an Experiment in Following JEsus

hopeLAB is a place to learn to better follow Jesus through spiritual habits and monthly experiments. Each month, participants have the option to join into an experiment with the goal of learning to hear from and follow Jesus into the places where we live, work, and play. Each experiment cycle will last one month, and will include the following gatherings and habits:

  • We participate in a monthly gathering where we pray, listen, tell stories, and prepare for the upcoming month’s experiment.
  • We follow a set of habits as a community help make room in our lives to hear from and follow Jesus where we live, work, and play.
  • We commit to have one conversation a month with others who are practicing the same habits and experiment with us. These can be people we meet at Hope or people we invite to participate with us.

One meeting. One experiment.  One conversation. Every four weeks, we start over, making room to try something new so that we can better join Jesus where we live, work, and play. 

In the fall of 2017, we will attempt four experiments. Our four meetings will be on September 10th, October 8th, November 5th, and December 3rd at 6:30PM. Each experiment will last four weeks, and part of the next gathering will include reflection on the previous month. 

If you want to best follow along with the hopeLAB experiment, use the Hope Church App! There, you will find not only the podcast below, but notes and recordings from each of the experiments. For questions and feedback on this experiments, contact Drew at