What does it mean to "grow deeper" in your faith? Spiritual depth isn't just about knowledge; it’s about everyday life and relationships.

At Calvary Church, our desire is to see people discipled and equipped. Outside of services, this is a place to connect and grow deeper in loving God and in fellowship with others. Throughout the week, we have many opportunities to help you grow deeper in your walk with the Lord.

Sunday Opportunities 
9 & 10:30 a.m. 
A variety of opportunities are offered during both service times. This is a great time for fellowship as well as study.

Monday Opportunities 
7 p.m. 
Men's Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Monday Nights in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday Opportunities 
7:30 p.m. after corporate worship in the Fellowship Hall
For those wishing to grow deeper in faith, you can attend Midweek worship and then take part in one of the numerous studies that are offered. No matter which class you attend, you’ll be sharpening your discipleship skills for Christ.

Tuesday/Thursday Opportunities 
7 p.m. 
Women's Bible Study meets on Tuesday Morning at 9 a.m. and Thursday Night at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

God wants us to know Him, and these classes help us to do that in a strong, faith community. 

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Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Bible Studies

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Fall 2018

Monday Night Men's Bible Study

Pastor Cody Winkler
Fellowship Hall
Sept. 24-Nov. 26
(7 p.m.)

We've got something new for you! Starting this Fall, the Men's Bible Study will now be meeting on Mondays! Our studies teach us about faith, leadership, prayer and many other topics. This is a great way to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord.

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Deborah Winkler
Fellowship Hall
Sept. 11—Nov. 27
(9 a.m.)

You are invited to join other ladies as we study the Bible, grow in our faith and are transformed through life-giving relationship. This is your time to be refreshed and connect with friends. You belong here!

Thursday Night Women's Bible Study

Deborah Winkler
Fellowship Hall
Sept. 13—Nov. 29
(7 p.m.)

For those who can’t attend our Tuesday morning or Wednesday night bible study, this study is for you! Our busy schedules can tie us up, but it’s so important to find refreshment in God’s Word and deep connection among friends!

Wednesday

Join us for worship in the Seminar Room at 7 p.m. before participating in one of these classes at 7:30 p.m. Classes start at 7:30 p.m. unless another time is noted.

Wednesday Classes Fall 2018

Wednesdays, 7-8:30p.m.

Worship together in the fellowship hall at 7pm.

The Church and Culture: A Study of 1 Corinthians

Fellowship Hall
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

In I Corinthians, Paul has a conversation with the Church in Corinth. He addresses the worldly and sinful nature that they have allowed into their hearts. When the church allows itself to look like culture, it is no longer the church. In this series, we will learn how to operate as the church—set apart for God—among a secular culture.

My Marriage, My Family

Ministry Training Center
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

Taught by Pastor Cody and Deborah Winkler, this class is designed to empower couples to build a stronger marriage and a healthier family. No matter where you are in your marriage, this class will give you practical steps to grow together and meet other couples. 

Boundaries and Forgiveness

Sanctuary Lobby
Sep. 12—Sep. 26
(7:30 p.m.)

Led by Pastor Wanda Burgund, this three-week seminar explores foundational truths about our responsibility to establish, respect and recognize the value of boundaries as shown in God’s Word. We will continue by examining forgiveness as it works directly on the emotions of anger, resentment, hostility and hatred. Mercy toward our offender results in peace of mind and healing.

Go Deeper: Enhancing Bible Study Habits

Sanctuary Lobby
Oct. 3—Oct. 10
(7:30 p.m.)

Have you ever sat down to read your Bible and thought, “Where do I start? What is this saying? How can I go deeper?” Join us for this two-week study that will help you go deeper in your Bible reading. 

Personal Evangelism

Sanctuary Lobby
Oct. 24—Oct. 31
(7:30 p.m.)

Jesus’ last command was to “go into all the world,” but how does that work within our families, jobs and communities? How do we share our faith in a practical way with the people around us? Join us for this three-week seminar to discover the tools and confidence for personal evangelism. 

Budgeting 101

Sanctuary Lobby
Nov. 14 & Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

Led by Anton and Tasha Bossio, this class discusses many different budgeting techniques including all payroll methods. No prior budgeting knowledge necessary. As summer turns to fall, the holiday season is closer than you think, so get your budget on track now!

Financial Peace University

Anton and Tasha Bossio
Rm. 233/234
Sep. 12—Nov. 14
(7 p.m.)

Did you know that over $1,200,000 of debt have been paid off by the 250+ people who have participated in Financial Peace University at Calvary Church? Financial Peace University is a money management DVD series taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. The cost of this life-changing course is $100 per household. Register at calvarynaperville.org/events

Jesus Christ: The Life that Brings New Life

Chris Haywood
Rm. 141
Sep. 12-Nov. 28
(7 p.m.)

Join us as we discover how the life of Jesus changed his disciples 2,000 years ago and still changes us today! We will follow Jesus through his second year of ministry and into the third, from healing and teaching in Galilee to attending the feast of Hanukkah in Jerusalem.

Wednesday Night Women’s Bible Study

Patsy Horner
Room 236/237
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

First session: Sep. 12—Oct. 10
In this session, we will rediscover the girl you once saw in the mirror. Yes, she’s still there! It’s one thing to know you were created for a purpose, it’s another to do what you were created to do. In this session, we learn that our setbacks do not define us—they refine us!

Second session: Oct. 17— Nov. 28
Married or single, in this class, every woman will discover that God wants to be the first “husband” in our lives. Join us as we learn how the Creator refines us and how the Holy Spirit sets in motion a life that leaves an eternal legacy.

F.A.M.E (Foster & Adoptive Moms Encouragement)

Lisa Lenning
Guest Welcome Center
Oct. 10 & Nov. 14
(7:30 p.m.)

Join other moms who are on the adoption and foster parent journey for a time of encouragement, learning and growth.

Safe Families Workshop

Marybeth Reaska
Guest Welcome Center
Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

Come learn how we can surround families in crisis with a caring and compassionate community. Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. We open our hearts, arms and homes. Through Host Families, Family Friends and Family Coaches, we temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.

Intercessory Prayer

Joan Scotteberg
Prayer Room
Ongoing
(7:30 p.m.)

If you are new to prayer, a seasoned warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our nation, our church, our leaders and our ministries.

Prayer Workshop (every 2nd Wednesday)

Prayer Room
Oct. 10 & Nov. 14
(7:30 p.m.)

This Fall, along with our regular times of intercession, we will be offering prayer workshops on the second Wednesday of each month. Our topics include prayer, prophetic intercession and governmental authority in prayer.

Divorce Care

Room 220
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

Find hope and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce. Whether you haven’t filed, are in the middle of filing or are divorced, Divorce Care is a friendly group of people who walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Grief Share

Room 221
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

To grieve is human. To grieve in a Christ-like manner is supernatural. It requires us to invite the Holy Spirit to guide us through the process. This group offers comfort and biblical coping methods for those who are facing or dealing with the effects of loss. It also guides members through other types of loss including the loss of a job or divorce.

Insight Group

Room 222
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

This group offers encouragement to help navigate challenges and experience freedom in Christ. If you are struggling with challenging emotions, behaviors or relationships, this group will provide support as you seek Christ’s best for your life.

Stepping into Freedom

Room 232
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

This 12-step program is designed to help you overcome addictive behavior and discover the freedom that is found in Christ.

Tough Topics

Room 225/226
Sep. 12—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

The church is positioned to care for people facing difficult situations. Join us this fall for our Tough Topics discussions. Lasting six weeks, we will facilitate discussion on the following topics:

9/12: Understanding Mental Illness

9/19: Our Response to Mental Illness

9/26: Understanding Domestic Violence

10/3: Our Response to Domestic Violence

10/10: Understanding the Impact of Incarceration

10/17: Our Response to Incarceration

Encouragement Group Leaders Training

Room 202
Oct. 3—Nov. 28
(7:30 p.m.)

Calling all encouragers who find joy in helping people find victory! You can become an encouragement group leader by completing our two-week training course.

Sunday

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.

Sundays

FrontRunners (40+)

236/237
On-going
(9:15 a.m.)

Our Sunday morning FrontRunners class is a ministry for men and women (married and single) who are age 40+. Our primary goal is to provide study topics and fellowship that relate to and address various interests for this life stage. Join us this fall as we continue to dive into the word and grow together.  

Financial Peace University

126
Sep. 9—Nov. 4
(9 a.m.)

Did you know that over $1,200,000 of debt has been paid off by the 250+ people who have already participated in Financial Peace University at Calvary Church? Financial Peace University is a money management DVD series taught by America’s most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more! The cost of this life-changing course is $100 per household. Register at calvarynaperville.org/events

Living a New Testament Adventure

Eileen Gable
221
Sep. 9—Nov. 25
(9:15 a.m.)

Let’s travel to the early church as they change their world by following Jesus’ command to be his witnesses. Their story (our example) is recorded in the book of Acts. This book will be our roadmap and study guide as Jesus leads us in sharing the Gospel with our world.

Intercessory Prayer

Joan Scottberg
Prayer Room
(9 a.m.)

If you are new to prayer, are a seasoned prayer warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our church, its leaders and its ministries.

Sundays, 11 a.m.

Sundays

Topics of the Old Testament

Pastor Ericka Sandstrom
Room 222
Sep. 9—Oct. 28
(11:15 a.m.)

Led by Pastor Ericka Sandstrom, this class will discuss major topics of the Old Testament in order to see God’s sovereignty, love and reign throughout all of history. We will discuss major misunderstandings of the topics in order to gain a better understanding of God’s character and His word. Topics will include: God’s sovereignty, law, grace and mercy and relevance to the New Testament.

Ephesians: Finding Your True Identity

Chris Haywood
Doug Chattfield
Room 141
Sep. 9—Dec. 30
(10:30 a.m.)

Do you know who you are … who you really are? This study uses Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus to show how we can be truly victorious Christians. We can live free from sin, immersed in God’s word, and in the joy and relational unity that God designed for us.

Will Seminar

Pastor Mark Burgund
Room 232
Sep. 16
(11 a.m.)

It’s important that you protect your family with a well thought-out legal document. Led by Pastor Mark Burgund, this class will give you the tools to understand financial terms and know which information you need to make a will or trust.

Intercessory Prayer

Prayer Room
(11 a.m.)

If you are new to prayer, a seasoned prayer warrior or just want to join others in prayer, join us for this time of intercession and worship. We will seek the heart of God and pray according to his will for our church, its leaders and its ministries.