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Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Whether you're new to FOF or have been here since the beginning, Discipleship Groups are a great way to connect with others and grow in your faith.

  • What do groups do? Gather together. Laugh. Talk. Pray. Study the Bible or work through a book. Sometimes eat. Serve together. Discuss the intersection of God and life.

  • How many people? Typically 7-12 per group.

  • Where do they meet? Some meet at FOF. Others meet at homes, restaurants, or cafés throughout the area.

  • For how long? Typically 1-2 hours per session. Some meet weekly. Others meet every other week or monthly.

  • What kind of groups are there? All kinds. See below a list of groups this semester.

  • Who can come? Anyone! Every group has an open chair waiting for you and anyone you invite to come with you.

Because of Covid-19 some groups are meeting virtually while others have stopped for the summer. Contact the individual group leader for details on each group.

How do I join?

It's easy. Click the button below to register online. Once you do, the group leader will get notice and contact you shortly.


Fellowship in the Word

An in-depth study of The Gospel of John, with coffee & dessert after.

• Time: Weekly @ 1:30-3:30pm

• Location: FOF (The Study)

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

Praying Moms Gather Together PM

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

• Time: 2nd Monday of every month @ 7-8:30pm

• Location: Lori Laab’s house in Wonder Lake

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


The Dense Book Club

“Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity” by Mark Noll.

Time: Every other Tuesday @ 10-11:30am

Location: Daily Projects Cafe, Algonquin

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

Disciples Making Disciples

Video study of “God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11” by Jen Wilkin.

Time: Every other Tuesday @ 7-8:30pm

Location: Lisa King’s house in McHenry

Contact: Lisa King ( | 815-979-8910)

Young Adult Group

An easy connect point for young adults. Sessions are single-evening topics involving video & discussion, bringing together life and God and why it matters. Why He matters.

Time: 1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday of the month, begins with 6:30pm dinner

Location: Jason Weber’s house in McHenry

Contact: Jason Weber ( | 815-669-0009)

What’s So Funny About God?

“What’s So Funny About God?” launches an exploration of the connections between humor and many of the central topics of Christian theology.

Time: Every other Tuesday @ 7pm

Location: Keith Peter’s home in Lake Geneva

Contact: Keith Peters ( | 262-249-6090)


Women in the Word

“Finding God Faithful” by Kelly Minter. In this 8 week Bible study you’ll encounter the trustworthy sovereignty of God, learn to trust God’s purposes when life doesn’t make sense, recognize how God is working in your waiting, and rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance.

Time: Weekly @ 9-11am

Location: Kelly Vance’s house in McHenry

Contact: Kelly Vance ( | 815-382-4841)

Go Deeper

Dig deeper into the texts behind Sunday morning sermons.

Time: Weekly @ 3-4:30pm

Location: FOF (The Study)

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

Wednesday Nights at FOF

An assortment of groups hitting on a number of interests and needs meet after sharing dinner together. It starts with dinner from 6:15-6:50, with programming and childcare running 7-8pm. Click here to learn more.

• Time: 6:15-8pm

• Location: FOF

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


Disappearing Church

“Disappearing Church” by Mark Sayers. For so many, cultural pressures are just too much, and we end up compartmentalizing our faith or drifting from it altogether. Explore what it means for the church to be relevant while still maintaining identity and purpose.

Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, begins with 6:30pm dinner

Location: Jason Weber’s house in McHenry

Contact: Jason Weber ( | 815-669-0009)

The Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark at a snapshot. Dig into the Bible. Learn the contours of Mark’s story and what it has to tell us about Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

Time: 1st Thursday of the month @ 7-8:30pm

Location: The Public House, Woodstock Square

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


Praying Moms Gather Together AM

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: Lisa Given’s house in Wonder Lake

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

Young Families Group

We are families getting together, talking about the challenges of being parents to young children and being married as Christians in our world.

Time: 1st & 3rd Friday of the month @ 6-7:30pm

Location: Matt & Jessica Brown’s house in Woodstock

Contact: The Browns ( | 847-370-7770)