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Groups + House Churches

Connect with God and others.

Groups + House Churches

Spiritual growth happens best when we personalize it with others in smaller settings. We want to help you grow spiritually, connect with God, and connect with others. A great way is in Discipleship Groups or House Churches.

Join a Group or House Church

Browse below to see groups meeting at FOF or in McHenry County, along with house churches meeting throughout the nation and world. Reach out to the leader directly for more info or to try one!

Add Your Group or House Church

Don't see your group on the list? Contact Pastor David Gaddini to add it. Let others benefit by connecting with you!

Start a Group or House Church

Have a passion to gather people around a particular topic? Or are you simply having trouble finding a group or house church in your area, or at a time that works for you? Start your own. We'd love to help guide you.

  • Micro Groups. Jesus says where two or three are gathered in his name, he'll be there. Pick a book of the Bible. Invite one or two others to read it 5x/week. Together, share once/week what you're learning and how God is guiding you.
  • Something bigger. Contact Pastor David Gaddini if you'd like to start a larger sized group or house church.

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Prophets in Context

The Bible is amazingly complex and detailed, especially the Old Testament prophets. It's easy to lose sight of the forest in the trees. Pastor Dave will take you through the major moves, themes, and chronology to help you understand what each prophet is about.

Time: Weekly @ 9-9:30am

Location: FOF coffeehouse

Contact: David Gaddini ( | 815-759-0739)

House Church | Seward, NE

Time: Weeky @ 11:45am

Location: Seward, NE

Contact: Terry Kenow ( | 402-641-8282)


Fellowship in the Word

An in-depth study of the 12 minor prophets (Hosea - Malachi) in the Old Testament.

Time: Weekly @ 1:30-3pm

Location: FOF or through Zoom

Contact: Arthur O’Dell ( | 630-205-6249)

Men's Group

Focusing on God's call for godly and courageous manhood.

Time: Weekly @ 6:00pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Steve Wells ( | 402-525-7832)


2 Corinthians: All Things New

Book & Bible study using Kelly Minter's study on 2 Corinthians.

Time: Weekly, 9:15-11am

Location: Island Lake

Contact: Kym Theiszmann ( | 847-712-7376)

Don't Follow Your Heart

A women's group discussing Jon Bloom's book on how God's ways are not often our ways.

Time: Weekly, 9:30-11am

Location: FOF

Contact: Marilyn Albanese ( | 815-321-3470)

Book Club

Read and discuss Craig Groeschel's Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. Dinner served. Kid's welcome!

Time: 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8pm

Location: McHenry

Contact: Jen Brunner ( | 847-980-1848)

Young Adult Group

Connect with others, study the Bible, pray, eat, and engage in open discussion just like the Early Church did in Acts 2:42-47.

Time: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays of the month; Dinner at 6:30pm, discussion and study at 7:15-8:30pm.

Location: Rotating homes in McHenry

Contact: Kym Theiszmann ( | 847-712-7376)


Wednesday Night Ministries

Come to FOF on Wednesday nights for an assortment of groups, children & student ministries. Dinner runs from 5:15-6pm. Groups at 6 & 7pm. See below for specific groups and contact info.

Infants - 3yrs: Our littlest ones will hear the Bible App for Kids story of the week in an age appropriate environment. Songs, pictures, and activities will help our youngest Rock kids learn more about Jesus and the Bible. 

Contact: Gwen Johnson ( | 630-290-1396)

Pre-K - 1st Grade: During early childhood, kids really can learn relevant Bible truths. Each week teaches engaging Bible stories that transfer to true life application. Fully integrated with YouVersion's Bible App for Kids, so your little ones can fall in love with Jesus in church and at home.

Contact: Gwen Johnson ( | 630-290-1396)

2nd-5th Grade: Engaging video series, small group discussion, games, and more! Students will learn how to rest and trust God’s peace in tough times and how to make peace in the world around them - Colossians 3:15 style. Integrated with YouVersion plan to use at home!

Contact: Gwen Johnson ( | 630-290-1396)

Alpha for Teens: Alpha Youth Series is designed to engage 6th-12th grade students in conversations about life, faith and Jesus. Discussion time is interspersed throughout the short videos to make it simpler to share thoughts and questions.

Contact: Gwen Johnson ( | 630-290-1396)

Women's Group | 6pm

A spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me can keep us stuck in toxic thinking patterns.

Get Out of Your Head is a study in Philippians, inspiring and equipping us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

Time: Weekly @ 6pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Sarah Schmidt ( | 224-688-1483)

Men's Groups | 6pm

A men's groups meeting Wednesday nights, focusing on God's call for godly and courageous manhood.

Time: Weekly @ 6pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Zach Schmidt ( | 312-890-3610)


What does it mean to be chosen? A women's group using the interactive Bible study, The Chosen, to explore what it means for each of us to be chosen as followers of Christ.

Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30

Location: McHenry

Contact: Tina Noyes ( | 815-403-4077)



An in-depth study of the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament. 

Time: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30pm

Location: Zoom

Contact: Arthur O’Dell ( | 630-205-6249)