Theology Studies

DVDs and sample study guides for the following studies may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow study materials for your group.

Believe - Randy Frazee

Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents 30 ten-minute teachings on how the story of Scripture helps us think, act, and be like Jesus. You will explore a key question, Scripture, concept and application in each session that helps you understand the 30 essential beliefs, practices and virtues that will help us become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
30-session DVD & Study Guide
Zondervan

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Christian Beliefs - Stephen Eyre

Christian beliefs are vital to Christian living. They are the foundation of your relationship with God--and even with others. So . . . what do Christians believe? In this study guide, Stephen Eyre introduces twelve key tenets of the Christian faith. Here is what you need to know (and tell others!) about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, human nature, sin, salvation, holiness, the church, mission, revelation and the last things.
12-session Study Guide
Lifeguide/IVP Connect Publishing
 
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Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know
- Wayne Grudem

Not every Christian should go to seminary, but there are certain teachings of the Bible that every Christian must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. This guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book Systematic Theology. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. 
20-chapter Book Study with Discussion Questions
Zondervan

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The Faith - Charles Colson

Chuck Colson and Gabe Lyons lead you through six thought-provoking, soul-searching, and powerful sessions on the great, historical central truths of Christianity that have sustained believers through the centuries. Brought to immediacy with vivid, true stories, the truth of what Christianity is about and why it is a religion of hope, redemption, and beauty.
6-session DVD & Participant's Guide
Zondervan

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Forgotten God - Francis Chan

In this workbook companion to Forgotten God, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. 
7-session DVD & Workbook
David C Cook

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God as He Wants You to Know Him - Bill Thrasher

Every Christian should have a basic understanding of the character and nature of God, but oftentimes feels turned off by academic terms and esoteric ideas. In God As He Wants You to Know Him, professor and speaker Bill Thrasher, makes the truth and beauty of theology fresh for everyone. In 19 concise chapters, he outlines the attributes of God. As your concept of God deepens, your devotion to Him will as well.
19-chapter Book Study
Moody Publishers

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Lessons on Assurance: Five Life-Changing Bible Studies and Memory Verses for New Christians - The Navigators 

Lessons on Assurance presents short Bible studies on five basic promises God gives to Christians, assurance of salvation, answered prayer, victory over sin, forgiveness, and guidance. Each study concentrates on a Bible passage which presents one of God's promises. 
5-chapter Book Study
NavPress

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The Knowledge of the Holy - A.W. Tozer

The Knowledge of the Holy by beloved evangelical author and Christian mystic A.W. Tozer illuminates God’s attributes—from wisdom, to grace, to mercy—and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, this book shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.
23-chapter Book Study
HarperCollins

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St. Charles - Adult Ministries

Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor
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Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor630.485.3360

Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.

In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.

Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator
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Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator630.485.3347

Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received my BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.

Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor
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Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor630.485.3338

Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.

Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.

Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor
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Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor630.485.3370

Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor
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Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor630.450.8002

Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers

Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor
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Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor