Gospel-centered community is the primary means by which we make disciples, and Connection Groups are the main avenue for us to flesh this community out. Our Connection Groups meet weekly in the homes of someone in their group to study and live life together. They meet on different days throughout the week, contain between 12 – 15 people and are made up of men and women from all generations and walks of life.
Our groups use the weekly Sunday message as their curriculum in the form of a Connection Group Study Guide. This allows our faith family to corporately study together week to week. But our groups are so more than just bible study. They involve sharing mutual love, care, consistency and authenticity as we seek to adorn the person and work of Christ with our lives. No group is perfect, and no two groups are exactly the same. We don’t expect them to be.
Gospel-centered community is a radical call amid a culture of mere attendance and casual involvement. It involves mutual love, care, consistency and authenticity as we seek to adorn the person and work of Christ with our lives.
How Do I Get Connected?
GroupConnect is an event that we put on two times per year to connect people into life-giving community groups. At GroupConnect people have the chance to meet Connection Group leaders, find out which groups are launching in their area, and learn how to get connected with them.
We will announce in advance when each GroupConnect event will be taking place. If you are looking to get connected sooner to a Connection Group, please fill out the form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do groups meet?
We have many different groups at Hope Church that meet in several different locations across the area. Most groups meet in the home of the group leader or group host. We also have groups that meet on college campuses.
What do the groups study?
Most of our groups studies are based off of the message from the preceding Sunday, however there are periods where groups opt to go through book studies or things of that nature.
What do the groups do for childcare?
Some groups have childcare at the group while other groups encourage you to get a babysitter and make your connection group night a date night. Email the Connection Group leader of the group you are planning on attending and ask them what their group does.
Are there Connection Groups for teenagers?
The best way for your teenager to connect to Christian community is through our Hope Students Ministry.
How do I become a Group Leader?
At Hope Church, we take Connection Group leadership very seriously because Connection Group leaders function as under-shepherds in the church. We have an apprentice process in place for new group leaders. If you would like to find out more about becoming an apprentice leader, then, please contact the church office.