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. 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 session will be in Fall 2022, September 11-November 20, 2022. Registration coming soon!

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!

Next Session: May 1-May 22, 2022. Sundays at 10:30am in the Youth Room.


Marriage Prep

Marriage Prep is a four-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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Marriage Prep at Illuminate

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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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

God of Freedom by Jen Wilkin
Led by Marsha Keller
Wednesdays, beginning March 23rd
9:30 to 11:30am

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Women | PM Small Group

Risen Motherhood
Led by Julia Christensen
Mondays – April 4th to May 9th
7:00PM – 8:30PM

Motherhood is hard. The Gospel has hope and you are not alone. Join us for a “book club” study through Risen Motherhood, learning how the Gospel answers a lot of questions about our motherhood journey today. It will be a rich and rewarding time together with moms in every season.

“If moms hear one more thing that they aren’t doing right, it seems that we all collectively hit our knees in mourning and despair. Which is why moms need the refreshing truth of the gospel to be repeated over and over and over. In every moment, when we think we are doing a good enough job and we think are the worst moms on the planet.”

You can purchase your book here and get started by reading Chapters 1-3.

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Women | PM Small Group

Led by Lisa Robbins
Mondays – April 4th to May 9th
7:00PM – 8:30PM

God created us IN HIS IMAGE for relationship. The more we understand who God is and who we are, we experience what it means to have a transformed life. Join us for an incredible small group study to grow in understanding of what it means to have relationship with God, seek counsel from the Word of God and overcome patterns of sin in our life.

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Women | PM Small Group

Led by Dia-Lisa Nutall
Mondays, April 4th – May 9th

If you love an inductive study of the Word, you will love this study of Ephesians. Each week, you will discover how Paul’s letter to Ephesus has implications for us today. Ephesians shows us that the power of the Gospel transforms how we live our lives, allowing us to walk in unity and love. Join us for an incredible time of study and authentic community.

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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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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.

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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