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Classes We Offer:

Outside of our Sunday Bible Classes, the leadership at Hope offers a variety of classes for the edification of the body. All classes are open to non-members, unless otherwise noted.

Baptism Class
Membership Class
Parenting Infants Using Biblical Principles
Parenting Toddlers to Teen Using Biblical Principles
Preparation for Ministry
Budgeting Your Time and Money

Baptism Class


Our baptism class, where the meaning of baptism is investigated and taught, is offered over two Wednesday evenings.  As a resource, students refer to the book Baptism: The Believer’s First Obedience by Larry E. Dyer, which is provided free of charge. Upon completion of the course, baptism candidates are coached in how to prepare a brief testimony, which they are then invited to share during a Sunday morning baptism service.

Who should take this class?
Any believer in Jesus Christ who has not been baptized by immersion since becoming a believer, including those who have been baptized as an infant. It is a joy and a privilege to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! This is a very helpful and encouraging class that helps each person evaluate their relationship with Jesus Christ and their understanding of the Gospel.
*Note: Children under age 12 will require special permission to take the class.

How can I participate in this class?
Baptism classes are usually held in two sessions on Wednesday evenings. You must attend both sessions. Contact Sean Mornan for more information or to find out when the next class will be held.

Membership Class


The early church was excited to meet together regularly and encourage each other in the Christian faith. The New Testament lets us know that the leaders of the church, called shepherds and pastors, willingly and actively watched over their flocks. Because of this, we encourage every professing Christian to join a local church where they can be cared for and also minister to others. With this in mind, we offer a membership class to orient visitors and frequent attenders about how to be a joyful and productive member of a local church to the glory of God. The eight classes will acquaint you with the biblical basis for church membership, with the doctrines and ministry philosophy of Hope Bible Church, with the pastors and other leaders of the church, and with other people considering membership.

Who should take this class?
If you have been our guest for more than a few weeks, we strongly encourage you to take this class so that you can discern whether this is the church that God would have you to join.

How can I participate in this class?
Please contact Pastor Plumley for more information or to find out when the next class will be held.

What if I miss a class?
You can listen to the audio recordings of the class you missed. Please get the password from the class teacher.

Parenting Infants Using Biblical Principles


Who should take this class?
If you are expecting a child or want to be prepared for the possibility someday, we encourage you to take this ten-week class to equip you in your role as parents from a biblical perspective. The class teaches many practical principles to help you avoid many common mistakes. The class is also helpful for expectant parents who already have children but have struggled with their approach to parenting, or parents who need a refresher.

Topics include:

  • Authority, Boundaries and Routine
  • Feeding
  • Wake Time and Sleeping
  • What About Crying?

How can I participate in this class?
Both parents should take the class together. If you are interested in participating in the class or have any questions, contact Pastor Plumley.

Current Participants
You can listen to any lessons you missed at our password-protected class page. You will need to get the password from your class leader.
Parenting Infants Using Biblical Principles

Parenting Toddlers to Teens Using Biblical Principles


This new 18 week curriculum incorporates some of the elements of other popular Christian parenting classes, but it introduces much more biblical instruction and “how-to” training.

Topics include:

  • Establishing a Biblical Mindset for Parenting
  • Marriage: The Foundation of the Family
  • The Heart of the Matter (Biblical Morality)
  • The Biblical Philosophy of Discipline and Instruction
  • Instilling Respect
  • Evangelizing Your Child

Who should take this class?
It will be helpful to current parents, even if you’ve had other parenting training, as well as those who want to prepare themselves to be effective parents someday (including couples, singles and teens).

How can I participate in this class?
There is no prerequisite, but spouses should attend together. Contact Pastor Plumley for more information or to find out when the next class will be held.

Can I register now for the next available class?
Yes! Contact Pastor Plumley or click here to register online.

Current Participants
You can listen to any lessons you missed at our password-protected class page. You will need to get the password from your class leader.
Parenting Toddlers to Teens

Preparation for Ministry


Preparation for Ministry (PFM) classes are designed to challenge your ministry heart and help you know how to enrich your ministry at HBC.

 Who should take this class?
You should consider taking Preparation for Ministry if you want to:

  • Learn more about ministry in God’s church
  • Challenge your heart
  • Improve your ministry skills
  • Learn the important relationship between the home and church ministry
  • Improve your prayer life which undergirds all ministry
  • Learn more about how HBC operates and HBC’s philosophy of ministry
  • Prove your faithfulness to the ministry at HBC in order to enter into a Leadership Training Track following PFM

How can I participate in this class?
This course meets weekly for 13 weeks and is usually run in the spring (starting in March) and fall (starting in September). Look for an announcement in the bulletin for several weeks before the class is to begin. Please be advised that PFM is an intensive course that requires homework. Terry Taylor teaches the class and is assisted by other leaders in the church. If you have further questions regarding this course, please contact Terry Taylor. Prerequisites: Membership at Hope Bible Church and successful completion of the HBC Doctrines class.

Current Participants
You can listen to any lessons you missed at our password-protected class page. You will need to get the password from your class leader.
Preparation for Ministry (PFM)