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 this Fall.

All of our Community Groups will officially launch for the fall during the week of September 13-19. 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.”

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ROOTED

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 Spring 2020 ROOTED experience begins 1/10/21 and goes through 3/28/21. Sign up below!

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Life In Rhythm

Life in Rhythm is a discipling experience open to all that will equip and empower you to live out God’s design for your work & family (whether you’re married or not). Much like ROOTED, Life in Rhythm goes beyond a program, seminar, or small group by provoking questions, conversations, and beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to help you find yourself in God’s story. Through this experience, you will:

  • Be emboldened to live out your calling as a follower of Jesus in your family and in your work
  • Engage in rhythms that help you ‘tune in’ to God (Daily Devotion, Prayer, Journaling)
  • Meet twice a month with your group for discussion
  • Have additional experiences designed for you to grow in your faith (Prayer, Story, Strongholds, Mission)

At the end of the experience, you will have experienced the transforming power of Jesus in your work and family life!

Life in Rhythm fall groups are currently full.

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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, click the button below. All of our groups return for the fall and new groups launch the week of September 13.

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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 October 2, at 10:00 am sharp!

The OT Study will also be available on ZOOM. Email Dorian (dorianm@illuminatecommunity.com) 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 Bible Study

“BETTER: A Study of Hebrews” with Jen Wilkin

A 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday mornings at 9:30am

FORMAT: Hybrid – In house and zoom

September 16 – November 18

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Wednesday PM Bible Study

“20/20: Seen. Chosen. Sent.” with Christine Caine

A 7-session study, you’ll develop a new understanding of how God sees you and has chosen you to help make Jesus’ name known on this planet.

Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm

FORMAT: Zoom with an in-person social gathering every 3 weeks

September 16 – November 18

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Devotional + Monthly Gatherings

“100 Days to Brave” by Annie F. Downs

This book provides encouraging words for our souls – each entry ends with a journal prompt, should you have the time to answer or simply want to supplement to your daily rhythms. We will also send you an email periodically with additional encouragement and wisdom for our mentors.

FORMAT: At home + (optional) monthly gatherings in homes

Starting September 13

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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!

September 28  –  6:30-8:30pm
Orientation coffee & light snacks (come and meet everyone)

October 5  –  6:30-8:30pm
Kickoff (meet your mentor or mentee)

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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, 9:00am & 10:30am

Address:
17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone:
480.359.1394

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.