We believe that one of the best ways to grow in Christian Maturity is to be involved in a small group that studies, prays and serves. All of our small groups are open, just show up or call the church office for location information if it is unclear. We have a variety of small groups:
Groups Meeting at the Church
Roberts Small Group
Meeting the 2nd Sundays each month (4:30-6:30 p.m.) in the Administrative Building Lower Conference Room and the 4th Sunday each month (4:30-7:30 p.m.) in the Sanctuary Foyer.
This group gathers at 4:30 p.m. for a time of prayer, around 5:30 p.m. they eat a meal together (4th Sundays only) and at 6:30 they study the scriptures together. What makes this gathering unique is the presence of all the children who participate in the study and prayer time.
For 2019 we are using The Gospel Centered Life.
Women-Only Small Group
Stadt Small Group
This group meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary Foyer. This gathering of mostly retired women have been meeting for more than 20 years. New additions are welcome! They work through topical studies and books of the Bible. Currently, they are on summer break. Check back for the starting date which will be in September, 2019.
Men-Only Small Groups
Thursday Morning Men’s Book Club
These men gather at 6:30 a.m. in the Administrative Building Lower Conference Room to read and discuss books on Christian living and discipleship. As of January 2019, they are studying James using The Message by Eugene Peterson.
These men gather at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Building Lower Conference Room to study and pray together. There are also times to enjoy fun and fellowship as a group. The group is between 5-7 men on any given week with some being members or regular attenders of Hope in Christ and others being friends who are interested. Currently, this group is on summer break. Check back to find the starting time, which will be in September 2019.
Groups Meeting in Homes
Boer Small Group
Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Michael and Jennifer Boer’s home. This group gathers at 6:30 p.m. for a time of prayer and study. They are currently studying “Sharing Jesus Without Fear” by Bill Fay. Call the church office for contact information if you are interested in joining.
Laninga Small Group
Meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at Linda McConnaughey’s home, although this schedule may vary during the summer months. This group gathers at 7:00 p.m. for a time of prayer and study. They alternate between a book on Christian discipleship and a book of Scripture. Currently, this group is studying the book of Hebrews. Call the church office for contact information if you are interested in joining.
Richards Small Group
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month, at the David and Ida Richards’ home to discuss Believe. The dates may vary during the summer months. Call the office for details and directions.