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Our Heart

Becoming Groups strengthen our becoming journey through deeper connection as we pursue God, love with His heart and serve one another into greatness.

About Becoming Groups

Becoming Groups serve as a place for our church body to gather outside of our normal Sunday and Tuesday services to seek the Lord–deepening our walk–and to connect deeply with one another.

All of our groups gather to discuss the content of the previous Sunday’s sermon. Groups will commit over the course of three months to meeting in various locations throughout the city.

Find A Group

We have several types of groups available, including:

Men’s Groups | Women’s Groups | Marrieds Groups | Single Moms Group

Open Adult Groups are mixed groups of men and women ages 20 and up.

C1/10 Groups are open to 30s + 40s.

Advance Young Adult Groups are for college aged and young professionals in their 20s.

To join a Becoming Group, select a group below and sign up!

Advance Group (Young Adults) - Old Irving Park, Kit Mohler
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Old Irving Park, Kit Mohler
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - Roscoe Village, Michael & Kristin Risher
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Roscoe Village, Michael & Kristin Risher
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Advance Group (Young Adults, Guys Only) - Logan Square, Landon Davis
Advance Group (Young Adults, Guys Only) - Logan Square, Landon Davis
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - Jefferson Park, Danielle Morales & Eneida Reyes
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Jefferson Park, Danielle Morales & Eneida Reyes
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Advance Group (Young Adults, Men) - Humboldt Park, Raoul Adwan
Advance Group (Young Adults, Men) - Humboldt Park, Raoul Adwan
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - Portage Park, Nathaniel Carrasco
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Portage Park, Nathaniel Carrasco
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - Old Irving Park, Daniel Alvarez
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Old Irving Park, Daniel Alvarez
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - North Park, Tom Muldoon
Advance Group (Young Adults) - North Park, Tom Muldoon
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Advance Group (Young Adults) - Portage Park, Ozzy & Alanna Cardenas
Advance Group (Young Adults) - Portage Park, Ozzy & Alanna Cardenas
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C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Portage Park, Taylor & MJ Regan
C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Portage Park, Taylor & MJ Regan
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C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Albany Park, Luis & Carmen Serbia
C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Albany Park, Luis & Carmen Serbia
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C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Jefferson Park, Jerry Matos & Jake Allen
C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Jefferson Park, Jerry Matos & Jake Allen
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Open Adults Group - Southwest Side, Isaias & Elizabeth Gonzalez
Open Adults Group - Southwest Side, Isaias & Elizabeth Gonzalez
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Open Adults Group - Belmont Cragin, Karina Gonzalez
Open Adults Group - Belmont Cragin, Karina Gonzalez
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Open Adults Group - Old Irving Park, Kristina Rivera
Open Adults Group - Old Irving Park, Kristina Rivera
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Open Adults Group - Portage Park, Matt & Mary K Wendel
Open Adults Group - Portage Park, Matt & Mary K Wendel
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Open Adults Group - Southwest Suburbs, Mark & Lisa Basnight
Open Adults Group - Southwest Suburbs, Mark & Lisa Basnight
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Open Adults Group - Northwest Suburbs, Mike & Claire Nelson
Open Adults Group - Northwest Suburbs, Mike & Claire Nelson
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Open Adults Group - Skokie, Jayson Varghese
Open Adults Group - Skokie, Jayson Varghese
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Open Adults Group - Jefferson Park, Johnny & Carly La Luz
Open Adults Group - Jefferson Park, Johnny & Carly La Luz
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Open Adults Group - Pilsen, Jake Sparlin
Open Adults Group - Pilsen, Jake Sparlin
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Spanish Group - Norwood Park, Andres & Yadira Restrepo
Spanish Group - Norwood Park, Andres & Yadira Restrepo
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Marrieds Group - Albany Park, Logan & Angela Brown
Marrieds Group - Albany Park, Logan & Angela Brown
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Marrieds Group (Newlyweds) - West Ridge, Bruce & Cinda Shaver
Marrieds Group (Newlyweds) - West Ridge, Bruce & Cinda Shaver
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Marrieds Group (Spanish) - Evergreen Park, Tomas & Norma Valadez
Marrieds Group (Spanish) - Evergreen Park, Tomas & Norma Valadez
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Marrieds Group - Portage Park, Joel & Sri Paulraj
Marrieds Group - Portage Park, Joel & Sri Paulraj
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Men's Group - Evanston, Sidney Stewart
Men's Group - Evanston, Sidney Stewart
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Men's Group - Portage Park, Robert Lee
Men's Group - Portage Park, Robert Lee
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Men's Group - Elmwood Park, David Carrasco, Milton Torres, & Sandro Irizarry
Men's Group - Elmwood Park, David Carrasco, Milton Torres, & Sandro Irizarry
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Men's Group - Old Irving Park, Freddy Flores
Men's Group - Old Irving Park, Freddy Flores
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Women's Group - Dunning, Barbara Karpouzian
Women's Group - Dunning, Barbara Karpouzian
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Women's Group - Albany Park, Julia Birnbaum
Women's Group - Albany Park, Julia Birnbaum
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Women's Group - Jefferson Park, Bianka Beres
Women's Group - Jefferson Park, Bianka Beres
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Single Moms Group - Chicago Tabernacle, Kayneisha Washington
Single Moms Group - Chicago Tabernacle, Kayneisha Washington
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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Is there a capacity to these groups? 

Yes, we have a capacity for each group. Once the capacity is reached, you may sign up for the waiting list.

 

2.  I can’t attend all the meetings, can I still register? 

We ask that you register for a group in which you are able to commit to all the meetings.

 

3.  Can I bring a friend? 

These groups are for those who have registered and committed. However, we encourage you to invite your friend to one of our Becoming Group hangouts, stay tuned for more details!

 

4.  I missed the registration deadline, can I still sign-up? 

If you missed the registration deadline & groups fill up, we will have a waitlist open for next term.

 

5.  What content will we be discussing? 

All groups will have discussion around the previous Sunday’s sermon.

 

6.  Is there childcare? 

Childcare is provided only for our Single Mom’s Becoming Group for children ages 3-12.

 

7.  Can I participate in more than one group? 

Due to limited space, we ask that you register and commit to one group only.

 

8.  The group I wanted is full, and I don’t see any more groups in my area, will there be more groups available? 

Yes! We are working diligently to provide more groups, so more people can participate in the next cycle starting in September.

 

9. I’m interested in Hosting, Supporting or Facilitating a group, who do I speak with?

Wonderful! Please email becominggroups@chicagotabernacle.org and we will send you an application.

Meet the Becoming Groups Coordinator

Pastor Jake Sparlin was born and raised in Chicago. After attending Chicago Tabernacle in Spring 2007, he encountered God through The Story of Love and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Pastor Jake’s journey into the ministry began soon thereafter.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Pastor Jake came on staff full-time in early 2008. He continued to serve in a variety of ways for the next several years, including Assistant to Pastor Toledo, Children’s Ministry Director, and Youth Pastor. Now Pastor Jake serves the church as Associate Pastor.