We refer to it as the Holy Bible. Maybe you’ve heard it referred to as the Good Book or even the Scriptures. Ultimately, no matter how you choose to refer to the Bible, nothing changes the fact that it’s the inerrant word of God, and it’s what we base all of our teachings on at DGCC. It’s the go-to source for everything we need to know about our spiritual walks. Because of this, we focus a lot of our time on studying the Word. Take a look at the Bible studies below and see what works for you.
Adult Sunday School
Believe it or not, Sunday school isn’t just for kids. Throughout the year Sunday School meets in the sanctuary at 10:45AM for about an hour. The group works through a frequently changing curriculum that covers a variety of timely subjects—from journeying through the Old Testament to discussing William P. Young’s bestselling novel, The Shack. During these sessions, we look for opportunities to dig a little bit deeper into the Christian walk before getting in our cars and heading back to our busy lives.
Small Groups are micro-communities of believers that engage with each other in a more intimate setting, like someone’s living room. Small Groups offer opportunities for people to connect on a deeper level and typically follow a pre-arranged curriculum. Small Groups often meeting various homes. For current information contact Pastor Howard Hoekstra or Pastor Lou Bury.
Women’s Bible Study
There’s something special that happens when a group of women come together to worship God. Hearts are opened. Wounds are healed. And there’s a deep sense of security that can be found. The women of Downers Grove Community Church get together in the church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm to study and share with one another. The curriculum varies and includes book and video series studies, as well.
Men’s Bible Study
We bring men together to study God’s word. We look at issues that pertain solely to men and seek to answer the question of what it means to be a Christian man in today’s world. The curriculum changes every six to eight weeks and ranges in subjects from reading and discussing books by authors such as Max Lucado or Phillip Yancey to studying a particular book of the Bible. The Men’s Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 7PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Women’s Coffee Break
Coffee Break is a women’s Bible study that meets every Wednesday morning from 9:30AM to 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall at the church. It’s a non-denominational Bible study—meaning we put our denominational differences aside—and focuses on the “who, what, when, where, and why” questions we have for different passages of scripture. The goal for Coffee Break is to start an engaging conversation that leads to a desire for a deep, meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.
Young Mother’s Bible Study
This is an offshoot of Coffee Break and aimed at meeting the needs of young mothers. Every Wednesday morning from 9:30AM to 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall, the Coffee Break group breaks into smaller groups, and the young mothers are placed in their own group. This provides an opportunity for young mother’s to connect with women that share some of the same experiences. Child care is provided.