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.”

5-Week Small Group Experience

In September, Pastor Jason will be unpacking the vision for our next few years as a church family. He will challenge us to think more seriously about God’s purpose for our time, talent, and treasures. We will also be challenged and transformed by participating in God’s work here at Illuminate where we can become known and really become a part of someone’s life, where we can own the mission of the church, and become engaged disciples rather than passive observers.

To help us reflect on our role, we will interact with Bigger, Smaller, and Deeper for 5 weeks from September 12-October 10. Groups will meet in homes and at Illuminate. You can choose which venue is best for you when you sign up.

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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 1/16/22, and will go through 3/20/22.

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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 (Giftedness, Passion, Strengths). 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!

The next session begins Sunday, October 24th at 10:30am for 4 weeks through November 14th.

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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, please fill out the form below!

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The Old Testament:
The Bible Jesus Used

Men & women of all ages, join us with Pastor Dave Hotelling to develop a working understanding of the Old Testament in an interactive teaching style.

Dave has pastored churches for 44 years and has enjoyed teaching the Old Testament to adults of all ages for many years. He received his Doctorate with an emphasis in Old Testament studies.

Questions? Text Dave at 760-285-9807.

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.

Women | AM Bible Study

Wednesdays, beginning August 25th
Del Tackett’s ‘The Truth Project’
Led by Marsha Keller

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Women | AM Bible Study

Wednesdays, August 25th – November 17th
God’s Love Story
Led by Courtney Bucks

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Women | PM Bible Study

Wednesdays, August 25th – November 17th
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Equip – Women in the Word
Led by Dee DeFrates

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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!

Our Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry provides mentees with access to seasoned, godly mentors, flexible times and resources, and clear guidelines for a six-month commitment to each other.

Orientation  (come and meet everyone)
January 17, 2022
6:30-8:30 pm

Kickoff (come and meet your mentor or mentee and your prayer warrior)
January 24, 2022
6:30-8:30 pm

You must attend both events
No childcare
$15 class fee 

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Wives of Non-Believers

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bigger, Smaller, Deeper
Led by Barbara Forde

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. We are currently going through Bigger, Smaller, Deeper, but will soon begin going through the book “Marching Around Jericho: Praying Your Unsaved Spouse Into The Kingdom” together.

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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.

The Gospels

Join us twice a month for a bible study looking at the gospels starting with the Book of Matthew beginning in June. 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 in the conference room located in the offices of Illuminate.

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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 in September and concludes the week before Memorial Day, 2022. 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
(in-person and online)

17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Nursery + kids meet during both services and grades 56/78 meet during 10:30am service only. SHINE, our special needs ministry, meets during the 9:00am service only.

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