Small Groups We’re better together.

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

Why do we do Small Groups?

At Hope Bible Church our desire is to see each believer grow to be a strong, mature Christ-follower. Therefore, we encourage everyone who calls Hope home to join one of our small groups. The purpose of these groups is to minister to one another through studying God’s Word, fellowshipping together, worshiping Christ, praying for one another and being accountable to each other (Acts 2:42). As we grow in these spiritual disciplines we also grow in maturity (Col.1:28).

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What does a small group look like?

Our small groups are led by dedicated married couples. A typical small group meeting consists of fellowship, worship, Bible study, mutual accountability (men with men, women with women) and prayer. Meetings are approximately two and a half hours in length and are usually held from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.

When and where do groups meet?

Our small groups meet together in homes, just as the early Church did in the book of Acts. We currently have small groups that meet in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Fonthill, Fenwick, Welland, Beamsville and Wellandport on various nights of the week. For more information about availability please email smallgroups@hopeniagara.ca

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FAQs

Do you have groups specific to my age and/or circumstances? ie. single; single parents; newlyweds, etc.

We offer small groups that are cross-generational, a balance of male and female, married and singles, as well as specific Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies. Our topics of study are aimed at sanctification and growing disciples where we are all on the same journey. The particular struggles indicative of our age groups are opportunities for the body of Christ to come around us to support us and encourage us in our pursuit of Christ-likeness. You can expect to find people within your group to whom you can relate and fellowship with in addition to the weekly meetings.

Do I have to be a member of the church to get into a small group?

Church membership is not required to be a part of a small group, however to apply for church membership, identification with a small group is necessary.

Is there a choice of study topics in a small group?

The Elders of the church approve an annual curriculum outline and all groups study this material at the same time throughout the year. We have found this to be the best way not only to ensure the protection of our doctrine, but also to promote unity in the larger church body.

Can I bring my child to small group?

We kindly discourage the attendance of children to our groups, not only because of the distraction for the participants but largely because of the distraction for the parents.

How can I apply to lead a small group?

Potential small group leaders are identified by the present leadership in the church because of their humility, faithfulness, availability and teachability. No application is necessary. We believe God will call you to ministry by bringing your giftedness to the attention of others. Once identified you would be invited to leadership training and then spend a reasonable period apprenticing under a small group leader. It frequently takes over a year to train a new small group leader.

How can I join a Small Group?
  1. Read our Doctrinal Statement
  2. Attend Discover Hope. This gives you an opportunity to hear about our beginnings, meet some of the staff and leadership members and hear about our doctrine and vision. Learn More About Step 1
  3. Completion of Hope Essentials is also an important step in getting connected in a small group. This class outlines the mandate that we have as believers to delight in, devote ourselves to, and display Jesus Christ. Learn More About Step 2
  4. After completing steps 1-3 please feel free to sign up online by filling out a quick questionnaire to help our staff best fit you in a small group. Go to Small Group Application

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For questions about this ministry, please contact:
Louis Hutton
Director of Small Groups