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 7:30 - 9 AM, Sept-June), 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 monthly IF:Table (2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 PM), the annual women's retreat, Bible studies, and regular serving opportunities.

Couples 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.  There are several couples Bible study groups.

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.

Bonnie Kautz-Prasse

Director, Adult Ministries

       Bonnie is a Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the State of Illinois. Previously she was the 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 and be an active part of a loving, caring community of faith. She enjoys hiking, camping, playing the piano/singing and getting together with family and friends.  Bonnie lives in Algonquin with her husband Craig.  Their children by birth and by marriage are Garrett and Mallory, Alyssa and Kyle and Keara along with their two granddaughters, Hazel Mae and Ruby Lou. They have a German Shepherd named Tucker. Craig and Bonnie have been LOC members for over 34 years.