Inspiring Stories Weekend

Life can be hard. We all at times need hope and encouragement. This is why stories matter. They move us and inspire us. This is why Christ Community dedicates a weekend three times a year to bringing in a guest with an amazing story of hope.

Our next Inspiring Stories guest is Kay Warren, best-selling author and co-founder of Saddleback Church. In April of 2013, the Warren family suffered the loss of their youngest son Matthew to suicide. Through her grief, Kay has become a tireless advocate for those living with mental illness and a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Her story and writings have been featured in The Washington Post, Times, Newsweek,, USA Today, and Reader's Digest.

Content warning: the topic of suicide will be covered during the interview with Kay Warren. During the event, we will have counselors and pastors available to talk and pray with you.

If you are currently struggling with something, please reach out to or call our Pastoral Emergency number at 630.485.3430. We have resources and connections to counselors and would love to help you through this time.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.


AURORA CAMPUS (via livestream)
Sunday, October 6 at 9:10 & 11:10 AM
40W098 Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

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DEKALB CAMPUS (via livestream)
Saturday, October 5 at 5:10 PM
Sunday, October 6 at 9:10 & 11:10 AM
2350 Pride Ave., DeKalb, IL 60115
(next to DeKalb High School and on the DeKalb Transit Bus Route 18) 

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ST. CHARLES CAMPUS (live interview)
Saturday, October 5 at 5 PM
Sunday, October 6 at 9 & 11 AM
37W100 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles IL 60175

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Print a Poster

Sunday Service 10 AM
23 W. Streamwood Blvd, Streamwood, IL 60107

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View our interview archives on YouTube.

Previous speakers have included:
Andy Peterson, Attacked by a Mountain Lion
Bob Muzikowski on Chicago's Field of Dreams
Bobby Richardson on Faith & Baseball
David Boudia on Winning Olympic Gold
Gene McGuire on Unshackled
KechiSinger, Survivor & Saved
Nabeel Qureshi on Islam & Cancer
Nik Wallenda on Life on the Line
Matt Forte on Faith & Football
Rebekah Gregory, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor