Groups help us live into our values of community, conversation, and learning.

Small Groups are communities of support that focus on a topic and learn to grow supporting one another. Anyone can host a Small Group, if they’re willing to gather some friends and lead a conversation. We focus on relationships, and we can help you find an inspiring curriculum or study guide.

Small Groups

“Defiant Joy” led by Jen and Casey Tucker-Vinsel

Gather together after Hope Worship on Sundays for coffee and conversation. This group will meet at the Tucker-Vinsel house and move through the curriculum entitled, “Defiant Joy”, which sparks conversation about how to find deep, fulfilling joy, and learn about what Scripture has to say about everlasting joy.
Meeting: Sundays 2:00PM at Jen and Casey’s house beginning March 4
Jen Tucker-Vinsel: jennifer.r.tucker@gmail.com

A Year of Biblical Womanhood led by Sheryl Jenkins

This study, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” by Rachel Held Evans, is NOT just for women. It’s a humorous take on the often unrealistic and contradictory  expectations Christians put on women. The book is funny, well-written, and a very easy read. This topic is especially relevant now as our culture finally begins to take a hard look at how we view and treat women.
Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30PM at Sheryl Jenkin’s house beginning March 21st for 6 weeks
Sheryl Jenkins: sjenkin@ilstu.edu

I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. led by Jennie Edwards Bertrand

This study is a step by step plan to gain control of your finances. Jennie is offering two 3 week options for this group. The cost is $30.
Meeting: Tuesdays 6-8PM (2/13, 2/20, 2/27) OR Sundays 2-4PM (2/25, 3/4, 3/11)
Jennie Edwards Bertrand: jennie@behopechurch.org

Overcoming Worry: Finding Peace in the Midst of Uncertainty led by Tracy Warner

This is a Women of Faith study…Life is littered with what-ifs. In this Bible study we will learn to rest assured that we never have to meet the what-ifs alone. God is with us – always. We can choose to face uncertainty with faith and begin to walk in greater levels of confidence, contentment, joy, peace, security, and calmness. Bible Study Guide is $7.00.
Meeting: February 22March 8, March 15,  April 5: 6:00-8:00 — March 1 and March 22: 7-8:30
Tracy Warner: tracy.wehrle@gmail.com

Pint Theology led by Luke DeLong

The format is simple: beer, conversation, and faith. Pint Theology is an open group, so bring a friend and be ready to engage in conversation on varying social, religious, and philosophical beliefs as well as life experiences. Through examining the hard questions about faith, life, society and culture, the group will grow together as well as learn about their faith from one another.
Meeting: Tuesdays 6:30PM at the new Destihl Brewery
Luke DeLong: luke@behopechurch.org

Walking the Road led by Cara McMorris

Using a variety of writings as devotional prompts each week, we will gather to re-center our hearts on God in the midst of full lives. As we walk through life together, we will encourage and prayerfully support each other in the midst of the questions that will always remain.
Meeting: Fridays, 1-2:30PM at Ivy Lane Bakery in Bloomington, IL
Cara McMorris: cara@behopechurch.org