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Our Ministries

“Start the children off on the way they should go and then even when they are old they will not turn from it.” 
Proverbs 22:6

Children's Ministry

Christian Formation | 10:30 am (during Community Worship)
After spending the first part of Community Worship with their families, children are invited into their classrooms for Christian Formation.  Classes are split up into Preschool/Kindergarten and 1st-5th graders with the curriculum in each class designed to provide students with a knowledge of Bible stories and lessons with an understanding that the Word is God’s gift to us.  We believe that all of us are uniquely and beautifully made by God and this is foundational to our Christian Formation curriculum; children are empowered to love themselves and love each other as they grow as disciples.

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Youth Ministries

Love Others.
We seek to be an open and welcoming place where all youth can come as they are and feel a true sense of belonging.

Serve The World.
We seek to follow Jesus’ earthly example by serving the community around us and sharing the love of God with those we meet.

Confirmation: Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15

This 2 year program typically serves students from grades 7 through 8, but is open to any student grades 7 through 12! In this class we dive deep into learning the basics of the Christian faith and learn how we can apply the Biblical teachings to everyday life. Contact Pastor Taylor for more information.


Youth Group: 

(Grades 6-12) Please Contact Pastor Taylor for our youth group schedule. 


Adult Ministries

DeerGrove Life Groups 

Are you searching for authentic and meaningful community?



Below is a brief description of DeerGrove’s Life Groups

Please contact the leader(s) for more information about a specific group, or contact Assistant Pastor Rick Fisk ( for questions about Life Groups in general.


Adult Bible Study: Sunday Mornings 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Meet at the church, or join on zoom, as the group dives into Scripture together and enjoys lively conversation. The group typically studies a book of the Bible or selects a topic for study. 

Contact Pastor Rick:

Women’s Bible Study: Thursday Mornings 11:00 a.m. - Noon.

September through May, meet at church to study Scripture with the She Reads Truth (SRT) reading plans, share in story with one another, and enjoy a time of prayer.  Women of all ages are welcome!

Contact Jinny Koide:  

Men’s Group: Saturday Mornings 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  

Meet at church for a time of fellowship, devotion from Rick Warren's Daily Hope devotional, and a time of prayer. Men of all ages are welcome!

Contact John Jaderholm:

The Herd: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

People still working, looking toward retirement, and retired, make up the "HERD"! This loosely structured support team meets for a little Bible study, a little eating, a little praying, and a lot of laughing.

Contact Judy Amundsen:

The Gathering: One Sunday each month after service (days vary)

All are welcome.  Single or married.  Kids too are welcome!  Most of us are in our 30’s or 40’s.  We meet once a month for fellowship and lunch after the service. 

Contact Kait Berger:

 "But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Luke 18:16-17 (NIV) 

Intergenerational Ministries

As a church and a denomination we value intergenerational ministry and the practice of engaging all ages in all kinds of worship. Intergenerational worship is a biblically-based practice of gathering the whole church body together to worship God. Not every person needs to understand everything that is occurring, but all the generations are engaged either simultaneously or at different times throughout worship.


Worshiping together not only gives children models of worshipful behavior in adults, but also infuses worship with the gifts the children bring, such as: spontaneity, thanksgiving, enthusiasm, simplicity, and hope. According to 1 Corinthians 12:14-22, we are one body, made up of many parts. All are needed and all are indispensable. As one body we intentionally encourage the presence, engagement, and voice of all generations within the ministries of the church and recognize that shared ministry leads to shared story and shared identity as the body of Christ.

225 E. Helen Road

Palatine, IL 60067 


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