Men's Ministry


Light: Our men are tied into local sports leagues for softball and golf. Includes easy entry activities like watching sports, eating meals together and playing cards.


Medium: Doing service projects together in the community. Serving in our regular church programs.
Heavy: Men's Growth Groups - small home Bible studies

The heaviest commitment a man can make at the Christian Church of Manteno is to serve as an Elder or Deacon. (The attached video was from November 2012, where we ordained new Elders and Deacons and where many of our men signed The Resolution, based on the movie Courageous)


Podcast:  a way to fellowship and enjoy.  Download and listen then come hang out with the guys. At CCM, we use a podcast by Craig Groeschel. His Leadership Program makes a great tool for personal growth and easy participation as we gather as a group of guys of all ages in a different location bi-weekly. (Several also chose to download his notes following the podcast) Enlightening, fulfilling and welcoming fellowship among men. Join us at 7:00pm every other week, we're very casual. Call us at 815/468-6468 to receive the next location and podcast number to listen to, or come worship with us on Sunday's at 10:00am. There you'll find posted in the worship program the next event. You'll be glad you did!

Women's Ministry

Sister A.C.T. = Sisters Actively Caring Together

Bible Studies: See the weekly bulletin for location and time

Ladies' Book Club: This periodic gathering discusses books of interest to Christian women. Please contact the church office or see our Latest Events for details about the next meeting.

Ladies' Retreat: Usually held on the weekends to help strength the fellowship within the women of the church.


Prayer Points: Bi-monthly quilting and devotional gathering to make quilts for people needing TLC.