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

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

For more information, contact Deacon Patrick Briggs at

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

For more information, contact Renee Weiland at

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

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, or

Megan Radowick Majewski,

Feel free to attend one of these groups, start your own, or look for one sponsored by another church using this link:

For more information, check out or contact Pastor Linda