About Hope Community Church

Our Mission: To love people where they are and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below) If you had to listen to one, which would you choose: New Kids on the Block or New Direction? When looking for a house, would you rather buy a fixer-upper or new construction? Share an idea / philosophy that has radically transformed the way you do things. Main…

Week 4 – We > Me Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below) Have you ever done something out of character to try and fit into a group? What did you do and did it help? Would you rather win a fantasy sports league or be on a losing (but real) professional sports team? Why?…

Week 3 – Serving Others > Being Served Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below) Who is someone you think is easy to serve (or at least easier than the ‘average’ person)? Why do you think that is? Share an example of servant leadership that you have seen done well. Is it appropriate to call…

Ice Breaker What is more valuable, time or money? Why? What is something that has made you think differently about money? Why did that change your perspective? What is the best thing to spend $20 on? Main Idea              There are some things in this world we can’t change, no matter how hard we try. Rules…

Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below) Have you ever had a “Griswold” Christmas where nothing went like it should? Where did things go wrong? This weekend Donnie used NASCAR as a metaphor for the madness in his life during the holiday season. If you had to pick a different sport to describe your holiday…

Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below) What is the heaviest thing you ever lifted? Share one quote or scripture that keeps you going when you are down or discouraged. What is the most loving thing someone has done for you? Main Idea Being the church involves more than simply coming to church. The church…

Ice Breaker Have each person identify a story (real or fiction) in which forgiveness is the central theme. Main Idea “To forgive is to set a person free… and discover the prisoner was you.” –Lewis B. Smedes Discuss What did you find the most surprising or challenging to your concept of forgiveness from this week’s…

Ice Breaker What is the most encouraging / inspiring act of kindness you have seen recently? Main Idea Goodness and kindness go hand in hand. Goodness describes character (who we are) and kindness is best defined as compassion in action (what good people do.) Authentic goodness and kindness are produced in our character through the…

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