Adult & Family ministries


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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

  • 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 and enjoy the meal.

  • UNSHAKEABLE HOPE

    ADULT BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: Wednesdays at 6pm

    Facilitated by: Jim Blake


    Are you overwhelmed by the problems you’re facing or the pain you’re feeling? There is hope. You can live with security and purpose when you feel hurt by the past, disappointed by the present, and worried about the future. 


    In Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado unpacks 12 of the Bible's most significant promises and offers encouraging guidance for overcoming sadness and despair, renewing a sense of purpose, and triumphantly facing the fears of the future. 


    Because life is filled with problems, God's Word is filled with promises. And God's promises work. They can secure you in the midst of horrific storms. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. When the winds and waves of life rage, God's promises are like lights on the shoreline, guiding us home.


    Register now to join this study. The cost of study materials is $20.


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  • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

    MONEY MANAGEMENT CLASS

    MEETS: Thursdays at 6pm

    Facilitated by: Howard Patterson


    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.




  • GRIEFSHARE

    GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP

    MEETS: Thursdays at 6pm

    Facilitated by: Janie Grahl


    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. 




women's ministry

  • REDEEMED

    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: MONDAYS at 6:30 p.m.

    Facilitated by: Danielle Taylor


    The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into His image. As redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others.

    In this 7-session Bible study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope. 


    Register now to join a group of women at Hope who will study this topic together. The cost of the participant's guide is $13.

    "I'm praying if the Redeemed Bible Study does anything, it's just to cause you to want more of the Word of God."    -Angela Thomas-Pharr


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  • THE BOOK OF GALATIANS

    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: TUESDAYS at 6:45 p.m. 

    Facilitated by: Deb Johnson


    In this 6-week study, we will read through and discuss the book of Galatians together. There is no cost - just bring your Bible to this small group study.


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  • STEADFAST LOVE

    WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: WEDNESDAYS at 1 p.m. 

    Facilitated by: Sheryl Blake


    There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. We are tired, thirsty, and caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. But this is when God shows us His steadfast love. 


    Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. 


    In this 7-session Bible study from Lauren Chandler, learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.


    Register now to join a group of women at Hope who will go through this study together.


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men's ministry

  • BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER

    MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    MEETS: TUESDAYS at 7 p.m. resuming on September 11

    Facilitated by: Randy Stevens


    Prayer should be your first plan of attack in all of life’s battles, not your last resort. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it’s time to engage with God at another level. The Battle Plan for Prayer, written by the Kendrick Brothers (War Room, The Love Dare), begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life.


    Register now to join a group of men at Hope who will study this topic together. The cost of the study materials is $23.


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  • 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.


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