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.


Fall Semester Life Groups: September 6 – December 6, 2017
Wednesdays | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Christian Living

Learn the Bible – Room B208 Duane & Esther Harder, Bruce & Nancy Townsend
“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.


Biblical Doctrines of the Christian Faith – Room B212 Bill McCulloch and Elders
In this course, the Elders will describe some of the fundamental doctrines that guide our faith and practice at Hoffmantown Church.
The objectives are to:

  1. EQUIP THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK and to BUILD UP THE BODY OF CHRIST, Eph 4:12
  2. HOLD FAST THE STANDARD OF SOUND DOCTRINE, 2 Tim 1:13
  3. Develop a functional (and common) vocabulary as we share with one another these basic truths
  4. STUDY TO SHOW (OURSELVES) APPROVED TO GOD, (WORKERS) WHO DO NOT NEED TO BE ASHAMED, 2 Tim 2:15
  5. Provide a basis for unity of doctrinal understanding among the varied ministries at Hoffmantown.

All teachers of all ages and all ministries at Hoffmantown, not just K-Groups, are encouraged to participate as well as anyone who feels that the Lord may be leading them to teach. Study materials will be provided that will serve as references in future teaching opportunities. Each class will include a presentation of some prepared material and a period for extended in-depth discussion.


Men’s Study: Men Stepping Up – Room B206
Do you want to understand who God has made you to be and how He calls you to walk as a man? Stepping Up- A Call to Courageous Manhood walks through the topic of Biblical manhood and calls every man to reject passivity and step up to lead with courage in all areas of life. This 10-session study will challenge men to strengthen bonds with each other, form godly habits, claim personal victories, share testimonies, and establish accountability.


Missions

Preparing for Missions- Part 1 – Room B115 Multiple Teachers: Tom Caudill, Nate Herbst and others
Is God creating an interest in going on a missions trip anytime in the future anywhere? Want to know more about how you can live missionaly in your own backyard? Come check out Preparing for Missions-Part 1, as we look at what it means to effectively impact our world for Christ.
In this class we will go through a four part series:

  1. Learning to have a Missional Worldview
  2. What Leadership should look like
  3. Read/Discuss Helping without Hurting
  4. How to know when to go

This class will entail lecture, discussion and a variety of mission-minded teachers who desire to help you learn missions God’s way.
Resources Needed: Book- “Helping without Hurting”


Paul Tripp: Portrait of a Struggle – Room B210 – Steve and Harriett Byrd
Why are the normal things of everyday life such a struggle? Why is communication so difficult? Why do relationships end up disappointing us? Why do all of us struggle with anger? God has chosen to keep His children in relationships with flawed people and in situations in a broken world. But we do not need to be discouraged; God is using all of this to do wonderful things in us and through us. Don’t give way to ugly anger. Don’t be paralyzed by discouragement. Come and watch a portrait be painted of a much better way.


Women’s Study: Jesus, the One and Only – Room B209/221 – Gwyn Hughes and Susan Taylor
Jesus, the One and Only is a 11-session study by Beth Moore. Join us as we look at the book of Luke and examine the life and ministry of Christ. We will be watching and listening as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside or walks on the waves and calms the storm. This study will introduce us to an intimate Savior and help us to know Christ more in a personal and intimate way.
Materials: Books available in the Bookstore.


Tuesday Afternoons
2nd/4th Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm
Hoffmantown Church cordially invites both widows and widowers to a biweekly 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. If you have any questions, contact Emma Drake at 858-8633 or Emmad@hoffmantown.org.


For Life Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org


Fall Semester Care Groups: September 6 – December 6, 2017
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, you may contact Tabitha Baker at 858-8624 or TabithaB@hoffmantown.org for more information.


Freedom From Addiction – Ruben Cisneros, B104
This class is for men only. It takes courage to face an addiction. However, no matter how bad things have become, God offers a way out. Freedom from Addiction is a biblical approach to discovering a whole new life – a life of joy, peace, of wholeness, of sobriety, of self-control, of FREEDOM! It is not self-help or a rehabilitation program, but is a paradigm shift. It shifts the focus from oneself to God.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.

Griefshare – Terry Heames Room B115
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.
Workbook is available in the bookstore.

Life Care – Barb Mulvey and Mark and Della Bassman Room B202
If you have attended Grief Share, Divorce Care, or Hope Ahead this class is designed to encourage you in the next steps of your Christian walk. (However, these classes are NOT prerequisites to this class and it is open to all). Our goal is to encourage you in your walk and help you understand four important Biblical truths: Our position in Christ, our power in Christ, our process in maturing, and our purpose in life. It is a teaching/power point presentation with class discussion afterward. Every teaching is based on key Biblical verses. It begins with understanding who God is and who you are and it ends with practical ways to live for His glory.

For Life Group and Care Group information, please contact us at Equip@hoffmantown.org


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 interesed at terryj@hoffmantown.org). 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 michellem@hoffmantown.org.


CHILDREN

AWANA CLUBS – Wednesdays, September 6 – December 13 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Continuing January 10 through May 9, 2018

Do you have a 2 year old – 6th grader who is looking for something awesome to do on Wednesday evenings? AWANA is starting at Hoffmantown! AWANA will begin September 6th and meet weekly 6:15-8:15pm. At AWANA, we play games, study the Word, and memorize verses in age based small groups.

Registration will take place on August 30th in the children’s ministry foyer. To register after this date please contact Sarah at sarahg@hoffmantown.org. The cost for 2017-2018 is $40 per child for the entire year. If this is a burden, please see Sarah in children’s ministry. Childcare for birth-23 months is available for free with pre-registration with Sarah.

For more information, contact Sarah Goodrich at 858-8601 or SarahG@hoffmantown.org


STUDENTS

ROOTED • STUDENT MINISTRY • 7th-12th Grade, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
For more information, call 858-8630.

CONVERGE • COLLEGE, Thursdays at 8:00pm
For more information, call 858-8630.