ADULT MINISTRY

Light of Christ is a thriving environment where adults are growing in faith and connecting with others in real and authentic ways. We offer many opportunities to grow and connect...explore our groups and activities to see where you may jump in!


Men's Ministry:  Larry Crabb in his book "The Safest Place on Earth" describes community as connection between men on their walk to spiritual development. He says that, in community, men find a safeness and similarity among themselves that allows sharing and the crushing of barriers. The men of Light of Christ are not only crushing those barriers, but eliminating them totally in their lives. Come join us as we offer a multitude of opportunities to connect...small group studies, Men's Breakfast (2nd Saturday each month at 7:30am), and many other ways of serving together, playing together and praying together.

 

Women's Ministry: There is nothing as wonderful as being in a group with women, doing life together, learning about the Lord together, laughing, crying, sharing and exploring faith. Light of Christ has an enthusiastic community of women from all ages that gather to learn and grow, laugh and love, play and work.   Our Women's Groups range from studying God's Word to retreating for a weekend of growth and laughter, to figuring out how to be the Mom God wants you to be.   There is a Women's Breakfast (1st Saturday each month, 9am), the annual women's retreat, MOPS and craft and game groups, Bible studies, and regular serving opportunities.

Marriage Ministry:  Couples gather monthly for a chance to bring God deeper into their relationship and reap the benefits.  It's always fun and often challenging.  This is the place to keep your relationship on track and work with others to find what God intended for each other.  A one day retreat is also offered in January, and there are several couples Bible study groups.


Family/Parent Ministry:  Having a family brings with it daily challenges.  At Light of Christ we offer:

  • MOPS (Mothers Of PreschoolerS) for moms with children age birth to 5

2nd & 4th Thursday each month 9:15 - 11:15am. Find out more about MOPS

  • CARE Moms & Dads: parents of college age kids get together at regular intervals to put together a care package with extra meaning...snack items, toiletries, and a note from LOC, a faith building idea, and a note from you! 
  • and occasional parenting seminars geared toward various challenges (ie. children and electronic media)


Sports Ministry: 

  • Softball: Light of Christ adults (age 18+) participate currently with three LOC teams in the Crystal Lake Park District co-ed League, playing at Lippold Park on Friday evenings. There is a cost for shirts.  Signup begins in March.
  • Bowling: We also have our own bowling league that meets Sept-May at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville, once a month for lots of fun and a little competition.  It is a handicapped league so all are welcome!  Signup begins in August.

Interested in getting involved in a small group or a ministry?  Contact Bonnie Kautz-Prasse.

TESTIMONIALS

"My husband and I found Light of Christ Church because we were looking for fantastic Childrens’ Ministry Programs. We feel so lucky that there are great Adult Ministry Programs here too!  My favorites are Kingdom Weekend, Small Groups, Marriage Ministry, and MOPS.  These programs have helped me take giant leaps in my faith walk.  They’ve also helped me build wonderful  friendships.  I truly feel like part of a Church family when I come to Light of Christ. "

Amy Cianciarulo

"For me Light of Christ, my men's small group, Kingdom Weekend, and the ASP mission trip means Family.  A family who worships together, serves together, and grows in faith together."

Jim Weicek


Bonnie Kautz-Prasse

Director, Adult Ministries

      Bonnie is a Social Worker with a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the State of Illinois. Previously she was  Assoc. Director of the Bridge Youth & Family Services for 14 years. She also has worked as a social worker in school, hospital and state agency settings. Bonnie has been on LOC staff since 1999.

     Bonnie's passion is to help people understand that there is no greater joy than to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and be an active part of a loving, caring community of faith. She enjoys biking, running, camping, playing the piano/singing and getting together with family and friends.

     Bonnie lives in Algonquin with her husband Craig.  Their children are Garrett, Alyssa and Keara along with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Mallory. They have a German Shepherd named Tucker. Craig and Bonnie have been LOC members for over 26 years.

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