Middle Ground is an excuse to hang out. The purpose is simply a social touchpoint with others in this unique stage of life. This is for couples and singles and please bring your kids!
If you can’t see the college years in the rearview mirror any longer or if getting your AARP card in the mail is down the road, then you’ll probably fit in. This is for those of us that may not fit into the 20 somethings, but don’t quite feel like a seasoned saint yet. We’re all somewhere in the middle.
WHEN AND WHERE?
One Friday each month from 6pm-8pm at The Common Grounds. Everyone brings a finger food, appetizer, or dessert to share, so you can come from work without worrying about dinner.
We eat, play a silly game, laugh, and make friends. It’s always a good time.
For more info, contact Chad & Jamie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Ed Fall 2017 Offerings
Let the Nations be Glad! – Brown Parsonage Upper Level; light breakfast provided
Understanding God’s heartbeat to rescue the nations, and the role our church and Christian & Missionary Alliance play in God’s mission.
Stuart G leads the discussion.
God’s Mercy in God’s Word – Common Grounds, East Room
We’ll discover what the Bible says about God’s mercy from Genesis to Revelation, with an emphasis on God’s Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is mercy personified.
Dave M leads the discussion.
Core Doctrines of the C&MA – Common Grounds, West Room
Jesus Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, Coming King, the church, and missions.
Vinod M leads the discussion.
Jesus was a Jew – Sanctuary
A discussion of Jesus’ rich Jewish heritage and how the feasts of Israel point to Him as the Messiah.
Vince D leads the discussion.
Financial Peace University – Coffeehouse
Receive teaching and coaching from Ken & Valerie K in class. Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class. Course materials have a one-time membership fee; it gives you access to FPU online resources and you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like.
Sign up here.
In a Community Group, 8-12 people meet regularly to help one another know Jesus by being an intentional community of worship, prayer, learning, caring, and outreach.
Groups meet at host homes in Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, and Addison, always include food, and is a time to pursue healthy relationships and spiritual growth.
Community Groups are scheduled on the off weeks of Alpha Gather. Whereas Alpha Gather is an opportunity to connect with a room full of people, the community group will give you a chance to go deeper with a tight-knit group.
Hosts: Kirk & Amy Jo S.
Details: Adults only; pets present.
When: 6:30-8pm // March 1, March 15
Hosts: Chris & Allison Steinke
Details: Pets present.
Location: Carol Stream
When: 7-8:30pm, every Wednesday
Hosts: Nate & Anna Kugel
Details: Children and infants welcome & present.
Location: Gray House (#256 on campus).
When: 6:30-8pm // March 1, March 15
// Sign-up for Addison or Bloomingdale Community Group //
All classes Sundays 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Genesis — A thought-provoking well-researched class as Bruce Menkveld spends 20 hours per week in preparation of the same Bible passage that is preached each week. Class meets in the Common Grounds West.
Jesus: From Jerusalem to Emmaus — Another thought-provoking class taught by Vinod Malachi who has an M.A. in Biblical Literature. Topics include: Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy; Jesus as the word of life; and Jesus as the judge, as well as seven others. Class meets in the Sanctuary.
Christian Style Yoga — This class is taught by a certified Yoga instructor, Chris Gattuso. Chris was healed of a serious illness upon receiving a word of knowledge from the Christian yoga instructor at the first class she attended. Chris then pursued yoga herself and is offering this class in order to glorify God and help people develop healthier bodies. Class meets in the large room on the north side of the church parking lot C.M.A. office building. Enter from backside.
Baptism Class — This class is taught by our pastoral staff. Christians are called to declare their faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized. This one hour class studies what the Bible teaches about baptism and students get help writing their baptism testimonies. Class meets in the Infant Room next to the main lobby. Classes offered Feb 5, March 5, Apr 2.
Community Building Classes
18.20 Somethings Class — This class begins each week with a breakfast and then studies the Psalms under the direction of Brent Steinke and Stuart Guild. Class meets in the top floor of the brown house located on the northwest corner of the church parking lot.
Young Professionals Class — This class begins each week with a breakfast, a community building activity, prayer and the study of Margin — how to have it in your life. It is led by Pastor Bill and Nancy Calvin. Class meets in the conference room of the north side of the church parking lot C.M.A. office building. Enter from the backside.
Young Families Class — In this group, parents come together while their kids are in a children’s Sunday School class. This winter, the group will be following a series on family. Meets in the 264.Coffeehouse.
Middle Ground Class — This class begins each week with coffee and breakfast and then studies the Scriptures. Class members take turns making presentations under the direction of Rev. Chad Smith. Class meets in the Common Grounds East. Class begins Jan 22.
Spanish Speaking Class — ¿Es Español su primer idioma? Si su respuesta es, “Si”, queremos invitarle a nuestra clase. Domingos a las 9:45am en el South Lobby (Dirigada por Danny Muñoz y Ana Torres). La clase comienza 8 de enero.
At Bloomingdale Church we believe that a healthy church and a healthy spiritual life is built on relationships of “Up, In, Out.”
UP – A REAL GOD CONNECTION THAT HAPPENS DAILY
IN – RELATIONSHIPS THAT HELP ME GROW IN MY FAITH
OUT – SERVING AND HELPING OTHERS FIND JESUS AS LORD
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
If you’re looking for an opportunity to join a faith community that spurs you on to spiritual maturity, consider these “IN” groups.
SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUP
Hang out, student-led worship and teaching.
YOUTH SMALL GROUPS
Students hanging out in family homes with the adult teen leaders, building friendships and discussing the Bible.
Young adults community seeking to understand Scripture and how it speaks to their lives.
Brent’s or Stuart’s house
New married couples growing in relationships with Jesus, building one another up, desiring to strengthen marriages and become better spouses.
Chris & Allison Steinke’s, Carol Stream
Young, professional adults, single and married, who have social events and do community service projects.
North Building – lower level
Parents growing in relationships with Jesus, building one another up, desiring to strengthen families and become better parents.
Women encouraging women, growing in their faith, discovering supportive relationships with other women of many ages and life experiences.
Morning Break, 9-11:15 am
Evening Break, 7-8:30 pm.
MONDAY NIGHT MEN’S BASKETBALL
Men gather for a brief Bible study and then play basketball.
MONDAY NIGHT MEN
Men gather for a Bible study and prayer.
FRIDAY MORNING MEN
Men gather for a brief Bible reflection and then do handy work around the church.
1st & 3rd Fridays @ 9am
SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S PRAYER
Men gather to pray for men’s families, friends, church, and the world.
Men and women who are somewhere in the middle — not a 20-somethings, but not quite a seasoned saint.
RECOVERY THROUGH CHRIST
Men and women gather for spiritual and emotional healing through a combination of the practical words of the Bible and the 12 Steps of Recovery.
North Building – lower level
Diverse group of people meeting once every other week for food, friendship, and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.
Brick house (264)