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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 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.

Visit our Faith Training page for daily spiritual exercises, resources, or to set up a personalized spiritual fitness plan.


Bible in Context

The Bible is amazingly complex and detailed, making it easy to lose sight of the forest in the trees. Pastor Dave will take you through the major moves, themes, and chronology of sections of the Bible to help you understand what it's all about. This spring is 1 Corinthians.

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

Guys getting together to talk God, family, friendship, and fun.

Time: Weekly @ 6pm

Location: FOF and offsite locations (varies)

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


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: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 9:30-11am

Location: FOF

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

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

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

The Bible talks about it, but so few of us understand it, let alone pay attention to it, even if we sense it at times. This summer we're using the book Understanding Spiritual Warfare by Sam Storms as a guide and foil to what the Bible has to say on this misunderstood topic.

Time: Weekly, 9:15-11am

Location: Island Lake

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

Wednesday Night Ministries are on summer break. We resume this August with a new line-up of groups.

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)

Boulder Midweek

Together we take the discussion deeper as we seek to understand the Bible together and put it into practice.

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

Women's Group

Location: FOF

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

Men's Groups

Location: FOF

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



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)