Adult Faith Formation

GCC’s Adult Faith Formation programs explore a wide range of topics from practical spirituality, to historical theology, to contemporary events within a faith perspective. Adult education at GCC is designed to engage the members of the church and the wider community in spiritual growth and constructive change.

Spiritual Life Center

The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is based on a comprehensive interfaith research study on the nature of Spiritual Life in faith communities, designed and conducted by Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  A licensed psychologist, Rev. McKay is Pastoral Associate for Spiritual Life at GCC.

Designed by Rev. McKay, the Spiritual Life Team Ministry provides a safe space for people to share their spiritual lives and grow in their ability and comfort with prayer.  The Spiritual Life Team Ministry is a unique and powerful opportunity to learn to identify and share God moments and prayers with others in an entirely safe environment.   Teams meet for one hour each month.  The teams concentrate on developing an understanding of spiritual life both as individuals and as members of a Spiritual Life Team. To date, teams have been all-female, all-male, and couples. More mixed men and women’s teams are being planned, as well as a “praying in sign language” Spiritual Life Team. For more information, contact Rev. Bobbie McKay.

gcc speakers’ forum

Our popular GCC Speaker’s Forum offers informative, thoughtful, and inspiring presentations by experts in their fields. Presented once a month, many programs will be preceded by a community inter-generational dinner and also include an opportunity to engage in hands-on mission outreach. The spring schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 23  at 7:00 pm: Dominic Trumfio: A New Vision Dominic Trumfio has helped to shape the new Vision Statement of Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chicago.
  • Wednesday, March 9, at 7:00 pm: What is the mental health toll from youth performance activities and what can we Do?  The GCC WISE Mental Health Team is hosting a Speakers’ Forum, Practice, Pause, and Performance, to further discuss and understand the mental health challenges that our youth experience when involved in sports and performance activities.
  • Friday, March 4, at 7:00 pm: Singing Out loud – Celebrating LGBTQ+ Composers, Lyricists, and performers. Join Jeannie Tanner, Daryl Nitz, and George Howe as they celebrate Glenview Community Church’s 12 year anniversary of being an open and affirming congregation.
  • Wednesday, February 16th at 7 PM: The Secure Jobs Act with ARISE Chicago and panel discussion (intergenerational Chipotle dinner at 6 PM)
  • Wednesday, January 12th at 7 PM: Mexico’s Work Revolution with Megan Martin – click HERE to view the video.
  • Wednesday, January 26th at 7 PM: Restore Justice with Rev. Lindsay Hammond – click HERE to view the Zoom video.
  • October 27th: Hollywood writer, producer and director, Heidi Ewing – click HERE to view the Zoom video.

Current program information can be found on the Connect/News & Upcoming Events page.