Community Groups

Illuminate is a church of Community Groups.

Community is not merely a starting point or a launching pad for our church, it is our destination and our lifeblood.

God designed us to be in a relationship with one another, and community is exactly what Jesus lived, demonstrated, and taught His followers. Community Groups are the best place for all of us to become mature disciples of Christ.

There’s never been a time in the life of our church where we have needed community more. Don’t let the world’s stresses lead you to press the “disengage button” from your relationship with Jesus and the church – join a Community Group!

We have many different types of Community Groups – there’s bound to be a group that’s just right for you.

“Community Groups are the soil in which our spiritual roots grow deeper.”


If you have never been part of a Community Group at Illuminate before, your first step is ROOTED.

ROOTED provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in unexpected life-changing ways. Think of ROOTED as a personal journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history. ROOTED is a catalyst for life-change. ROOTED provokes questions and conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.

Our next ROOTED groups begin 9/12/21, and will go through 11/21/21.

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You are the crown of God’s creation! He has taken great care in uniquely designing you. And the way in which God has crafted you determines how He intends for you to fulfill His calling to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). When you understand how your design fits into Jesus’ call, it will bring meaning to your life and service for Jesus.

So how do you find your place? How do you locate your fit in Jesus’ calling? Your gifts, passions, and strengths can get you there — very much like the GPS (Global Positioning System). That’s why we call this seminar GPS.

We want to help you tap into and maximize the gifts, passions, and strengths with which God has designed you, because we believe that the extension of His kingdom depends on you!

Community Groups

Life is meant to be lived in community, not alone. Through Community Groups, which meet every week or bi-monthly, you have the opportunity to extend your Rooted experience and connect with others (in a group of 10-15 people) experiencing life and discipleship together, growing in authentic relationship with each other and God, and impacting the world with the love of Jesus. If you’re interested in joining a Community Group, please fill out the form below!

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Old Testament Bible Study

Men and women of all ages!

Make an investment in developing your working understanding of the Old Testament by joining us each Friday morning in the Lobby at Illuminate Community Church for an interactive study with Dave Hotelling.

Dave has pastored churches for 44 years and has enjoyed teaching the Old Testament to adults of all ages. He received his doctorate with an emphasis in Old Testament Studies, so you will be sure to gain practical tools, insight, and wisdom in each and every session. Join us in person every Friday morning, starting at 10:00 am sharp!

The OT Study will also be available on ZOOM. Email Dorian ( for details.

Women’s Groups

At Illuminate, women are invited into a journey of transformation, building strong community with one another as they pursue full devotion to Jesus Christ through friendships, Bible study, classes, and shared experiences. Women’s studies offer group teaching and discussion on a range of Biblical issues including marriage and family and is for all ages and stages of spiritual growth.

Wednesday AM Study

Beginning April 21st  |  5 weeks
Wednesday mornings  |  9:30am to 11:00am

Join us as we will begin Fully Devoted: a study on the disciplines of devotion as demonstrated by the apostles –  studying the Word, prayer, praise and breaking of bread as described in Acts 2:42. This is not a book study and will be sharing an incredible time of community and discipleship as we grow together. This class will be offered in person. Childcare is available based on request.


Wednesday PM Study

Beginning April 21st  |  5 weeks
Wednesday evenings  |  6:30pm to 8:00pm

Remember your High School Social Studies class? Well this ain’t that!
Been to a Women’s Bible Study lately? Well this ain’t that either.
Instead this is a hybrid class that will give you tools to study God’s word and in-person interactive activities for relationship building.
There is no book to purchase or childcare. Bring your social self!


Woman to Woman Mentoring

Would you like to build an authentic and Christ-like relationship with one other woman and make a lasting impact in their life- and yours?

This is a great time to begin that one-on-one mentoring relationship!

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Men’s Groups

No man is an island.

That’s not just pretty prose. It’s a hard-core reality. Isolation, especially for men, is dangerous, especially now! Whether you want to connect in a home, at your workplace, on campus, or online, we have several options for you. For more info on our ongoing Men’s groups, click the button below, to let us know.

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The Journey

The Journey is a 9-month discipleship experience designed to help small groups of men mature as disciples, willing to trust God with every aspect of their lives. The Journey leads them to a deepening intimacy with God through the work of the Holy Spirit, the “fruit of the Spirit,” and the “gifts of the Spirit.”  They come to better understand their role and purpose in God’s kingdom work. Journey participants will be challenged as selfless servant leaders to influence everyone and every area of their lives with the love of Christ. The Journey begins the week of September 13, and concludes the week of May 24, 2021. Click the button below if you are ready to dive deep.

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Mentoring for Men

At Illuminate, we care for each other deeply. Often in a man’s life, he needs someone to walk alongside him—not in front or behind, but alongside him.

If you would like to have another Illuminate man walk alongside you, let us know! We will ask you a few questions to help select one of our mentors for you. This relationship is entirely voluntary, and the content of the relationship is up to the two of you.

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Campus Info

Service Times:
Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30am
(indoor and outdoor seating available)

17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Nursery + kids meet during both services, grades 56/78 meet during 10:30am service only, and contact us for info about our special needs ministry.