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Equipping the saints for ministry

Ephesians 4:12

FALL 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 U - Faculty

FALL 2023


David Chadwick


Core  4  Explore

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(01) Core 4 Explore

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 "Core 4 Explore" with Marilynn Chadwick. 

Marilynn Chadwick

(01) Core 4 Explore

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 "Core 4  Explore" with David Chadwick.


Core 4  Explore


Michael Ballard


Navigating Your Finances God's Way


(02) 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."


Fall Courses


Course 1

(01) Core 4  Explore

You’re invited to join us for a special four-week series in October called, CORE 4 Explore. We’ll take a deeper dive into each area of our newly created CORE 4 Discipleship Pathway:

Week One: Scripture: “Scripture as a Second Language”
Week Two: Theology: “Know What We Believe”
Week Three: Wholeness: “Live Out Our Faith”
Week Four: Outreach: “To the Least and the Lost”


We’ll also help you explore areas of ministry both inside and outside the church which are compatible with your spiritual gifts. 

Session Dates:

October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th @ 6:30.



  • Catered dinner will be available each Tuesday night from 5:00-6:30p.

  • Dinner is complimentary.

  • We hope you will arrive early and enjoy a meal with us.

Course 2
Course 3

(02) Navigating Your Finances God's Way

Virtual Class: 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: This course will be VIRTUAL  via Zoom. There is a Monday option or a Tuesday option. 


Monday evening option: Oct 30th; Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Dec 4th, 11th

Tuesday evening option: Oct 31st; Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; Dec 5th, 12th

Course 4
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.”

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. 






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