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 and he will be happy to help you get connected.
  3. Call the church office at 513.459.0800 and talk with someone directly.

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

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



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

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 Brad and Lana Amstutz at



10:40 AM Room 108 (Lower Level)

As we grow in our understanding of God’s gracious pursuit of us, we encourage each other to reach out to Him and others in love.  Our time together is filled with laughter, prayer, digging into God’s Word, and sharing our lives with one another. We are mostly Gen Xers but welcome all.

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


Thrive College Age & Young Adult Ministry

10:40 AM in Fellowship Hall

A welcoming, diverse community of people at different stages of life (college age to late 30's; single and married) who are eager to connect with one another, grow together in Jesus, and be equipped to share the love of Christ with the world.  We want to follow Jesus in inviting fellow disciples, seekers, and skeptics into the life of our community.

For more information or to schedule a time to meet for coffee or lunch, please contact Eric at or text 513.615.9669


4:30-6:00 PM most Sundays during the school year

A group of young and growing families at Hope Church committed to cultivating a deeper love for Jesus which fuels our desire for stronger marriages, the discipling of our children, and participation in God's mission to reach those who do not yet know Christ. 

Contact Aaron or Teressa Mahl for details (,