A Bittersweet Goodbye

A message from our Communications Director… New Hope!!!!!! Well, a lot of you have already heard the news, but I wanted to share it publicly for those that have not heard. Sometime in February, John and I will be moving and consequently (sadly) leaving New Hope. John and I sold our house in Donelson back in October which was a huge …

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)

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 …

Your New Hope Prayer Team

Dear Members and Friends of New Hope, I am excited to announce that we have formed a Sunday morning prayer team to be available each week at our worship services. The desire to put together this team of trusted individuals has been on the heart of our leadership for over a year, but only recently did God make it clear that …

Giving: Above and Beyond (Pastor Josh)

I am excited to announce that the membership has approved moving forward with a fundraising campaign for the sanctuary. New Hope’s leadership is unanimously united in this, and we have already received close to $23,000 before we have even begun asking for funds. For over seventeen years we have done our very best to care for the sanctuary and be …

INSPIRATION 101 (Pastor Josh)

Today I sat down to lunch with a guy who always energizes my spirit. Whenever I need a pick me up, I give this guy a shout and say, “Hey, it’s time to meet up.” Here’s the funny thing, he doesn’t lift my spirit because he tells me how good I am, or how great a job he thinks I’m …