove location, at homes, coffee shops and other places in the community. Attendees range in age and stages of life and faith. Contact us to join a group or learn more.

    Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6748

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    Men's Small Group
    Every Other Monday | Downers Grove

    This small group is a place for men of all ages to connect relationally and grow spiritually with peers. The group meets at our Downers Grove location every other Monday. Contact us to join a group or learn more.

    Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6748

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    Mother/Daughter Mugs & Muffins

    Saturdays | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Once a month on Saturdays, mothers and their daughters age 7-13 will enjoy some connection time creating an opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with God.


    Questions? Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@christchurch.us

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    Serving Opportunities

    We pursue intentional spiritual growth. Becoming like Jesus is an adventure worth every effort.

    Join a Serve Team and serve alongside our church community for the sake of others sharing stories, praying for one another and growing in our faith together.

    Contact: Amy Moran | amoran@ChristChurch.us

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    One-Hour Connections

    Sundays | 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Downers Grove
    If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal. Our One-Hour Connections is the ideal place to start.  

    Reserve this important time on Sunday mornings to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You'll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible as you encourage others to do the same.  

    Join a men's, women's or mixed group as we study the current sermon series.


    Questions? Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@christchurch.us

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    Creative Arts Small Group

    Once a month on Mondays | 7:00 p.m. | Downers Grove Office

    Starting Monday, May 6th

    Do you enjoy drawing, painting of other art mediums? 

    Share an evening of prayer time and hands-on art with this small group.

    No artistic skills needed.  Simply a desire to experience God through creative art.
     

    Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@ChristChurch.us

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    Cigars, Faith & Conversation: A Small Group

    First Tuesday of each month | 7:00 p.m. | Humidor of Lisle

    If you enjoy a good cigar and great dialog, we invite you to join our monthly gathering at the Humidor of Lisle. We will engage in friendly and casual conversation about life and faith, and invite believers as well as non-believers to join us. Come spend an evening among friends.

    Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@ChristChurch.us