Small Groups

At Christ Church, we believe in the power of tight-knit communities, where you can feel known and loved. Small groups provide a warm and safe environment to grow closer to others and deepen your relationship with Christ. Join us for true community and real transformation in one of our small groups at Christ Church.

Interested in connecting with someone on our staff to help get you connected? Click an option below and we'd love to get to know you.


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    Oak Brook Small Groups for Women

    Fresh Start – Single Again Women’s Group
    Weekly | Thursdays | 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Zoom Meeting
    Leaders: Julia Hennein & Jane Erickson
    Contact: Diana Stout 
    Women who are divorced or widowed are invited to join in lively discussion on various topics where faith meets life. We will be studying Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli. During this time of social distancing, we will be meeting via Zoom. It is recommended to download Zoom prior to the meeting.
    Join the Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 184 692 814
    Password: 214980

    Naomi’s Circle – A Life Group for Widows (50+) – Currently not meeting
    Fridays Bi-Weekly | 1:00 p.m. | Room 261
    Leader: Anita Dykema and Arye Dethmers
    Contact:  Diana Stout 
    This is a group for women who have experienced the loss of a spouse. Meet with this loving, supportive group for friendship and fellowship to explore and discuss Christian topics.

    Fanning the Flame
    1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 9:15
    11:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting
    Suanne Camfield 
    Fanning the Flame is a gathering for women of all ages who are eager to move forward in their transformational journey. Space is created for us to be guided by the Spirit, engage the Gospels and discuss Oswald Chambers' daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. We enjoy deep conversations, teaching, Scripture, prayer, worship and devotional readings. 
    Join the Zoom Meeting  
    Meeting ID: 442 383 7362
    Password: 285691 

    Ladies Bible Study (60+)
    Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

    Leader: Arlene Dovichi
    Contact: Suanne Camfield 
    Join this small group of women in various stages of life who find joy in studying the bible in community. Enjoy fellowship beginning at 9:30 a.m. and bible study time at 10:00 a.m.

    Professional Women’s Small Group
    Thursdays | 6:00–7:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting
    Leader: Larisa Calvanese
    Contact:  Diana Stout 
    Professional women coming together to discuss various topics.

    Please email  Diana Stout at to register for this group. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

    Young Adult Women Small Group (30s) – Currently Not Meeting
    Wednesdays Bi-Weekly | 7:00–9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook and surrounding areas
    Leader: Helen Fylstra
    Contact:  Diana Stout 
    This group is currently not meeting. Typically, this group rotates meetings between a few group member's homes. 

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    Men’s Small Groups

    Men’s Small Groups:

    Interested in a Men’s small group? Contact Pastor Eric Haskins:





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    Mixed Small Groups

    20s + College
    Various Times and Places for the Summer
    Leaders: Hannah Dettmer and Alec Buckley | Contact: Diana Stout |
    This group of 20-somethings will meet together for various summer activities.

    Monday Night Sermon Series Small Group
    Weekly | Mondays | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Leader: Brad Holt | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This is a group for singles, married couples, men and women who gather on Monday nights to discuss the study guide from the Sunday sermon.

    The Maker's Hands

    1st and 3rd Mondays | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Leader: Matt Sturm |
    Do you have a passion for working with your hands? Join an exciting new group at Christ Church seeking to devote the work of our hands to God’s Kingdom. This collective of craftspeople and artisans will use their unique, God-given gifts to serve the church, the community and those in need. The fruits of this ministry will include creating hand-crafted works of art; training the youth of the church in tools and woodworking; and other service-oriented projects in the area. This group is open to everyone from the novice to skilled professional (i.e. craftsperson to master carpenter). You can also learn a trade (glass blowing, wood working, jewelry making, etc.) or if you are skilled in any trade, then we want you to teach it so others can learn.

    Elmhurst Area Small Group
    Bi-Weekly | Thursdays | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Elmhurst

    Leaders: Barb Rosenberg | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This fun group of adults meet casually to study and discuss different biblical studies and faith based books.

    Senior Adult Singles (60+)
    2nd Thursday of the month | 7:00 p.m. | Currently not meeting.
    Leaders: Darlene Ulrich and Lou Nemecek Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This is a group of single men and women over 60 that gather around various Christian studies and believes that learning and growing in our faith is a never-ending process. Growing as a community brings accountability and depth.

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    Family + Couples Small Groups

    Young Married Couples (20s)
    Weekly | Thursdays | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Clarendon Hills and surrounding areas
    Leader: Tess Herndobler | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This is a group of young married couples that meet weekly for friendship and discussion on various biblical studies. This group will begin meeting in October and will study the sermon series. Please reach out to Heather Franklin for the meeting address.

    Young Parents Small Group 
    Mondays | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Lombard and surrounding areas
    Leaders: Josh & Martha Van Staalduinen | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This group of young families meets on a rotating schedule, rotating meetings between couples, women, families and men. This format maximizes your time together while minimizing the need for babysitters. Join them this fall as they engage in discussion around our sermon series; Lionheart.

    Elmhurst Area Couples (50+)
    Weekly | Wednesday | 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Via Zoom

    Leaders: Jeff & Barb Crowell | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This group of Elmhurst area couples meet weekly for fellowship and discussion led by the sermon series study guides. Couples from neighboring communities

    Mature Couples (60s – 70s)
    Weekly | Wednesday | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Panera – Oak Brook

    Leaders: Wayne & Sandy Bernahl | Contact:  Diana Stout |
    This group of retired adults will meet together weekly to engage in discussion on the sermon series.