Have you ever heard this comment? "I enjoyed the church more when it was small because, back then, I used to know everyone!" This statement reflects two important concepts: 1. people really enjoy their church when they know others on a personal basis; and 2. small groups are the best format to build personal relationships within any church - large or small. The purpose of Hope's Small Group ministry is to strengthen our congregation by focusing on building strong personal relationships within our membership.
What is a small group? A small group is a gathering of 3-12 people that meet for the purpose of: Mutual care and encouragement Prayer and worship Practical Bible Study Missional outreach and service Each group independently chooses the topic of its study and the nature of its missional service and outreach.
What Are The Benefits Of Belonging To A small group? In a small group you can: Learn more about God through the Bible, Grow in your Christian faith, Develop closer friendships with other people, Give and receive care during life's ups and downs, Pray and worship God in a small group environment, Discover and develop talents for your Christian vocation Reach out to others in practical ways.
For more information, please contact Pastor Ralph.
Women's: Current topic of study: Forgiveness. Meets 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of the Month at 7:00 pm in the Center for Faith Development Room 217. Leader: Joan Sikes
Come As You Are: Meets for Bible study and fellowship every other Sunday at 5:0 pm at various locations. Leader: Scott Butler
Friday Night Lights: Meets for Bible study and fellowship on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month from 6:30-9:30 pm in the Center for Faith Development - Youth Room (Babysitting provided) Leader: Kirk Dippel
Moms Offering Moms Support (M.O.M.S.): Group for stay at home moms. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Center for Faith Development Youth Room. Leader: Carol Sauer
Friday, Fellowship, Faith, Food: Meditative Bible study group. Meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month for dinner at 6:30 pm at the Hall's home. Leaders: Leroy and Pat Hall
Friday Night Fruit Loops: Meets for topical studies. Current Study: Serendipity Bible - WHOL-I-NESS with Myself, Others, & God. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month at 6:30 pm at the Petersen's home. Leader: Jon Petersen
Fruit of the Spirit Group: with a strong focus on prayer and praise. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month at 10:00 am. Meets at the Erickson's Home. Leader: Lorraine Erickson
Eastsiders: This group provides Christ Care opportunities for those living east of I-45. Meets for Bible study and fellowship on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Locations vary in the League City Area. Leader: Melissa Hinga
Women of the Word (WOW): Group meets for fellowship and Bible study. Meets on 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Center for Faith Development Room 218. Leader: LIz Rhame
Parents of Tweens and Teens: This group uses scriptures and other resources to gain a better understanding of how to parent our children with God. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in Room 218 in the Center for Faith Development. Leader: Therese Huning
S.I.P. (Saints In Progress): Got stress? Looking for joy and growth? Want others to share your joys, sorrows, challenges? Looking to enrich your life? This group focuses on growing their faith and surrendering to God. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays @ 10:00am in Room 217 in the Center for Faith Development. Leader: Rita Henderson.