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.
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!
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@
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.