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Small Groups

Four woodcut-style graphics of a tree beside a river with different colors for each of the four seasonsStudent-Led Bible Studies

鶹Ƶ Small Group Bible studies are led by current Hope students and meet at various times throughout the week. This campus-wide study is a great way to connect with God and with other students. Come grow and learn with us while we study the book of Galatians for fall 2024.

Chaplain- and Faculty-Led Groups

  • Monday evenings at Campus Ministries in the Gathering Room, 5–6:30 p.m.

Do you wish to understand the basics of the Christian faith a little better? Alpha is a 12-week series that has something to offer everyone, from the person with no prior experience with the church or things of faith to the person who has been attending church their whole lives. We will watch a video, each of which are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Join Chaplain Charly Peña beginning in January 2024.

Athletics Core Devotions
  • Wednesday mornings, 7:15 a.m.

Midweek devotional for all athletes over coffee and donuts with Matt Margaron, chaplain of athletics, in the Campus Ministries Living Room.

Bible Study for Skeptics

Grappling with questions about God? Looking for a group where you can talk honestly? Join Jennifer Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. for a 6-week small group experience. We will use Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity as our guide.  October 17–December 5, 2024.

Creativity and the Creator
  • Wednesdays from 4–5 p.m. in the Living Room at the Campus Ministries house
This group, hosted by Professor Greg Lookerse, will be a space for conversation around creative practice and Christian faith. If you are interested in reflecting on faith and art, please join us every Wednesday from 4–5 p.m. in the living room at the Campus Ministries house.

Faith & Spanish
  • Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Gathering Room at Campus Ministries

Come explore faith formation and speak in Spanish with Chaplain Charly Peña and Professor Daniel Woolsey.

Freshmen Only!

Welcome to Hope, first year students! Transitioning from high school to college is challenging. What kind of person do I want to be? What do I believe? With whom will I surround myself? What will I study? This 6-week small group will engage the questions every freshman asks and offer an encouraging space of conversation and support. Join Jennifer Thursday mornings 11-11:50 a.m. September 5–October 17, 2024.

Global Student Ministry
  • Sundays twice monthly, 6 p.m. in DeWitt Learning Lab 025

Are you an international student or global minded? Do you love gathering with Christians from around the world? This group meets twice monthly on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the Dimnent basement. Join us for fun, food and encouraging conversation.

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”
—John Stott

Guys’ Night
  • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Campus Ministries, beginning February 1

The Theme for Guys’ Night this Spring will be “Kingdom Keys.” This group of guys comes together once a week to fellowship, break bread, pray and ponder the word of God. This spring, we will wrestle with different keys of manhood (spiritual disciplines, prayer, fasting, fitness, relationships, accountability, etc.). Our meetings will begin February 1 and conclude April 25. Chaplain Shomari Tate leads these sessions — please email him with any questions at tate@hope.edu. Sessions will meet on Thursdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Campus Ministries house in the Gathering Room. 

Journeys of FaithSpring Only
  • Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m.

Do you identify as LGTBQIA+ or are you interested in conversations on faith and sexuality? Please email Jennifer Ryden (rydenj@hope.edu) for more information on this study.

The After College ExperienceSpring Only

This group is an opportunity for graduating spring seniors to prepare for pursuing a life of faith after college. Seniors will meet with chaplains Jill Nelson and Matt Margaron weekly to have honest conversations about calling, relationships, money and so much more.

Contact Jill Nelson at nelsonj@hope.edu for more information.

TransformedSpring Only
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Campus Ministries 201, starting January 16

Join us for this eight-week Bible study on body image.