Adults

Our vision for adults

Through community, with truth and grace, we are growing Christians where they are, discipling them to become more Christ-like.

Bible-based

All teaching is rooted deeply in the Bible

Relevance

Connecting through topics that matter and are important to our lives

Relationships

Building community by doing life together on mission

Discipleship

Growing in personal obedience to become more Christ-like

Prayer-dependent

Seeing the value in praying together and for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ

Small Groups

Welcome to our 2019 fall semester! We are so excited to see how God works through this ministry! We encourage everyone who is able, to participate in small groups. As followers of Christ, we are always growing…the sanctification process is life-long! One of the main ways we pursue and live out gospel-centered community is through small groups – this is an important part of the discipleship process! Groups begin the week of Sept. 8 and meet weekly for 12 weeks unless otherwise noted.
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Nine Attributes of a Man - [Men's Group]

**Childcare provided @ BHCC**
Sundays 6:00-7:30 pm - Hesson Home
Leaders: Phillip Close & Kevin Hesson

In a world where everyone is attempting to define manhood, why not look to God who designed men. God's definition of real manhood is found in the ultimate man - Jesus Christ. Gather with other men for a new study entitled Attributes For Men. Ten sessions on nine attributes that will empower you to become the man God wants you to be.

Requirements: Your Bible

God of Creation - Genesis Part 1 - [Women's Group]

**Childcare provided @ BHCC**
Sundays 6:00-8:00 pm - Lee Home
Leaders: Malea Lee & Deb Hesson

The Bible is not a book about self-discovery; it is a book about God discovery. The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, we’ll dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. When our group meets on Sundays, author & Bible teacher Jen Wilkin, will tie everything we’ve been studying throughout the week together in a teaching video. In this study we’ll revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge our basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator. There can be no true knowledge of self apart from knowledge of God. The heart cannot love what the mind does not know.

*** This study involves a lot of daily, repetitive reading of the text as well as daily homework in your study book. Our group discussion time will be much more thought-level focused vs feelings-level. The intention is for this same group to come back together for the Winter semester and move onto God of Covenant - Genesis Part 2 - a study of Genesis 12-50. ***

Requirements:
God of Creation Study Book, by Jen Wilkin (Lifeway $13.99)
Your Bible - you’ll need access to both NIV & ESV translations, one of which you are comfortable marking in and making notes, the other can be digital (Bible App) if you don't have a physical copy.
I suggest purchasing the ESV Scripture Journal: Genesis (Lifeway $5.59) to use as your note-taking copy
Access to a dictionary
Highlighters, markers, or colored pencils

The Truth Project

**Childcare provided @ BHCC**
Sundays 6:00-8:00 pm - Davis Home
Leaders: Dave & Kristie Davis & Eric & Diana VanBuskirk

During Focus on the Family's "The Truth Project", we will embark on what could be the most important study of your life and the lives of those who will participate in your small group.
We are all engaged in a cosmic battle - a battle that is raging for the hearts and minds of people the world over, pitting the truth claims of God against the lies of the world, the flesh and the devil. It is a battle over what you truly believe.
This project is designed to build a systematic and comprehensive biblical framework by studying God's blueprint for all of life. But even more so, we pray that it will be an encounter with God as we endeavor to gaze upon the His face and to seek to know Him more deeply. Because it is there, and only there, that we find true transformation that will renew your mind and heart and equip you to resist conforming to the world (Romans 12:2).
This is our prayer for you and for all who join our project study.

*** Please note this is a 13 week group ***
No Requirements

Prayer Journaling

**Childcare provided @ BHCC**
Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm - Helmuth Home
Leaders: Brenda Helmuth & Lisa Thompson

This group will help you get into prayer journaling. Learn how to journal your prayers. We will focus on different topics each week and journal those prayers. Watch how your journaling transforms you and your prayers to the next level.

Requirements: Your Bible, pen/pencil, notebook or journal

Blended

Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm - Revolution Building
Leaders: Josh & Theresa Hendryx

When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In this 8-part series, Ron Deal gives couples the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Discover useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple's marriage. This series combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you’ll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships.

Requirements: Your Bible, The Smart Stepfamily Book (Amazon $8), & The Smart Stepfamily Participant’s Guide (Amazon $11)

Sermon Series

Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm - BHCC
Leaders: Mike Lutz & Robb Cromer

This will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the “Unspoken” mental health sermon series.

Requirements: Your Bible

The Acts of the Apostles

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm - Revolution Building
Leaders: Loel Fink & Cal Rickels

The book of Acts contains the first 30 years of church history. It is also known as the Good News of the Holy Spirit, so we’ll walk through the first 30 years of church history in the book of Acts. As Pentecost was the beginning of the church so we’ll look at Pentecost from then until now.

There will be an emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; expectations of shared testimonies; and an activation faith by praying (out loud) and get prayed for.

Requirements: Your Bible ( a real Bible - one you can write in) a pen/notebook and to talk. :)

What Does Mark Have to Say?

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm - Hibb’s Home
Leaders: Carolyn Hibbs & Susie Demar

The book of Mark is a simple, succinct and unadorned account of Jesus’s ministry. He gives vivid descriptions of what Jesus did and said. We might think of Mark’s gospel as the “Readers Digest” version as his account of events is brief and to the point. Come join this small group to learn about Mark and his story of Jesus and what it means to follow Him.

Requirements: Your Bible

You'll Get Through This

**Childcare at BHCC**
Wednesdays 5:15-7:00 pm - Everett Home (dog-friendly home!)
Leaders: Erica Foshe-Everett & Brittany Raue

Sometimes the challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us. We wonder how we'll carry on after the day the bottom dropped out. For you, it may have been the day of a financial crisis, a bad diagnosis, an accident, or you were served divorce papers by your spouse. Whatever it was, you knew your life was going to change dramatically, and it didn't seem like it was for the better. In You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado encourages readers through sharing the Biblical story of Joseph. Stripped of his identity, thrown into a pit and sold as a slave, his was a story of defeat and challenges, but as time passed God worked through his circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation. And although it may seem hard to believe, you will get through this too. The story of Joseph's life didn't end in the pit and neither does yours.

Requirements: Your Bible & You’ll Get Through This Book (Amazon $11)

Celebrate Recovery Step Studies

**Childcare at BHCC**
Wednesdays 5:15-8:00 pm (Includes dinner) - Revolution Building
Leader: David Condry

Celebrate Recovery at The Revolution Building provides a healing, healthy environment for adults who are ready to break free from their hurts, habits and hang-ups. We will learn to accept the healing power of Jesus Christ in our lives through the 8 Recovery Principles. Sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another every Wednesday night, 52 weeks a year, as we journey through this recovery process to become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors and begin to grow spiritually, becoming true followers of Jesus Christ, our One and Only True Higher Power. A typical night includes a time of food & fellowship starting at 5:15 followed by worship at 6:00 and a short teaching before we break out into open share groups.

No Requirements

Sermon Series

Thursday Mornings 6:00-7:30 am - Vinton Family Restaurant
Leader: Matt Hantz

This will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the “Unspoken” mental health sermon series.

Requirements: Your Bible

Marriage Built to Last - [Couples Group]

**Childcare provided**
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm - Roster Home
Leaders: Dustin & Jennie Roster

Money, in-laws, sex, arguments … we all want a healthy, loving marriage, but there are so many real issues that can stand in the way. Research has shown that over 50% of marriages are ending in divorce. That is why we've partnered with Pastor Chip Ingram of Living on the Edge Radio Program, financial guru Dave Ramsey and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner to tackle the common issues couples are facing in their marriages today. Marriage: Built to Last isn't your typical marriage study. Throughout the series, you'll watch 24 real life couples from across the country share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, sexual intimacy, expectations, and more. In this Bible study, you will hear the story of Dave Ramsey and his wife Sharon as they recovered from financial stress and hardship. You will hear the story of Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda share candidly about expectations, trust issues, and adjusting to a blended family. Whether you're newly married, remarried, or wanting to improve your relationship, Chip Ingram provides Biblical and practical teaching to give you tools to live intentionally and love biblically. In addition to the study, this group will have a strong relational component, with date & game nights!

Requirements: Access to RNM, your Bible

Leadership

Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm - Revolution Building
Leaders: Matt Hantz & Victoria Fink

This group is for MEN and WOMEN who want to grow in the leadership potential that God has placed in them. Good and godly leadership is critical. At home, at work, among peers, or in the church - it's important to know how to lead and how to blend well with other leaders. In this group, we'll work to learn leadership lessons and grow in our ability to apply them to the places that God has placed us. Each week we will focus on different presentations from RightNow Media leadership conferences and will discuss how to apply the lessons learned. This will be a great group for anybody who has been feeling God's call to step out and lead in ministry.

Requirements: The only requirement for this group is to be able to access RightNow Media outside of the group time.

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Right Now Media

RightNow Media is an online church video library. Enjoy powerful video content with teaching from a host of well-respected pastors and teachers on almost every subject that impacts your daily life. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to over 10,000 great videos and studies for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your T.V., phone, tablet or computer. We offer free access to all Blessed Hope members and attendees!