Summer is almost over! Isn’t it amazing how time flies? We hope you had a great summer filled with memories that will linger as we transition to the fall and all the back to school–and back to work–activities.

 

And just as those seasonal transitions are kicking into high gear, we’re kicking off our fall programming.

 

We’re excited to introduce you to all that’s happening at The Moody Church this Fall. Get involved in your church!

Children & Youth

Kids age 2–grade 5

Wednesdays beginning September 11, 6:30–8:00pm on the 2nd Floor and Sankey Hall

 

A high-energy Bible club program that gives a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel, helps children with Scripture memorization, and provides a fun approach to learning God’s Word.

Kids in grades 1–5

Wednesdays beginning September 11, 5:30–6:20pm in the Choir Room and Kappeler Hall

 

Does your child like to sing? Join other kids in a weekly rehearsal to build foundational musical skills and good vocal technique while learning how to serve God with our gifts through worship.

Children ages 0–5 with caregivers

Fridays beginning October 4, 9:30–11:00am in Room 108

 

Come enjoy music, dancing, and rhythm together each week, followed by a snack with fellowship while the children play. Cost: $5 per family per visit

Thrive Discover

Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 309

 

A time for students to gather and learn amazing depth and truth found in the Word of God, with an emphasis on teaching and discussion. We hope for students to discover the great love of Jesus and how God has called believers to live. Teaching is primarily based out of the Paul’s epistles in the New Testament.

 

Thrive Encounter

Wednesdays beginning September 11, 6:45-8:15pm, Room 309

 

Unique and creative gatherings designed to worship Jesus Christ through games, teaching, small groups, and other experiences. We hope for students to encounter God and gain a greater vision of what God is doing throughout the world and what that means for their lives. There is typically a general teaching time and gender-specific small groups.

 

For info, click here.

Revolution: Discover

Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 308

 

A time for students to gather and learn amazing depth and truth found in the Word of God, with an emphasis on teaching and discussion. We hope for students to discover the great love of Jesus and how God has called believers to live. Teaching alternates between Old and New Testament books.

 

For info, click here.

Compassion Ministry

Wednesdays beginning September 18, 6:30–8:30pm in Room 303

 

The death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend is devastating. While Christians have an eternal perspective and can rejoice that their loved one is in the presence of God, as humans we still experience grief over the loss. GriefShare’s biblical, Christ-centered perspective helps people find or deepen their faith in Christ as we examine questions about death, dying, and mortality.

 

Registration will open September 4. For information, click here.

English as a Second Language

Sundays beginning September 8, 1:00 – 3:00pm in Sankey 2 & 3

 

Do you know someone who is interested in learning English or improving their current skills? Our ESL classes are open to all and offer three levels of learning (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) with trained volunteers. This is also a great opportunity to invite friends from the community, or to serve as a volunteer and help reach the nations with a tangible need. Class is free, but students will be asked to purchase a textbook for $20.

 

Info: Disha Moreau at 312.953.6485 or bobndishamoreau@gmail.com

Equipping Courses

Sundays beginning September 15, 8:30–9:30am in Room 305
Taught by Daniel Stalker

 

Understand how Christian beliefs should make a difference in our daily lives, and how they affect our practice in the local church. This course is an overview of key areas of doctrine, with emphasis on the biblical support for these beliefs.

 

Cost $20; class runs 10 weeks. Registration opens August 18.

Sundays beginning September 15, 2:15–3:15pm in Room 305
Taught by Scott Lilly

 

Draw closer to God and enrich your walk with Him. You’ll study what it means to pray according to God’s Word, develop your prayer life through weekly challenges, and learn to be more comfortable when you pray with others.

 

Cost $20; class runs 12 weeks. Registration opens August 18.

Sundays beginning September 15, 2:00–3:00pm in Room 303
Taught by Pastor Kirk Baker

 

New for this fall! Investigate the identity, ethic, and mission of a disciple. Time will be spent discerning the biblical rationale of “Why discipleship?” What is its significance, purpose, and role in the mission of God? The process of spiritual transformation will be explored individually and corporately. The aim is for each person to develop and pursue gospel-centered change in order to foster growth and maturity in others. Each class member will develop a discipleship plan to implement into their specific ministry context.

 

Open to everyone; no prerequisites needed.

Cost TBA; class runs 10 weeks. Registration opens August 18.

Sundays beginning September 18, 1:00-2:00pm in Room 305
Taught by Scott Lilly

 

New for Fall 2019! Deeper into God’s Word 4 continues to build upon the foundation laid in Grasping God’s Word, now turning our focus on how to study, understand, and apply the prophetic books. You’ll learn to view how the prophets confronted the people in their day and spoke of the future in order to compel them to repent, believe, and remain faithful to the Lord. You will see how the prophets point forward to Christ (in His first and second comings) and how they challenge us to live today.

 

PREREQUISITE: Completion of Grasping God’s Word.

 

Cost TBA; class runs 12 weeks. Registration opens August 18.

Family Ministry & Programs

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Wednesdays beginning September 18, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 307

 

We are circling back to one of our most requested book series, Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp, but with an additional focus on the differences in raising girls and boys. Gender was God’s idea, and it is genetically fixed by His creative genius, regardless of current debates within our culture. So while we learn godly means of discipline and discipleship, we are also going to explore what difference gender makes in how we parent boys and girls well. Facilitated by Pastor Bob and Linda Gunter. Books will be available; watch the bulletin for information on titles and cost.

 

Info: Pastor Gunter at bob.gunter@moodychurch.org

Sundays beginning September 8, 3:15–4:45pm in Room 307

 

This nine-week course is required to be married at The Moody Church but is open to all couples who are engaged or seriously considering that step. Featuring PREPARE/Enrich compatibility testing and practical biblical teaching by mature couples. Cost: $80 covers materials; PREPARE fee $35.

 

Info: Lori at lori.imhof@moodychurch.org or 312.327.8600 x1008

Men's Ministry

Men’s Thursday Mornings: No More Excuses

Thursdays beginning September 12, 6:00–7:30am in Room 108

 

Be the man God made you to be! Sometimes circumstances in life make it difficult for men to be all God wants them to be. In this 8-session video series, Tony Evans urges men to stop looking at their circumstances as excuses and instead to see them as challenges and opportunities for success. Dr. Evans explores examples of men of God throughout the Bible such as Moses, Joseph, and David. He challenges you to lay down your excuses and fight to be a man of character and commitment. Join us for a hot breakfast, plenty of coffee, video teaching, and guided table discussion! Cost $12.

 

Register online or contact Lori at 312.327.8600 x1008

Deuteronomy: Blessing or Cursing? Life or Death? You Choose

Thursdays beginning September 26, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $18

 

Moses led the people faithfully for forty years. They are now ready to enter the land of promise, and through Moses God tells His children how to live in that land. Discover what God expects of believers and how we should live as His children in the world today.

 

For more info, click here.

Saturday Mornings, 7:30am, Room 103

 

King Solomon once said, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” This gathering is an uncomplicated time of encouragement from God’s Word, sharing our journey, and encouraging one another in prayer. Brothers stand with other brothers through the seasons of life, each helping the other stay true to the calling to be men of God.

 

The coffee is good; the company is better. 

Mental Health Support

Wednesdays beginning October 23, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 301

 

Living with depression and/or anxiety can feel incredibly lonely. Even King David, in a time of great despondency, wrote “darkness is my only companion” (Psalm 88:18). But you don’t have to be alone. Living Grace is a 16-week small-group experience providing simple, innovative, and grace-filled mental health solutions and community support for those living through a mental health journey. Book cost $15. Scholarships are available.

 

For information and to register, click here.

Sundays beginning September 15, 1:30–2:30pm in Room 301

 

1 in 5 college students and young adults struggle with depression and/or anxiety according to recent research; you are not alone and God’s word is not ignorant of what you’re going through. Redefine Grace is a 10-week small group experience for 18-25 year olds, aimed at helping you reduce anxiety and depression, learn helpful insights and tools to manage stressors, and discover how and why you’re enough in Christ! Book cost $10. Scholarships are available.

 

For information and to register, click here.

Outreach to Muslims

Sundays beginning September 15, 1:00–2:30pm in Room 103

 

If Jesus were here on earth today, how would He reach Muslims with the gospel? Muslims highly respect Jesus as a prophet and teacher, but do not know Him as the Son of God and Savior of the world. This four-week class taught by Moody Church missionary Raouf Boulos will help you become better equipped to love your Muslim neighbors and introduce them to Jesus Christ. Cost: $10 includes materials.

 

For information or to register, click here.

Precept Bible Studies

Genesis (Part 1): Creation

Tuesdays beginning September 10, 2018, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $9. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

When you immerse yourself in the biblical account of Creation, you will be led to know your Creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him. You will also gain insight into who you are in relationship to your Maker and will gain a more complete understanding of your own purpose and how to live.

 

Genesis (Part 1): The Creation explores the biblical account of Creation found in chapters one and two, how the world was created, and how man came into being. Part 2: The Fall, the Flood, and the Nations will be offered in the spring.

 

For more info, click here.

Deuteronomy: Blessing or Cursing? Life or Death? You Choose

Thursdays beginning September 26, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $18

 

Moses led the people faithfully for forty years. They are now ready to enter the land of promise, and through Moses God tells His children how to live in that land. Discover what God expects of believers and how we should live as His children in the world today.

 

For more info, click here.

Covenant: Knowing God’s Covenant

Saturdays beginning September 7, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $25

 

See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures!

 

For more info, click here.

Women's Ministry

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

Sundays beginning September 29, 11:30am–12:30pm in Room 304

 

What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Some of life’s events simply catch us off guard for a moment; others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.

 

Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she’s also discovered that our disappointments can be divine appointments to radically encounter God. Join us as we study It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. You’ll find a biblical perspective that will help you trust in God’s goodness through the pain and uncertainty. Books available in class or at the Women’s Ministry kiosk.

Genesis: The Creation, the Fall, the Flood and the Nations

Tuesdays beginning September 10, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108

Led by Linda Gunter. Book $25. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

When you immerse yourself in the biblical account of creation, you will be led to know your Creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him. You will also gain insight into who you are in relationship to your Maker and will gain a more complete understanding of your own purpose and how to live. Genesis, Part One: The Creation explores the biblical account of creation found in Genesis 1 and 2, how the world was created, and how man came into being.


Deuteronomy: Blessing or Cursing? Life or Death? You Choose

Thursdays beginning September 26, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $18

 

Moses led the people faithfully for forty years. They are now ready to enter the land of promise, and through Moses God tells His children how to live in that land. Discover what God expects of believers and how we should live as His children in the world today.


Covenant: Knowing God’s Covenant

Saturdays beginning September 7, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $25

 

See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures!

The Women’s Shepherding Ministry is under the oversight of Mary Lowman and is designed to help the women of The Moody Church model Titus 2:3-5 through special mentoring relationships.

 

We endeavor to form mentoring partnerships for women who desire to have the help and guidance of a mentor in their life.

 

To learn more, click here.

Special Events

On October 13, The Moody Church will again be an “official” cheering section for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This is a thrilling opportunity to welcome our neighbors and encourage the 45,000 athletes who run right past our doors.  Find our how you can become part of the square by clicking here!

An annual event for kids, held here at The Moody Church on Saturday October 26. This event is not only a great time for families to celebrate the fall season, but also a great opportunity to introduce your friends and neighbors to the church. There’s food, games, and candy for the whole family. Wear your favorite costume, and get ready to have a blast!

 

For more info, click here.

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