Gifts for Growing

Every year Circle of Hope calls on gifted people to help us grow. While most of what we have fits well into a cell or Sunday meeting, we organize further events to help each other grow in particular ways.

Our schedule is arranged around the seasons:

Spring is devoted to Earth: Planting seeds of faith and helping them sprout.

• Summer is devoted to Wind: Taking first steps of life in the Spirit.

• Fall is devoted to Fire: Accepting the gifts we bring to the community and our purpose, and learning to give them.

• Winter is devoted to Water: Deepening resources for transformation.

The rest of our Way of Jesus site is organized in a similar way; it has resources to help us move along on our journey in Christ.

July to September 2019 ▨ Wind

Spiritual Development

August 11th ▨ Ask Me Anything

Locations and Times:

  • 2212 S. Broad St ● 5pm & 7pm
  • 2007 Frankford Ave ● 5pm & 7pm
  • 3800 Marlton Pike ● 10:30am & 6pm
  • 29 W. Tulpehocken St. ● 5pm

Dialogue keeps us connected and protects our gravity. Let’s celebrate that at our Sunday meetings. We are a people not necessarily trying to have all the right answers but definitely, we want to keep asking the right questions. Submit your questions in advance online (DM us, email us, or post in event) or in person at any of our Sunday meetings. Facebook event here.

Ways to ask us questions:

  • Ask questions via contacting a pastor: visit circleofhope.net/leaders for emails
  • Email communications@circleofhope.net
  • DM us on Instagram or Facebook page
  • Post in the Facebook event

August 23rd & 24th ▨ Spiritual Gifts Intensive

August 23rd: Online, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

August 24th: 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ 08110, 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Circle of Hope Leadership Team hosts an opportunity for mutual understanding of what our gifts are and how we can use them, including some instruction about popular personality sorters like Myers-Briggs and Enneagram. The day prior, on August 23, we'll have an interactive Zoom session (link to come), which will provide a place to learn about spiritual gifts. Everyone will also take a spiritual gifts inventory. Facebook event here. Sign up at Eventbrite here.

Bible and Theology

September 7th ▨ New Testament Overview Day Retreat

Location: 2212 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

We offer this to everyone getting their feet wet in the Bible, or to people interested in hearing Circle of Hope's take on the New Testament. This is geared for beginners, but that doesn't mean we'll shy away from the "tricky" topics that have fascinated spiritual seekers from the beginning. $10. Facebook event here. Sign up at Eventbrite here.

September 30th ▨ Seminarian's Cohort

Cells: the basic alternative community

Location: 3800 Marlton Pike Pennsauken, NJ

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Is it an "incendiary community or consumer choice?"

The spiritual ancestors who invented cells meant them to be subversive. They were often forced underground, sometimes literally. The most recent cell movement in China is transforming the country. In the U.S., where empire-thinkers are protecting their choices and allotting their monetized schedule carefully, the cell is quite contrary. Let's explore what our theology of cell REALLY is and what it ought to be. Facebook event here. RSVP at Eventbrite here.

Marriage and Parenting

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Business and Finance

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Community Building

July 1st ▨ About Making a Covenant

Location: 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken NJ

Time: 7:30pm

Every quarter we hold a Love Feast to reaffirm and celebrate the covenant we share as a whole church. Everyone is invited to be together to express our unity in Christ, share communion, tell stories and welcome the next people God has added to the church. In preparation for the feast, we hold a meeting to explore the specifics of our covenant called—About Making a Covenant. This is for anyone moved to consider this commitment. It is a great time to ask questions. Talk to your cell leader if you are ready to come. We’re going to try it all together in one place this time.

July 29th ▨ About Circle of Hope

Location: Various Locations

Time: 7:30pm

Want to learn more about Circle of Hope but aren’t sure how to ask? This is a great place to do that. We want to talk about who we are and what we are doing. You might have other questions too. Why do we meet at night? Why do we multiply? Why are we Christians? What’s the point of planting churches? Let’s answer them together. We hope we learn as much from you as you do from us.

October to December 2019 ▨ Fire

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January to March 2020 ▨ Water

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April to June 2020 ▨ Earth

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