Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Biblical teaching | Fellowship | prayer

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.

Connect with other people around a spiritual topic. Groups focus on devotion to the apostles’ teaching, prayer, and other spiritually-related practices. Think Bible studies, prayer groups, and accountability groups. It's our way of fostering Acts 2 community.

How do I Join?

It's easy. Just find a group you like and check it out. Every group is ready to welcome you. Reach out to the leader for more information. And if it's at FOF, just show on the day and time they meet!



Christianity in Context

What did those first Christians believe? What issues were they facing? How did they worship? How did they do church? These questions aren't mysteries. There's a writing as old as the New Testament called "The Didache," which means "the teaching." It's a first-century manual on how to teach pagans the way of Jesus. We'll take you through it so you can see first-hand how they learned to follow Jesus, and how pertinent it still is today. 

Time: Sundays @ 9-9:45am

Location: FOF Sanctuary

Contact: David Gaddini (pastor@fellowshipoffaith.org | 815-759-0739)


Fellowship in the Word

An in-depth study of the book of Exodus and a look at its surrounding historical and literary contexts.

Time: Mondays @ 1:30-3pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Arthur O’Dell (troilus595@yahoo.com | 630-205-6249)

Book Club

Read through current top selections and best sellers with friends.

Time: Monthly on Mondays @ 6:30pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Brooke Parker (bparker922@gmail.com | 847-217-0415)


Couples Group

Gather with other couples to learn and discuss how God defines and displays love. A love your soul craves.

Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30-8pm

Location: Crystal Lake

Contact: Todd & Jenny Wielgos (twielgos@fellowshipoffaith.org | 847-254-4431)

Power Up & Pray It Up

Connect with other gals, grow in your relationship with Jesus through a time of prayer, and develop fitness levels by participating in a HIIT format workout. No experience necessary!

Time: Tuesdays @ 7pm

Location: FOF

Leader: Tammy Steinkamp (tammysteinkamp@yahoo.com | 847-284-1168)


Women's Group

Join other women in the study, "Advocate: Defending Hope for the Hopeless" with Francis Chan. The focus is on how Christians and the Church can respond to the crisis of human trafficking in America. 

Time: Wednesdays @ 9:15-11am

Location: Island Lake

Contact: Kym Theiszmann (kat.beacon@gmail.com | 847-712-7376)

Men's Group

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

Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Location: McHenry

Contact: Steve Wells (swells@fellowshipoffaith.org | 402-525-7832)

Wednesday Night Ministries

Gather for dinner at 5pm. Choose from one of five different groups that meet from 6-7pm. Children's and Student Ministry too. Visit our Wednesday Night Ministry page for more information.


Full Circle

Pete Gautchier, an FOF member, is newly published with his book, Full Circle: Soliloquies of a Searching Human Heart. Full Circle explores a life in the image of God filled with his grace, hope, and trust.

Time: 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 7pm

Location: FOF

Contact: Pete Gautchier & Arthur O’Dell (gautcp@sbcglobal.net | 815-355-7826)