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At Hope Chapel, everyone’s family!

If you go to Hope, you’re Family! We encourage you to be a part of a Hope Group. We have Hope Groups scattered throughout Austin throughout the week; look below to find one that fits you!

Many of our Hope Groups meet during Family Night, which occurs Wednesday nights at Hope Chapel. Everyone is welcome: bring the kids, your roommate, or come alone to meet with one of the small groups, from 6-7:30 p.m. We have programs for children from ages 0 through junior high, along with groups for adults.

Family Night will resume Wednesday, September 14.

Family Night Hope Groups

These groups meet during Family Night at Hope Chapel on Wednesdays. While adults participate in their Hope Groups, kids 5th grade and under take part in Wednesday Night Kids’ Club and junior high students meet in the Lighthouse.

Discussion Group on Job

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel, room 206

Our focus will not be on becoming expert interpreters of Job, although we will study the book, but on probing our own observations and concerns about walking with God.

How do we continue as Jesus-followers through difficult times, times of confusion and pain as well as in times when all is right with us in the world? Our time together will require us to listen well one to another and share with integrity.

Tompkins Hope Group

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel, room 203

This is an open group for all ages, married or single. Our group’s focus is  “getting back to basics”, which means Bible study.  We’ll dig into a 7 book series by NavPress Design for Discipleship.  We are currently working through Book 6, Growing in Discipleship. The books are relatively small and have typically 4-5 lessons in each one.  If you are looking for encouragement in your walk with Christ, or need a better foundation of scripture for your walk, please join us on Wednesdays at Hope Chapel for these studies. There is some homework each week.

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel, room 204

The Psalmist says, “Be still, and know that I am God”.  But has anyone ever shown you how?

We are inviting you to a new small group which does just that.  Who is it for?  It is for parents needing some peace and quiet.  For those of you who already rock at stillness and silence, to help the rest of us with your gift.  For those of you who always have music, a podcast, or TV on and try to avoid silence.  We will do this together, in community.  For those of you interested in the saints, and Christian leaders in the faith that have gone before us. For artists.

We will practice Centering Prayer, a Christian mediation.  We will practice community life and inclusion.  Consider joining us, and ask Kevin Daniel or me about any questions you have.  We’ll meet Wednesday nights at Hope from 6-7:30 pm at Family Night, so childcare is included with a registration.

Gebrehanna Group

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel, room 205

This group’s focus is the reading of a lectionary and prayer. A lectionary is a book or a list that contains scripture readings for every day of the year. The lectionary readings include scriptures from the Old Testament, the book of Psalms, and the New Testament. After reading the scripture the  group will discuss the theme for that day’s reading.

Hope Groups Throughout the Week

These groups meet outside of Family Night. To join one or learn more, get in touch with the group's listed contact.

Women's Virtual Bible Study

Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. via Zoom

A virtual group meeting weekly on Zoom – reading scripture and talking about it. No prep or homework. We purpose to read God’s word weekly and discuss what we’ve heard.  Bring your favorite translation. (Up to 100 people are welcome). Contact us for Zoom link.

McDonald Hope Group

Every other Sunday evening, south Austin

Circle Preaching

Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Hope Chapel, in the Lighthouse

The structure of the small group will be we gather and read through a chapter of a book in the Bible (starting with 1 Peter), then we break off and spend about 10 minutes praying and reflecting on the scripture. After the allotted 10 minutes, we reconvene and share something that stood out to us or that we felt the Holy Spirit was teaching about that passage. This is called Circle Preaching and it is a wonderful practice that helps focus on Scripture better and helps our ability to talk about scripture effectively. I would really encourage anyone who wants to come, please come! I am passionate about this new small group and I believe Hope Chapel really does need more small groups. So, if you are missing Christian fellowship outside of our regular Sunday meetings, please join me on Thursdays for our Circle Preaching small group.