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Small Groups

Four woodcut-style graphics of a tree beside a river with different colors for each of the four seasonsStudent-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 “Songs of Ascent” from the book of Psalms.

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Chaplain- and Faculty-Led Groups

  • Monday evenings at Campus Ministries in the Gathering Room, 7–8:30 p.m.

Do you wish to understand the basics of the Christian faith a little better? Alpha is a 12-week series that has something to offer everyone, from the person with no prior experience with the church or things of faith to the person who has been attending church their whole lives. We will watch a video, each of which are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Join us to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest and open environment.

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

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

Asian Christian Fellowship
  • Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. for six weeks in Room 201 at the Campus Ministries house

This group meets 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and is hosted by professors Fu-Ying Chuang and Yew Meng Koh. It will run for six weeks. If you are of Asian descent or interested in Asian culture and desire to grow in faith, this special group is for you!

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Creativity and the Creator
  • Every other Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, starting January 12 in the Living Room at the Campus Ministries house

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Faith & Spanish
  • Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

Come explore faith formation and speak in Spanish with Chaplain Charly Peña and Professor Daniel Woolsey.

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Freshman Athletes of Faith
  • Thursday nights, 9–10 p.m.

This group is specifically designed to be a place where freshman athletes meet other athletes who are interested in living out and growing in their faith during their time here at Hope College. This group will be led by Ben DeBoer, an athletic alumnus who can relate to what it's like to pursue your faith in the context of sports on a college campus.

Global Student Ministry
  • Sundays twice monthly, 6 p.m.

Are you an international student or global minded? Do you love gathering with Christians from around the world? This group meets twice monthly on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in the Dimnent basement. Join us for fun, food and encouraging conversation.

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”
—John Stott

Men’s Group
  • Thursdays, 5 p.m., Campus Ministries

This 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 on the life and spirit of David. Chaplain Shomari Tate leads this small group — please email him with any questions at tate@hope.edu.

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The After College Experience

This group is an opportunity for graduating spring seniors to prepare for pursuing a life of faith after college. Seniors will meet with chaplains Jill Nelson and Matt Margaron weekly to have honest conversations about calling, relationships, money and so much more.

Contact Jill Nelson at nelsonj@hope.edu for more information.