Campus Community Groups

So how do you get connected to others at Hope with whom you can discover grace, grow together and become a disciple of Jesus who multiplies?  One of the key places where this can happen is in our Campus Community Groups.


Campus Communities seek to provide a warm and casual environment where you can meet people and form friendships.  These groups of 15 - 50 people meet weekly on Sunday mornings, some during the 9 a.m. service and others during the 10:40 service.  


How are these Campus Community groups organized?

Campus Communities are mostly organized in life-stage groups (young married couples, parents of elementary-age children, empty nesters, etc.), but these group descriptions are only guidelines. We love it when people connect across generational lines as well!  So try out a few different communities, get a feel for which might be a good fit, and dive in!


What are Campus Community group meetings like?

Groups are unique, but common elements of group meetings include casual fellowship around coffee and treats, group announcements, prayer, testimonies, a time of study and discussion of God's Word, and usually lots of laughter!  Groups also do periodic outside social activities, outreaches, and different kinds of service projects.


How can I get connected with a Campus Community group?

You can make that connection one of three ways:

  1. Read the Community descriptions below, pick a couple that you think might be a good fit and show up on a Sunday morning.  People will be there to greet you!
  2. Contact Pastor Bill Craig at or Kari Glemaker at and they will be happy to help you get connected.
  3. Call the church office at 513.459.0800, ext.305 and talk with someone directly.

Faith Connections

9:00 AM 108 (Lower Level)

Faith Connections is a place where you can grow in your Christian faith, a safe place where you will be accepted, cared and prayed for.  We are a family that enjoys one another, encourages one another, and is learning to serve one another, our church, our community, and the world around us!  We are comprised mostly of Baby Boomers, but all ages are welcome!  

For more information, contact Steve Maynard at


Empty Nesters

9:00 AM Room 105 (Lower Level)

This fun-loving group of seniors truly enjoys the time spent together studying, sharing, relaxing, and savor­ing every moment. The kids are gone. Regardless of your age, you will find a warm welcome and experience genuine Christian fellowship!  

For more information, contact Dan Dever at

HYM (Hope Young Married)

9:00 AM Room 104 (Lower level)

Designed for engaged and newly married couples. This group is committed to building strong friendships, growing in our faith in Christ, and making a difference in our surrounding communities.

For more information, contact Matt Rizkallah at 513.435.2587 or

Family Matters

10:40 AM Room 106 (Lower Level)

These parents of elementary children through high school students are developing relationships with one another that facilitate caring, encouragement, support, spiritual growth, and the sharing of practical advice to assist in shaping the next generation of men and women through the study of God's Word, fellowship, and prayer. 

For more information, contact Lee Haney at


10:40 AM Room 108 (Lower level)

In GPS, relationships are the priority—relationships with God, with each other, and with those we rub shoulders with on a daily basis.  Here you will find a safe environment where you can be yourself—everyday people meeting each other right where they are.  Primarily made up of those age 50 and up, but all are welcome.

For more information, contact Dan and Karla Harris at


Family Builders

10:40 AM Room 105 (Lower Level)

As a community, Family Builders strives to equip parents of young children from birth through high school—coming together to study God’s word, encourage and serve one another.  They seek Christ through deeper study, stronger relationships and new experiences–living life together.

For more information, contact Ryan Burkhard at   


10:40 AM Room 104 (Lower Level) 

As a belayer anchors a climber's rope, so we Belayers bond together as we help our children reach higher ground.  This community for parents of teens and up gathers regularly to pray, apply Biblical truths, and share experiences.

For more information, contact Gary Honerlaw at


10:40 AM Room 101 (Lower Level)

A community of college age seekers, skeptics, and followers of Jesus who gather together to explore the gospel and learn what it looks like to be “deeply planted in Jesus”.  Through this ministry partnership between Hope Church and CCO Campus Ministry, our prayer is that they would be transformed to follow Him in every sphere of life.

For more information, contact Eric Richey at