LIFE Groups

LIFEGroup-LogoFind fellowship with other believers around God’s Word by joining a women’s LIFE Group. LIFE Groups meet at various times and locations throughout the week. Many groups study the current sermon series while others use other gospel-centered studies or other books of the Bible. Review the complete list of Women’s LIFE Groups and register today!

While we would like to see everyone involved in a LIFE Group, we recognize that people are looking for other learning opportunities. See our Electives page for both Sunday and mid-week options.

Ministries for Moms

Wednesdays, September 21 – April 16, 2017, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Great opportunities for women that include childcare for infants to 5-year-olds!

  1. Entrusted with a Child’s Heart
    Join other moms as we learn how to build your family on the foundation of the gospel. Registration is no longer open, but contact Linda Green if you are interested in joining in the fall.
  2. Life in Christ
    We will learn together how to live fruitful and purpose-filled lives (in our homes, relationships, ministries, work) for the Lord’s Glory thru the life-transforming gospel of Christ. 

    Contact the LIFE Group leader.

Upcoming Events

Newcomers Reception for Women – Are you new to The Orchard? Have you attended for sometime but are looking to get more connected? Come to a Newcomers Reception Tuesday, March 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at 404 W. Braeside Drive, Arlington Heights. RSVP to Linda Green at 224.764.4017 by March 13.

Past Events

Women’s Event: A Gospel Gathering, February 25, 2017 – Kristen Wetherell’s Message, Sarah Walton’s Message


FOCUS Support Group
FOCUS Ministries provides hope, encouragements, education, and support to women who are struggling in difficult circumstances especially dysfunctional marriages or spousal abuse. For a meeting location and time, please email or call 847-392-4840.

Divorce Care
If you are separated or divorced, DivorceCare is a place to experience support and healing. This program has a 13-week curriculum, combining biblical teaching from Christian counselors and pastors with small group interaction and sharing. Cost is $15 and childcare is provided. Contact Liz Kruit with questions and for more information about the next session.

Read Linda Green’s blog: Chosen and Called

Coffee Talks

Would you like an opportunity to chat about things on your heart or finding your place in the body of Christ? Come spend an hour with Linda Green, Director of Women’s Ministries. Contact Linda Green at 224.764.4017 for an appointment.

Titus 2 Training

This two-year discipleship course is designed to foster inter-generational relationships among women who love God’s Word and desire to know what it means to glorify God as described in Titus 2. Our mission is to encourage and equip older and younger women, both married and single, to live for God’s glory in every area of their lives. We meet four Thursday evenings in the fall, and four evenings in the winter/spring. For more information, contact Linda Green, 224.764.4017.


Pray First
This is a great opportunity to gather together to pray for local, regional and international prayer items.

Mom’s Prayer Group
Are you interested in finding other moms who are praying for their children, teachers, and schools? Contact Rachel Lehner, 847.590.1089.