2022 small groups

If you're interested in joining one or more, simply fill out the digital form at the bottom of this page. Leave us your name, best contact information, and what group(s) you're interested in, and we'll reply promptly. We'll put you in touch with the leader of the small group(s) you want to join! **If your group leader's email is listed, you may also contact them directly. 

spring 2022 (may-June) Small groups

Kingdom Man: Men’s Group:

Led by Brad Rodemoyer

Tuesdays, 7pm at the Rodemoyer home (and available via Zoom)

Kingdom Man is one of our Men's Groups that meets year round (with brief breaks from time to time).  The next formal study will begin on Tuesday, May 31. The next book that this group will be reading is the updated version of Kingdom Man Rising by Tony Evans. 

This study will be twelve weeks, Beginning on Tuesday, May 31, and concluding on Tuesday, September 6. 

Young At Heart: Those 55 & Wiser - "The Rock, The Road & The Rabbi"

Led by Victor Burbulys

Thursdays, 1pm at Hope La Grange starting May 5th

Our YAH small group will be taking a virtual tour of Israel following Jesus from birth in Bethlehem to the empty tomb near Jerusalem. Our tour guide will be a Messianic Rabbi who will share surprising insights along the way from the old and new covenants.

A study guide will be required $9.00.  Textbook  optional $ 13.00

Will meet for 6 Thursdays.  Light refreshments will be served. 


College & Early Career Young Adults Group

Led by Josh & Rachel Kloes

Last Friday of every month, 6pm at the Kloes’ home in Woodridge

This new group geared towards college students and those in their late teens – early 20’s will be an ongoing, monthly group for young adults to experience fellowship and discipleship.  Each meeting will be a little different than the last, but we’ll eat, have some fun, enjoy a time of discipleship, and pray for each other as you navigate this unique but exciting season of life.


Bible Study: Psalm 119

Led by Seth & Jenn Robia

Sundays, 6pm at Robia's home in Westchester, starting May 1st

This Bible Study will be a weekly discussion and in-depth look at Psalm 119.  Men and women of all ages are welcome to join.  This group will meet every Sunday in May, and conclude on May 29th. 


"It's Not Supposed to be This Way" (by Lysa Terkheurst) - Women’s Group

Led by Jeanette Rodriguez


Have you ever struggled with the fact that your life doesn’t look the way you thought it would? Maybe you have this feeling that circumstances, relationships, and finances should be better than they are. And underneath it all, you’re disappointed. If you’re asking "God, why would You allow this to happen?," this study will help you stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and painful situations. You’ll begin moving forward with peace and confidence, assured that God’s Word holds the answers you’re looking for.

Musicians Small Group

Led by Hannah Stanford

Thursday (Monthly), 7pm at Hope Church La Grange

All musicians and singers at Hope Church are invited to attend the Musicians Small Group for times of prayer, devotions, and live worship. The next group meeting will be on Thursday, May 19th. After the May meeting, this group will take a brief break in the summer months before resuming in the fall. 

Dinner Church

Led by Ben & Jordan Arias

Fridays, 6:30pm at the Arias' home in Chicago, starting May 20th

Welcome to Dinner Church! Discover why Jesus and the early church centered their mission around the dinner table. Dive deep into what makes Dinner Church a church with its own congregation and how the Agape love of Christ is what helps build bridges while breaking bread. This is an 8 week group. 

Life Lessons from David - Early/Mid Career Adults (20's and 30's)

Led by Rick & Dana Zieman, Sundays at 1pm at the Zieman's home in Downers Grove, starting May 1st

This group will look at the life of David throughout scripture and how we can apply what we learn from David in our everyday lives.  This group is for Early/Mid Career adults (those in their 20’s and 30’s).

"The Intentional Father" - For dads of kids 16 and younger. 

Led by Pastor Hal Kooistra

The groundbreaking new book, The Intentional Father, is causing fathers all over America to rethink how they will father their children through childhood and the teens! Pastor Hal will lead this study which he considers to be one of the most important book on fathering he's ever read.  The group will meet three times at Pastor Hal's house at 4512 Madison Ave in Brookfield (60513). You'll need to buy the hard copy of this little book for $15 or get the e-book for $10. Our group will meet on the following three Thursday nights from 7-8pm: May 19th, June 2nd, and June 16th (we'll be having a ribs & brats cookout for the final meeting).  The group is for fathers with children 16 years old and younger.

Men's Sunday Night Golf

Led by Tom Kidwell & Doug Kading, Sunday Evenings at Flagg Creek Golf Course in Countryside

We play every Sunday night at Flagg Creek Golf Course (by intersection of Wolf Rd/Joliet Rd) in Countryside, and usually take advantage of the twilight rate.  It's a 9 hole course that is fairly easy on beginners, but fun for all skill levels.  Exact tee-times may vary, but will be communicated each week in the email/text from our group organizers, Tom Kidwell and Doug Kading.  It's a fun way to get together and get outside for a couple of hours.

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more info on small groups at hope church

Growing together and getting connected through small groups is a major part of our church's DNA.  Our Small Groups ministry offers a wide variety of groups catering to all ages and walks of life.  These groups meet in 4-8 week sessions that occur three times per year; 

  • Winter session generally runs from late January/early February until just before Easter.
  • Spring session runs for about 4-6 weeks after Easter and before summer break.
  • Fall session runs from about September till mid November.

TO REGISTER FOR A SMALL GROUP - fill out the digital form above, OR contact us at smallgroupshope@gmail.com,  and just tell us which small group you're interested in - we'll reply promptly and put you in contact with the small group leader!