Women's 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.

The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
7-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands - Lisa Terkeurst

Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul?There is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In this study you will learn how to: cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love; escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no;
and overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Thomas Nelson

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Brave - Angela Thomas

We’ve all got insecurities, flaws, and struggles that we’re afraid to address. But if we can be brave enough to raise the questions, God will answer us. You’ve got questions. God’s got answers. Be brave. Ask.
7-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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Children of the Day - Beth Moore

 Letting go of past mistakes and trusting is in God's control of your present circumstances. A study of 1&2 Thessalonians.
9-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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The Emotionally Healthy Woman: 8 Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life - Geri & Peter Scazzero

When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life. In this study, learn how biblical quitting is essential to embracing God's kingdom.
8-session DVD & Study Guide and/or 8-chapter book (includes leader guide)
Zondervan

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Finding I AM - Lisa TerKeurst

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.
Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On - Stormie Omartian

Do you ever wonder how you can get where you need to go in life and move into the purpose God has for you? During those tough times when the road ahead seems uncertain, take God's hand and let Him lead you to places you can't go without Him.
21-chapter book (with study guide included)
Each short chapter includes a devotional thought, a timely prayer and related scripture references. (Study Guide questions in back.)
Harvest House Publishing

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Open Your Bible - Raechel Meyers & Amanda Bible Williams

Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible inside and out. 
7-session Book Study with optional Videos
LifeWay

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The Quest - Beth Moore

Delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.
Six-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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Stronger: Finding Hope in Fragile Places - Angela Thomas

You do not have to live in weakness. God is stronger than every struggle you will ever face.
7-session DVD & Study Guide
LifeWay

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Teach Us to Want - Jen Pollock Michel

As Christians, we're squeamish about desire. Isnt wanting sinful and selfish? Arent we supposed to find and follow Gods will rather than insisting upon our own? The story of each person is a story of want―desires unmet, hopes dashed, passions pursued and ambitions fulfilled. Our wants cannot be ignored. But when desire is informed by Scripture and re-formed by our spiritual practices, it can root us more deeply in the fundamental belief that God is good and generous and can invite us into active kingdom participation.
10-chapter Book with Discussion Guide
IVP Books

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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.

Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor of Discipleship
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Eric Ferris

Executive Pastor of Discipleship6304853365

Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant
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Leah Gallaher

Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant630.485.3390

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

Discipleship and Groups Executive Assistant
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Lindsey Jodts

Discipleship and Groups Executive Assistant630.485.3370

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.

Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor
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Kelsey Schrader

Rooted Director and Young Adult Pastor630.485.3386

Kelsey is a DeKalb, Illinois native. She is an alumni of the University of Arkansas and Moody Theological Seminary, where she received her Bachelors in Marketing and Masters in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship. She has a heart for helping others anchor their life and identity in Jesus.


Kelsey enjoys just about any outdoor activity, gathering with friends or family, trying new recipes, and reading.