At Hoffmantown Church Our Vision is that each person would be introduced to Jesus Christ in order to Know Him and Follow Him.
God has led us to define three main areas of church life, environments if you will, to help nurture a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
First is the environment of Surrender. This environment is our Sunday morning worship service where we come together to praise the Lord and to learn more about Him through the teaching of His Word. Our desire is to surrender to the Lord in every area of our lives.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.” Romans 12:1 ASV
To follow Christ is to have an abandoned life for Him or to be surrendered.
Our Life Groups are designed to equip God’s Church to serve one another and the world. It’s our prayer that led by God; you will journey toward deeper understanding of God’s call for your life.
Life Groups are provided to study the Word with a specific topic in mind to further equip and cultivate a believer’s walk with Christ. Life Groups are groups that have a specific time period and seek to foster environments that cultivate discipleship, worship, and Biblical life skills for service. With a Biblical foundation in place, this series of classes is designed to further equip believers within a focused area of service.
Winter Semester Life Groups: January 10 – May 9, 2018.
Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday Evening Studies
“Learn the Bible” | Duane & Esther Harder, Bruce & Nancy Townsend | 6:30-8pm | January 10th-May 9th| Room B208
“Learn the Bible” is a 29-session class for both new and experienced Bible students. It demonstrates that the Bible is one book, not a collection of 66 books, and is a Biblically-based study which helps us learn and understand what is in the Bible, rather than just learning facts about the Bible. “Learn the Bible” consists of 37 hours of video instruction, plus in-class lecture and discussion, and is an enhancement of the class which has been taught at Hoffmantown for two years. Outside class preparation is limited to reading the scripture. The student is not expected to memorize, and no quizzes are given.
Materials: Book and handouts available in class.
“How People Change” | Jim & Barb Mulvey | 6:30-8pm | January 10th- May 8th | Room B202
“How People Change” is a 12-week study that targets the root of a person – the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, only then will behavior follow. Using a biblical model of “Heat, Thorns, Cross, and Fruit”, Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane reveal how lasting change is possible.
Materials: Book, available in the bookstore.
“BI 301 Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods” | Ray Mondragon | 6pm-8:30pm | January 10th- May 9th | Room B212
The course attempts to guide the student through the most important principles (Hermeneutics) and procedures (Bible Study Methods) used in the discerning of the intended meaning of biblical passages. The approach used in discerning the meaning includes a regard for the laws of grammar, the facts of history, and the framework of the context of these passages. An essential ingredient in the whole process is the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian. This class is a complete seminary course. However, all are invited to join and sit in.
Materials: Non-Credit participants: Non-paraphrased study Bible. Credit participants: Non-paraphrased study Bible & Textbook (contact email@example.com for book list).
“Jonah” | Steve and Harriet Byrd |6:30-8pm | January 10th- February 28th | B210
Are you running from God? While we won’t board a boat to flee halfway across the world like the Old Testament prophet did, you and I run from the call of God every day. Most times, we don’t even realize we’re running. The Good News of the gospel is that we can never outrun grace. Join pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp on an 8-session journey through the book of Jonah to discover how God chases us down, forgives us, and gives us a second chance to participate in the work of his kingdom.
“Indwelling Grace– Christ’s life through me” | Erik Christensen | 6:30-8pm | B204
How are we to walk? How do we experience the life of Christ in and through our lives? Are you walking in the Grace of Christ? By the grace of Christ? Is Christ being revealed through your life? This sermon series in the Word will address these questions and many others. Come and fellowship in the Word and let’s grow in Christ together. John 1:17: “For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.”
“Living Beyond Yourself” | Gwen Hughes & Suzie Taylor | Wed. 6:30-8:00pm | January 10th- March 14th | B209
Join us for a women’s study by Beth Moore on the Fruits of the Spirit. This 11-week study will walk us through what it means to live a Spirit-filled life and how it truly results in living beyond yourself.
Materials: Book, available in the bookstore | Women’s Study
“The Quest” | Suzie Taylor & Gwen Hughes | Wed. 6:30-8:00pm | April 4th- May 9th | B209
In this 6-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him.
Materials: Book, available in the bookstore| Women’s Study
For Life Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org
Winter Semester Care Groups: January 10 – May 9, 2018.
Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The purpose of Hoffmantown Care Groups is to come alongside those who are hurting to provide hope, encouragement, the love of Christ, and strategies to help participants heal and grow. The bible verse most used by the Care Groups is II Corinthians 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Care Groups, and participants are asked to read and sign a Statement of Understanding, which outlines expectation of participants to ensure a safe classroom environment conducive to care, support and healing.
There is no charge for the Care Groups, but most have companion workbooks/materials available for purchase at a nominal fee. Materials may be purchased in the Bookstore, the Life Resource Center (LRC), unless otherwise noted. Some groups may have limited enrollment (restrictions on size of class) and pre-registration is highly recommended for all Care Group. Other groups are open groups and can be joined at any time during a semester.
For more information or to pre-register for a Care Group, please contact Tabitha Baker at 858-8624 or TabithaB@hoffmantown.org.
“GriefShare” | Terry & Karen Heames, Dave & Betty Scott and Debbie McNeil |6:30-8pm | January 10th-May 9th | Room B216
It may seem impossible to feel optimistic about the future. If you have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may seem that people do not understand the deep pain you feel. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly “GriefShare” session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Materials: Workbook, available in the bookstore.
“Divorce Care” (Men ONLY) | Ron Marler | 6:30-8pm | January 10th- May 9th | B214
Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful, stressful experiences they have ever faced. This can be a confusing time of isolation and painful, difficult questions about unknown challenges and experiences. Each weekly “DivorceCare” session covers a different topic that builds upon the prior week and has three distinct elements: a video seminar by Christian experts with personal stories, group discussion with focus, and a workbook-based personal Bible study and reflection to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Materials: Workbook is available in the bookstore.
Tuesday Afternoons | 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month | 1:30-3:30pm | Room B202 | Widows and Widower’s Group
Hoffmantown Church cordially invites widows and widowers to a bimonthly event called “Tuesday Afternoons.” Tuesday Afternoons is a place where you can come and study the Word of God, pray together, and join each other in fellowship and fun.
“IBCD Level 1 & 2” Level 1: 1st & 3rd Wednesday | Level 2: 2nd & 4th Wednesday | Barb Mulvey | 9:30-11am | Year-Round | Room B100
The material we use (video and book) has been designed for people who have a passion to see believers equipped to disciple and counsel one another with the Word of God. We watch the video and then have a discussion on concepts taught. The video is produced by IBCD, Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, with most of the teaching done by Dr. Jim Newheiser, pastor and ACBC certified counselor. Level 1 is an introduction to Biblical counseling to develop an understanding of how the sufficiency of Scripture impacts how to view life’s struggles – with teaching on anger, conflict, depression, fear, and temptation. Level 1 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Level 2 focuses primarily on marriage and parenting and they meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Materials: Book, available in the bookstore.
“Friends Unlimited” | Renata Smotts | 12:30-2:30pm | 3rd or 4th Sunday of every month | B206
“Friends Unlimited” is a unique ministry that encourages single women of all ages and stages of life who desire spiritually-based friendships, fellowship, and Christian growth. Plan to join us in our monthly potlucks beginning on January 24th. | Women’s Group
Men Leading from Their Knees | 7:30-8:15am | 2nd Sunday of every month | Worship Center
“Men Leading from their Knees” is a ministry of prayer. Join your brothers in Christ as they kneel before God and pray, beginning on January 8. | Men’s Group
For Life Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org
AWANA CLUBS – Wednesdays, January 10th- May 9th, 2018, 6:15-8:15pm | C Building
AWANA Clubs meet September through May each year. The last club of 2017/2018 year will be May 9th. AWANA is open to children 2 years-6th grade. During AWANA, we do Bible study, play cool games, sing fun songs, and memorize the Word.
The cost is $40 annually plus supply costs. There are discounts for multiple children, scholarships are available as well. Nursery is available for children under the age of 2 for no fee. To return registration forms, reserve a nursery slot, or to ask questions please contact Sarah in children’s ministry at 858-8601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High-School & Middle School:
“Rooted” | Wednesdays 6:30-8:15pm | January 10th-May 9th | Building E
“Rooted” is our ministry for middle and high school students. Hoffmantown Church is committed to equipping students, preparing them through the Word of God to be disciples of Christ. We meet in Building E on Sunday mornings from 10:50am-12:15am for small groups. On Wednesday nights our student youth group meets in Building E from 6:30-8:15 for an awesome time with friends as we engage in powerful worship and teaching from God’s Word. For more info, please call 858-8630, email email@example.com, or join our Facebook page: Hoffmantown Student Ministries.
“The College Group” | Thursdays 7-9pm | January 10th- May 9th | Building E
“The College Group” is designed to connect the always-busy student to God and others. Our Sunday morning small group meets from 10:50am-12:15am in Building D. On Thursday nights we come together in Building E at 7pm for a time of worship, Bible study, and fun with friends. Please come join us! For more info, please call 858-8630, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or join our Facebook page: Hoffmantown College Ministry.
MUSIC MINISTRY – Worship Center (WC)/B100
For those interested in or called to serve as lead worshipers to and for the Lord, at 6:30pm. Worship, Choir and Orchestra meet in room B100 for praise, devotion, and prayer. At 6:50pm, the Worship Orchestra rehearses in the WC (contact Terry Janow if interested at email@example.com). At 7:50pm, the Worship Choir and Orchestra combine in the WC for a run through of Sunday’s anthem and prayer time/groups. Come and be refreshed at the feet of Jesus as we worship Him in spirit and truth through music.
Like more information? Contact Michelle at 858-8649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.