Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Adult Class Descriptions

*Please check posters on campus for possible room changes

Friended by God
Teachers: Rev. Rufus Smith (Senior Pastor) & Dr. Eli Morris (Senior Associate Pastor)

In the social media world, we all want to be friended, but what does it mean to be friended by God? In this series we will explore what it means to be a friend, not only to God, but also a friend to others, to ourselves and to the Church. 

The Truth About Trust: A Marriage & Family Class
Teacher: Rev. Freddie Albaugh (Marriage & Family Pastor)

Trust is a huge key to any long-lasting relationship. Come, listen and discuss what a truly trusting marriage looks like and how you and your spouse can grow in the trust level of both your marriage and family.

Honoring God Through Your Health
Teacher: Rick Bloomer, Ph. D., Dean, School of Health Studies at The University of Memphis

End this year with a renewed focus on your physical and spiritual health! This class will provide you with the essential tools needed to improve your overall health, with an emphasis on nutritional intake, dietary supplementation and physical activity—all with the main motivation to assume personal responsibility for the temple that God created your body to be.

Introducing Hope
Teachers: Rev. David Morris (Membership Pastor) and Hope Staff

This class will help you understand what Hope Church is all 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 preregister by emailing David Morris at **NOTE: this will be a four-week class and will meet from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please preregister today at

Tips and Techniques of How to Do Personal Bible Study
Teachers: Betty Ann Milligan (Women's Ministry Leader) and Rev. Dave Ruff (Adult Education Pastor)

If you truly want to grow in Christ, you need to know how to feed yourself from God’s Word. This class will provide a hands-on Bible study experience by the use of various tried and true techniques to expand and enrich your personal Bible study experience. No homework, all of it is done in class.

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

This class is for any one 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. For more information, email

Moms at Hope [PM]: Q & A
Teachers: Jacqueline Smith, Mary Ann Ruff and Rev. Jessica Morris

This class is a night offering for moms with kids of all ages who are seeking community & desiring relationships with other moms. This session we will hear the life experiences and advice from Jacqueline Smith, Mary Ann Ruff, & Rev. Jessica Morris on pursuing God, developing lifelong relationships with your children, & integrating work and family life in a Christ centered way.

Why Christianity? (A Young Adult and College Class)
Teachers: Ivan & Heather Strong Moore and Tori Griffith

Why would you follow Jesus? Is Christianity still a relevant option for a way to live our life in our culture? We will look at scripture and discuss how our lives might be different if Jesus, the church, and the cross were our guides. Whether you’re asking these questions for the first time or are looking to refresh your faith, expect to walk away with something valuable.


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, email 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