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Discipleship Groups

Connect with others and grow in your faith.

Discipleship Groups

Spiritual growth happens best when we personalize it with others in smaller settings. In a church our size, it can be easy to feel lost. We want to help you grow spiritually, connect with God, and connect with others. A great way is in Discipleship Groups.

Groups meet virtually every day of the week at FOF and locations all over the area. Gather together. Laugh. Talk. Pray. Study the Bible or work through a book. Explore spiritual practices. Sometimes eat. Serve together. Discuss the intersection of God and life.


Fellowship in the Word

An in-depth study of The Gospel of John 13-21

Time: Weekly @ 1:30-3pm

Location: Virtual through Zoom

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


The Dense Book Club

"Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation" edited by E. Gordon Rupp & Philip S. Watson

Time: Every other Tuesday @ 8-9:30am

Location: Virtual through Zoom

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

Disciples Making Disciples

This semester we will be doing a book study by Douglas Connelly, "The Twelve Disciples". Jesus had about three years to mold a dozen fearful, faithless men into the pillars of a worldwide movement. Despite this brief window, time in Jesus' presence had a transforming effect on each of them.

Time: Every other Tuesday @ 6:45-8:30pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Lisa King ( | 815-979-8910)

Young Adult Group

This group is a great way to connect with others and study God's Word, pray, eat, and engage in open discussion just like the Early Church did in Acts 2:42-47.

This fall we are studying "Truth Plus Love: the Jesus Way to Influence" by Matt Brown.

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

Location: Hosted in various leader's homes (contact Kym to get location details)

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


The Celebration of Discipline

We are reading and discussing "The Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster

Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Location: Virtual on Zoom

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


Praying Moms Gathering Together

Moms of teens and young adults gathering to pray for our young adult children and to encourage and support each other.

Time: 3rd Friday of the month @ 9-10:30am

Location: FOF

Contact: Lisa Given ( | 815-592-6745)