Explore God chicago

Explore God with us.

Have you ever wondered about spiritual things or wanted to raise your hand in a service and ask a question or three? Know someone else who has (#askingforafriend)? How do we go about answering these questions and helping others along the way? How do we work together to EXPLORE GOD?

Explore God takes on tough questions that deserve deep, intelligent, and nuanced answers – questions about God, purpose, suffering, Jesus, the Bible, religion, and more. We want to see God’s story with fresh eyes, start conversations and give people something valuable to think about to take next steps of faith.


Asking tough questions

For five consecutive weeks, beginning January 27, College Church will join over 750 churches in the Chicagoland Explore God initiative. Pastor Moody will preach sermons Sunday mornings at 8, 9:30 and 11. Each week he will explore one of the most-asked questions about who God is and how we know Him.

January 27 – Is there a God?

February 3 – Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?

February 10 – Is Jesus Really God?

February 17 – Is the Bible Reliable?

February 24 – Can I Know God Personally?


Join a Discussion Group

Throughout the following week, discussion groups will meet together to ask questions that come out of the sermon, all within the context of conversation and exploration. Groups will meet on the College Church campus and off-site at local businesses and homes. 

  • College Church- Room C104A (Sundays, 4:30 p.m. 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24)

  • College Church- Room C101 (Mondays, 6:30 p.m. 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25) NOTE: Group no longer meeting

  • Cafe K'Tizo (Mondays, 6:30 p.m. 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25)

  • Wheaton Public Library (Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26) 

  • My Half of the Sky (Wednesdays at 7 p.m., 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27)

  • College Church-Room C104A (Thursdays, 7 p.m. 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28)

  • First Trust (Thursdays, 6 p.m. 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28) NOTE: Group no longer meeting

Explore God Discussion Groups are safe environments to ask challenging spiritual questions. These groups wrestle with questions people have about God, faith, religion and the Bible. Everyone is invited and there is no cost to attend, so join us as we explore God together! Email Kylie to get connected into one of the discussion groups listed here or others we are forming at different times and locations.

To see some of the other discussion group locations, use the finder. In order to find resources for a group or individual, you must create an account, sign in and go to the resources page.