lifegroups2Life Groups at Hope Chapel exist to provide a safe place for real faith to produce real hope as people share real life with one another. #faithmeetslife #hopehappens

Life Groups spend time studying the Bible, often eating together, praying for one another, sharing life experiences, and serving the community with service projects or in church-wide outreaches. It’s the place to exercise care, foster transformation, and stimulate mission.

Recent Testimonials

“At first we met to do a study together now we are also close friends sharing life together. We care for each other. We know and care about what’s going on day by day. We go out to dinner before LG, we go to the movies, we laugh and cry together. We pray for each other and learn about and grow our walk with Jesus.”

“In the beginning, we were pretty much strangers, and now we are friends who can talk openly.”

Life Groups meets at various times and days during the week in people’s homes or at the church. For more information or how to get into a Life Group please email Steve Blumer, Pastor of Family and Adults or click the link below.

Common Questions about Life Groups:

There are various ways that you can grow spiritually: through relationships, studying God’s word, and serving. Many of those moments happen through a Life Group.

A Life Group’s goal is: Exercising Care for One Another, Stimulating Mission to Others, Fostering Spiritual Transformation in You.

Here’s what we believe you can expect:

1) You will feel more like you belong to the Hope Chapel family.

2) You will feel supported in the stresses of life.

3) You will get opportunities to love and live out faith with one another. (i.e. Pray for…, Encourage…, Carry the burdens of…, Rejoice with…, Weep with…)

4) You will grow in your understanding of God, His Word, and His Work.

5) You will meet new people that could potentially be long life friends.

We think it is good when people sign up for the same group year after year. It often takes time to share your real life stresses and circumstances with others. However, we also think it is healthy to make changes, meet new people, and experience Christianity from different angles. Therefore, we open up Life Groups for realignment typically around September. It’s a great time to start in a group or continue in the same group you were last year.

Joining a group can feel awkward at first. And it can be difficult to share life with those who aren’t quite like you. Remember that following Christ is a lifelong stretching of those uncomfortable spiritual and personality muscles. So plan on making at least a year commitment.

We certainly understand when people can no longer participate due to changing circumstances. We hope, if possible, another Life Group might better accommodate your needs.

Some groups purchase inexpensive Bible study materials 2-3 times a year. Some use only their Bibles. Some use free video based studies. However, we do not want money to stand in your way of growing in a Life Group. Please allow us to help cover the cost if needed.
Some groups have no children while other groups deal with childcare differently. Some groups can allow for the children to manage themselves in another part of the house. Some groups pitch in to hire a child care provider. We recommend that everyone chips in because everyone benefits. Some groups rotate adults watching the children. Speak to the group’s leader to get the specifics on how they handle childcare needs.