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Adult Education re-convenes on Sun, Aug 21 during the 9:45am hour. With Bible electives, community groups, and a specialty class, there’s something for everyone.

Bible Electives

Who is Jesus?
This will be an in-depth study about the person of Jesus. We will examine the writings of Paul to get a closer look at this man who changed the world forever. Sanjay Merchant will lead this study starting 8/21/16. Meets in the sanctuary 9:45- 10:45 a.m.

Names of God
In this class we will learn about a different name of God each week. We will explore when the name first shows up in Scripture, what it reveals about God, and how this aspect of God’s person can affect our lives. This class will be led by Nancy Hellstrom and will begin on 9/11/16. Meets in the north building across the parking lot at 9:45 am.

The Book of Genesis
As Pastor David leads us through the sermon series on Genesis, we will study the same passages each week in this companion class. Come and interact with Genesis and each other as we learn from this historic book. Starts on 9/25 led by Bruce Menkveld. Meets in the Common Grounds West room at 9:45 a.m.

Ongoing Groups that Build Community

The Middle Ground
How do people change? How does a person change spiritually, change character? Some people think it’s a mystery that can’t be solved. There are a dozen teachings in the Bible that tell us how change happens with people. It’s not a mystery. There are very practical things we can do to create change. Chad Smith will lead this discussion in Common Grounds East room at 9:45am on Sundays. Join us!

The Young Families
Parents will meet on Sunday mornings and will follow The Gospel Project. The content will be in sync with the stories the kids will be following on Sunday mornings during Children’s Church. The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study that examines how God’s plan of redemption unfolds in Scripture and today. Led by Charlie Audino in the CoffeeHouse @ 9:45am on Sundays.

Young Professionals
A class of young, professional adults, single and married who have social events and do community service projects. Hosted by Pastor Bill & Nancy Calvin in the lower level conference room of the north building across the parking lot @ 9:45am on Sundays.

18.20Somethings
A class for young adults who want to learn, share and grow together. Brent Steinke is the leader. We meet in the lower level of the gray house from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Specialty Class

Baptism Class

Those who desire to be baptized are required to take a one hour class to better understand what the Bible teaches about baptism, and how to write a good baptism testimony. Our next class will be offered on Sun, Aug 21 & 28, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the south lobby. Pastor David and Stuart Guild will be teaching this class.  For more information or to register contact Pastor Bill Calvin at billc@bloomingdalechurch.org

Mexico Missions Trip 2016

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”  This is a command from Jesus to take action outside of our own groups and peoples.  Jesus calls his people to think globally and to think outside the four walls of their homes and local church.

From August 3-8, Bloomingdale Church is sending 11 people to Guadalajara Mexico to serve alongside Dan and Amber Marcello. 11182027_10153200493883670_3889210652505660824_nThe team will run a Day Camp for four different churches in the area. This will include clown skits, music, and a presentation of the good news of Jesus.

The team has been meeting monthly since January to prepare for this trip, all the while praying with one another. The team would love for you to come alongside them in prayer as they go into the world to join in the work that God is already doing.

Communion in the Community [Up In Out]

In our new series, Up In Out, we turn to Jesus’ explanation of communion. This message was presented by David Riemenschneider on July 2 & 3 at Bloomingdale Church.

Sermon Outline [PDF]

Meet R.J. (Raymond) Ziecina, our summer Media Intern

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Hello, my name is R.J. (Raymond) Ziecina. I am interning under Christopher Steinke as a Media Intern this summer.  I was born and raised in Glendale Heights just a few blocks from the church and have been attending Bloomingdale Church most of my life.

This fall I will be a senior at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) Marion, Indiana. I am majoring in Christian Worship with a focus in Church Media.

I have had an interest in technology for most of my life, which has led me to have many opportunities such as volunteering with the technology in a few churches. I have attended Christian media conferences and also work with IWU’s TV station.  

Meet Evan Jones, our summer Youth Intern

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Hello there! My name is Evan Jones.  I am interning under Nate this summer as a Youth Intern. I’m originally from Toronto, Canada, so feel free to poke fun of my accent ‘eh’!

Currently, I am going into my senior year at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago, which is where I met my wonderful fiancee! Her name is Sarah, and I hope you’ll be seeing her around a few times this summer. I am very much looking forward to being part of Bloomingdale, and am so excited to get to know as many people as possible!

Sometimes I have a serious, thoughtful side, and other times my wilder, playful side comes out. I love some academic pursuits – reading, writing.  I also love sports, hiking, biking and other outdoors stuff. Also, if are ever hungry, stop by the brown house to see what I’m cooking – another hobby of mine. Looking forward to getting to know you more this summer!

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Easter Testimonies

This compilation of testimonies was presented during the March 26-27 Easter services at Bloomingdale Church.