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CHI // GROW GROUPS

GROWTH HAPPENS WEEKLY

GROW GROUPS ARE CATERED TO THOSE WHO WANT TO DIVE DEEPER INTO SUNDAY'S MESSAGE, CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER AROUND GOD'S WORD, PRAY TOGETHER, AND GROW IN SPIRITUALITY THROUGH COMMUNITY. OUR GROW GROUPS MEET EVERY THURSDAY THROUGHOUT DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY AND FOLLOW A CURRICULUM BASED AROUND SUNDAY'S MESSAGES.

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Mike Mendoza // male Young Adults // HUMBOLdT Park

THIS GROUP WILL BE CATERED TO A GROUP OF GUYS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH SOCIAL INFLUENCE.  WE WILL BE DISCUSSING GOING INTO HOW WE CAN BE MEN THAT OTHER MEN FAR FROM JESUS WANT TO BE AROUND.  WE WILL BE PURSUING SOCIAL influence BY UNCONVENTIONAL MEANS TO GROUP CHURCH AND TAKE CHURCH FORWARD


BRITTANI MATZKE // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // Portage Park

GOD WANTS YOU TO FLOURISH.  TOGETHER, THIS GROUP OF YOUNG WOMEN WILL GATHER IN COMMUNITY TO DISCOVER OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST.  WE'LL PRAY, READ SCRIPTURE AND DISCUSS SERMONS IN ORDER TO WORK OUT GOD'S CALLING ON OUR LIVES AND LEARN TO FLOURISH IN ALL GOD HAS GIVEN US.


Ashley Maynard // FEMALE YOUNG Adults // River North

GEARED TOWARDS SINGLE, PROFESSIONAL LADIES INTERESTED IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNITY IN THIS CITY THAT’S SECOND TO NONE. WE GATHER TO STUDY GOD'S WORD, TALK HONESTLY ABOUT LIFE & LIVE BOLDLY TOGETHER.  


COURTNEY NUSS // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // WICKER PARK

Writers, designers, artists, stylists, advertisers, bloggers, musicians, and everybody in between. We're abstract, unique, and maybe a little random. We hang out and find ourselves inspired by deep conversation about our callings as creatives, living a spirit-led life, and developing spiritual gifts. Oh, and for fun we'll go see live music, hit up an art show, think up new ideas (and sometimes make them happen), or just chill together. 


IVA VELASQUEZ // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // VARIES

THE FOCUS OF THIS GROW GROUP IS FOR SINGLE  WOMEN WHO FEEL CALLED TO LEADERSHIP. TOGETHER WE WILL NAVIGATE THE BALANCE BeTWeen LEADERSHIP IN THE WORKPLACE AND MINISTRY. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SERVE AT A HIGHER CAPACITY IN THE CHURCH AND STILL MAINTAIN A WORK BALANCE? ABSOLUTELY, YES! THE CURRICULUM GIVEN TO US WILL HELP GUIDE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THESE TOPICS. IT WILL BE A VERY INTENTIONAL TIME SET APART TO GATHER, HAVE CONVERSATIONS, WORSHIP, AND PRAY TOGETHER.


Frank & Ericka Rodriguez // young Families // ukranian village

Grow Group for young married couples beginning their journey in discovering the balance on pursuing their individual calling while maintaining a joint vision for their marriage.


ToRi Palacios // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // Lincoln Square

THIS IS A WOMEN'S GROUP GEARED TOWARDS YOUNG CREATIVES AND PROFESSIONALS TRYING TO BE THE CHURCH AND A LIGHT IN MORE CHALLENGING WORLDLY SETTINGS (CORPORATE OFFICES, RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE OF CHURCH, ETC). WE WILL GATHER, BE VULNERABLE WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND DIG DEEP INTO THE WORD. WE WILL SHARPEN OUR MINDS, FACILITATE ACCOUNTABILITY, AND SPEAK INTO OUR GOALS WITH HEARTS FIXATED ON KINGDOM. IF THERE IS A FIRE IN YOUR SOUL, YOU BELONG HERE.


Tramaine Stallworth // College // LOCATION VARIES

We don’t do basic. We are The Culture. The Culture is symbolic of bringing People Church Culture to college students, the creative world, and Chicago. The Culture is also the inverse; college students, the creative world, and Chicago impacting us as well. If you’re a College Age/Young Adult who wants to lead this age group, creatives 18-24 who love Jesus + people and want to bring people to Jesus with creativity and an outreaching heart, The Culture is where it’s at!  Under the The Culture Age Group(College) are Grow Group leaders and college students who attend one of The Culture grow groups and/or are involved in The Culture Friday Nights(hypebeast style, floating art gallery, live music, thought leadership—will happen once or twice a month), and will go to any of our college age group hangs.


Carly Miller //  FEMALE Young AdULTS // Logan Square

DO YOU LOVE SNACKS? DO YOU LOVE JESUS? DO YOU LOVE EATING SNACKS AND TALKING ABOUT JESUS? PERFECT, WE DO JUST THAT! WELCOME TO ALL YOUNG ADULT WOMEN WHO ARE SEEKING TO BUILD RELATIONSHIP IN THIS VIBRANT AND ECLECTIC GROUP, AS WE DIVE INTO THE WORD AND DISCUSS VARIOUS TOPICS, BUILD COMMUNITY, AND HONE INTO OUR GOD-GIVEN CALLINGS SIDE-BY-SIDE ONE ANOTHER. WE ARE BOLD WOMEN, WE ARE LIGHT-HEARTED WOMEN, WE HAVE FUN, AND WE LOVE SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT FREEDOM REALLY LOOKS LIKE!


JAY HERNANDEZ & RYAN BLOMS // MALE YOUNG ADULTS // LOCATION VARIES

A GATHERING OF YOUNG ADULT MEN DOING LIFE TOGETHER. JOIN US AS WE TALK ABOUT GOD’S WORD, SPEAK INTO EACH OTHER’S LIVES AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER TO LIVE OUT OUR KINGDOM PURPOSE. WE WILL ALSO DO MONTHLY HANGS AND ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OUR NORMAL GROW GROUP TIMES.


BILL & SANDRA JONES // CO-ED ADULTS // PORTAGE PARK

LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER! WE’RE A GROUP OF CO-ED ADULTS WALKING OUT OUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE IN A FUN-LOVING, CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY.


SHANNON FERGUSON // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // LOGAN SQUARE

GEARED TOWARDS WOMEN WHO ARE PURSUING THEIR PURPOSE THROUGH LEADERSHIP IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, CAREERS AND CHURCH. WE LEAD BOLD, GENEROUS, WHOLEHEARTED LIFESTYLES BY BUILDING COMMUNITY WITH ONE ANOTHER ON A FOUNDATION OF GOD'S WORD, SUNDAY'S MESSAGE, PRAYER AND CONVERSATION.


drew & Melissa BEaty // CO-ED YOUNG ADULTS // Wicker Park

THIS GROW GROUP IS GEARED TOWARDS YOUNG MARRIED COUPLES INTERESTED IN SERVING AND EAGER TO LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS NEXT SEASON OF MARRIAGE, DISCIPLESHIP AND BUILDING KINGDOM.


CARRIE BLOMS // FEMALE YOUNG ADULTS // NOBLE SQUARE & WICKER PARK

YOUNG WOMEN, SINGLE OR MARRIED, PUTTING GOD FIRST IN OUR LIVES AND SEEKING FELLOWSHIP WITH LIKE-MINDED WOMEN. WE ARE ON FIRE FOR JESUS AND FIND ENCOURAGEMENT AND GUIDANCE FROM EACH OTHER AS WE GROW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM AND WALK OUT WHERE HE IS LEADING US.


JESSE & MARYELLEN LOPEZ // adults // GARFIELD RIDGE

GROW GROUP FOR FAMILIES WHERE WE BREAK BREAD, NURTURE, SHAPE, INSPIRE, & LOVE ONE ANOTHER.


ARMANDO BELLO // MALE YOUNG ADULTS // LOGAN SQUARE

ARE YOU READY? WHETHER YOU'RE READY OR NOT, THIS GROUP IS GEARED TOWARDS MEN WHO ARE LOOKING TO DIVE INTO THE DEPTHS OF LIFE & GODS WORD. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON SO JOIN US AS WE DO LIFE TOGETHER!


Mattie Alderink & Nikki Kunnen // FEMALE Young Adults // Wicker Park

A group of young women learning and growing together, leaning into what it means to live into their callings & step into things God has on their lives.  We build community through doing life together, we ask questions, we study the Bible & discuss Sunday's message. 


JUNIOR RUIZ // MALE YOUNG ADULTS // WICKER PARK

YOUNG MEN GEARED TOWARDS PERSONAL GROWTH WITH GOD WORD, DISCUSSING SUNDAY'S MESSAGE AND HOW IT APPLIES TO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.


CALEB & DANIELLE BELTRAN // co-ed young adults // LOCATION VARIES

THIS CO-ED GROW GROUP IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND HAVE A HEART TO RISE UP IN LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE CHURCH.


DIETER & JULIE ARAUJO // CO-ED ADULTS // WICKER PARK

WE ARE A CO-ED GROUP OF ADULTS LOOKING TO BUILD COMMUNITY WITH EACH OTHER AND DIVE DEEPER INTO SUNDAY’S MESSAGE & BIBLICAL PRINCIPLEs.


melanie Muñoz & Nosa Eguae // CO-ED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS // Location Varies

THIS CO-ED GROW GROUP WILL BE FOCUSED ON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO DESIRE TO GROW PROFESSIONALLY, PERSONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. WE ARE BUILDING A LIFE AROUND RUNNING HARD FOR YOUR CAREER, RELATIONSHIPS AND EVERYDAY LIFE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT GOD'S PURPOSE IS FOR YOU. WE WILL BE MEETING IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CITY AND ALTERNATING BETWEEN MORNING/EVENING SESSIONS TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE OUR YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AGE DEMOGRAPHIC.


Sarah Rodriguez // Female Young Adults // Humboldt/Wicker Park

Calling all ladies late 20s- mid 30s (or feel that way!) :) who are looking to dive deeper into the message of the week and unpack what it looks like to live called and with purpose within community. A place to laugh, share and grow together 


Julia Berrios // Female Young Adults // Wicker Park

What is my purpose? What was I made to do or be? These can often be the most daunting questions we ask ourselves. We are all called to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people, but there is more. As daughters of God, we each have a more unique purpose and calling. However, it gets challenging to walk in our tailor made journeys when 'life happens' and it seems like there is no way. Together we will unpack our purpose and equip ourselves with the tools necessary to doing life the way God intended us to no matter what comes our way."


Chanel Starks // Female Young Adults // Ukrainian Village

Geared to young women of all walks of life who want a deeper walk with Christ, a close and inclusive community and a safe place to be their unique, real selves. Get ready for snacks, honesty, laughing, crying, Jesus and dance parties- in no particular order.


George Cuevas // High School + College Men // Location varies

To lead young men in the direction of God. So they can be the best versions of themselves. At the time learning how to turn face to the distractions and trials that are trying to take you away from God. A group of young men learning from each other, and holding each other accountable with God in the center.


Kayla Cervenka // Female Young Adults // Noble Square

We’re the dreamers & the doers. The ones who have hearts to see the world around us through eyes of love and wonder.  We show up with all the raw, real, messy & beautiful parts of ourselves, believing that through this community God will move in big & beautiful ways. We will spend this intentional time with one another, gathering together to encourage, love on & push each other forward as we grow & pursue the dreams God has placed on our hearts.


Marissa taylor // Female Young Adults // Location varies

We are BOLD. We are WONDERFUL. We are BELOVED. This group is catered towards women who are in college or recent graduates who are trying to figure out what a life with God really looks like. Here we will gather together, inspire each other, cultivate growth, and walk in our purpose. Did I mention snacks? We will also eat plenty of snacks! So come out and enjoy enriching conversation and let's do life together.