Small Groups

See the list below for more details of our Fall Small Groups.

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 - contact Pastor Josh Kloes.

2019 fall small groups

Young at Heart: Thursdays, 1pm at Hope Church, starting October 3rd.

Leader: Victor Burbulys

Those 55 and wiser are invited to join in this small group study; The Way of Life by Bill Johnson.  This study explores increasing our appetite for more of God, how to view life, and how to bring the culture of Heaven into our relationships.


Women’s Friday Night Group: every other Friday at 7pm, starting October 4th at 21 Westwood Dr, Indian Head Park.

Leader: Jeanette Rodriguez

This women’s group will do a DVD video series on Bob Goff’s Everybody Always. Book purchase is optional.


Men’s Early Morning Group:  Thursdays, 6:30am at Hope Church (LG). 

Starting October 3rd

Leader: Josh Kloes

This group is for men of all ages, and meets for prayer, fellowship, and a discussion of the previous week’s sermon topic.  Coffee is provided!


Letters to the Church:  Tuesdays, 7pm at

37 7th Ave, La Grange. 

Starting October 1st

Leaders: Brian & Francielle Daly

This group is open to anyone and will be going through the book Letters to the Church by Francis Chan.

*ask about childcare


Parents of Tots: Thursdays at 10am at Hope Church (LG) Starting October 3rd.

Leader: Emily Traylor

Parents/Guardians and kids are invited to this fun play group in our multi-purpose facility.  The kids play while the adults enjoy fellowship. 

Women's Early Morning Group: Tuesdays, 6:30am at Hope Church (LG), starting October 3rd.  Leaders: Leigh Ann Anderson and Dawn Kooistra

This women’s group will be reading and discussing Everybody Always by Bob Goff. Through humor and storytelling, Bob challenges us to love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.


College/Early Career Women’s Group: Every other Monday, 7pm at 3331 Sunnyside Ave, Brookfield. Starting October 14th. 

Leader: Rachel Kloes

This group will be reading It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst; Find unexpected strength while wrestling between faith and feelings and learn how to stand through uncertainty and trust in God's goodness.


Mom’s Bible Study: Every other Satuday at 9am at 37 7th ave, La Grange. 

Starting October 5th.

Leader: Francielle Daly

This mom’s group will be reading and discussing The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer.  more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, this book is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

*ask about childcare



Anxious for Nothing: Thursdays, 6:30pm at 607 68th St, Willowbrook. 

Starting on October 3rd. 

Leaders: Kevin & Roberta Vinyard

This group is open to all, and will be reading and discussing Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing.  Finding Calm in a chaotic world. This is a six week group.

Men’s Breakfast Group: Every other Saturday at 8am, at local breakfast places.  Starts on Saturday, October 5th.

Leader: Dave Rinck

This group will meet at various breakfast places in the area for food, fellowship and a brief devotional/discussion.  The location will vary from week to week. 


Men’s Baker Square Group: Every other Thursday, 7pm at La Grange Baker Square, 942 La Grange Rd. Starting October 3rd

Leaders: Gary Giovanelli & Doug Kading

This group is open to men interested in a time of food, fellowship, and a study of God’s word.


Financial Peace University: Sundays, 1pm at Hope Church (LG).

Starting September 29th.

Leaders: Marty & Vicky Meier.  Cost: $109

This nine week class from Dave Ramsey’s ministry challenges the way we think and approach our finances as stewards of what the Lord has given us. 


Dinner Church Training Group: Sundays, 5-7pm, starting October 6th, Location TBD

Leaders: Hal & Dawn Kooistra

and Ben & Jordan Arias

This group is specifically for people interested in receiving training to become a part of the Dinner Church ministry team.


Convoy of Hope Disaster Relief Training:  Sundays from 5-7pm at 443 S. Jackson St, Hinsdale.  Leaders: Tony & Natalie Sabos

Starting September 29th

this group for people who would like to learn more about Convoy of Hope Disaster Relief and God's heart for the hurting, and will have a training

*ask about childcare

Mom’s in Prayer Group: 

Leader: Sharon Lyons

Women of all ages are invited to join Moms in Prayer, an international prayer movement that impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ. 

Praying for Middle & Elementary Schools                                

Monday Nights 8-9 pm

5735 Wolf Road (Sharon's house)

LaGrange Highlands


Praying for Lyons Township High School

Thursday Nights  8-9pm

Alternating locations - LaGrange Park & Western Springs


Intro to Celebrate Recovery:

Mondays at 6:30 at Hope (LG)

Leaders: Bruce & Sandy Stefancich

Celebrate Recovery is a Christian 12-step healing program for all struggles and issues.  Men and women 18+ are welcome.  Come experience a four week trial journey towards healing (no commitment required).


Sunday Afternoon Lunch Group: Every other Sunday at Noon at 701 S. Catherine Ave, La Grange. Starts October 6th

Leaders: Ken & Vicki Kloes

Bring your post church lunch or a dish to share as we eat together and enjoy a time of fellowship and discussion of the morning’s sermon. 


Keep Your Love On:  Sundays, 4-6pm at 3206 Harrison Ave, Brookfield.  Starts Sept. 29th

Leaders: Bryce & Dana Conlan

Keeping your love on is hard, but if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is necessary to protect your connections so you can love against all odds.  Open to anyone who wants to improve their relationships - singles and couples alike.

*ask about childcare


Hope Midway Hosted Groups


Hope Midway Men’s Group:

Saturdays at 9am at Hope Midway

Leader: Pastor JJ Molodecki

Starting October 5th

This men’s Bible study is open to all men for a time of fellowship and prayer. 


Bondage Breakers:

Saturdays, 2pm at Hope Midway

Leader: Grace Hidalgo

Starting October 5th

This study will focus on the book Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson; overcoming negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins. 


Healthy Living: Thursdays at 7pm at Hope Midway.  Starting October 3rd

Leader: Dianna Ulmer

This group is open to all and will be based on the book Rise Above by Gwen Shamblin; a biblical approach to eating and living healthy.