At people church, we believe in the power of community and we believe that life moves at the speed of your relationships. Our people groups meet every week throughout the city, and we have our groups divided into two main categories: grow groups and interest groups.
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 chicago and follow a curriculum based around sunday's messages.
Listed below are our current grow groups happening:
Drew Beaty // Male Young adults // Mondays @ 7:30 PM // Logan Square
This group is all about coming as you are and connecting with other guys. We will read through the Bible together, talk about the messages that are preached over the weekend, and share what God is doing in our lives!
Angel & Lusi Collazo // co-ed Adults // Tuesdays @ 7:30 // Portage Park
This group is called Pathfinders. God never intended for us to live far away from each other. He created us to connect first with Him and then with others. Find out what you were made for in the ‘busy-ness’ of life.
Sarah Zimmerman & Marina Grecco // Co-ed young Adults // THURSDAYS @ 7:30 // Roscoe Village
Come for food, community, and conversation! We dive into Sunday’s message, pray together, and connect on what God is doing in our lives!
Courtney Nuss // FEMALE YOUNG adults // thursdays @ 7:30 // WICKER PARK
A leader is a forward-thinker. A leader steps out and does things first. A leader has an undeniable presence. A leader sets the tone of a room. Most importantly, a leader leads out of a heart that wants to grow and encourage people. If you feel called to lead in church, work, school, or any other capacity, get together with us bi-weekly to refine your spirit and gain leadership tools. We will dive into the series that's being preached at church and discuss how we can apply this to our own lives so we can lead out of the healthiest versions of ourselves.
Iva Velasquez // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Varies
The location will vary. Focused on building a strong community within group, & develop a more intimate relationship with God.
April McLain // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Location Varies
We meet to bridge the gap between the steps of everyday life and walking intimately with Jesus. We will gather around food, talk through Sunday's message, and have real conversations as we pursue an authentic relationship with Jesus and each other!
Terrance & Christina Wilborn // Co-ed Families // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // West Side
Geared towards blended families--families where children from a previous marriage or relationship are in the mix. Whether you are single or co-parenting, this group is for you! We will pray and grow together as we touch on all the challenging and beautiful things about blended families-- communication, co-parenting, family dynamics, etc!
Abby Helmus // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Noble Square
This group is for young women who want to pursue the next step in their faith, no matter their season of life.
Jorge & Leslie LaGuardia // Co-ed Families // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Logan Square
This group is for young families who feel called to leadership and wish to walk through what God is doing in their lives and living out their purpose.
Chelsea Emond // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 pm // varies
We are a group of 20-something females who are called to live our lives and pursue our faith together. We know we can’t “encourage one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11), “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2) or “love one another” (Romans 12:10) in solitude, so we come together to praise and pursue our authentic and genuine relationship with God!
Jorge Girotti // Male Young adults // thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Ukranian Village & Wicker Park
Do you know who and whose you are? Are you living to your full potential? Do you want to fellowship with other Godly men? You will be encouraged and challenged to take ownership of your faith and to take it to the next level. Join us as we do life together and dive in deeper into Sunday's message. Don't wait, step out in faith. We are mean of strength...we are men of integrity...we are men of God.
Bill & Sandra Jones // Co-Ed Adults // thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Portage Park
This group is for Adults/Empty-nesters who wish to connect with other adults and wish to walk through what God is doing in their lives and living out their purpose.
Shannon Ferguson // Female Young adults // thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Logan Square
Women leading bold, generous, wholehearted lifestyles by building community with one another on a foundation of God's word, Sunday's message, prayer and conversation
Jessica Binzoni // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Noble Square & Wicker Park
Geared towards women who want to find fellowship and friendship while running hard and fast in their calling! We debrief Sunday's Message, pray together and talk about what God is doing in our lives
Mandy Schoenbein // Female Young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Logan Square
This group is geared towards 30+ women eager to connect and build fellowship with one another and build a community with Godly women running for kingdom purpose
Jesse & MaryEllen Lopez // Co-Ed Families // Thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Garfield Ridge
Grow group for families where we break bread, nurture, shape, inspire, & love one another.
Armando Bello // male young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 pm // 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!
Kyle Brickner // male young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Logan Square
Are you interested in connecting with other Young Adult Men? Join us as we speak about what God's doing in our lives, review Sunday's Message, & spend time praying for one another! We will also find time to hang out & do activities outside of the normal meeting time!!
Junior Ruiz // male young adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 pm // Wicker Park
Young men geared towards personal growth with God word, discussing Sunday's message and how it applies to our everyday lives.
Tramaine Stallworth // female young adults // thursdays @ 7:30 PM // UIC
If you want to grow as a woman of God, in deep relationship with other women, in a safe & welcoming community, this is your group. The time is now live for our calling & purpose. Also, if you like to drink fancy tea and coffee, lean in together, eat sweets and delicious snacks, and do awesome activities, join.
Ericka Rodriguez // Female Young Adults // Thursdays @ 7:30 PM // Ukranian Village
This group is geared towards career driven women that are looking to build fellowship with other women who are passionate about Jesus and trying to find a balance with work, love and ministry.
INTEREST GROUPS ARE CATERED TO THOSE WHO GET TOGETHER AROUND SIMILAR INTERESTS FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF HANGING OUT AND CONNECTING WITH ONE ANOTHER THROUGH MUTUAL INTERESTS. They happen daily throughout the week in different neighborhoods of chicago.
listed below are our current interest groups happening:
Melissa Mamroth // Co-ed Any Age // First Tuesday of the month // Wicker Park
Are you interested in becoming more comfortable and confident thinking on your feet? This interest group meets once a month and exists to encourage us to become more present in the moment, put our pride aside and play.
Shannon Ferguson // Co-ed Any Age // Saturdays @ 9:00 AM // Wicker Park
Enjoy running? Thinking of running a 5k, half marathon, ragnar relay, or marathon? Come join us for a group run and get connected into a great community of Chicago runners. We will run for as long as possible outside into the winter months, but eventually move indoors to do strength training.
Jason Kim // co-d any age // Saturdays // Wicker Park
This group is geared towards anyone in the creative field (film, design, photography, web, etc.) to be able to expand upon their current field of knowledge by cross-disciplinary dialogue in order to develop synergies in one's creative endeavors.
Helen Matthews // mothers any age // Tuesday evenings // River West
We will be meeting once a week & reading " Out of the Spin Cycle" Devotions to lighten your mother load. My hopes for this group is: for to create a space for moms to connect and have a nice evening together, building friendships and building our faith with a little mom humor.
Stefani Torres, Jessica Torres & Carlos Coello // co-ed any age // Friday evenings // Westchester, IL
Summer bonfire hangouts in the burbs, centered around building community and worshipping Jesus, with other men and women of God.
Julia Berrios // female young adults // Saturday mornings // wicker park
Whether you're a fitness freak or you're working out for the first time this group is for you! It will be a good supplement to your current workout regimen and/or it will help you get into shape. We'll do a combination of aerobic and strength training exercises in a fun outdoor setting.
Sharon Highsmith & Kristy Flores // co-ed adults // Tuesday evenings // Humboldt Park
This is a co-ed interest group geared at connecting 30+ professionals from all walks of life who are interested in hanging out, growing in Christ, and sharing life experiences. We will pray together, eat together, dig into life issues together, and do lifetogether.
Shannon Harris // women any age // Monday evenings // varies
For those who love to read and love to work on themselves. We will be doing a book club reading Grace, not Perfection. Whether you are a mom, student, sister, or wife, this book is written for all of us who struggle with letting go of perfection.
Scotty Guenther // co-ed any age // Tuesday evenings // varies
Do you love to worship and want to grow in your gift? Are you interested in learning more about the heart of worship? Come join us as we strengthen our gifts and explore the impact worship has in building kingdom.