Adult Ed classes often begin with food and conversation. Attendees like the fact that they can speak out, ask the hard ask questions, and interact together. They like the range of courses that are offered on Wednesday evenings (6:30-8pm) and Sunday mornings (9:45-10:45am).
Sunday mornings while their kids are in Sunday School, a community of parents from Bloomingdale, Addison, Roselle, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, and surrounding towns get together to build one another up, strengthen their families, and become better parents.
The group meets in the CoffeeHouse, shares breakfast and coffee, and then discusses a passage from the Bible.
Following The Gospel Project, the same curriculum as their children do in Children’s Church, parents share about how these Bible passages relate to their lives and families.
Sundays, beginning January 8, 2017.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to join an “IN” Group?
Alpha Gather is a group of about 30+ people from Bloomingdale, Addison, Glendale Heights, and surrounding towns who gather once every other week for food, friendship, and spiritual growth through Bible reading, song, and prayer.
Alpha Gather is a group of people who gather, grow in their faith and friendships, and then go into service to the church and community.
When Gather meets
Alpha Gather meets twice monthly on Wednesday nights from 6:35-7:55pm.
It meets for 3 terms a year. Each term consists of 2 meetings per month for 3 months and during the 4th month of the term, the group will “go” and participate in hands-on service.
Small Groups meet on Gather’s off weeks.
Spring 2017 schedule:
- January 11 & 25
- February 8 & 22
- March 8 & 22
- April: service project
Where Gather meets
- #262 Glen Ellyn Rd. The Brick House on the church property.
Frequently Asked Questions
Alpha Gather – A Community to Continue after Alpha
Due to student loans that often amount to over $100,000 many young professionals feel oppressed by debt. They put off getting married, buying a home, having children, and live with the nagging feeling that they are failures in life.
What can be done? How about a mega-dose of hope courtesy of Financial Peace University?
This hard-hitting, faced-paced, and blunt financial advice is packaged in such a way that the young professionals at Bloomingdale Church took not only hope but action toward a better financial future.
For nine weeks, fellow young professional Aaron Cox led the group of fourteen participants for 100 minutes each Sunday morning. The group covered everything from budgeting, paying off debt, having an emergency fund, saving for a car, a house, and investing for retirement.
Collectively, this small group paid off over $3,148 of debt and saved another $4,600 for their future in just nine weeks.
Charlie Z. wrote: “I do not use credit cards any more. I take out cash at the beginning of each week and put them in envelopes: one for food, one for entertainment, and one for gas. I have truly changed my spending behavior thanks to FPU.”
Raquel V. said that after three months she has paid off two loans and Brent S. said he now has bigger paychecks because he picked up more hours in his second job due to this course. Laura S. said she has updated her insurance policies and has a better understanding of her coverage as well as clear goals to continue her savings priorities.
In short, FPU met a real need. These adults are not living in their mom’s basement but are looking for homes to buy because they learned how to carve out a future.
If you’re curious about baptism, consider joining a 1-hour baptism class that will share what Bloomingdale Church believes about baptism and how it is practiced here. Sign-up here.
Jesus commanded his twelve apostles to make disciples and to baptize them (Matthew 28:18-19). From the beginning, baptism proved to be the line of demarcation when the new Christian declared he was leaving his old way of life in order to live for Jesus Christ.
The highlight of our baptism services is hearing the stories of new Christians declaring the difference Jesus Christ is making in their lives. We cheer, take pictures, and hug soaking wet, newly-baptized people. It is always the highlight of that day at church.
It is important for Christians to declare their faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Every one therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My father who is in heaven. But whoever shall deny Me before me, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33)
The next baptism class will be held on Sunday, Dec 4, 9:45-10:45am in the main lobby of the church.
Sign-up for the class here: