Are you a young couple who is looking to spend time with other young couples?

WHO WE ARE

We desire to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our marriages, and build friendships with others. We have a weekly class for Bible study, discussion and prayer. We also meet regularly in homes or a public place for a social events. No matter what issues or phase you are encountering in your marriage, you are welcome in our group.

WEEKLY GATHERING

Each Sunday morning we meet on the church campus to study the Bible and pray together. Our classes regularly focuses on marriage relationships. We know life is busy and full of demands and distractions, so healthy dialogue among couples and learning what God says about relationships is important.

NEW TO THE AREA?

If you are a young married (or an engaged couple), please email us. We would love to meet you and introduce you to other couples.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

We would love for you to join us at any of our events. We often post event information below.


Young Adult Community Building

By Stuart G on June 13, 2017

Most people long for deep, meaningful relationships. At Bloomingdale Church, we are seeking to cultivate that kind of community amongst the Young Adults.

This summer, we are intentionally seeking to build a Jesus-centered community through small group Bible reading and informal discussions, impromptu hang-out sessions, board game nights, picnics, potlucks, movies, bike rides, service projects, city outings, new cultural experiences—the possibilities are endless! We meet mostly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm (location subject to change).

 

If you or anyone you know is interested in joining and helping build this community, contact stuartg@bloomingdalechurch.org.

 


Community Groups

By Nate Kugel on February 21, 2017

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.
Location: Addison
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 //

 


Adult Education Winter 2017 – choose a Bible, Christian life, or Community Building class that fits you

By Bill Calvin on January 23, 2017

All classes Sundays 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Bible Electives

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.

Topical Electives

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. 


Young Professionals Pay Off Debt and Increase Savings After Attending Financial Peace University

By Nate Kugel on October 5, 2016

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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.

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