If you are looking to get connected at HOPE Church, then our HOPEgatherings are a great first step! These mid-sized community groups (8-35 people) meet weekly. Think of a small church experience within a large church community. Each group is unique, but the core experience is the same – spiritual growth in the context of community. Highly relational, Biblical, and a great way to connect with other sojourners of the faith. Check out the following HOPEgatherings:
Gospel of Mark (open to all adults): Do you want to understand the Bible better by reading just one book? Then the Gospel of Mark is for you! All ages are invited for the Gospel of Mark HOPEgathering! Sundays at 10:30 in the Adult Ministry Center starting on January 14th. Led by Pastor Keith and Larry Vobr!
Not a Fan (open to all adults): Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.” Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. Build around the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, this one of kind study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus. Sundays at 10:30am in the Adult Ministry Center starting on January 14th. Led by Sandy Slaughter.
Philippians: To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain (open to all adults): Join Matt Chandler, Teaching Pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, TX, as he walks us through this most intimate of all Paul’s letters and paints a beautiful picture of what it is to be a mature Christian. Sundays at 9am in the Adult Ministry Center, starting on January 14th. Led by Pastor Patrick and Jason Heydt.
Extreme Grandparenting: Grandparenthood is far more than rocking chairs. It is a second chance to do all of the “ought tos” and “should haves” that the busyness and demands of daily parenthood kept you from doing. It is living part of the idealistic dream of parenthood that real life, diapers, soccer practice, dance lessons, and waiting up for teenagers prevented you from doing. Grandparenthood allows you to play a key role in writing the history of a generation that you will some day leave in charge. Led by Bonnie Knight and Rose Allen on Sunday Mornings at 10:30am in the Adult Ministry Center starting on January 14th.
Work + Faith Educators Edition (open to all adults in who work in education including: teachers, professors, para professionals, school administrators, etc.):According to a recent LeTourneau University study only 30% of churched adults can clearly see how their work can serve God or a higher purpose, while more than 66% struggle to feel a connection between what they believe with what they do daily. This is a significant disconnect considering that the majority of our “awake” hours are spent pursuing various vocations. Work + Faith addresses this challenge through a 10-week, film-based experience that helps Christians connect faith with all of life; whether that be tending a garden, caring for children, swinging a hammer, or negotiating a business deal. Join us for Work + Faith beginning 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 17th in our Adult Ministry Center. Led by Pastor Steve Grosz and Pat Compton
The Forgotten God (open to all adults): In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. Join Pastor Keith Wednesdays at 6:30pm in HOPE’s Upper Room starting on January 17th.
Financial Peace University (open to all adults): This class consists of a nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. It will incorporate small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. Cost is approximately $90/per couple and includes resources. Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm starting on January 17th in the Adult Ministry Center. Led by Jared and Erica Wiegandt. Click here to register for this class.
The Daniel Plan (open to all adults): This six-session video-based study from Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman is centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. With support from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick Warren and thousands of people from his congregation started on a journey to transform their own lives. It’s called The Daniel Plan and it works for one simple reason: God designed your body to be healthy and He provided everything you need to thrive and live an abundant life. Meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays, starting on January 17thin the Worship Center. Led by Anna Simmers and Nikki Kieffer.
The Book of Genesis (open to all adults) Join Pastor Paul and Chris Zygarlykie as they explore the book of Genesis covering creation, the fall, the flood, and so much more! This HOPEgathering will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Adult Ministry Center starting on January 17th.
Sharing Jesus Without Fear (open to all adults): This study will focus on how to share your faith with others in a way that leads to healthy dialogue. Sunday afternoons at 2pm. January 14th and January 21st. This class will also be offered on March 11th and 18th (2-week seminar) in the Adult Ministry Center.
All the Places to Go (for young adults 18-30 years old): Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become. In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. Young Adults gathering led by Eric Morrow and Wyatt Holtz. Sundays at 7:30pm starting on January 14th in the Adult Ministry Center.
Finding Your Way Back to God (open to all adults): This video series is a 5-week study designed for people who desire to reconnect with their faith or who desire to begin their faith journey with Christ. This class meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the HOPE Library. Starts on January 17th. Led by Drew Jaeger.
The Book of Daniel (Women’s Coffee Break) The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.Tuesday Mornings in the Adult Ministry Center at 9:30am starting on January 16th. Led by Cheryl Stauffenecker.