arrow-left-2arrow-left-openarrow-right-2arrow-right-openarrow-rightbbgcalendardownload-arrowdownloademailfacebookfaxgoogleplusinstagramlinkedinmap-markermapphonepinterestplaysearchtumblrtwittervimeowordmarkxyoutube
Close

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 | Married Groups | Single Moms Group | New Believer’s 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!

Becoming Groups Waitlist
Becoming Groups Waitlist
Learn More Sign Up Here
Barbara Karpouzian, Women's Group - Jefferson Park
Barbara Karpouzian, Women's Group - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Julia Birnbaum, Women's Group - Albany Park
Julia Birnbaum, Women's Group - Albany Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Robert Lee, Men's Group - Jefferson Park
Robert Lee, Men's Group - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
David Carrasco, Men's Group - Elmwood Park
David Carrasco, Men's Group - Elmwood Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Joel & Sri Paulraj, Marrieds Group - Portage Park
Joel & Sri Paulraj, Marrieds Group - Portage Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Logan & Angela Brown, Marrieds Group - Jefferson Park
Logan & Angela Brown, Marrieds Group - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Eddie & Marisol Negron, Marrieds Group - Jefferson Park
Eddie & Marisol Negron, Marrieds Group - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Tomas & Norma Valadez, Marrieds Group (Spanish) - Evergreen Park
Tomas & Norma Valadez, Marrieds Group (Spanish) - Evergreen Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Bruce & Cinda Shaver, Marrieds Group (Newlyweds) - West Ridge
Bruce & Cinda Shaver, Marrieds Group (Newlyweds) - West Ridge
Learn More Sign Up Here
Rigoberto & Mary Quiles, Marrieds Group - O'Hare
Rigoberto & Mary Quiles, Marrieds Group - O'Hare
Learn More Sign Up Here
Phil Kim, Advance Young Adults - Avondale
Phil Kim, Advance Young Adults - Avondale
Learn More Sign Up Here
Marcos Bernal, Advance Young Adults - Galewood
Marcos Bernal, Advance Young Adults - Galewood
Learn More Sign Up Here
Raoul Adwan, Advance Young Adults - Humboldt Park
Raoul Adwan, Advance Young Adults - Humboldt Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Kathryn Risher, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Kathryn Risher, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Landon Davis, Advance Young Adults (Guys Only) - Logan Square
Landon Davis, Advance Young Adults (Guys Only) - Logan Square
Learn More Sign Up Here
Mary Cardenas, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Mary Cardenas, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Eneida Reyes, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Eneida Reyes, Advance Young Adults - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Taylor & MJ Regan, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Portage Park
Taylor & MJ Regan, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Portage Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Luis & Carmen Serbia, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Albany Park
Luis & Carmen Serbia, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Albany Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Jake Allen & Jerry Matos, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Jefferson Park
Jake Allen & Jerry Matos, C1/10 Group (30s + 40s) - Jefferson Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Mark & Lisa Basnight, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Southwest Suburbs
Mark & Lisa Basnight, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Southwest Suburbs
Learn More Sign Up Here
Marcel & Elci Bellanfonte, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Albany Park
Marcel & Elci Bellanfonte, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Albany Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Nathaniel Carrasco, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Portage Park
Nathaniel Carrasco, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Portage Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
Jose Soto & Jayson Varghese, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Skokie
Jose Soto & Jayson Varghese, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Skokie
Learn More Sign Up Here
Mike & Claire Nelson, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Northwest Suburbs
Mike & Claire Nelson, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Northwest Suburbs
Learn More Sign Up Here
Matt & Mary K Wendel, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Portage Park
Matt & Mary K Wendel, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Portage Park
Learn More Sign Up Here
John & Bethany Searls, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Near North Side
John & Bethany Searls, Open Adults Group (20 & up) - Near North Side
Learn More Sign Up Here
Kayneisha Washington, Single Mom's Group - Chicago Tabernacle
Kayneisha Washington, Single Mom's Group - Chicago Tabernacle
Learn More Sign Up Here
Maureen Tuohy, New Believer's Group - Chicago Tabernacle
Maureen Tuohy, New Believer's Group - Chicago Tabernacle
Learn More Sign Up Here

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? 

We ask that you wait for the next cycle of sign-ups coming in September 2019. You can also sign up for the waitlist.

 

5.  What content will we be discussing? 

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

 

6.  Is there childcare? 

Unfortunately there is no childcare with the exception of the Single Mom’s group for children ages 0-12.

 

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.