Small Groups for the 2016-17 Ministry Year

“. . . that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28b NIV)

Our focus at Hope is to make disciples who make disciples and to see everyone grow and mature in Christ. Small Groups are a great place to do just that—to connect and share life with others so that we can all become more like Jesus. When you find one that looks like a good fit, please contact that group’s leader directly to sign up. If you have questions about small groups in general or if you are having trouble finding the right group for you, please contact our Community Life Director, Anna McMichael.

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Prayer Group, facilitated by Rebecca Wertz (
Location: Hope Skybox
Time/Days: 7:00 – 8:00 pm on the first 3 Mondays of each month (begins on 9/19)
Who’s it for? Anyone
Description: This is a group devoted to prayer. We will pray for one another as well as for the needs within the church, throughout the neighborhood, and beyond. Please join us as we share our hearts and needs with our Heavenly Father.

Overcome, facilitated by Jason and Becky Newquist (
Location: Newquists’ home (Harvard Gulch neighborhood)
Time/Days: 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Mondays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 7
Cost: $20
Who’s it for? Any individual or family member impacted by mental health challenges.
Description: OVERCOME is an 8-week series about experiencing the abundant life of Christ in the midst of mental illness. Co-written by My Quiet Cave and Bethel Counseling, the series covers aspects of overcoming the impact of mental illnesses including topics on understanding and responding to mental illness through a biblical lens, self-care, identity, sharing our stories, and walking in hope. Those who experience mental illness firsthand as well as those who support them are encouraged to participate in this powerful group.

Senior Ladies Group, facilitated by Dana Yost (
Location: Roberts Room
Time/Days: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm beginning 9/20 for 8 weeks
Who’s it for? Senior Women
Description: We’ll be doing an 8-week DVD series called Exploring Arabia’s Sinai. It documents the authors’ journey through northwest Arabia to find Mt Sinai where the Israelites camped during their journey in the wilderness and where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Men’s Discipleship Group, facilitated by Dean Wertz / assisted by Arik Stewart ( / 720-329-0317) / ( / 303-927-9346)
Location: Hope’s campus
Time/Days: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings (beginning on Thursday 9/22/16)
Who’s it for? Men and boys who want to honor God in all areas of their lives in this world in which it can be hard to do so.
Description: Men’s Discipleship Group is a 1-year commitment (three 10-week sessions) designed to equip men of all ages to follow Jesus in all of life and encourage others to do the same. This group is also open for those who would like to join forces with us anytime throughout the year.
Fall ’16 – Get equipped to listen to God’s voice
Winter ’17 – Get equipped to love others by becoming better listeners at home and work
Spring ’17 – Get equipped to make a difference by seeking and clarifying God’s call for your life
Each gathering will include 10-15 minutes for prayer and a brief teaching followed by approx. 45 minutes in smaller groups of 3-5 men (including one facilitator and one apprentice facilitator) for encouragement and accountability. These smaller groups remain together throughout each 10-week session and will branch / multiply to provide opportunities for others to join throughout the year.

Sunday Morning Group, facilitated by the Hasbrouks and the Benediks (
Location: Hope Theater Room—childcare will be provided
Time/Days: Every Sunday beginning Sept. 18, 9:30 – 10:15 am
Who’s it for? Anyone
Description: In this group, we will focus on the current sermon series along with the book The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction.

Ladies Bible Study, facilitated by Tracy Meyer (
Location: Robert’s Room at Hope
Time/Days: Wednesdays from 9:45 – 11:00 am
Who’s it for? Women
Description: This group is for women looking for great conversation, great food and a chance to grow in their knowledge and application of the scriptures.

Connections, facilitated by Jessica Holmes (
Location: Hope Skybox
Time/Days: Tuesdays from 9:00 – 11:00 am
Who’s it for? Expecting, new and veteran moms
Description: Our mission is to help you connect more deeply with Christ and new friends in a loving, supportive group of expecting, new, and veteran moms. Come just as you are for the whole time or drop in as you are able. Children are welcome to attend and play while we talk, no childcare provided. Some baby toys will be available, older children may want to bring a favorite toy or game to share.

Men’s Group, facilitated by Jay Oertli ( / 720-323-1888)
Location: Theater Room, with the exception of the second Tuesday of each month when we will meet at a local restaurant.
Time/Days: Noon – 1:30 PM, every other Tuesday, beginning September 13 and ending November 22. First meeting is at Los Portales Restaurant at Old Hampden and S. Logan.
Who’s it for? Men
Description: Let’s grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and as Christian men by studying one of Paul’s inspired and inspiring letters. Colossians is loaded with life-changing doctrinal treasures and practical instructions for the abiding life! We’ll do brown bag lunches on the days we meet at Hope.

Sunday Morning Prayer Group
Location: Hope Skybox
Time/Days: Sundays from 10:00 – 10:15 am
Who’s it for? Everyone
Description: Join us before the service each week to pray for the service and for everyone who attends.

Young Adults – Young adults are meeting weekly. If you are interested in learning more, contact Arik Stewart ( / 303-927-9346).