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


How to Look More Like Jesus in Your Everyday Life
Teacher: Dr. Eli Morris (Senior Associate Pastor)

Eli will be discussing four specific ways we can practically live Jesus’ example in everyday ways through our friendships, our compassion for others, in times of personal crisis, and in reaching out to those outside the faith. A great time of worship with Hope’s Worship Team will precede the teaching.


The Book of Revelation: How the “End” Matters to Me “Now.”
Teacher: Rev. Rufus Smith (Senior Pastor)

The most eerie book of the Bible was never meant to be shrouded in mystery from ANY Jesus Follower. Over the next four weeks, students in this class will learn HOW to basically interpret the myths, meaning and message of Revelation. More importantly, they will discover HOW the knowledge of the "end times" can enhance their life on earth "right now."


Marriage with Heart
Teachers: Shad Berry, Dr. Tim Hollar (Sage Hill Counseling Center), Rev. Freddie Albaugh (Marriage & Family Pastor)

Many couples live life going from one thing to another, then on to another. This type of hectic life can lead one to live with their head as they lose connection with their heart. If you lose connection with your heart, how can you connect on a heart level with your spouse? This series will help you tap into your heart, your spouse’s heart, and help you to develop a marriage with heart.


How to Overcome the Stress and Worry in Your Life
Teacher: Dr. Paul Stanley

Life is full of stress and worry. When we encounter stressful life situations, we can allow the stress to push us into despair and defeat. Or, we can allow it to energize and empower us. Based on his book, Calm, Confident Strength for Stressed-Out Saints, Dr. Stanley will teach you how to approach stress so it will strengthen you, rather than shut you down.


Mom’s [PM] – Seriously Good News for Stressed-Out Moms
Facilitator: Christy Edney

Do you feel buried in the ordinary? Then join us for four weeks of extraordinarily good news. This class is a night offering for moms with kids of all ages who are seeking community and desiring relationships with other moms. Each week will include teaching and small group discussion.


Grief Care
Facilitator: Mary Elizabeth Jones, L.C.S.W.

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. Classes are conducted in a prayerful, confidential, and emotionally-safe environment. Email Caring@HopeChurchMemphis.com for more information.


Introducing Hope
Teachers: Rev. David Morris, Hope Staff 

This class will help you understand what Hope Church is about and learn how we help people grow in their relationship with God. This is our process for membership here at Hope, but participation doesn’t require a commitment to join the church. There are no strings attached! Please pre-register by emailing David.Morris@HopeChurchMemphis.com. **NOTE: this will be a four-week class and will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm.


Addiction and the Family
Teacher: Rev. Pat Kendall

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


Nameless Heroes (Class for College/Young Adults)
Teachers: Heather and Ivan Moore, Tori Griffith

We will be looking at some of the people in the Bible who, even though they were not well known, had a major impact. We will discuss the idea that sometimes God calls us to be impactful in ways that are often indirect.


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 HopeChurchMemphis.com/SpecialNeeds 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 HopeChurchMemphis.com/Students.