Adult Community Groups

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Jesus (Mt. 18:20)

Parenting Class 
A new group for parents, studying Parenting in the Pews.
Facilitator:  Sara Humphrey
Phone: (630) 452 – 2552
When:  Beginning Sunday, September 8th, at 9:00AM
Where:  Room 105 (Lower level)
Who:  Parents of children and youth.
*Childcare is available.

A new group for everyone. Beginning study will be The Miracles of Jesus.
Facilitator:  Bonnie Bailey
Phone: (937) 643 – 1665
When:  Beginning Sunday, September 8th, at 9:00AM
Where:  Room 216
Who:  Everyone! A new group open to all!
*Childcare is available.

Blessings and Curses
Discover our authority to walk in the spiritual realm, how to break curses and bring blessings to our families.
Facilitator:  Pastor Larry Stroble
Phone: (937) 426 – 0814
When:  Beginning Monday, September 9th, from 6:30 – 8:30PM
Where:  Parlor (Across Hudson Hall)
Who:  Everyone is welcome to attend this new group.

Disciple 3
During the 2019 – 20 year we will be offering Disciple 3, a 32-week course covering the writings of the Prophets in the Old Testament and Paul’s letters in the New Testament.
Facilitator:  Earl McClure
Phone: (937) 885 – 1678
When:  Beginning Monday, September 30th, from 6:30 – 8:30PM
Where:  Chapel
*Prerequisite:  You must have completed Disciple 1 or Disciple Fast Track

F.R.O.G.s (Faithful & Redeemed Outdoor Gals)
An outdoor activities group open to all women of all ages.
Facilitator:  Audrey Hannum
Phone: (513) 470 – 2497
When:  TBD
Where:  TBD
Who:  All women

Men of Promise
Currently studying Samson.
Facilitator:  Tim Schoonover
Phone: (937) 291 – 1021
When:  Wednesday mornings, from 6:30 – 7:30AM
Where:  Parlor (Across Hudson Hall)
Who:  Men only

Hope Church joined the Stephen Ministry program in 2013. It currently has three Stephen Leaders, seven trained Stephen Ministers and two members currently attending Stephen Minister training.

Stephen Ministers are laypeople who receive Christian caregiving training in their congregation and then provide one-on-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. Each Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person on a confidential basis once a week.

Stephen Ministers provide high quality, one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing a variety of crises or life challenges – people who are experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, financial difficulties, hospitalization, chronic illness, job loss, disabilities, loneliness, a spiritual crisis or other life struggles.

In addition to caring for members of the congregation, Stephen Ministers can provide care to nonmembers, reaching out to unchurched people in crisis.

Many pastors believe that Stephen Ministers deepen, expands, and extends the caregiving capacity of their congregations. A team of Stephen Ministers, together with a pastor, can provide ongoing care to more people than the pastor ever could alone.

If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, please contact Karen Ward at or Pastor Tori at All contacts are completely confidential.

Young Adult Group
Join us for food, fellowship, and discussion
Facilitator: Kathy Turner
Phone: (859) 609 – 1325
When:  Beginning Sunday, September 8th, at 9:00AM
Where:  Parlor room (Across Hudson Hall)
Who:  ​ALL​ young adults 18 – 25(ish) years old
*Childcare is available.

Disciple Fast Track
A 24-week introductory course to the Bible.
Facilitator:  Pastor Tori Smith
Phone: (937) 434 – 7095
When:  Beginning Sunday, September 8th, at 9:00AM
Where:  Chapel
Who:  EVERYONE!  A new group open to all.
*Childcare is available.

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study
In the Fall of 2019, this group will be studying Gideon.
Facilitator:  Mindy Kessler
Phone: (937) 266 – 1192
When:  Beginning Monday, September 9th, at 9:30AM
Where:  Chapel
Who:  All women.

Missions, Missions, Missions!
Focusing on the importance of missions and how we can get involved in our world today!
Facilitator:  Vicki Thompson
Phone: (937) 532 – 7253
When:  Sundays, starting September 29th, at 9:00AM
Where:  Room 203
Who:  Everyone is welcome to this new group!
*Childcare is available.

Merry Merkers Community Group
This group meets to grow in God’s word, to pray and to support each other.
Facilitators: John and Judy Merker.
When:  Starting September, every 2nd Thursday at 5:40PM, and 4th Thursday at 6:00PM of each month
Where:  Chapel
Who: This ongoing group is open to anyone.

Women of Faith
A community group for all women who are interested in growing and maturing in their faith in God.
Facilitator:  Kara Hitchens
Phone: (937) 609 – 2051
When:  Sundays at 9:00AM
Where:  Room 205
Who:  Women only
*Childcare is available.

Amen Community
Currently doing a study on prayer.
Facilitator:  Bill Ewry
Phone: (937) 299 – 2542
When:  Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
Where:  Chapel
Who:  Men only