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Hope University.

Equipping the saints for ministry

Ephesians 4:12


FEB 2023


Your faith in Jesus is more than just attending church on Sunday. Hope U provides an incredible opportunity to grow and become the person God created you to be."

Hope University Faculty

FEB 2023


David Chadwick


The Bible's Authority

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The Bible's Authority

David has been a pastor for over 40 years. He holds a graduate degree in Counseling from the University of Florida as well as both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. His commitment is to the authority of God's Word and its practical application to all areas of faith and practice. He is married to Marilynn and has three grown children and nine grandchildren.

David will be teaching the course "The Bible's Authority." 

John and Laura Kasay

Into the Mind of the Master: Exploring the Brilliance of Yeshua

John answered the Lord's call to ministry and now serves as the Discipleship Pastor for MOHC. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and is currently completing his Seminary degree. During John’s 21-year NFL career, he and Laura served on the Pro Athletes Outreach Leadership Board, Coaches Timeout Carolina Leadership Board, and led numerous Bible studies. John and and Laura have been married over 30 years and have 4 children. They are passionate about helping others know God’s love for them, and grow in their faith.

John and Laura will be teaching the course "Into the Mind of the Master: Exploring the Brilliance of Yeshua."


Into the Mind of the Master: Exploring the Brilliance of Yeshua


Michael Ballard


Navigating Your Finances God's Way


Navigating Your Finances God's Way

Michael and his wife Kathleen took the course in 1992 when they had overwhelming debt and no hope of living life without it. As they applied the Godly principles taught in this course to their lives, they were able to pay off their credit card debt, pay off their mortgage early, and educate their children without taking on any college debt. They now have the opportunity to give generously to the needs of others. Michael has been teaching this course since 1995 and was a part of the Charlotte team that helped initiate this course in numerous Charlotte churches over the years.

Michael will be teaching the course "Navigating Your Finances God's Way."

Marilynn Chadwick

Surrounded: What the Bible Says (and Doesn't Say) About Angels

Marilynn teaches and writes about a variety of topics including: Spiritual Gifts, Prayer, Marriage, and Parenting. She and David have three grown children and nine grandchildren. She earned a BA in Journalism and International Communication from the University of  Georgia. She also holds an MA in Human Development and Learning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as an MA from Duke Divinity School. Marilynn enjoys the outdoors, travel, reading, running, and coffee dates with David. 

Marilynn will be teaching the course "Surrounded: What the Bible Says (and Doesn't Say) About Angels.


Surrounded: What the Bible Says (and Doesn't Say) About Angels


Rusty and Diana Mutschink 



Foundations of the Christian Faith


Foundations of the Christian Faith

Rusty and Diana are founding members of Moments of Hope Church.  They have been married for 30 years and moved to South Carolina after raising their four children in Austin, Texas.


Rusty is currently attending Southern Evangelical Seminary pursuing an education in Christian apologetics.  Diana began teaching Precept Bible studies in 1988 and has continued to lead women's Bible studies.  Both are active teachers/leaders for Moment's of Hope men and women and are excited about the opportunity to teach together.  Their heart's desire is for every Christian to be able to defend their faith with gentleness and respect.  

Rusty and Diana will be teaching the course "Foundations of the Christian Faith."




Course 1

The Bible's Authority

During this 4-week course, we will look at why Jesus’s followers can have absolute confidence in the Bible’s authority and our need to be under it. We will examine the Bible’s amazing unity, archaeological evidence, and manuscript support.

On week 4, world renowned Christian apologist Frank Turek will cover where in the Bible followers of Jesus can turn in answering different cultural issues, in addition to a Q&A session.

Session Dates:

February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 6:30p

Course 2

Into the Mind of the Master: Exploring the Brilliance of Yeshua

Many of us know Jesus as our Savior, God’s one and only Son. We just celebrated His birth at Christmas, right? But, how many of us realize He was a Jewish Rabbi with a truly brilliant mind – unparalleled in all of human history?

In our class, we will explore how His Jewish roots are the basis for the fruit we bear in our lives today as Christians.

Come join us as we discover the genius of Jesus and observe how wise men and women still seek Him.

Session Dates:

February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 6:30p

Course 3

Navigating Your Finances God's Way

Navigating Your Finances God's Way by Howard Dayton is a seven-week group Bible Study designed to teach you God's perspective on how to manage your finances, and provide practical applications to achieve the goal of being debt-free. 

The first section, "God's Part and Our Part," is the most important part of the course because how we view God determines how we live. Other topics we will cover include: Debt; Honesty; Godly Counsel; Generosity; Work; How to Train Your Children; Savings and Investments; and Preparing for Eternity. 

There will be homework requirements each week in preparation for the class, which include reading Bible passages and answering questions in your own personal workbook as well as memorizing a verse of Scripture.

We strongly recommend that couples take this class together. Changing your lifestyle to conform to God's biblical teaching works best when both members are committed to the same goals.

Session Dates / Notes:

 This course will be VIRTUAL  via Zoom 

Option 1 (full): 

Tuesdays → Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, March 7th, 14th, & 21st @ 6:30

Option 2 (Just added): 

Mondays → Feb. 13th, 20th & 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th @ 6:30

Course 4

Surrounded: What the Bible Says (and Doesn't Say) About Angels

According to a recent survey, over 80% of Americans believe in angels - even those who claim to be non-religious! How are we as Christians to understand these supernatural beings?


Angels are mentioned over 300 times in the Bible. Scripture refers to angels as “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).

Does this mean you have a guardian angel? What is the purpose of God’s angel armies? Is it possible you may have encountered an angel?

We’ll explore these and other questions in this four-week study. Be sure to bring your favorite Bible and a notebook. We look forward to studying God’s Word together!

Session Dates:

February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 6:30p

Course 5

Why it matters

"Jesus tells us to make disciples. A disciple is someone who wants to know God and learn from Him. We want you to know how much God loves you and we are committed to help you grow spiritually. Come join us.”


- John Kasay

Your faith in Jesus is more than just attending church on Sunday. It is an active, growing, deepening journey of discipleship. And we want to give you the tools to help you thrive. 





Foundations of the Christian Faith

What does it mean to be an authentic Christian? We will spend four weeks learning the fundamentals of the Christian faith, what we believe, why we believe it and why it's important to share what we believe.

We will take a close look at Jesus — who He is and why He is important.  We will examine the truth of God's Word and its impact on our lives.  These are the foundational truths of our faith. The format will be large group instruction and discussion as we dig through God’s Word together.

Week 1 - Truth, God, and the Bible
Week 2 - Uniqueness of Jesus; His authority and why He came
Week 3 - Walking in the Christian faith
Week 4 - Q and A

Session Dates:

February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 6:30p

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