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.

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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

Join us on Wednesday mornings, resuming January 4, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am as we walk through the Bible chronologically.

This is an ongoing study of God’s Word from beginning to end with the goal of understanding the Bible as one seamless book – God’s Love Story – inviting us to discover who God is and identify the thread of His redemptive plan for mankind that is woven throughout.

This study is facilitated by Courtney Bucks. Childcare is available with registration.

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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

Join us on Wednesday mornings, beginning March 29th through May 3rd, from 9:30-11:30am.

Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” In Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who Jesus is for sinners and sufferers today.

This in-person, video study is facilitated by Marsha Keller. Childcare is available with registration.

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Wives of Non-Believers

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
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 lifelong 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 are currently going through “Unequally Yoked” by Miranda J. Chivers. Childcare is available.

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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.

Next session begins in September 2023.

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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.

Bible Studies

Men’s Study meets on Thursday nights in the worship center from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. We will be meeting through May. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask about our men’s small groups that we’re launching!

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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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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 ($25) 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)

17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


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

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