Groups are an essential part of Hope Christian Church. Fellowship and discipleship groups provide a place where deeper friendships, better support and for one another, and spiritual growth take place. God has reconciled us, not only to Himself, but also to each other! This is what it means to "be the church"- God uses our gifts to encourage and strengthen one another. This is why we intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings, and other personal settings.
We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
We believe the church is the family of God called to live on mission to advance His Kingdom. Because we are God's children through faith in Jesus, we are to live as brothers and sisters in Christ. The church is not a building, place, or program, but God's people, devoted to bringing glory to Him.
Living in community with one another is essential to growing in the Gospel and becoming more like Christ. Showing up to a Sunday gathering is great, but it is our desire to see everyone involved in a Discipleship Community. These Discipleship Communities, or small groups, are not a mid-week church program, but a family of Christ-followers who are committed to growing deeper in their faith and living to make Christ known.
We would love to see all of our groups hanging out throughout the week, eating meals together and serving their neighborhoods. It is not something you check off a list, but a way of doing life with other people who also love Jesus.
Currently, we have several groups you could be a part of (and they are always looking for people to join the group!). If you’re interested in being a part of a bible study, fellowship group or any other church life activity, click the link below, or email us and we will connect you!
LIST OF OUR CURRENT GROUPS
Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own.