Do you wrestle with the idea of God?  Maybe you’re skeptical about whether God exists or can even be known.  Maybe you’re looking for meaning in a world where money, power, and sex ultimately prove meaningless.  Or maybe you’re simply curious about what Christianity teaches.  As we start the new year, why not put the idea of God to rest once and for all by actively exploring these questions in a safe environment.


Beginning in January 2019, we’ll be exploring some tough questions about God, the Bible, suffering, and related topics through a series of sermons and discussion groups. The series, called Explore God, is a unique effort to encourage people in the greater Chicago area to do just that: explore God and these big questions in an open and authentic way.

The 7 Biggest Questions About Faith & Meaning

Does life have a purpose?

Pastor Larry McCarthy

January 13


Is there a God?

Pastor Ed Stetzer

January 20


Why does God allow pain and suffering?

Pastor Kenny Damara

January 27


Is Christianity too narrow?

Pastor Michael Best

February 3

Is Jesus really God?

Pastor Bill Bertsche

February 10


Is the Bible reliable?

Pastor Erwin Lutzer

February 17


Can I know God personally?

Pastor Ed Stetzer

February 24

Discussion Groups

Explore God Discussion Groups are designed to create a safe environment where group members can seek credible answers to challenging spiritual questions. These groups discuss some of the most popular questions people have about God, faith, religion and the Bible. Some of the questions that we explore include questions like, does life have a purpose, is there a God, and why does God allow pain and suffering?


Explore God is designed to be a resource for everyone. None of us have it all figured out and these questions around God are arguably some of the most important questions we should all explore.


Everyone is invited and there is no cost to attend, so join us as we explore God together!


For more information about how to host or join one of these groups, please contact Pastor Mark Pirrie at

Where Can I Find More Information?

If you’ve got questions or would like to connect with a pastor at our church, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page and we’ll get back to you quickly.


The Explore God website,,  also has a number of resources to explore.  There’s great videos and in depth articles addressing the 7 big questions and so much more.  Keep exploring!

Questions about Explore God?