THE SPIRIT OF LIFE. THE GIFT OF GOD. THE COUNSELOR. THE SPIRIT OF GLORY.  THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD.  Have you ever wondered about the Holy Spirit? Who is He?  What is He all about? … and why does He sometimes seem forgotten?  You’re invited to join the conversation about who the Holy Spirit is at Disciple Now 2012. 

DNow is a weekend journey to know God more. DNow is unique because all the activities are held at Bloomingdale Church and the surrounding community.

Registration/Parental Permission

  • Parents/Guardians must give permission.  (Online only)
  • An annual YG Contract must be on file.  (If you did not complete one this fall, go to: to print the contract.  Turn in to gym office mailbox)
  • Online registration is open now and closes Sunday, November 11.
  • The cost is $45/student or $70/family (discounted for multiple family members).
Online Permission: Multiple Students/family ($70/family)


Online Permission: 1 student in family ($45)



Retreat Info

Arrival: Friday 7-7:45PM
Departure: Sunday 12PM

Who is our speaker?

Jonathan Thurman grew up in the cornfields of Ohio and came to know the Lord at a young age. After High School, he moved to Africa for a year where God gave him an interest in missions. He has led small groups for Jr. High, High School, and College students in the past and is currently a student at Moody Bible Institute. Jonathan and his wife, Felicia, sense the Lord leading them to a career as overseas Missionaries in the future, but for now he is grateful for the opportunity to teach the Bible in Chicagoland.

Host Homes 

The students will be staying in pre-arranged church member’s homes on Friday & Saturday night. Each host home will have host parents. The host parents will provide sleeping quarters and are welcome to participate in the in-home activities.

Small Group Leaders 

There will be two adult small group leaders in each small group. Students will be guided by their small group leader. Leaders will also stay at the host home and lead small group breakouts.

Saturday Afternoon Breakouts

Each student will have an opportunity to choose one Saturday afternoon Sacred Space activity based upon how they best connect with God personally.  Options will include: worship through the arts, nature, stillness, service, and Bible study. Most of these options include visiting a different place around DuPage County.

Saturday Night Chicagoland Youth Gathering

We are connected with a family of churches called the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA).  The C&MA is a worldwide movement to make known the good news of Jesus.  We are blessed to have others who are on the same mission right in our neighborhood.  On Saturday night we’ll gather with five other C&MA churches for a student-led, out-of-the-box night of praise and worship

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