Small Groups

Small Groups are the very best way to connect and to grow in an intentional community of support. 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.

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

Our small groups typically run for 6 weeks. Our most recent round of small groups just started! If you are interested in joining a small group, contact Cara at cara@behopechurch.org.

‘Sup Dinner Group 6-8pm @ McMorris House on Sundays

We gather on Sunday evenings to eat, chat and be together. All who are able are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. The main dish will be provided. Children are welcome.

That Moment When… 7-8:30 @ Parkside on Fridays

Dave McMorris, movie expert extraordinaire, and Cara McMorris, who cries at every poignant moment will lead a Friday night gathering where we will watch clips of “that moment” in a different movie each week and discuss how film moves and inspires our lives. Group members will have an opportunity to share their favorite movie moments AND popcorn will be provided.

Pint Theology 7-8pm @ The Bistro on Tuesdays

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. (Must be 21 years old.)

I Was Broke, Now I’m Not 6:30-8pm @Hope Church on Wednesdays

Learn the steps to maximize your financial resources or simply gain some new tools and principles in this 4-session financial group study led by Pastor Jennie.

2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20 (No class on Ash Wednesday)

(1304 E Empire St. Bloomington) $15

Not-So-Young-Adult Book Club 11:30-1pm @Hope Church

The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells the story of Cameron Post, a teen who moves to live with her conservative aunt just as she is discovering her sexuality. 12-year-old Cameron is outed as a lesbian and sent to “God’s Promise”, a camp that practices “conversion therapy” and promises to teach her “appropriate gender roles”. Cameron is a bold protagonist who defies the attempts at “re-education.”

Bring a lunch or run out a grab a quick lunch after church so together, we can explore the themes of this book as we consider the reality that this story represents. Book available upon request for $10.