Outreach

As a community church, outreach is a huge part of our ministry. Through programs like the ones listed below, we seek to provide resources to people, free of charge, that can give assistance and support to those in need. We know that we can’t help everyone, but we also know that we can help someone. So that’s what we’re trying to do—help our community one person at a time.

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DivorceCare

Divorce is one of the hardest things a person can go through. It’s painful and stressful and comes with an abundance of difficult questions—many of them related to the Christian view of divorce—that people have a hard time finding answers to. DivorceCare is a nationally renowned program administered through small, weekly groups to help people facing divorce move towards rebuilding their lives.

During the first 30–40 minutes of each meeting, the DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjectsThese videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, and on-location video. After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

Caring Community Kitchen

At its core, a church is about community. It’s about supporting our community. We know that the people that live right here, in our in own city, sometimes meet challenges that they simply can’t handle on their own.

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We started Caring Community Kitchen as a way to get involved with people and meet them in their place of need. Whether you’re a single parent trying to make ends meet, a family who is struggling with their bills, or an individual who is going through a rough time, the Caring Community Kitchen is a place where you can share a meal and be served by folks who genuinely care about you. There’s no preaching, no fee, and nobody will try to convert you. We just want to help.

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Caring Community Kitchen meets every Wednesday evening at 5:30PM in the Fellowship Hall.

AA Meetings

At Downers Grove Community Church, we don’t hide from our addictions; we acknowledge them—and then we seek help. DGCC opens the doors to one of the largest AA meetings in the western suburbs every Saturday morning at 8AM. Feel free to show up, drink some coffee, and get your 12-step on.