Adult Community Groups

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

Jesus (Mt. 18:20)

The Kingdom of God Class

An original study by Larry Stroble.

If you want to understand Jesus and the Gospels, you have to grasp the nature of the kingdom of God. This is what Jesus is all about. When the Master emerged from his baptism and temptation, he came preaching. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near” (Matthew 3:1) and then he demonstrated it with signs and wonders. In this class, we will examine:

What is the Kingdom of God?
How do I Enter the Kingdom?
The Kingdom of God is Future?
The Kingdom of God is Present?
What are the Signs of the Kingdom?
What are the Mystery of the Kingdom?
What is the Ethics of the Kingdom?
What is the Mission of the Kingdom?

Facilitator: Larry Stroble
When: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Where: Room 203 at Hope Church
Who: Everyone

Younger Adult Group

This Sunday School group is for those in their 30s and 40s. They are currently doing a study called “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile.  This unique, narrative-based approach allows you to see and experience the world through the eyes of people who represent each of the Enneagram types. That it’s funny and full of stories means you’ll keep turning the pages long after you read the chapter on your own number. Beginning with the changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help you get on the road that will lead you to your best and truest self.

Facilitator: Ken Turner
When: Sundays 9:00 a.m.
Where: The Library at Hope Church
Who:  Those in their 30s and 40s.
Who: Everyone with a love for the outdoors
Where: Various local parks.

F.R.O.G.s (Faithful & Redeemed Outdoor Group)

An outdoor activities group open to all ages. The group meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.  at various local parks. Contact Shelly Madson for more information and to find out what park they will be meeting at if you are interested in joining them.

Facilitator: Shelly Madson
Phone:  937-903-0091
When: First Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
Where: Various local parks.
Who: Everyone with a love for the outdoors

AMEN Small group

Beginning February 12, 2023 the Men of Hope will start a new eight-week study “Act Like Jesus, How Can I Put My Faith Into Action” by Randy Frazee.  There is a difference between believing something and allowing those beliefs to shape your actions. To become like Jesus, your beliefs need to not only inform you but also transform you. Act like Jesus teaches you the life-giving spiritual disciplines that will lead you in fulfilling your mission to love God and love your neighbor.

Facilitator:  Bill Ewry
Phone: 937-241-3408
When:  Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Where:  Café at Hope Church
Who:  Men only

Merry Merkers Community Group

This group meets to grow in God’s word, to pray and to support each other. It is currently studying “Elijah: Faith and Fire” by Priscilla Shirer.  A seven-session study on the prophet Elijah. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in the Café at the church.

Facilitators: John and Judy Merker.
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m.
Where: Café at Hope Church
Who: This ongoing group is open to anyone.

Men of Hope

A monthly men’s group that meets at 9:00 on the 3rd Saturday of the month for breakfast and program.

Contact: Bill Ewry
Phone: 937-241-3408
Where: Fellowship Hall
When: 9:00 a.m.
Who: Only men

Tuesday Night Tutorials 

An intimate small group that is diving deep into their relationship with the Lord, while learning how to do Kingdom living in today’s world.  Currently the group is studying Essentials of Healing by Randy Clark and Bill Johnson. Beginning March 14th, we will begin a study on Worship using Pastor Larry Stroble’s new book “Worship”.

Facilitator: Pastor Tori
When: Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Café at Hope Church.

Men of Promise 

Currently studying “How God Makes Men” by Patrick Morley  In How God Makes Men, renowned expert on men’s issues, Patrick Morley takes you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with 10 epic stories, 10 proven principles, and one huge promise for your life.

Facilitator:  Tim Schoonover
When: Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.
Where: The Café at Hope Church
Who:  Men only