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 Questions of Jesus” from the Gospels.
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 Chaplain Charly Peña beginning in September 2023.Sign up for Alpha
- 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.
- Awaken Your Imagination
- Tuesdays, 11 a.m., beginning September 26
This four-week study will engage your imagination and deepen your walk of faith. Anna Bonnema, professor and author of Creative God: Awaken your God-Given Imagination, will host this group. Join us for a creative discussion on imaginative life and prayer.
- Creativity and the Creator
This group, hosted by Professor Greg Lookerse and Josh Bishop, will be a space for conversation around creative practice and Christian faith. If you are interested in reflecting on faith and art, please join us every Wednesday from 4–5 p.m. in the living room at the Campus Ministries house.
- Wednesdays from 4–5 p.m. in the Living Room at the Campus Ministries house
- Faith & Spanish
- Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in Martha Miller 243
Come explore faith formation and speak in Spanish with Chaplain Charly Peña and Professor Daniel Woolsey.
- Faithful Living for Men
Christian men face many hurdles in pursuing God, both from our culture and our own inner nature. In this group, we will study Christian disciplines of character, relationships, the soul and ministry, and we will support one another in following God authentically and wholeheartedly. Join professors Lee Forester and Bram ten Berge at 11 a.m. in the Prayer Room at the Campus Ministries building beginning September 12.
- 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.”
- Guys’ Night
- Thursdays, 5 p.m., Campus Ministries
This group will be a brave space where the men of Hope College will come and have authentic conversations and fellowship about what Christian manhood is all about in our complex times. This school year, we will be reading and studying the men of faith present throughout the Bible and asking, “What does it mean to be a man of God?” Chaplain Shomari Tate leads this small group — please email him with any questions at email@example.com.
- Journeys of Faith
- Days and times to be determined
Do you identify as LGTBQIA+ or are you interested in conversations on faith and sexuality? Please email Jennifer Ryden (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this study.
- The After College Experience(Spring Only)
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 email@example.com for more information.