Adult Community Groups

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

Jesus (Mt. 18:20)

Joyful Seekers
A service group that focuses on those in need.
Wednesday mornings
Facilitator: Wilma School

God of Creation series
God of Creation by Jen Wilkins.  In this in depth look at the first 11 chapters of Genesis you will discover the fundamental truths about God that all of us need to know in order to experience more of God in our lives.
Sunday mornings
Facilitator: Kathy Hill
Who: Everyone – a new group open to all.

Tuesday Night Tutorials (TNT)
In-depth Biblical studies
Facilitator: Pastor Tori 
Who: Everyone

F.R.O.G.s (Faithful & Redeemed Outdoor Group)
An outdoor activities group open to all ages.
Facilitator: Audrey Hannum
Phone: (513) 470 – 2497
Who: Everyone with a love for the outdoors
Where: Various local parks.

Men of Promise
Facilitator:  Tim Schoonover
Phone: (937) 291 – 1021
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.

RISE: Reformers Influencing Society Everyday
Rise by Johnny and Elizabeth Enlow is a 20-week study of engagement in seven cultural areas. For too long the Church has backed out of society and left the world to it’s own.  In this study we will consider how we can engage in the world around us through seven cultural areas; Media, Family, Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Religion, Education and Government.
Facilitator: Pastor Tori 
Who: Everyone

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Facilitator: Mindy Kessler
Phone: (937) 266 – 1192
Who:  All women.

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.
Who: This ongoing group is open to anyone.

Men of Hope
Facilitator:  Bill Ewry
Phone: (937) 299 – 2542
When:  Saturday mornings at 9:00AM
Where:  Chapel
Who:  Men only