Adult & Family ministries


get connected

Hope offers a variety of Bible studies, events, and interest groups for adults and people of all ages! 


View our men's, women's, and co-ed groups below.

These groups are always changing, so check back often for new opportunities.


Questions? Contact our Family Life Director Sheryl Blake at sheryl@hopeofniles.com



For everyone

  • CONNECT GROUPS

    SMALL GROUP

    MEETS: Various times in people's homes or at Hope


    At Hope, we believe we need to meet one another in face-to-face relationships in small-group settings. Gathering in rows just isn't enough. We have many groups meeting throughout the week where you can connect with others, encourage and be encouraged, and grow in your faith. 

  • PRIME TIMERS

    50+ FELLOWSHIP GROUP

    MEETS: 1st Sundays at Hope - following the service.


    Prime Timers get together on the first Sunday of every month for a luncheon after the Sunday service. The group is open to anyone aged 50 and older. No sign-up is necessary... just come!

  • GRIEFSHARE

    GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

    MEETS: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. or Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Hope


    It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare.

    GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.


    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.


    GriefShare groups meet to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 




  • BASSIN' WITH HOPE

    FISHING GROUP

    MEETS: Wednesday evenings at various locations throughout the summer


    Bassin' with Hope is a Wednesday evening bass fishing tournament group that competes throughout the summer. 

  • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

    MONEY MANAGEMENT CLASS

    MEETS: Thursdays at 6 p.m. January 18 -- March 15 at Hope (free preview night on January 11 at 6 p.m.) 


    You CAN take control of your money.

      

    Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money management by financial guru Dave Ramsey and lead locally by volunteers at Hope. We will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! 


    Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.




  • HOPE ON TARGET

    TARGET SHOOTING GROUP

    MEETS: Various dates/times at an offsite location.


    The goal of Hope On Target is to provide Christian growth, friendship, and fellowship through fun and engaging shooting events carried out using NRA Guidelines for the use of personal firearms. 


    Our shooting events are planned to give members the opportunity to enjoy the shooting sports while at the same time making friends and providing support to each other. By following NRA guidelines, you will learn safe handling of firearms while also having the opportunity to increase your shooting skills. We accept everyone whether they call themselves a novice or an expert. Also, you do not need to be a member of Hope Community Church to participate in our club. Club events consist of fun shoots, NRA shoots, and trap shoots. Come join us for support as well as a chance to learn and practice the shooting sports.


    Hope on Target is done for the 2017 season. Check back on our event page for information on the next scheduled event in 2018.



womeN'S MINISTRY

  • ENTRUSTED: A STUDY OF 2 TIMOTHY

    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: MONDAYS at 6:30 p.m. beginning January 15


    We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this study you will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness. Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy is a six-session study by Beth Moore.

  • UNINVITED: LIVING LOVED WHEN YOU FEEL LESS THAN, LEFT OUT, AND LONELY

    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: WEDNESDAYS at 1 p.m. beginning January 17.


    Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely is a six-session study by Lysa TerKeurst. Lysa shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old Enemy hurls our way. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. You can change your tendencies to either fall apart or control the actions of others by adopting healthy ways to process your hurt. You are designed for a love without limits, a love that will never let go.



meN'S MINISTRY

  • FORGOTTEN GOD: REVERSING OUR TRAGIC NEGLECT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: TUESDAYS at 7 p.m.


    In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.This study by Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit.

  • MEN'S BREAKFAST

    MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP

    MEETS: 3rd Saturdays at Hope - 8 a.m.


    Who doesn't love breakfast food? Enjoy a Saturday morning meal with the Men of Hope. We ask that you please sign up at the church prior to each month's event so we can save you a seat.