Hope's small groups create an environment where people can connect, support one another—and share life—all while growing in their faith. Small groups include a range of activities, from Bible studies to a common interest group where members connect outside of the church, such as in coffee shops, sporting events and members homes. No matter where you may be on your faith journey, having close relationships with others can be beneficial. At Hope Church, small groups are comprised of loving people committed to sharing their faith and their lives together.
"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together... but let us encourage one another." Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Sermon Based Small Groups
A Sermon Based Small Group is (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.
What am I committing to?
Those who join a Sermon Based Small Group should be able to meet weekly for the full length of the session (typically 8-10 weeks). If you join a small group but aren’t able to meet regularly, it can be harmful to the health of your small group. (Perfect attendance is not expected. Ideally, each member would be able to attend 70-75% of the meetings).
Why should I join a group?
We all enjoy a big group worship gathering (or we probably wouldn’t be worshipping at Hope). As wonderful as those times together are, they do not allow for an individualized learning experience. Meeting with a small group allows:
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Want to join a small group or start and lead your own? Please contact Matt Tubinis (Director of Adult Christian Education) so we can help you throughout the process with resources and support, and plug you in with people who are interested in living authentically and growing spiritually together!