Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Hope Church is busy on Wednesday nights! We have a variety of different classes and programs for adults, youth, and kids. Some of our programs include Bible study, grief and addiction support, youth and kid activities, worship, marriage and parental support, and more. We have something for everyone. See a full list of our programs below.

Adult Class Descriptions

*Please check posters on campus for possible room changes

Finding More Meaning to Life Through My Spiritual Gift Mix
Teacher: Rev. Rufus Smith (Senior Pastor)

In this study, we will learn that God the Father gives us a spiritual gift mix for three reasons: (1) to add more purpose to your daily life, (2) to aid you in reaching your highest potential, and (3) as a protective weapon against depression or discouragement. This is an advanced class. Beginning Bible students are welcomed—and can learn from it, but some concepts will be challenging to understand.

Love One Another
Teacher: Dr. Eli Morris (Senior Associate Pastor)

In a time of great rancor and division in our country, we as Jesus Followers have the duty and opportunity to speak love into the conversation. Why should we do that? How should we do that? Let’s take a few weeks to understand what Jesus meant when he said, “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another.” (John 13:34)

Supporting Fostering & Adoptive Families
Teachers: Rev. Freddie Albaugh (Marriage & Family Pastor), Terrell Washington and Staff from the Department of Child Services

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to adopt or foster a child? Listen to Terrell Washington as he shares his story of how a foster parent changed his life for the better. The Shelby County’s Department of Children’s Services will also be present to share how foster families are positively changing and impacting our area. In this class, you will learn about the number of children in care from your own communities and the needs of those children, how to become a foster/adoptive parent or how to support those that are in the process. This series is for those interested in this life-changing decision as well as for leaders in the community (educators, law enforcement, church and ministry leaders).

Sermon Based Small Groups
Teacher: Matt Tubinis (Director of Adult Christian Education) 

If you are interested in Sermon Based Small Groups at Hope, this is the class for you! 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). We will learn about small groups while being IN small groups. We will discuss leadership, group dynamics, multiethnic and multigenerational focus, group growth and more!

Mom’s [PM] – Good News for Stressed-Out Moms
Facilitator: Mom's PM Leadership Team

Do you feel buried in the ordinary? Then join us to grow closer to God and deepen your walk with Jesus. This class is for moms with kids of all ages who are seeking Jesus and desiring relationships with other moms. Each week will include teaching and small group discussion.

Battling Yourself
Facilitator: Hope's Young Adult and College Ministry Directors

Are you your own worst enemy? Do you ever feel like you’re holding yourself back? Are you a different person depending on who you’re around? In this class, we’ll be exploring ways that God can help us bring together all of who we are into a more integrated, transformed life.

Introducing Hope
Teachers: Rev. David Morris, Hope Staff 

Are you interested in learning more about Hope and what we're all about? Or, are you considering membership and making Hope your church home? Introducing Hope is all about presenting you with our mission and our vision—along with helping you grow deeper in your faith and becoming better connected to our house! Participation doesn't require a commitment to join the church, however, if you are considering membership, Introducing Hope is your next step.

Grief Care
Teachers: Mary Elizabeth Jones, LCSW

This class is for anyone that has experienced the loss of a family member or close friend. Various aspects of grief, dealing with feelings, and finding an encouraging path for the days ahead, are all a part of this class. You are encouraged to attend each session or as many as your schedule allows. These classes are conducted in a prayerful, confidential, and emotionally safe environment. Email for more information.

M.I.C.A.H. — A Biblical Approach to Justice
With Janiece Lee and the members of MICAH Leadership

October Session Focus: The Poor Among Us. How as Christians can we work on finding a cure rather than treating the symptoms of poverty within our city? What are we called to do and how do I find my place in that calling? Join us as we build community, learn about Memphis, and explore the next steps towards pursuing biblical justice in healing our city. MICAH is the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope.

MEDICARE Benefits Review
With Pat Tinsley and Bobby Jones

In this discussion, we will cover the ins and outs of Medicare with updated data for 2020. This class is for  those soon turning 65 that will be entering Medicare, those already receiving Medicare benefits, and those helping a parent with Medicare. Pat Tinsley was the HR Benefits Counselor at the University of Memphis for 25 years. Bobby Jones is the President of Delta Benefits Group. This is a FREE Medicare series with no sales pitches.

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.

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