Marriage & Family Ministry • Hope Families • Small Groups

Marriage & Family

The Marriage & Family Ministry at Hope is focused on connecting one another to build friendships and a supportive community where couples and families grow strong in their marriage, their relationships and their walk with God. 

We want families to feel a sense That’s why we offer a wide variety of classes, events and resources for everyone to get plugged in! Hope also offers FREE marriage coaching to help you navigate the hardships of married life. Our mentors don’t have perfect marriages, but they are willing to walk alongside you and your spouse, using their experience to guide you along the way.

Come join us, because an even closer relationship is closer than you think.

Small Groups

Small Groups at Hope are comprised of loving people committed to sharing their faith and their lives together in a comfortable and safe environment. No two small groups are the same, making each group unique to the people in your circle. No matter where you may be on your faith journey, having close relationships with others can and will be beneficial. The uniqueness of Sermon Based Small Groups include (1) a small group of people who (2) meet weekly (3) to discuss the previous week’s sermon (and other interests of life). Participants should have listened to the sermon and read through the Sermon Study Guide before attending their weekly meeting.

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Sunday Opportunities

2 Becoming 1 • Sundays • Room 225 • 9:30 am
Are you a family that is in the 30-ish age bracket? Are you looking for community & support and to connect with other couples? This group may be calling your name!

Growing Together Sundays •  Room 224 • 9:30 am 
Are you a family with or without young kids? Come join us on Sunday mornings and meet others in a similar stage of life as you grow and experience life together. 

Young & Married Sundays • Two Choices: 9:30 am in Room 226 OR 11:15 in Room 224
A group specifically for recently-married 20 and 30 somethings who are looking for community, support and encouragement during the early years of marriage.

Mature & Married • Sundays at 11:15 am in Room 227 
This community is a place for couples over 50, either remarried or in their first marriage, looking for community, support and encouragement in this next stage of life.

Family Bytes PoDcast

Want to hear about family and marriage related topics you normally won't hear in church? Check out our podcast & blog "Family Bytes" (Get it? Because it's digital…) from Hope's Marriage & Family Pastor Freddie Albaugh.

Check it out here 

Premarital Seminar

"Rules of Engagement" is a special premarital seminar for engaged couples. This is fun, informative, encouraging and insightful experience that will help you and your fiancé begin to discuss the important topics in marriage as you transition into a new stage of life. Look on our event calendar below for upcoming Rules of Engagement Seminars.

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Weddings at Hope

Interested in holding your big day on Hope's campus? With so many requests we have limit our chapel use to those with active relationship with Hope - either being a member or a regular attender with the intention of membership. We ask that you go through the Introducing Hope Series.

Those wishing to inquire about having a wedding at Hope should contact the Events Office by email ( or call 901-755-7721 (ext. 1928). The Wedding Coordinator will provide a Wedding Booklet with further information, forms and the fee schedule.


Marriage & Family Staff

Freddie Albaugh

Marriage & Family Pastor

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Haileigh Green

Marriage & Family Coordinator

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Wendy Peppers

Small Groups Administrator

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