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Sunday Nights

Sunday Nights at Magnify are all about connection, learning and family. Starting on January 9 classes meet weekly, with special dates and exceptions listed below.

Rockford & Northview (at our Rockford location)

  • 5:30pm, Snacks
  • 5:45pm, Kids (Birth-Grade 4) check-in begins
  • 6pm, Adult classes begin
  • For students grades 5-12, click here for meeting times

Special Dates and Events

  • Feb 13 Super Bowl Sunday – One Adult Class, Modified Kid’s Programming
  • Feb 20 Praise Service
  • Apr 3 No PM Programming (Spring Break)
  • Apr 17 No PM Programming (Easter)
  • May 8 No PM Programming (Mother’s Day)
  • May 22 Annual Meeting, No Adult Programming
  • May 29 No PM Programming (Memorial Day Weekend)

Sunday Nights Classes

The Life of Faith: A Study in Ephesians
It can be so easy to forget how much God has given you in Christ. Grab your Bible and join us for a discussion of Ephesians, where reminders of God's provision for the life of faith will encourage, challenge, and ultimately lead us into worship.

Teacher: Josh Vajda
Dates: Jan 9-Feb 6
Where: Rockford Auditorium


Marriage Class
Come join us for another round of our marriage class. Years of discovery and life experience are boiled down into the things we've found most important and helpful for every couple to know and practice. Honest dialogue about our marriages will give you categories and handles for understanding and improving your marriage. Whether you have major struggles that you are working through or just want to make something good even better, this is a great place to start.

Teachers: Gary and Lisa Heim, Karen Baker, Louie and Mona Konopka
Where: Rockford Portable 3


GriefShare
Grieving the loss of someone close to you? Find comfort and support at GriefShare. No matter if the loss is recent or years ago, doing grief work leads to a path of healing. GriefShare is a Christ-centered, 13 week video-based ministry. This class is designed to reach and help Magnify Church attendees as well as any community members in the grieving process in a safe and loving environment. One may join on any week, though attendees are encouraged to commit to all sessions if possible.

Facilitators: Melissa Sagorski-Hall and Todd Heminger
Where: Rockford Room 304


Grafted Adoption Support Class
Come join us for ten classes designed to review and discuss material from the past four years of support classes. We will have different facilitators and lots of time for question and answer as well as small group sharing time. Some of the topics include: How to address physical, emotional, spiritual, social and educational issues with adopted kids; How to teach children to self-regulate; How to be a trauma informed caregiver and how to take care of yourself as a caregiver. Watch for specific dates and topics in a future Grafted email or on the blog. https://magnifychurch.org/grafted/

Facilitator: Lesley Zainea
Where: Rockford Room 421


Parenting
Parenting is a class intended to help us find some anchor points in this challenging adventure of raising kids and teens. The class will focus on categories like Vision, Prayer, Dialogue, Conflict, Boundaries and Third Party Voices. We know there are a thousand different questions and challenges that each of us face as parents, so we hope that these categories will help ground us in what God has called us to as parents and invite us to lean in to Him for the growth that He alone can accomplish. Bring your struggles and questions as we process together with each other and hear biblical wisdom from a variety of different speakers.

Facilitator: Steve High, with various guest speakers
Dates: March 20 - May 5
Where: Rockford Room TBA


Women's Study: Momma Bear Apologetics
Train yourself. Equip your kids. Learn how to raise kids who think critically, love biblically, and stand firm against the cultural tide.

Facilitator: Heidi Schuyten
Who: All Women
Cost: $12 (book only) Register
Where: Rockford Room 300

Jan 16
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Creating Safety in Community (1:2)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Intro to Groups and Study

Jan 23
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Predestination and Hell (1:5, 11)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 1, Women: Ephesians 1

Jan 30
5:45-6:15 Banjo and Bluegrass Hymns with Dan
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 1, Women: Ephesians 1

Feb 6
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Breaking Family Cycles (2:1-3)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 2, Women: Ephesians 2

Feb 13
TBD

Feb 20
Praise Service at Rockford - No programming at Ensley

Feb 27
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Parenting (2:10)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 2, Women: Ephesians 2

Mar 6
5:45-6:15 Banjo and Bluegrass Hymns with Dan
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 3, Women: Ephesians 3

Mar 13
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Forgiveness
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 3, Women: Ephesians 3

Mar 20
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Oneness vs Universalism (4:4-5)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 4, Women: Ephesians 4

Mar 27
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Grieving the Spirit (4:30)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 4, Women: Ephesians 4

Apr 3
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Sex in Marriage (5:10)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 5, Women: Ephesians 5

Apr 10
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Sexuality and Gender (5:22-28)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 5, Women: Ephesians 5

Apr 17
No programming for Easter

Apr 24
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: TBD
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 6, Women: Ephesians 6

May 1
5:45-6:15 Cultural discussion: Spiritual Warfare (6:10-18)
6:15-7:30 Groups - Men: Ephesians 6, Women: Ephesians 6

May 15
6-7:15 Songs and Testimonies of the Goodness of God