helping people find their way back to God
A new location launching February 11, 2018.
Since COMMUNITY began in 1989, the vision has always been to help people find their way back to God. Over the years, God’s allowed us to reach, restore and reproduce who we are in local communities, dozens of states and now several countries around the world. Downers Grove is one of several local communities our staff, leaders, and attendees have prayed and hoped for the opportunity to plant a location. In February 2018, Downers Grove will be the home of COMMUNITY’S next location.
When will the services be?
Our services will be on Sunday evenings at 4:30.
Where will you be located?
We will be meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church across the street from Downers Grove North High School, 4501 Main St Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
What kids/students programs will you offer?
Infants through 5th grade
Kids’ City, the children’s ministry here at COMMUNITY, is committed to helping families find their way back to God. We provide fun, age-appropriate, Bible-based activities and teaching for kids every weekend for infants through 5th grade. Every month, we cover one core virtue that shows God’s character in creative and engaging ways. It is reinforced with key Bible stories, a monthly memory verse and additional resources to use at home.
We want kids to know God’s big story and help them discover the active part they can play in this life-long adventure, to be more like Him. For Kids’ City parent resources, click here. For more information, contact Traci Wappes, Kids’ City Director. Kids’ City will meet during our normal service times.
6th through 12th grade
Student Community (StuCo), our student ministry, is a movement toward helping students find their way back to God. In fact, we believe that StuCo could be the most influential force in our community, so we are set on challenging students to grow in there key relationships: with God on a daily basis, with each other for encouragement and accountability, and with the world to restore God’s dream for all of creation. We will do this through weekly gatherings, relational small groups, serving opportunities, and life-changing special events and retreats. For more information, contact Garrett Cook, Student Community Director.
What are COMMUNITY’s local/global ministries?
Community 4:12 – people unite to restore communities by mobilizing Christ-followers to be agents of compassion, justice, and love. Through this organization, we are able to provide resources for students and families.
GiftMart – partners with businesses and faith-based organizations to collect more than 100,000 new toys. Parents from Giftmart’s partner schools in East Aurora and Joliet are able to choose gifts for their children at a discounted price of $2 per toy.
Summer Serve – 500+ volunteers at more than 25 different locations in East Aurora and Naperville gather to bless others (during the month of June)