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Home Groups

A Home Groups purpose is...

to help people to make connections in three very important areas: Community, Content and Care. 

Communities are the main place where our church functions and acts like a family. In home groups we may eat together, talk about life together, pray together and learn more about the Bible together.

Content is a key component of a Home Group and its focus is the Sunday sermon.  This focus gives the members of a Home Group an opportunity to process Sunday’s teaching, ask questions, receive feedback and learn from trusted people.

Care can be hard to find in a large group. People need a place where they receive care and support from their Church family.  Home Groups foster care for one another.

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.

Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16

 

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HOME GROUPS
LEADER LOCATION DAY TIME TYPE
Garth & Teresa Brandt Brandt's home Sunday 6 pm Weekly
Mike and Danielle Paquette  Paquette's home Wednesday 6:30  pm Weekly
Mike Bacon Bacon's home Sunday 5 pm 2nd & 4th Sundays
Jerry Heemstra Heemstra's home Sunday 5 pm 2nd & 4th Sundays
Gary & Jeanette Bodeutsch Barbara Harris' home Monday 6:30 pm Weekly
Scott & Rachel Robbins Robbin's home Monday 6:30 pm Weekly
Keith & Marilyn Lundberg Lundberg's home Monday 1 pm Weekly
Tyler & Lauren Alsin Rotating homes Tuesday 6 pm Weekly
Josh & Nicole May May's home Tuesday 6:30 pm Weekly
Karl & Julie Alsin Alsin's home Wednesday 6:30 pm Weekly
Mike & Kelly Olden Olden's home Wednesday 6:30 pm 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Austin & Marie Docter Newell's home Wednesday 6:30 pm Weekly
Mark & Jill Jessel Jessel's home Wednesday 6:30 pm Weekly
Steve & Mary Morgan Morgan's home Thursday 6:30 pm Weekly
Craig & Ande Fullington Fullington's home Thursday 6:30 pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays