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.”

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.

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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.

God’s Love Story Bible Study

Join us on Wednesday mornings, from 9:30-11:30am, as we walk through the Bible chronologically.

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Mom’s Group

Illuminate Moms Group exists to be a community of women of all ages and stages in motherhood who are encouraged, equipped and empowered in their relationship with God.

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Understanding God’s Word

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a 6 week class as we learn how to study the Bible through observation, interpretation and application.

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Seek First The Kingdom

Join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. There will be learning and discussion around tables of small groups with opportunity for great conversation, encouragement and prayer time.

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Women to Women Mentoring

Women’s mentoring is an opportunity for two women to walk alongside one another,  to share life,  and study and learn more about Jesus. The mentor and mentee are paired through prayer and guidance by the Holy Spirit, and each pair has their own prayer warrior.  The six-month covenant has developed rich and lasting relationships while bringing women to a closer walk with our Lord.

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Wives of Non-Believers

We are women with a strong common bond. Together, we are learning how, through the gift of the Holy Spirit and Biblical principles, to respect, love and give grace to our non-believing husbands as never before. In the process, our goal is to become more Christ-like in all areas of our lives and make life-long friends. Our studies together normally center on reading a book written for wives of non-believers and discussing the book at our weekly sessions.

We meet Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m.

Please reach out to Barbara (barbarajforde@protonmail.com) for more information; newcomers are welcome to join us at any time!

Men’s Groups

Our mission is to equip Men to have a deeper relationship with Christ and serve Him, in their homes, business and Community. Our purpose is to give Men a place and activities to learn, grow and be held accountable.

The Gospels

Join us twice a month for a bible study currently looking at the Book of Acts. This is an on-going bible study led by Steve Capobres who facilitates a discussion walking through the scriptures. The study meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the offices of cStor located at 7975 N. Hayden, Suite A-105 (Hayden and Via De Ventura).  For more information, contact Steve at scapobres@cox.net 480-699-3356.

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Men’s Gathering

We will meet every Thursday from 6-8 PM starting on January 11th, 2024. The evening consists of worship, Biblical teaching, group sharing, testimonies, and great food. Being a part of our Men’s Gathering gives you the opportunity to grow spiritually as well as build relationship with other guys. We are currently in a study in James. It will be worth your time! We are looking forward to having you join us!

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Golf Fundraiser

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Service Projects

For information on how to get involved in a service project contact Jeff Price jeff.price@a-dec.com

Men’s Retreat

April 19-21, 2024

Lost Canyon, Williams, AZ

Small Groups

To get involved in a small group, contact Brian Lerkins brian.lerkins@gmail.com

Support Groups

Find out more about our support groups!

GriefShare is a ministry and support group that helps individuals work through and process grief in such a way that will strengthen their relationship with God, and help them heal from the loss of a loved one. There is a 13-week curriculum, but you can join at any point along the journey. The workbook will be provided when you attend, but we will ask you to cover the cost ($20) if you are able in order to provide a book for the next person that attends GriefShare. The night will include a time to connect with the others grieving, an open share time, a lesson, and a discussion.

Monday nights, 6-8 pm

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Celebrate Recovery exists to help those dealing with addiction discover freedom. No hurt, habit, or hang-up is too big or too small. Click the link to find out more!

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Campus Info

Service Times:
Sundays at 8, 9:30 & 11am
(in-person and online)

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

Phone:
480.359.1394

Nursery + kids meet during all services and grades 5/6 + SHINE, our special needs ministry, meet during 11am service only.

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