What is a Hope Gathering?
Hope Gatherings are our take on the church small group. They’re designed to impact lives for the Kingdom of God. Hope Gatherings focus on both spiritual and kingdom growth. They utilize a format that builds members up and empowers them to spiritually engage people in their circle of influence.
Hope Gatherings form for the purpose of Bible study, praying for the lost by name, encouraging one another to engage the lost, and working together to reach the lost through tangible expressions of hospitality, service, and generosity.
Each member of a Hope Gathering is encouraged to develop a prayer list of 5-7 people they pray for daily. The group will encourage members to pray for and minister to those God has placed on their respective lists. The goal is to provide organic strategies and assistance in helping believers engage their friends and families for the Kingdom.
How do I join a Hope Gathering small group?
To get connected, simply contact a Hope Gathering leader via email to receive more information on their group:
Living Stones Campus – Thursdays @ 7 pm (bi-weekly) BEGINNING OCT. 12th
Leader: Matt Hand
North Forsyth area – Thursdays @ 7pm (bi-weekly)
Leader: Gary Bulley
Buford Dam Rd./North Gwinnett area – Wednesdays @ 7pm (weekly)
Leader: Drew Smyser
East Forsyth area – Thursdays @ 7pm (bi-weekly)
Leader: Gary Bulley
What does a Hope Gathering Look Like?
Hope Gatherings are designed to be engaging, fun, interactive, impactful, and meaningful. They are not static, but flow with the people and events surrounding the group. They give feet to our desire to impact the Kingdom as Ambassadors for Christ.
Most Hope Gatherings will involve fellowship, a short Bible study, a time to update and encourage one another regarding those we are praying for, a time of prayer for those on our lists, and a challenge time to encourage us to practically engage our lost friends and families.
Hope Gatherings will encourage members to engage lost friends and family in a variety of way:
-Personal ministry of service and generosity
-Hospitality via invitations to coffee, lunch, dinner, movies, ballgames, etc.
-Invitations to group activities such as dinner parties, cookouts, Whirlyball, etc.
-Engaging in spiritual and gospel conversation
-Seeker Bible studies
How do I become a Hope Gathering leader?
Leading a Hope Gathering group might be easier than you think… We provide our leaders with session guides which details how to facilitate each group meeting. Contact us here for more information.