Don't do life alone.
37 Jesus replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind."
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 A second is equally important: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
At HOPE we believe God created us for relationship. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Groups exist: to make life-changing relationships relevant and accessible.
Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others, and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Groups exist: to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Click below to see which groups are currently open this season!
Leading a Group
Lives are changed one step at a time, and as a Group leader you get to play an important role in that process. Leading a group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by providing opportunities to connect.
Hosting a group is simple. Just choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We’ll give you the essential tools you need to make your group successful through Leader Training & Coaching, and a directory where your group can be managed so others can find it easily.
Hope Groups FAQs
You’ve probably seen a Group meeting and not even realized it. A Hope Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Hope Group is a small gathering of people (5-10) who are less about what they do and more about who they do it with. By participating in Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation, and request prayer.
Our Groups consist of three 10-week sessions per year. During the 10-week session each group sets their own schedule. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
Groups happen throughout the surrounding area in homes and even in public places like coffee shops, restaurants and parks.
Most Groups meet for one 10-week session. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the 10-week session format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some Groups choose to stay together for consecutive sessions, but new members are always welcome.
Childcare varies from Group to Group. When you search our directory for a Group, the Group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first Group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few Groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different Groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Hope Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a Group that is right for everyone—including you!
Want to go even deeper?
On Ramp is a one night event designed to help you grow as a follower of Christ and understand the heartbeat of Hope.