We encourage our adult members at St. John's to actively participate in a weekly small group. Why? To provide another opportunity for community.
2021/2022 ADULT SMALL GROUP INFORMATION
SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:15A – 10:15A:
BILL WALLER (Church Library) . . . We will be reading Richard Paul Evans book, The Broken Road. In my view it’s a contemporary Pilgrim’s Progress. A man grew up poor, in a family beaten by their father. He hated God because He allowed it to happen. We watch the main character become successful in worldly terms, and to believe there is no God but him. We will consider whether the vast majority of mankind is any different, and what we can do to get on and stay on the narrow road to salvation.
LINDA & NOEL SAMUTA (Church Fellowship Hall) . . . “Biblical Citizenship,” is a 16 week study which will be taught by new St. John’s member John Naughton who has been officially trained to lead this course. Course Description: Throughout our history, American pastors & churches have played a vital role in the establishment and preservation of religious and civil liberty. Being "salt & light" requires knowledge of the culture we are attempting to preserve and influence as we fulfill the Great Commission and "make disciples of all nations." Being Biblical Citizens requires a knowledge of Biblical principles and how to apply them to the world around us. You and your church can be the catalyst for restoring Biblical values in your neighborhood, State, and Nation.
HAROLD BURROW (Church - Finance Room) . . . Study each weeks Sermon Questions.
ADULT SMALL GROUP "Renegades" (Church - Stephen Ministry Room) . . . This group will be studying Francis Chan’s book, Forgotten God, a study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
PARENTING SMALL GROUP (East School - Eagles Nest) . . . Hopes to resume in October. Information will communicated soon.
BESIDES SUNDAY MORNING BELOW ARE MORE GROUPS:
PRAYING PARENTS TOGETHER IS POWERFUL . . . Tuesdays Join us for MOMS IN PRAYER 9:30a in the meeting room at the Villa Park Library, 305 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, IL. This is an opportunity for parents to pray for our school, students, and your own child in a small group setting. All petitions are kept completely confidential. Leader Kirsten Bentsen
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY . . . has begun at 8:10a (Church Stephen Ministry Room) join us as we study the book by Priscilla Shirer "Elijah". We are a very small, non-intimidating group. Leader Karrie Viscogliosi.
LADIES WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY . . . has already begun Wednesdays from 10a-11:30a (Church Library). Currently studying the book of Luke. All ladies welcome! Leader Jeanie Wiltjer.
MEN'S FRATERNITY . . . Join us Thursday mornings at 6:00a in Church Fellowship Hall for an hour of power. “YOUR TIME IS NOW” by Jonathan Evans. The word “now” can be exciting or dreadful, depending on whether we feel ready for what comes next. But God can fulfill his purpose in our lives at any time—he does not need to wait on the right circumstances. We can commit to following God wherever he leads us because he will give us what we need for the journey. Leader Pastor Pete Imlah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY MORNING SENIOR BIBLE STUDY . . . (East/Old School Ministry Room) 9:30a social time; 10a to 11a meeting. Study of Genesis! Leader John Behrendt.
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY . . . 9:30a-11:00a in Church Fellowship Hall. “Finding God Faithful” by Kelly Minter, is an 8 session study that traces the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis. Reflections and discussion aim to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting and to trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense. Women of all ages are encouraged and welcome! Leaders Nancy Kahler or Diane Butikofer.
SATURDAY MEN'S FELLOWSHIP . . . 7:30a - 9:00a (Church Library), meeting every other Sat., Sept. thru Dec. Discussing Philip Yancey's book, The Bible Jesus Read. Probing carefully selected Old Testament books--Job, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and the prophets--Yancey Reveals how the O.T. deals in astonishing depth & detail with the issues that trouble us the most. Leader Pastor Jim Ilten.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS DISTRICT BIBLE STUDY . . . The study is available as a free downloadable resource on the NID website at: nidlcms.org/incarnate-community-bible-study. It’s designed to be a four-week, or four-session study. Click on link to learn more!