Events are one-off learning opportunities where Hope Institute brings in someone with a level of “expertise” in a certain topic to help develop followers of Jesus Christ with greater understanding, affection, and ability in a particular area of the Christian life. Presently we are focused on providing events that help in the development of discipleship in the family – marriage and parenting, and the intersection of Christ and culture – navigating social and cultural issues of our day.
Classes are active life transformation learning groups. We offer classes in Bible, Doctrine, Spiritual Formation, and Ministry Formation. Participants are expected to commit to active learning that necessitates preparing for the class, interacting with others in the class, and listening to instruction. Classes, other than Ministry Formation classes, are open to everyone at Hope Bible Church.
Internships are short-term leadership development experiences (3-6 months) directed towards men and women at Hope Bible Church that are exploring the possibility that God has called them into vocational ministry. The Hope Institute will create a common internship experience that can be applied across areas of ministry in the church. Internships will focus on the development of character, convictions, and capabilities along with ongoing determination of calling to vocational ministry. Interns will be mentored by staff members during the course of the internship.