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Small Groups

Student-Led Bible Studies

Hope College 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 Philippians.

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Chaplain-Led Book Studies

Purpose Driven Life
  • Fall 2022 dates and times TBD

What will you do with the rest of your life? For six weeks we’ll consider that question and many more as we read together the classic book Purpose Driven Life. Come and learn about God’s purpose for you and his love for you in Jesus Christ.

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Creativity and the Creator
  • Tuesday mornings, 11 a.m., beginning September 13

This group, hosted by chaplain Ryden and prof. Greg Lookerse, will be a space for conversation around creative practice and Christian faith. We will be guided by the book Lifting the Veil by Malcolm Guite. If you are interested in reflecting on faith and art, please join us Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Harvey Prayer Chapel beginning September 13!

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Bible Study for Skeptics
  • Thursday mornings, 11 a.m., September 15–October 20

This 6-week study meets Thursdays from 11–11:50 a.m. in Room 201 at the Campus Ministries house. It runs from January 20 until March 24. Contact Nancy (smithn@hope.edu) or Jennifer (rydenj@hope.edu) with your questions.

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Men’s Bible Study
  • Fall 2022 dates and times TBD

Men’s Bible Study small group will be a brave space where the men of Hope College can come and have authentic conversations and fellowship about what Christian manhood is all about. We will be reading selections from scripture and Tony Evans’ Kingdom Man. Chaplain Shomari Tate leads this small group, please email him with any questions at tate@hope.edu. This group will meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. beginning on January 20 in the Campus Ministries Living Room.

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Resilient: An 8-week conversation about the way we approach life
  • Wednesdays, 1 p.m., September 14–November 2
  • Thursdays, 11 a.m., September 15–November 3

Join this 8-week conversation this fall with Chaplain Matt Margaron learning how to truly embrace life’s challenges with resilience and grit. Through great conversation, a lot of laughter, some good books and friendship… our hope is to develop physically, spiritually and emotionally healthy practices that lead to a more resilient approach toward your life and faith.


  • Resilient, John Eldredge
  • Grit, Angela Duckworth

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Worship and Word
  • Fall 2022 dates and times TBD

Come join us in the Campus Ministries living room for prayer, devotions and worship. Co-hosted by Shomari Tate and MSO students.

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

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