Wednesday Classes

Adult Class Descriptions

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5 Problem Solving Power Tools For My Soul
Taught by: Rev. Rufus Smith (Senior Pastor)

Every homeowner or apartment tenant needs a tool box. While we live on earth, things like hammers, nails, screwdrivers, screws, small drills, wrenches, nuts & bolts, tape & glue, etc., are necessary instruments used to solve specific mechanical problems. Likewise, as we seek to live a purposeful life on earth, God the Father has given us specific spiritual power tools designed to solve simple and complicated human problems. Unfortunately, many Jesus followers are either ignorant of these tools, half-heartedly use them, or more sadly choose other flawed techniques. This class will identify & amplify five problem-solving powerful tools available to every Jesus follower. The first one may surprise you.

Psalms That Heal When We Feel
Teacher: Dr. Eli Morris (Sr. Associate Pastor)

The Psalms have been a source of comfort, healing and guidance for thousands of years for thousands of God’s people. Eli will be teaching from a series of selected Psalms to help refresh us when we are feeling cheated, overwhelmed, trapped, unimportant or worried. Come and enjoy a time of worship before Eli begins his teaching.

Maintaining Your Emotional and Mental Health
Facilitated by: Dr. Chuck Hannaford, PhD., President of HeartLife Professional Soul Care Counseling Ministry and Rev. Freddie Albaugh (Marriage & Family Pastor)

What is emotional and mental health? How do we know if we are emotionally and mentally healthy? Is there anything we can do to remain an emotionally and mentally healthy person? Dr. Hannaford will lead this discussion to help us understand not only specific emotional and mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or stress, but also why people struggle with them and how we can maintain or regain good health from a biblical and scientific perspective.

Addiction and the Family
Teachers: Rev. Pat Kendall (Recovery Pastor)

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drugs—or if you would just like to learn more about addiction— join us for this four-week series dealing with this life-threatening issue. You will hear from counselors, pastors and other folks in recovery. We will look at the issues and solutions for the alcoholic, addict, family member or friend.

Moms at Hope (PM)
Teacher: Rev. Jessica Morris (Assistant Pastor of Ministry)

This class is a night offering for moms with kids of all ages who are seeking community and desiring relationships with other moms. In this class we will work through the joys and tensions of being a mom.

Introducing Hope
Teacher: Rev. David Morris (Membership Pastor) and Hope Staff

Ready to take the next step here at Hope? You’re invited to Introducing Hope, a four-week class that gives you an inside look at Hope, our history and the challenge to grow deeper in your faith. We use this class as a pathway to membership, however, participation does not require a commitment to join. Introducing Hope will introduce you to others, helping you create or build community, and give you direction in becoming more connected here at Hope through service.

For more information about Introducing Hope and Membership, contact Membership Pastor, David Morris (

Teachers: Rick Bloomer

This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of how to become a Christian and grow in your relationship with Christ. We will cover the material in the book Start Here and is the perfect class for those who are beginning their walk with God or those who are returning to their faith. The book Start Here will be available for $5.00 the first night of class.

Grief Care
Facilitator: Mary Elizabeth Jones, L.C.S.W. (Bereavement Supervisor for Methodist Hospice)

This support group class has helped hundreds of people at Hope who have lost loved ones. The class will offer both an understanding of what you are going through and how to get through one of life’s toughest challenges. This will be a sixweek class. Children’s activities are not available the final two weeks of the class.

**NOTE: This will be a six-week class

Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey's Course)
Facilitators: Erika Bresee
Pre-registration required online here

Start this new year by gaining a better grip on your finances. Hope is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) program to help educate you on everything you need to know about dumping debt, building wealth and becoming financially free. ORIENTATION: Wednesday, January 4 from 6:00-7:00 pm. The class will meet January 11–March 9 from 6:00-7:30 pm (9 weeks).

**NOTE: Financial Peace University is a 90-minute class and children’s activities are not available on Wednesdays. Financial Peace University is also being offered on Sunday mornings and children’s activities are available.

Giving Back
Taught by Rev. Art Fogartie (Stewardship Pastor)

How can you become more intentional in the areas of worship, prayer, service, time management and others? “Christian stewardship” means more than placing your offering in the plate. Guest speakers and open discussions about mining the depths of your gifts and talents will give you a new outlook. We will not take up a collection!

for kids…

Wednesday Night Kids exists to truly blend faith and fun! Energetic music, exciting activities and engaging safe relationships help us find our hope and purpose in Christ. Every kid will walk away with the gospel on their level so that God may be imprinted into their lives and that joy may be shared with their friends. Never forget, Jesus was once a kid! Join us to celebrate life as He would with Hope 4 Kids. All children’s activities begin at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15) and end promptly at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday Night Special Kids and Adults is a place where we believe all individuals are created in His image and have a unique purpose. It is our mission to lift individuals to their fullest potential, help them discover their God-given talents, and share those talents within the Body of Christ. Come join our community of faith and fun where we spend time experiencing the One who loves unconditionally, no matter what - Jesus Christ. We will sing, laugh and use our imaginations during fun learning activities. We can’t wait to see you! To learn more about our program and what to expect on Wednesdays, visit or contact Director Karen Walls, email Karen Walls.

For Students…

On Wednesday nights at HSM (Hope Student Ministries), we are here to give some midweek encouragement to students in grades 6-12! After a long Wednesday in class, many students come straight to Hope from school while others get shuttled here by our Wednesday after school pick up vans. Our event is a fun, loud, and semi-chaotic collection of music, games and teaching full of grace and truth. We want you to enjoy yourself with no added pressure! So bring a friend and come to the Student Center (Entrance 6) on Wednesday nights for a fun night!

To learn more about student programs and activities throughout the week, along with trip and service opportunities, visit