Grow at Christ Church Downers Grove
Grow at Christ Church Downers Grove

Grow 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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    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.  

    Join us 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. 

    Contact: Randi Lundgren | rlundgren@christchurch.us

    Click here to download a study guide:

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    Prayer Path

    Prayer Path
    There is a beautiful walking path behind our worship space in Downers Grove. We invite you to follow our Prayer Path Guide from bench to bench as you walk on Sundays or any day of the week. The path is located behind the Esplanade Lakes Building at 3500 Lacey Road in Downers Grove.

    Download the Prayer Path Guide below or pick one up on Sunday!

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    Slowing to Hear : a Day Spiritual Retreat - Magis
    Saturday, March 16 | Carmelite Spiritual Center, Darien

    Slowing to Hear : a Day Spiritual Retreat - Magis
    Saturday, March 16 |
    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