Hope University.

Equipping the saints for ministry

Ephesians 4:12


OCT 2022


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

OCT 2022


David Chadwick


Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever

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"Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever"

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 eight grandchildren.

David will be teaching the course "Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever." 

John and Laura Kasay

"A Refreshing Look at the Fundamentals of Our Faith"

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 "A Refreshing Look at the Fundamentals of Our Faith."


A Refreshing Look at the Fundamentals of Our Faith


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

"Spiritual Gifts"

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

Marilynn will be teaching the course "Spiritual Gifts." 


Spiritual Gifts





12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever

The signs of Jesus' near return become clearer by the day. This four-week course will examine 12 megaclues about Jesus' return (3 per week) - ones that are very biblical but not quite as obvious as others offered today.


The book we will use is entitled "Foreshadows," written by David's friend and colleague in ministry, Steve Miller. We will examine topics like The Rise of Globalism, The One World Government, The One World Economy, etc.


Invite friends. Spiritual seekers. Those confused about our world's future and Jesus' promised return.

Session Dates:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 7:00p


A Refreshing Look at the Fundamentals of Our Faith

Are you interested in understanding and communicating your faith better? John and Laura will explore the fundamental truths of our faith from a Middle Eastern perspective. This perspective helps us to better understand who God is, why Jesus came, and what it means to be a child of God.


Join us for food and fellowship as we experience God and His Word in a refreshing way.

Session Dates:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 7:00p


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:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 7:00p

November 1st, 8th, 15th @ 7:00p


Spiritual Gifts

Did you know that the Holy Spirit has given every believer a unique combination of Spiritual Gifts? God has specifically designed us with differences and variations in the Body of Christ. We need each other in order to take the Gospel to a lost and broken world. This four-week course will help you discover your Spiritual Gifts and explore practical ways to use your gifts to serve others. We will focus on the seven Motivational Gifts of the Spirit in Romans 12.  Plus, we’ll explore some of the supernatural manifestations experienced in early church and even among Christians around the world today.

Session Dates:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 7:00p


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.