Get Involved Hope Groups

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You have entered an area that is dangerous to independence, complacency, and worldliness. Our Hope Groups are smaller groups of people of all ages (children are especially welcome) meeting in homes throughout our community. The Church is God's chosen vehicle for the operation of His love and grace on the earth. The power and work of the Holy Spirit through a dynamic church is how God gets things done—it's how He builds His kingdom. Though the world does not see or know it yet, the Church has what the world is looking for.

Our Hope Groups play a pivotal role in helping Living Hope remain healthy as the body of Christ is being "built up until we all reach the unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13). If we are serious about making an impact in our community as a truly dynamic force of God's love, power, and grace, then we will plug into life-changing community.

Hope Groups are not just an extra Bible study during the week, they are Living Hope in its smallest form. Each Hope Group is different, but they all offer caring connection and community with others who are growing and learning in their love relationship with Jesus Christ. We've tried to provide enough locations and times to fit your schedule. Pick a day, time, and location that works for you. Try out one closest to your home or one that best fits your schedule, but find one and be a part of helping Living Hope impact this community for Jesus Christ. Visit a Hope Group this week.


Hope Group Leader Training is Saturday, August 5th from 9 -11 a.m. If you and your spouse are Hope Group Leaders, apprentices, or interested in being a leader someday, please join us for this training; childcare is provided.

Hope Group sign-up starts Sunday, August 13th. Get excited and start thinking about your first/second choice for day/time. Hope Groups are open to everyone, not just members! - Andy


Click on the links below to see a list of the Hope Group times and locations for each day.

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What are Hope Groups?

A Hope Group is a smaller group of people within our church who meet regularly to establish a sense of authentic community to live out the reality of the Christian life on a day-to-day basis. We desire to create and grow Christ-centered communities through loving, accountable, and caring relationships. Lives are changed, healing occurs, walls come down, and the love of Christ is experienced as we encounter one another in small groups of 10-20.

What is so beneficial about small groups?

The benefits of participating in our Hope Groups are far reaching. In the context of this smaller "spiritual family," you will be able to establish deeper relationships in a warm and safe environment. You will be accepted for who you are while at the same time encouraged to reach your full potential in God. This small group will be a care-giving community as well as a place to grow in areas of serving others. The Body will learn how to grow up into the fullness of Christ as we see the Lord at work in and through each other. Given the exciting growth of Living Hope, Hope Groups are the primary place to connect with others in meaningful and special ways. Any other ministries or studies are all meant to be a complement to Hope Groups and not a substitute.

How are Hope Groups structured?

The exact structure and nature of what takes place within the groups will vary depending upon the personality, availability, and gifts of the leaders. We need to respect and make room for the various ways in which the Holy Spirit will work in each group. Although the purpose of the Hope Group is to provide a context for developing relationships, encouraging people in their faith, and assisting in the meeting of needs, we are careful not to allow them to become exclusivistic in nature. Ultimately, we want to see more people reached and new Groups started all the time.

Who should participate?

We expect every member at Living Hope to get involved in a Hope Group so he or she can be served and serve in accountable, loving relationships. We also strongly encourage people who regularly attend Living Hope to join a Group. Church membership is not a requirement for participation. Families are encouraged to bring their children. Our guests and curiosity-seekers are always welcome. Our goal is to one day have Hope Groups every day of the week so that every person's schedule will allow him or her to get connected in authentic community. Even if you have to leave early at times, or have to miss meetings on occasion, having people who know you and miss you is a beautiful way of protecting yourself from isolation.

Do you have age-specific Hope Groups?

No! Our Hope Groups are inter-generational because we need to be connected with people of all seasons of life. Rather than being isolated with people our own age and station of life (we still connect with those people anyway), we have learned to respect and cherish real relationships with people of all ages. It has honestly become one of the most exciting aspects of our Hope Groups as we help one another navigate the stages and struggles of life. By learning and being reminded about the stages of life, we help and inspire one another to live by faith and for something beyond ourselves. Informal and formal mentoring and teaching have become a part of this ministry as a normal overflow of living life together. With the help of our Deacons, we are learning how to more effectively pursue one another for the glory of God. We need each other!

Why don't Hope Groups meet during the summer?

Actually, sometimes a few will choose to continue getting together throughout the summer! But you're probably wanting to know why all of our groups aren't meeting. So here's the answer: We love our members! If you are new, we ask you to jump in and begin to serve somewhere with the body. As you serve with the body, you will get to know many more people and will most likely end up enjoying a meal at someone else's home. Fun! As for the rest of our members, we're working on putting into practice everything we have learned in our Hope Groups in the fall and spring. We're being intentional about relationships and are looking for people we don't know to join us in ministry, meals, and anything else we can think of. In other words, the summer is a time of application of everything we have learned by getting involved in each other's lives. So go find someone you don't know and invite yourself to their house—really!

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Meeting Times

Sunday

9:30 a.m. - School of Discipleship Classes

11:00 a.m. - Worship Service