Doing church isn’t just about turning up on a Sunday morning. It’s about being part of a fellowship – about doing life together. This is why we have small groups. They are about making sure everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop. They are about being able to ask questions in a safe environment. They are about friendship, encouragement and learning.
Our small, but perfectly formed, groups meet during the week, usually at someones home or at the Hope Centre. We’re always looking for new ways to do church together and our aim is that everyone who comes along to Hope will be given an opportunity to attend a group where they can get to know people better, learn about Christianity and the Bible and enjoy social activities.
One of the best things about our small groups is that they don’t run to strict formulas or rules…
They can be as varied or as structured as needed, and this is very much part of our thinking. For some people small groups will be just the beginning of important and meaningful relationships with others that develop far beyond a weekly get together. The important thing is they offer chance to be part of a community and to feel at home in a natural setting.
Small groups are a key way to connect to the Hope family and are a central part of discipleship and pastoral care. They meet at different times during the week and offer opportunity for friendship, prayer, and teaching. We are always looking to develop the small groups at Hope and we connect everyone who attends the Church to a small group as a first point of contact for pastoral care and support.
The Table is about people getting together to chat and talk about life, faith and what makes us tick. It’s an opportunity to explore and discuss some of life’s big (and small) issues in a relaxed and informal environment. It’s a place where we know that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but that the two go hand in hand.
You don’t need to be religious to come to The Table, or to attend a church.
You may have some faith or none. It really doesn’t matter. But if you are curious, have questions you might like to raise or topics for discussion you want to suggest then you will enjoy coming to The Table. Alternatively, you might just want to listen to what other people think – either way is fine.
Each evening there is great food and friendship, a time of talking and discussion, and an opportunity to simply chill out in the midst of a busy week.
When and Where?
We run three table groups in Clifton (North, Central and South), one in Wollaton and one for our Youth group (Youth Table) which takes place at the Hope Centre. The Tables run on alternate Wednesdays (with a break during the summer) and start at 7.30pm Youth Table starts at 6.30pm.
Women of Hope
Meets on alternate Mondays and is based around relevant topics where the Bible is used as our point of reference. All of this in a relaxed atmosphere which everyone can enjoy and feel comfortable.
When and Where?
Alternate Mondays from 10am to 12 noon at the Hope Centre.
Hope Prayer Group
At Hope we set aside times when people can join with others for prayer. These are open sessions where everyone is welcome to come along.
When and Where?
Every Wednesday from 11am to 12 noon at the Hope Centre.
Friday Prayer and Study
The Friday group meets together for a time of prayer, study and encouragement. Meeting together at Hope around fellowship the focus alternates between Bible study and prayer.
When and Where?
Alternate Fridays at the Hope Centre from 10am to 11am.
For more information on our small groups please email email@example.com
How to connect…
Come to our Sunday Service.
Our main building is situated a short walk away from Nottingham Trent’s Clifton Campus. We also offer Student placements as part of our partnership with NTU.
Pop in to our Café.
Open from 9 – 4 weekdays and 9 – 2 on Saturday, the Hope Café serves delicious, home made food and hot drinks. We also do regular events on Sunday evenings in there, for more information you can…
Connect with us online
Obviously you know where the website is! On here you can learn more about us and have a listen back to previous services (and sometimes watch, if we have live streamed the service). You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, click the contact button below, or connect on facebook @hopechurchnottingham for the latest information on our events.Contact Us
“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.”Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
“If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display."Rob Bell