A small group is a group of 3-12 people who meet together weekly for the purpose of evangelism and discipleship with the goal of multiplication. Small groups are designed to bring people together, help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus and others, and reach others to do the same. We believe God created us to live in relationship with Himself and others, and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships accessible to you. Email Pastor Clay Bishop for more information at: clay@cohcf.org. More groups to be posted soon!

•Sunday @ 9:30 am – Enjoy the Journey led by Tonya & Janie
•Sunday @ 6 pm – Women’s Jail Ministry led by Linda Brumley
•Monday @ 6:30 pm – Men’s Jail Ministry led by Walter Brumley
•Tuesday @ 6 pm – Lifeline led by Donald Sims
•1st and 3rd Wednesday @ 6 pm – Closer led by Shirley Bishop and Tes Gray
•Wednesday @ 5 – Best Yes led by Darlene Hacker
•Thursday @ 6:30 – Radical Growth led by Andrea Bishop

•Thursday @ 6:30 – Man Up led by Clay Bishop
•Every other Thursday @ 6:30 pm – SALT led by Tina Nelson


The Core Team is a group of incredible people that have discovered their gifts and passions and are actively serving and ministering through them. From creating a comfortable environment by serving on the Welcome Team, to leading the next generation to Jesus by serving with MPact Youth Ministries Team, to crafting a dynamic experience with our Hospitality Team, to tearing down barriers across our city by leading, or serving in, a Small Group — The Core Team is a group that has chosen to commit their lives entirely to God and His mission and purpose for their lives in advancing the kingdom of God.

One of our beliefs at City of Hope Church is that every member is a minister. The mission of the Core Team is to build the body of Christ by each person fulfilling their calling and serving to make an eternal difference.

Take the next step in joining the Core Team by getting started on Next Steps.  Next Steps is designed to equip you to live life as a fully-devoted follower of Christ—from learning the essentials of our faith to discovering and fulfilling your God-given purpose. Step Four will offer you the opportunity to join one of our Core Teams.

MEDIA/LIGHTING: This ministry provides media resources, controls lighting during service, runs slides on computer, and records messages.

SOUND: This ministry runs sound equipment for worship team and service.

BUS MINISTRY: A ministry that brings in all who desire to come to the house of God who would otherwise not have the means of transportation. Helps service all church-owned vehicles to ensure that they are in proper working order. Develops an effective Bus Ministry that has multiple drivers and monitors for bring those who need transportation assistance to church.  

CHURCH GROUNDS: oversee the planning and upkeep of all City of Hope Church Grounds.  This task includes seasonal planting, lawn care and ground policing.

BUILDING CARE: special projects that need to be done by volunteers.  Organize at least one workday per year to make general repairs and/or do special projects.  In addition, taking on a special construction project when necessary. Responsible for the monitoring of the Heat/Air and Closing and Locking the Doors.

SECURITY: Oversee the church grounds during worship services and special events. They walk the hallways, children’s areas and parking lots and monitor the foyer. oversee the parking of cars on Sunday mornings and other church-related events where parking assistance is needed.  

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND BUDGETS: Study ways to invest, increase and properly manage the church’s assets.  They should also prepare and review the annual church departmental budgets by setting up budget review meetings with each ministry leader.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY: This team’s goal would be to become in touch with the needs of the community and to become a permanent figure by providing spiritual, emotional, and physical assistance to better serve and address the needs of our community.

LIFELINE MINISTRY: A ministry that helps to reach out to individuals who struggle with life controlling issues such as Addiction, Co-Dependency, etc.

DRAMA TEAM MINISTRY: This ministry shares the messages of Christ through Skits, Human Videos, Ice Breakers and any other human art form through a visual expression.

FOLLOW UP MINISTRY: This team meets on Monday afternoon to complete Sunday service follow-up as outlined below. At COHC we believe in following-up with first time guests by contacting them within 24 hours.  This means that by the end of the day on Monday for a Sunday service the guest must be contacted by Phone Call or E-mail.

WELCOME TEAM:  Greeters should welcome guest with a friendly smile, a church bulletin, and kind words of welcome; without bombarding the guest, or making them feel uncomfortable. Greeters will proceed with the connection process by placing the guest into the hands of a service usher who is responsible for guiding the person in the right direction.

HELPS TEAM MINISTRY: Having Enough Loving People Serving. A ministry that provides the house of God and the church family with any service that requires manual labor of certain expertise of vocational training.

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER LEADER: Team that prays for church, ministers, and attendees prior to service. They may pray over the sermon, the worship team, and pray specifically over the various functions of the church.

ALTAR WORKER MINISTRY: A ministry responsible for praying for people, organizing prayer lines, personal safety, as well as getting information from those who respond to the call of salvation.

MISSIONS:  Short-term mission teams that participate in projects around the world that are designed to introduce various aspects of foreign missions and missionaries to team members.  These trips vary in length from 10 days to 3 weeks.

OFFERING TEAM:  This team takes care of counting, sorting, and recording all of the offerings from the weekend.  They work together in the church office on Monday mornings.

NURSERY MINISTRY: This ministry is for the parents of the church to provide care for their children during the service. Ages 0-3.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: This ministry provides teaching, training, and illustrating the word of God on a weekly basis as well as special events such as Bible School, ect.

PRISONS/JAIL MINISTRY: This ministry team visits local prisons/jails encouraging and witnessing to prisoners and inmates.

RESOURCE TABLE:  The resource table that consists of material on student and parents of students issues that may be check out.  A team of people help with the set-up, the administration and the research for materials of the table.

SERVANTHOOD TEAM MINISTRY: A ministry that provides care for the house of God on Tuesday nights as well as, any outdoor functions, by taking out garbage, reorganizing seats, sweeping, mopping or doing anything that keeps that house of God and the church ground looking good.

SINGLE’S OUTREACH:  The ministry team that targets unsaved singles with the purpose of sharing Jesus with them.  They also do follow-up work with new Christians in the group.

STUDENT MINISTRY: A team of people that helps with regular activities for Jr. High and Sr. High students.  This team helps with food, coordinating socials, welcoming, leading or assisting small groups of 10-15 students.

PARKING/TRAFFIC CONTROL:  This ministry helps people to have a positive experience at church by helping cars flow smoothly into and out of the parking lot on Sunday Mornings and Special Events.

USHER: Ushers should assist guest with a wealth of knowledge concerning the layout of the church building: bathrooms, kitchen, sanctuary, nursery, children’s church, and etc… Directions should be given in a simple, polite manner; having no direction adds anxiety, and reduces the chances of the guest returning for a second visit.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Takes pictures during Church Services and All Special Events

WORSHIP MINISTRY:  Worship Team leads the congregation in worship through music and singing every Sunday morning.