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Hope Family NightWednesday Night Small Groups Meeting in Homes

What is Family Night?

At Hope Chapel, everyone’s family!

If you go to Hope, you’re Family! 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.

Some of these groups meet at Hope Chapel, some meet in homes. Please contact the individual group below for meeting location.



Family Night Hope Groups


McCharen Hope Group

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

A family-oriented group that gathers to love, worship, and study God. We focus on growing in community through prayer, sharing, Bible study, and practicing the “one anothers” of scripture.

Tompkins Hope Group

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

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.

HopeArts Family Night Group

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, in Art Studio

Meets corporately in the art studio space; visual artists alongside writers, performers, artists of all stripes we communally and intentionally provide an atmosphere of open creation and ongoing discussion. Along with creation and discussion open silences, long pauses, and just being still, and prayers are also all encouraged at these gatherings. 

Gebrehanna/Hance Group

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

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.

FAM (Foster Adoption Ministry) Book Study

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

Join us for our Fall book study, Until Every Child is Home, by Todd Chipman, starting Sept. 8th. Joining this study is far from a commitment to taking kiddos into your home! This book explores why the church should care about orphan ministry. Todd Chipman discusses how foster care and adoption align with bringing the Gospel to a broken world. He explains the multiple support roles it takes for foster and adoptive parents to succeed and outlines how the church can step up into these roles. Whether you are interested in foster care and adoption personally or are wondering why on earth people at Hope Chapel currently pursue it – come join us!

Blair Hope Group

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

Our goal is to offer a safe space in community in which to process doubts and questions about faith and our Christian journey.

A multiplicity of views are welcome and even desirable.  No question is too crazy. Our only rule is that we respect each other’s lived experiences.

Other Hope GroupsHome-based Small Groups


These groups are currently meeting in the homes of various Hopeites. 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.

Howard Hope Group

Wednesdays, contact for location

A group primarily for couples which focuses on marriage and family issues. We meet in various homes (and the location changes week by week) on Wednesday nights. Contact us for the location this week’s location.

McDonald Hope Group

Every other Sunday evening, south Austin