Adult Ministries

In all our ministries, spiritual formation is our vision and hope. At DeerGrove, we desire to experience spiritual formation and transformation by being in a place where we can be ourselves and tangibly know the character and love of God through others.

Christian Formation Classes | Sundays (September – May) | 9:30am
  • Confirmation – Jr. High (Grades 6th – 8th)
  • High School
  • Adults

Life Groups

DeerGrove Life Groups Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

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

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

Meet at church as the group dives into Scripture together with She Reads Truth (SRT) reading plans & shares in story with one another. Women of all ages are welcome!

Contact Pastor Melissa: or Jinny Koide: 

Men’s Friday Morning Group: Friday mornings 6:30 -7:30 a.m. 

Meet Friday at 6:30 a.m. at Palatine Inn, 95 West Palatine Road. Men in this group share a great breakfast, use various devotional guides, and close the hour together with 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 in a home and does a little bible study, a little eating, a little praying, and a lot of laughing. Contact Gayle Banakis:

The Flock: Periodic Social Gatherings

This group is primarily made up of the 50’s and 60’s something age range.

The group is a fellowship-oriented group aimed at forming friendships and sharing in life.

DeerGrove Young Adults: Periodic meal/activity

This fellowship group hosted by Dr. Jacob Suh: (DeerGrove Director of Worship Arts) is for young adults from college age through early career. If you would like to fellowship with this group, please contact David Bae:

Young Men’s Social Gatherings

This is a newly forming group interested in event and activity oriented get togethers. The group welcomes early career guys and those with young families to join. For more information, contact Dr. Jacob Suh:

Updated: February 2020

Download the list of  DeerGrove’s Life Groups.