Start. Grow. Lead.


Four-week classes designed for YOU!

Do you feel like it has been a while since you have really “grown” in your faith? Whether you need a refresher of the basics, want to be challenged by deeper theology, or are ready to use your gifts in a leadership role, START GROW LEAD has a class for you. 

As a believer in Jesus (a member of the Body of Christ), you are EXACTLY what your family needs and what our church needs. You are here for a purpose, and though your faith life might feel stagnant, God wants to use you “abundantly (John 10:10b)”. 

Take a look below and click the button for more in-depth information or to register for the class. If you have any questions about Start. Grow. Lead. please don't hesitate to reach out to Adult Christian Education director Matt Tubinis (


all journeys begin somewhere.

Christianity—thousands of years of history, billions of followers around the world—where do I even begin?! START is a series of classes all about the basics! Whether you are brand new to Christianity or just need a refresher, these classes are for you. We will study the Bible and “Start Here” by David Dwight and Nicole Unice to fine-tune our understanding of the basics of Christianity. 

  • START: Start One • (1) Who are you? (2) Who is God? (3) What’s the plan, and who’s with me? (4) What are the obstacles, who’s against me, and how do I fight? 
  • START: Start Two • (1) The Whole Bible in One Hour, (2) Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, (3) Faith and Works, (4) The Future and What’s Next? 

START: Introducing Hope (New Members Class) • Introducing Hope is all about presenting you with Hope’s mission and vision. During this four week class, you will learn how to grow deeper in your faith and become better connected at Hope! Participation doesn't require a commitment to join the church, however, if you are considering membership, Introducing Hope is your next step.

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find your footing and meet others along the way.

You have come a long way, but you still have room to grow. GROW classes spend four focused weeks on one area of Christian theology to introduce you to important doctrine.

  • GROW: Apologetics • Why do you believe in God? Why do you believe anything at all? Do you have clear answers to the most basic questions of faith?
  • GROW: The Bible • Of course, you love Jesus—but do you know the whole story? Most of us can throw out a few verses that we keep in our back pocket, but there is so much more to discover.

You have room to GROW and we can help! Click below to see the full list of both virtual and in-person meeting times and days.

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guide others along their journey.

Everyone leads, but not everyone leads well. LEAD classes exist to train current and future leaders of Hope through Jesus’ example of sacrificial servant leadership.

  • COMING SOON, SPRING 2021—LEAD: Servant Leadership • Jesus told us (almost) everything we need to know about leadership when He said, “I am among you as the one who serves (Luke 22:27).” As Christians, we cannot truly lead until we understand how to give of ourselves for the sake of others. 

Everyone leads but not everyone leads well!