Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

Explore God - Christus Victor

January – February 2019

What is Explore God Chicago 2019?

Explore God Chicago 2019 is a Community Outreach Initiative led by a committee of local pastors and business and ministry leaders. We all have questions about God, faith, and purpose; Explore God is a unique effort to come together to look at these questions in an open, authentic way. Join us as we explore The 7 Big Questions.  

The Seven Big Questions

  1. Does Life Have a Purpose?

  2. Is There a God?

  3. Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

  4. Is Christianity Too Narrow?

  5. Is Jesus Really God?

  6. Is the Bible Reliable?

  7. Can I Know God Personally?


What will this look like at Christus Victor?

Explore God at Christus Victor will have two major components:  a seven week preaching series called “The Seven Big Questions” and small groups of both believers and seekers for conversation on these seven big questions.


Small Groups - Adults

We will have a number of small groups that meet onsite at Christus Victor:

Men In Action – Saturdays (beginning January 12) from 7:00 – 8:15 am

For more information on MIA, contact Tom Cunniff at tcnh_89@yahoo.com

Sunday Morning Study – Sundays (beginning January 13) from 9:00 – 10:00 am

For more information, contact Deacon Patrick Briggs at deaconpjb@aol.com

Monday Night Bible Study – Every other Monday (beginning January 14) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

For more information, contact Renee Weiland at renweil@aol.com

We have 2 additional groups that meet offsite:

The Gentes’ Home —Mondays (beginning January 7) from 7:00-8:30 pm

For more information, contact Deacon Jan Spees at janetspees@gmail.com

Lys Shradeja’s Home - Sundays from 2:00-3:00pm

For more information, contact the church office at 847-437-2666

Small Groups - Youth

We also have a group intended for junior and senior high youth: JAM

Saturday Evenings (beginning January 12) from 4-6 pm at the Potuznik Home. JAM Sessions with musical experts from 4-5 pm, Food and video and discussion from 5-6 pm

For more information contact Melanie Potuznik, runner252@gmail.com or

Megan Radowick Majewski, megan.radowick@gmail.com

Feel free to attend one of these groups, start your own, or look for one sponsored by another church using this link:  https://my.exploregod.com/finder

For more information, check out https://www.exploregod.com or contact Pastor Linda lthurston@cvlutheran.org