Gathering on Sunday morning is one vital part of how we live, where we come together to worship God through things like song, prayer, preaching, & communion. But we worship God every day of the week, too. We do this primarily through Gospel Communities, which are small groups throughout Bloomington/Normal who pursue God's mission, encourage each other, push each other toward holiness, and live everyday life together as we learn how the gospel seeps into every aspect of life.
Gospel Communities regularly meet together once a week to spur one another on, eat together, and to live on mission together. Please feel free to visit any of our Gospel Communities, or contact us if you have questions or need help finding one.
Our GC meets weekly on Sunday afternoons, typically at the Rynerson's house at 3:30. We have lots of young kids and young parents. In this season of our GC we are focused on building community with each other into the rhythms of our lives, starting with the formation of DNA groups that meet throughout the week. We have individuals in our group involved in many different ministry opportunities, and we are learning to invite each other into these parts of our lives. Contact Caleb Beaty: 309-212-7284
Bricker's GC meets every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Their primary ministry focus is caring for and reaching the people in their neighborhood. Contact Jon Bricker: 309-825-2072
GC Carriage Hills
GC Carriage Hills is seeking to live out the Gospel in the Carriage Hills neighborhood in North Normal. They meet as a large group on the first Thursday of every month and do various events throughout the month.
GC West meets every Sunday evening from 7-8 for a neighborhood Bible Study and in smaller DNA groups on Mondays to share life with each other and pray for each other. The primary ministry focus is reaching West Bloomington with the gospel. They also partner with a neighborhood community center. Contact Mike DeVos for more information: 217-416-6100
Our GC typically meets twice a month on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 to share a meal together & have a discussion. Our primary mission focus is geared towards Normal West; both to faculty and students. While we're still working towards what that might exactly look like, one avenue will be working alongside Young Life. We also have GC members initiating events and partnering with Home Sweet Home Ministries and the Crisis Pregnancy Resource Center. On alternating weeks, we meet as DNA groups from 6-7pm. Contact Justin Steffen: 309-212-0429
Stimpert GC meets every Friday evening at 6. The primary ministry focus is toward college students in Bloomington Normal. Contact Craig Stimpert: 309-532-9922