Adult & Family ministries


The early church met together in homes and experienced caring relationships. We believe that authentic groups provide the context for Christian community for people of all ages. These are places to be real and to be loved.

We can become more of the church we are called to be, and we can grow more, as we grow in groups. This means we will follow the Acts 2:42-47 pattern as we care about each other’s needs, pray together, and share together from God’s word.

Hope offers several opportunities to connect with others in small groups and classes.


    Dinner Groups meet together once a month to gather around a table for food and conversation.

    If you are interested in joining or starting a dinner group, please talk to the church staff! The next round of sign ups will begin in August 2023 and will meet September to December.

    Sign up in the lobby!


    This group will meet weekly as they read and discuss the book "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" by Peter Scazzero.

    In this best-selling book Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality,” he says, “unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”

    Monday evenings at 6pm, for four week beginning September 11 at 6pm at the Lyons' home.

    Sign up in the lobby!


    Meet up with other guys from Hope before work for breakfast, a cup of coffee, conversation, and a study of God's word. This fall, we will be reading through the book of Acts.

    Monday mornings at 6:30am, beginning September 11, at Rise N Shine Cafe in Niles (map). 

    Sign up Here


    Want to study scripture together with others from Hope? This group will begin with a study of the book of John. Bring your Bible, a pen or pencil, and a journal which can be purchased on the first night for $6.

    Everyone is welcome!

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, beginning September 13 at Hope.

    Sign up here


    "Amos: An Invitation to the Good Life" by Jennifer Rothschild - an 8-session Bible study

    Amos is often called a prophet of doom. And when you begin to read his prophecy, it doesn’t take long to realize that nickname fits. On the surface, his prophecy doesn’t sound like a happy formula for the good life. However, every condemnation he gives serves as an invitation, a cry for us to “seek God and live” (Amos 5:4). You’ll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humble, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity.

    Amos is promoting the God life, and, the God life is the good life!

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    Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm or Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. The cost of the participant’s guide is $22

    Download a free sample of the participant's guide

    Sign up here


    Ladies, join the Women of Hope for a time of fellowship and friendship. Every third Monday, you'll have an opportunity to come together as women and take a break from your busy lives , while building healthy relationships with the Women of Hope. This will be a time to relax and enjoy some love, laughter, crafts, food, and fun. Snacks will be provided.

    The third Monday of the month, from 6:30-8:30pm, beginning May 15.

    No sign-up required - just join us!