Life is better together!

Here at Lakeland, we believe that life is better when you can grow in community with other Christians. Our small groups are more than just weekly bible studies, they're communities who provide love, support, and encouragement as each member takes the next steps in their walk with Christ.

Your Small Group Starts Here

The Gathering is an open group for adults to explore God, connect with others, and form relationships that will form into smaller groups over time.

This is a relaxed time to fellowship, pray, have biblical discussions, and the opportunity to truly understand what it means to be in a small group. The Gathering is for anyone who wants to start creating a deeper connection with God and others, and those who want to expand their current connections.

The Gathering takes place at 10:30 AM every Sunday after the first service. For more information or questions contact Nicole Holzbauer.


For those adults desiring deeper connectedness with God and others in a small group environment. Check out all the current open small groups below. To get plugged in make sure to contact the group leader below.

Monday Small Groups

Women's Small Group - Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from, 7-9pm, in Gurnee. Contact Lisa Weyerhaeuser for questions or interest.

Men in their 20's - Meets Monday nights, 7-9pm, in the Lakeland Conference room. Contact Brad Anderson for questions or interest.

Tuesday Small Groups

Ben Mortiz -  Meets in the evenings in Waukegan -

Brad and Kim Anderson - Meets at 6:30 in Lindenhurst -

Wednesday Small Groups

Charlie Crowther - Meets in Gurnee and Antioch -

Dan and BethAnn Burg - Meets 6:30pm in Lindenhurst -

Women’s Small Group - Meets Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm in Waukegan. Contact Kristin Elliott for questions or interest.

Thursday Small Group

Grant and Kari Robinson - Meets in the evenings in Lake Villa -

Friday Small Groups

Ted and Lisa Hanagan - Meets in the evenings in Libertyville and Gurnee -

Scott and Abby Anderson - Meets Fridays at 7pm in Antioch -

Men's Small Group - Meets Friday mornings, 6:30-8am, every week at Panera in Gurnee. Contact Dave Karlson for details.

Outreach Small Groups

Serve with others as a small group.  To get plugged in make sure to contact the group leader below.

Love INC. Small Group // Sundays 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Love INC. small group ministers to neighbors in need and is lead by Jeff Van Etten. This group meets 3x a month at various homes for small group and serves together 1x a month (usually on a Sunday). Service this fall is at Christ Community Church (2500 Dowie Memorial Dr, Zion, IL) from 6-7pm. People are welcome to join and serve with the group at anytime. The next service dates are: October 7, November 4 and December 2.

For more information contact Adam Tyner.

Stonebridge Small Group // Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This group ministers to adults with physical disabilities at Stonebridge. This community is coordinated by Susan Robinson. On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month this group meets at Lakeland and on the 2nd and 4th of each month at Stonebridge. Anyone is welcome to serve with the group at Stonebridge on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

For more information contact Susan Robinson.