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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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!

Next Session: February 5-26, 2023. Sundays at 10:30am in the Youth Room.

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Marriage Prep at Illuminate
Marriage Prep is a six-week seminar designed to help engaged couples, or couples considering engagement “make the most thorough, comprehensive and in-depth preparations possible” and to provide a Christ-centered framework for a healthy marriage.
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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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Abide by Jen Wilkins

Join us on Wednesday mornings, beginning January 11, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am.

In three short letters, the apostle John reminds an early church facing division, deception, and doubt to hold fast to what they know and to live like they believe it. And he reminds us, as well. In this Bible study on the letters of 1, 2, and 3, John, Jen Wilkin helps us see how two thousand years later, his words call to Christians in similar challenges to recall a great salvation and to abide in the truth.

This study is facilitated by Marsha Keller. Childcare is available with registration.

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Uncommon Motherhood

Join mamas and mentors, in every season of parenting. We come together to be encouraged and equipped in this journey of motherhood, through the lens of the Gospel and the love of community.

Start date is TBD.

This class will be facilitated by a panel of teachers.

Childcare 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.

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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

We are going through a 6-week study on Becoming a King. This study carves a path to restoring the heart of a man. Step up and join us. You will be blessed and encouraged by Becoming a King.

You can order the book online or purchase a copy from ICC for $10. Reach out to Pastor Todd.

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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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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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Evening with Pastor Jason

-Bring your Favorite Dish on Thursday, Feb 23rd at 6:00pm to the Illuminate Worship Center.
-Hear from Pastor Jason about the vision for Illuminate & how Cornerstone fits in that vision
-Q&A portion as well.
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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 + SHINE, our special needs ministry, meet during 10:30am service only.

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