Hope Ministry Purpose

The mission of HOPE Ministry is: “Extending the radical friendship of Jesus to people living with mental illness and their families by providing transforming love, support and HOPE.”

The heart of HOPE flows from three passages of Scripture:

  • " . . . I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you" (John 15:15 NIV)
  • " . . . serve one another in love." (Galatians 5:13 NIV)
  • "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13 NIV).

We want to be the hands and feet of Christ by supporting those who are living with a mental illness and their families by making them feel welcomed and loved by the people of our community. Our goal is to remove the stigma often behind mental illness by educating our community and providing transforming love, support and HOPE.

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The ministry leaders for the Hope Ministry are Bruce and Debby Barrick. You can contact them at:

(817) 847-5400 ext. 8



If God is calling you to be a partner in the HOPE Ministry as a volunteer CLICK HERE please fill out our online form and we will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest!

Hope Support Groups

For any group NOT on Sunday, please park near and enter the East entrance to the Children's Ministry Hallway. Thank you.

                                                                     * childcare available for these Support Groups

Families with HOPE - Families and loved ones of those with a Mental Illness

This support group provides an environment where you can share your burdens, glean from others experience and find strength being with people who also have a loved one living with mental illness. You don't have to go through it alone. Come and be with people of HOPE who understand what you are going through.

We have three different groups to choose from meeting at in Classroom 114:

• 1st Saturdays, 11:00am -1:00pm led by Jimmy, Misty, Terence, and Michelle *

• 2nd Saturdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm led by Arlene and Sharon

• 1st Sundays, 1:15 - 3:15pm led by Peggy, Jorge & Blanca *

Living with HOPE – For those living with Depression and/or Anxiety

This group is designed to be a source of support and open dialogue for people struggling with depression and/or anxiety. We give participants a chance to share their concerns, frustrations, ask questions and share breakthroughs to benefit others in the group. However, we are not a therapy group, nor is the group designed to replace therapy or interfere with any medical treatment being received by participants. But HOPE can be found among others who are in different stages on the journey.

We have three different groups to choose from meeting at in Classroom 110, 114 or 115:

• 1st Sundays, 1:15 - 3:15pm led by Amy and Starlyn *

• 1st Sundays, 1:15 - 3:15pm led by Cherie and Sarah *  YOUNG ADULTS AGES 19-25 STARTING OCTOBER 7 ! 

• 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm led by Krystle and Lisa

Students with HOPE – Girls or Boys

If you are feeling hopeless and overwhelmed with life - you are not alone! Each of us face different challenges and each of us has a unique story; but when we come together to share our stories - we are able to offer each other support and encouragement. Your life does not need to be defined by depression or anxiety. This group will help each individual look at their circumstances and help develop a plan for healing. We will look at different factors that lead to the feeling of worry and persistent sadness and encourage each other to take steps towards freedom. HOPE can be found among others who are in different stages of the journey. If you're feeling hopeless and helpless this group can help you make changes.

ALL Student Groups meet 1st Sundays, 1:15 - 3:15pm at Eagles View Church in Classrooms 111 or 113:

• Middle School & High School Girls -- led by Paola and Wendy

• Middle School & High School Boys -- led by Chris and Jon


NAMI Family-to-Family

First Class Schedule to be announced in 2019!

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you'll also find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You can also help others through your own experience. In the program, you'll learn about:

• How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively

• Taking care of yourself and managing your stress

• Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion

• Finding and using local supports and services

• Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain

• Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects

• The impact of mental illness on the entire family