Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Registration is requested, but not required, except for classes that have limited participation noted.

Registration closes the day after the first day of each course.

Some classes require books. All books are available for $5.00 through the church office or hope4all.church/give. If paying by check, please indicate H.O.P.E. U Book on the memo line. If paying online, please select Hope University and note H.O.P.E. U Book in the Note area. You may also purchase the book on Amazon for your Kindle device.

“Anxious for Nothing”  

With: Linda Susens, facilitator

Date: Wednesdays from September 14 to October 12

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 204


A study based on the book “Anxious for Nothing, Finding Calm In A Chaotic World” by Max Lucado. In this five-session video Bible study, Lucado explores God's treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4-8. While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn't have to dominate your life. With God as your helper and His promises at your side, you can sleep better tonight and smile more tomorrow. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combatting the onslaught of anxiety. 


Book is needed.


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Augsburg Confession

With Rev. Bruce Dillman

Date: Wednesdays from November 2 to December 28

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 203 and available on Zoom


A Reading and Discussion Study of The Augsburg Confession. Using a book by the same name, Pastor Bruce will lead us through The Augsburg Confession -the statement of faith made by Luther and the reformers in the 16th century. While most Lutherans are familiar with Luther’s Small Catechism, it is the Augsburg Confession that is the definitive confession of faith for what would become the Lutheran church. As Hope Lutheran Church continues to welcome new members with such rich religious backgrounds, we are excited to offer this course to help us all come to understand and live the “rich theological tradition” we have inherited. 


Registration is requested but not required. 


Book is needed


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Bible Discipleship

With Pastor Patricia Bromberek

Date: Tuesdays from September 13 to December 20

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: 5793 Zebra Longwing Path, The Villages, FL 32163


We talk about being a disciple of Jesus and growing in our faith. What does that mean? Pastor Pat will lead a study and discussion that will help you better understand how you can follow Jesus and become a true disciple by learning to do what he does. The course will incorporate daily study at home with weekly gatherings for discussion and sharing. 


Bring your bible.


Bible Study: Hebrews

With: Pastor John LeCain

Date: Wednesdays from September 14 to October 26

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 203 and available on Zoom


The book of Hebrews was written to people in crisis. They were persecuted, tempted by the rampant sin around them, and doubting their faith in Jesus. Using RightNow Media, join Dr. Derwin Gray as he walks through Hebrews, teaching us how to live for Jesus in every season of life. Hebrews shows us that Jesus is better than anything the world can offer. 


Bring your bible.


Chair Yoga

with Maressa Smith

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays from September 13 to December 29

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 204


Is the body feeling stiff and sore? Yoga can help. Is the spirit feeling stiff and sore? God can help. Find your spirit soaring as you bring movement to your body. Join in for one hour of gentle, supported chair yoga. Come as we stretch and breathe our way into a deeper connection with God. 


Discovering Soul Care

With: Pastor John LeCain

Date: Thursdays from September 15 to October 6

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 203 and available on Zoom


In this book and DVD study, Mindy Caliguire, the founder of Soul Care, knows and cares about things of the soul. Many of us are nearing spiritual exhaustion. We may not be on the sidelines or stumbling noticeably, but we are dangerously low on reserves. If you identify with the image of a fainting runner, then this book will come as refreshing water for your thirsty soul. 


Book is needed


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Heritage Series Fall 2022:

Your Church—Where We Came From & How Do We Do It

with Dave Withers

Date: Wednesdays from September 14 to November 2

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Location: Hope Central Campus Room 200


This 8-class course provides background information for members to enable them to understand our heritage, beliefs, and how we are organized to fulfill our mission. The attendees’ backgrounds may include other denominations and we do not assume Lutheran knowledge. Each class will include a pre-reading assignment to help prompt discussions. Limit 12 participants. 


Each class will include a short pre-reading assignment to help facilitate the class discussions.

In the Dust of the Rabbi

with Pastor John LeCain 

Date: Tuesdays from September 20 to October 18

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: Lake Weir Campus Fellowship Hall


Do you ever feel like you are a follower of Jesus from a distance? In Jesus’ day, disciples followed the rabbi so closely that they would be covered with the dust kicked up by the Rabbi’s feet. Come, discover how you can get dusty and be closer to your Rabbi, Jesus, by doing what he does. This course will involve five episodes on DVD plus a discussion. 


Registration is requested but not required. 


Sabbath Rest

With: Pastor John LeCain

Date: Thursdays from October 13 and November 17

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Location: Central Campus Room 203 and available on Zoom


There is much discussion of “rest” in what we call the first testament of scripture. God rests on the seventh day after creation. In the 10 Commandments, God commands his people to remember the Sabbath day, keep it holy, and do no work. So, what is Sabbath rest for us today; and how will taking that rest prepare us for the greater rest yet to come? Answer Jesus' invitation to, “Come!”, and join in this study.” 


Registration is requested but not required. 


Tai Chi

With: Donna Fox, a certified Dr. Lam Tai Chi instructor

Date: Wednesdays from October 12 through December 21

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: Central Campus Room 203


Donna will be teaching this discipline and offering it from a Christian perspective. If you need help with balance and body movement, this is a fantastic and proven discipline for you.  No registration is required for this class.


Contact Information

To inquire further about H.O.P.E. University, please contact the Director of Christian Education, Pastor John LeCain at (352)425-2776 or email: pastorjohn@hope4all.church