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Home Groups

A Home Groups purpose is...

A relational environment for people where people who are strangers and acquaintances become a Discipleship Family.   The goals are to strengthen our connections with God, with each other, and with God’s Word.  We believe relationships are the best place for discipleship to occur. We have found that Home Groups create a safe place for people to journey towards a new, deeper, and life-shaping relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. 

HOME GROUPS

DAY LEADERS AREA TIME
TUESDAY JOSH AND NICOLE MAY LACEY 6:30 PM Contact
SUNDAY TOM AND LYNLEY OLSEN MEETS AT HCC 9 AM contact
THURSDAY TYLER AND LISA SPITZER DELPHI AREA - ALPINE 6 PM contact
THURSDAY DAN AND GLORIA WILSON TUMWATER 6 PM contact
TUESDAY KARL AND JULIE ALSIN BLACK LAKE/FAIRVIEW 6:30 PM CONTACT
WEDNESDAY MIKE AND KELLY OLDEN PIONEER PARK 6:30 PM CONTACT
THURSDAY CRAIG AND ANDE FULLINGTON DELPHI AREA - ALPINE 6:30 pm CONTACT
TUESDAY WELCH/GIBBS BLACK LAKE/BELMORE 6:30 PM CONTACT
SUNDAY JERRY AND JANET HEEMSTRA TUMWATER HILL 5:30 PM CONTACT
TUESDAY AARON AND AMY GARNESS DELPHI/COUGAR RIDGE 5:45 PM CONTACT
MONDAY KEITH AND MARILYN LUNDBERG DELPHI/ALPINE 2 PM CONTACT
SUNDAY BILL AND DONNA MCGEE BLACK LAKE/WEST SIDE 6:15 PM CONTACT
MARK AND JILL JESSEL BLACK LAKE PARK CONTACT
SUNDAY DON AND JULIE HOWARD STEAMBOAT ISLAND 6:00 PM CONTACT
MONDAY SCOTT AND RACHEL ROBBINS TUMWATER 6:30 PM CONTACT
TUESDAY MIKE AND DANIELLE PAQUETTE EAST OLYMPIA 6:30 PM CONTACT
TUESDAY TYLER AND LAUREN ALSIN TUMWATER HILL 6:30 PM CONTACT
SUNDAY SHANNON AND PAM ERICSSON WEST OLYMPIA 5:30 PM CONTACT

 

 

WHY ARE HOME GROUPS SO IMPORTANT?
Truly being a part of a church means participating both in our Sunday gatherings and Home Groups. Sundays are the time when we celebrate in worshipping our risen Lord Jesus together through singing, hearing the preaching of God’s Word, and partaking in communion. Smaller groups are necessary for the building up of the body in our relationships and life together. Both gatherings, the big and the small, meet different needs in the spiritual health and life of the Church.

IS A HOME GROUP LIKE A BIBLE STUDY?
Home groups are the place, where in the context of maturing relationships, we challenge one another to drive God’s Word deeply into our lives. Home Groups  follow discussion questions from Sunday’s sermon. In all cases, the Bible is central and geared toward personal life application and transformation rather than intensive Bible teaching.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH TO ATTEND A HOME GROUP?
No. If you consider Hope your home church, you are welcome to join a Home Group before becoming a member. However, we do stress the importance of becoming a member, not only because we believe it is biblical but also because Home Groups are intended for those who call Hope Community Church home and for the friends and neighbors we are trying to reach together. 

HOW BIG IS EACH HOME GROUP?
Our groups are designed and intended to be small enough for people to get to know each other. When a group grows to 15 or more people we strongly encourage a new group to be started out of that original group.

WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND REGULARLY?
Consistent participation is very important for the health and stability of the groups. Due to the effect on the group as a whole, a minimum expectation is that individuals should attend more than half the meetings. Challenging schedules are something many people deal with and we encourage individuals and/or families to make Home Groups a priority in the forming of their weekly schedule.

WHAT IF I'VE TRIED A HOME GROUP AND IT WASN'T A GOOD FIT?
We recognize you may need to visit more than one Home Group before you find the right fit. There is always an adjustment period in getting used to a new group. We encourage people to simply pick a group and stick it out for at least two months before trying another group.