Hope has a variety of opportunities for adults to learn, find support and serve together. It begins with our large group gathering for worship and teaching Sunday mornings, and filters into smaller sized groups where, along with being inspired to grow, connections are made and friendships are built.
LIFE GROUPS focus on the study of a special topic or book with a small group of adults. Life Groups are semester based and seasonal, with semesters running 6-8 weeks in fall and spring. Learning, growing together and making life application are the main goals of Life Groups. Entry points to groups take place one month prior to a group’s launch (Sept or Jan). Groups are newly formed each semester, some meeting in homes, some meeting Sunday evenings at Hope. Childcare is provided for all the groups that meet at Hope, while only some home groups do. If you have interest in leading a LG, contact Pastor Dave.
GRO GROUPS focus on providing support and encouragement with a starting point being one thing each in the group has in common - their X Factor. The X Factor could be anything from a shared experience, to a role you share, a topic you all want to pursue, to an activity you all love to do, to a common goal, to an event you support - the possibilities are almost limitless. This ‘doing-life-together’, while giving each other support & encouragement as you go, is a Gro Group’s main goal. Groups exist for as long as members find benefit. The frequency of most GG’s is once a month, but can vary. Contact the leader of a group to find out more. New groups form as needed. If you have interest in forming and leading a GG, contact Pastor Dave.
Click the link below for information on all current GRO GROUPS.
ESSENTIALS OF DISCIPLESHIP
ESSENTIALS OF DISCIPLESHIP is a 40 week course studying the core of Christian discipleship. The goal is to make progress toward spiritual maturity, to grow in your knowledge of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, and to evaluate whether leadership in the church might be for you.
Completing the EoD course will soon be a requirement for a leadership position at Hope. Five classes make up the EoD course: BIBLE, S.H.A.P.E., DEVOTION, DOCTRINE, & LEADERSHIP. Essentials is great for beginners in the faith as well as seasoned disciples.
For more information, contact Pastor Dave.
SUNDAY GROUPS (commonly known as Sunday School) are classes that meet each Sunday morning at Hope for the purpose of Biblical education. However, they also provide a space to make new connections and for shared prayer support. On any given Sunday there are three classes running simultaneously. One is a general study of a book of the Bible, a ladies’ study group and a topical group. Groups meet from 9:15-10:15 am
WOMEN & MEN
Our WOMEN plan events throughout the year that encourage the development of relationships and give opportunity for discipleship. Women’s Tapestry Ministry meets in fall and spring for encouragement and teaching unique to women and their calling as women of God.
The MEN of HOPE meet primarily in GRO Groups monthly, with a breakfast Summit three times a year.
Special events for both men and women are peppered in throughout the year. Check the events page regularly for special events. Questions? Contact Pastor Dave.
WORLD VIEW MONTHLY actually fits the bill for Gro Groups, having the X Factor of interest in cultural events and the world views they represent. But since WVM is not solely populated by Hope members (it’s an Issachar Imperative formed group), it is not a GG. WVM is made up of people from a wide range of ages and church backgrounds that get together to discuss the implications of developing news stories, social media trends and other noteworthy cultural items in light of a biblical word view. WVM meets at 7pm, the 4th Tuesday night of the month at Hope and is open to the public, no sign ups necessary.