Click Ahhhh (Pastor Mark)

A blog from our new Connections Pastor, Mark Edington. Pictured below are Mark, his wife, Lisa, and daughters, Samantha and Emily. You know that sound that you make when you take a big refreshing drink on a hot day? Growing up, my dad taught me the “click ahhhh” method. He didn’t know it, but I was watching (& listening). He …

reach – connect – go – GROW (Pastor Josh)

Last week Sarah and I were in Gulf Shores, AL. We were able to spend some time on the beach, but due to some rainy weather we were forced to enter a large majority of the beachfront stores. You know, the places that sell thousands of items that you would NEVER dream of buying anywhere else, but since you’re at …

reach – CONNECT – go – grow (Pastor Josh)

Last week I read that Nashville was growing by 100 people per day. This rate of growth has been taking place for the better part of a decade. The suburbs of the downtown area have been most effected by this growth as new home developments are springing up all around us. Williamson County is just behind Rutherford County as the …

REACH – connect – go – grow (Pastor Josh)

For the last couple years the vision statement of New Hope has been that we are a ‘People Pursuing a Relentless, Unrestricted Relationship with Jesus Christ.’ The words have been on our wall in the gallery, but I have had a few people ask me exactly how we were planning to execute this vision. What they were really wanting to …

Clearing A Path This Easter Sunday (Pastor Josh)

Recently I was having a conversation with someone who was discouraged at how they didn’t feel welcome at their church home. They told me they just didn’t feel connected and that in the year they had attended their church only a handful of people had even said hello to them, let alone held a meaningful conversation with them. As I …