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 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 
9 p.m. / 7 p.m.
Women's Bible Study is offered Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and Thursday nights at 7 p.m., both in the Fellowship Hall

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

Call this ministry: 630-585-3208

Check out what Midweek looks like

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Bible Studies

Mondays, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Winter 2019

Monday Night Men's Bible Study

Pastor Cody Winkler
Jan. 14-Feb.18
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

God is doing great things in the hearts of each man during our Monday night Bible study.  Our studies teach us about faith, leadership, prayer and many other topics. This a great way to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord and connect with other men of Calvary for a time a fellowship!

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

Deborah Winkler
Jan. 8-Apr. 30
9 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

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

Thursday Night Women's Bible Study

Deborah Winkler
Jan. 10-May 2
7 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

You belong here! Come out to our newest meeting time for Women’s Bible Study. You are invited to join other women as we grow in our faith and are transformed through life-giving relationships. Our busy schedules can tie us up, but this is your time to be refreshed and connect with friends!

MOM's Group

Rose Block
1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month
9:15 a.m.
Ministry Training Center

Join Calvary Moms for a time of devotion and encouragement. Breakfast and Childcare is provided at no cost. 

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 Winter 2019

Wednesdays, 7-8:30p.m.

Worship together in the fellowship hall at 7pm.

Explore God

Jan. 16-Mar.6
7:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Explore God Chicago 2019 is a Community Outreach Initiative led by a committee of local pastors and business and ministry leaders. We all have questions about God, faith and purpose. Explore God is a unique effort to come together to look at these questions in an open, authentic way. Join us as we explore the 7 Big Questions.

Indestructible Marriage

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Ministry Training Center

So many people are losing confidence in the institution of marriage, and it’s having a catastrophic effect on society. The good news is that marriage still works when you follow the right plan. The Indestructible Marriage will help you to turn the tide and revolutionize your relationship.

Evangelism Workshops

Jan. 30- Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Lobby

Come along as we explore what it means to live out the Great Commission. Through these workshops, you will engage in evangelism by learning to develop, write and share your testimony. You’ll also discover what it means to evangelize to your neighbor, engage in culture and interact with people of different religions. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Intercessory Prayer

Ongoing
7:30 p.m.
Prayer Room

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

Prayer Workshop

Jan.16, Feb.13
Prayer Room

This Winter, along with our regular times of intercession, we will be offering prayer workshops on the second Wednesday of each month. January 16 - Praying with Authority: The importance of using God's word in prayer. February 13 - Praying with Power: The importance of using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and our Spiritual Weapons in prayer.         

Blended Families

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Room 223

Blended Families 101 is a back-to-basics, foundational view of the challenges of navigating a blended family. This interactive class will address the complexities of successfully blending a step family and provide the informative and supportive network that each couple needs.

Wednesday Night Women's Bible Study

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Room 236/237

Delve into scripture and explore how God created us to seek after Him. He is a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him, and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.

Financial Peace University

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Room 233.234

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 for this life-changing course is $100 per household. Register at calvarynaperville.org/events

TXT MSGS: Learning to forgive, love, and endure

Jan. 16-Feb. 13
7:30 p.m.
Room 141

Join us for an insightful and comprehensive survey of the four shortest and most frequently overlooked books in the New Testament. With a total of only 77 verses flowing from the Spirit-inspired pens of three human authors, these books pack a powerful punch of timeless and practical truths.

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

Jan. 16, Feb. 13, Mar. 13
7 P.M.
Guest Welcome Room

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

Safe Families Workshop

Feb.27, Mar.6
7 p.m.
Guest Welcome Room

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.

Divorce Care

Feb. 20-May 29
7 p.m.
Room 220

Find hope and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce. Whether you’re thinking about filing, 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.

Insight Group

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.
Room 222

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

Feb. 20-May 29
7 p.m.
Room 231

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

Grief Share

Feb. 20-May 29
7 p.m
Room 221

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.

Tough Topics

Jan. 16-Mar. 6
7:30 p.m.

We want to help care for people facing difficult situations. Join us this winter for our Tough Topics discussions. We will facilitate discussion on the following topics:

Feb. 6 — Mar. 6: Impact of Incarceration, Room 224

Encouragement Groups Leaders Training

Feb. 6-Mar. 6
Room 202

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
Jan. 6- Mar.3
(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
Jan. 6- Mar. 3
(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

Ephesians: Finding Your True Identity

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

Would you like to know who you really are? This study uses Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus to show you how you can be a truly victorious Christian, living in God’s Word, living free from sin, living in joy and living in the relational unity that God designed for the enjoyment of his church. 

God's Watchman: The story of Ezekiel

Chris Haywood
Doug Chattfield
Room 141
Feb. 3- Mar. 3
(10:30 a.m.)

Israel has rebelled against God, but God doesn’t leave them without hope. The Babylonian invaders have taken captives and one of them is a priest named Ezekiel. God sets Ezekiel as his watchman over Israel to warn them about their sin and to promise a bright future and a new covenant if they repent.

Will Seminar

Pastor Mark Burgund
Room 232
Feb. 10
(12:30 p.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.