GET CONNECTED THROUGH OUR SMALL AND MID-SIZED GROUPS.
WHAT IS A HOPE CITY GROUP?
Small groups (8-12 people) and mid-sized groups (12+) are the most popular way to get connected around here. We also have large group events for men, women, marrieds, singles, and 50+. Each size of group has a different dynamic and opportunities to connect.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A HOPE CITY GROUP?
We do better at life when we are connected with a group that experiences accountability, belonging and care. To grow spiritually you must be connected relationally. If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and Hope City Groups are the ideal place for that. Connected people go further faster.
Want to join a group of ladies with a passion to CONNECT and grow in their relationships with each other and God?
Opportunities to connect include various small groups during the week, and our Time for Ladies Group on Wednesday mornings and evenings at the church. Mid-size and large group events which are great to invite your friends to include Girl’s Night Out, Ladies Prayer Night, and our annual Ladies Christmas Banquet.
Want to connect with a group of likeminded guys?
Guys meet in casual environments for various activity events. Also there are opportunities to join smaller groups and go through a study. Great food is always part of every event.
To complement our Marrieds small groups, we have a mid-size group that meets monthly called “Thrive”.
Thrive is all about empowering couples to thrive in their marriages, creating resilient, healthy relationships which enrich their family, community and world. They do this by being a community focused on strengthening marriages through mentorship, biblical and relational education, service, and social events; resulting in healthy, Christ-centered marriages.
To complement small groups in this age and stage, Encore is a group to give the 50+ adults opportunity…
To grow—through biblical teaching, prayer and worship.
To share—in meaningful fellowship, encouragement and relationships.
To serve—in our church family,
From August through May a variety of events with components of worship and music, fellowship and interaction, missions and serving, (and more!) are scheduled to encourage you in your spiritual journey. Monthly programs range from visiting guest musicians, relevant teaching from scheduled speakers, missions reports, hymn sings, games nights, and serving opportunities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN CAN I JOIN A GROUP?
Mill Woods Campus: starting Sunday, September 9th
Terwilliger Campus: starting Sunday, September 23rd
Both Campuses: starting Sunday, January 6th
Both Campuses: starting Sunday, April 28th
*Note: Large and Mid-Size Group events are advertised throughout out the year
WHEN AND WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
Groups meet on different days and times throughout the week. Some choose to meet every week or bi-weekly. They meet in various homes around the city and some groups meet at the church.
Groups meet three semesters a year: Fall, Winter, Spring. At the end of each semester, you have the option to stay in the same group, try a new group or take a break. Summer months are pretty informal with a few groups that meet.
WHAT WILL WE DO IN A SMALL GROUP?
It’s a great time to hang out with each other and you will most probably have snack and beverages. Another element would be a study or devotional allowing for great discussion and then end with a prayer. Each group as a variation of the above with some additions of activities or group serve opportunities.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDCARE?
Not all groups have childcare. The groups that have childcare have different options. Some groups will have participants share responsibility in watching the children or share the cost for childcare.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF LARGE OR MID SIZE GROUP EVENTS?
-Thrive Marrieds Group meets monthly which includes a variety of social events and sessions covering different marriage topics
-Annual Ladies Christmas Banquet
-50+ Encore Group have events monthly for community and service
-Annual Men’s BBQ-SMOKE-GRILL Night