Connecting people to each other, and our Savior Jesus Christ, is the central focus of our weekly Connect Groups here at New Hope Community Church and in the broader community outside our church walls.

New Hope Connect Groups are smaller groups of people meeting throughout the week, both here at the church & throughout the community to study the Bible, make new friends, serve the community and simply do life together.

The Fall 2021 Semester runs September 5th through November 24th.
 

If you're new to New Hope and would like to get involved in a Connect Group, we recommend checking out our Sunday Morning Groups as a good way to get plugged in. Stop by the Welcome Desk in the Lobby to find out what groups are open.

 

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Fall 2021 Semester Classes
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I Don't Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
New Hope Room 4
Leader: Sean McDonald
Childcare Available
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The Freedom Factor

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
New Hope Room 5
Leaders: Ron & Laurie Creech
Childcare Available
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Indispensable Leadership

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
New Hope Room 101
Leader: Del Wright
Childcare Available
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Ephesians: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power

Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
New Hope Room 4
Leaders: Tracy Collom,
Mike and Kristina Maynard
Childcare Available
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The Book of Colossians

Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
New Hope Room 5
Leader: Lynn McLeod
Childcare Available
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Encountering Jesus

Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
New Hope Room 101
Leader: Austin Duncan
Childcare Available
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Sunday Connect Groups


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SUN-01: Leadership Gold

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Del Wright & Dan Zimmerle
Location: New Hope - Room 101
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

*Childcare Provided

Join Del Wright & Dan Zimmerle this semester as they discuss John Maxwell's book...Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned From a Lifetime of Leading. This group will study his most valuable lessons from forty years of leading. Del & Dan will take the group members through what feels like a one-on-one leadership program. Leadership Gold offers the best of the best of tried-and-true life-altering lessons.


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SUN-02: The Circle Maker - Mark Batterson

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Ron and Laurie Creech
Location: New Hope - Room 4
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

*Childcare Provided

Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned how to be bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answers your seemingly impossible prayers. Join Ron and Laurie Creech as Ron takes you through this powerful book on Biblical prayer and how it can and will truly change your life.


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SUN-03: The Purpose Driven Life

Group Leaders: John and Jan Harbor
Location: New Hope Community Church - Room 5
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

*Childcare Provided

Join this Connect Group as John Harbor, and his wife Jan, help you to not only understand your purpose in life, but to step into it as well. The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the road map for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life.  Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond survival or success to a life of significance--the life you were meant to live. You won't want to miss out on this transformational Connect Group!


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SUN-04: How Not To Be Your Own Worst Enemy | Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Mike and Lori Floyd
Location: The Floyd Home in Nolensville
Time: Sunday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Join Mike & Lori Floyd in their Nolensville home for this two-part series Connect Group. They will be taking you through Andy Stanley's...How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy, as well as his teachings on...Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets. So, have you ever felt like you are your own worst enemy? Most of us have. Avoiding that scenario begins when we first pay attention to our own red flags. Then, we never know what or who hangs in the balance of the decisions we make. But we do know that our decisions determine the direction and quality of our life. So come join the Floyds on this introspective journey that will ultimately help us to be more like Christ.


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SUN-05: Guys' Student Ministry

New Hope Students: Guys (6th Grade - 12th Grade)

Group Leader: Phil Roberts
Location: New Hope Student Building
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

Each Sunday we'll meet with Dr. Phil in the student building. Meet with your friends and hear from church leaders in conversation while growing in your faith, making friends, and finding a place to belong.


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SUN-06: Cure for the Common life

Max Lucado

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Lori & Mike Floyd
Location: The Floyd's Home in Nolensville 
Time: Sunday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. 70% of working adults haven't found it. Join Lori & Mike as we talk about using practical tools for exploring and identifying our own uniqueness, motivation to put strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in the sweet spot for the rest of our life.


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Monday Connect Groups


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MON-01: Young at Heart

Retirees
Group Leader: Pastor Paul Bane
Location: New Hope - Big Room
Time: Monday Mornings: 9:30 - 10:00 am

This 60 and over Connect Group is a great time of fellowship, discussion, and reflection upon our experiences throughout the highs and lows of life. Join Pastor Paul as we grow closer to God and each other while sharing our various backgrounds and how this stage of life is really our best years yet!


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Tuesday Connect Groups


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TUE-01: What It Means to Follow Christ In Our Modern World

Young Adult Connect Group
Group Leaders: Neal & Sam Clement
Location: The Clement Home in Spring Hill
Time: Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Bi-Weekly)

Are you a young adult between the ages of 18 to 30? Are you looking for others in your stage of life to get to know and grow in your faith together? Then you're going to want to join Neal & Sam Clement in this bi-weekly Connect Group created just for you. Once a month you will meet to just simply hangout and get to know each other. The second monthly gathering will be a time of going deeper into the Bible. Get signed up today!


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TUE-02: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

Women's Connect Group (All Invited)

Group Leaders: Tracy Collom & Charisse Claiborne
Location: Various Restaurants
Time: Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Are life's detours slowing you down? Perhaps you're being redirected so God can keep you away from hazards, clear away debris, or make improvements! Join Tracy and Charisse as we walk through the life of Joseph and discover why and how God uses these unpredictable byways to bring about his blessing and reveal his plan for us.


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Wednesday Connect Groups


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WED-01: Studying the Bible for the Bible Terrified: Philippians & Colossians

Group Leaders: Tracy Collom and Mike & Kristina Maynard
Location: New Hope - Sanctuary
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

Do you wish there was a class where you could ask the “dumb” questions regarding the Bible without any judgment?  Do you want to get more out of reading your Bible?  Do you pick up your Bible and wonder where to start? Then this Connect Group is for you. Tracy Collom will help you learn the difference between studying, and reading the Bible. While learning, we will put the this information into practice by studying the books of Philippians and Colossians. You will then be able to use these techniques to study any of Gods word more deeply.


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WED-02: The Book of Colossians
(Right Now Media Study)

Group Leader: Lynn McLeod
Location: New Hope - Room 5
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers.

In this Connect Group, Lynn McLeod will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship, to our relationships, to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.


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WED-03: Encountering Jesus

Group Leader: Austin Duncan
Location: New Hope - Sanctuary
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

Join Austin Duncan as he discusses what scripture reveals about the character of the Son of God through His encounters with specific men and women throughout the New Testament. Whether it was Jesus’ encounter with John the Baptist, the woman at the well, the Apostle Paul, or Pontius Pilate, each event teaches us valuable lessons about who we are, who He is, and who we are in Him.


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WED-04: Connecting to the Burning Bush

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Austin Duncan
Location: The Hutchison's House in Brentwood
Time: Wednesday Nights: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

The familiar narrative of Moses and the burning bush evokes wonder and awe, but do you know God's motives for revealing Himself in this manner to Moses? In this Connect Group, we'll be studying the biblical account of Moses' life-altering encounter with God. Through the course of the semester, we'll discuss the meaning behind God's appearance in the burning bush as well as the importance of His words to Moses. Additionally, we'll look at how the coming of Jesus Christ is foreshadowed in this meeting between God and Moses on holy ground.

Group Closed


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WED-05: Philippians - Matt Chandler

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Todd & Jennifer Craver and Todd & Sheri Hutchison
Location: The Craver's Home in Brentwood
Time: Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join Todd, Jennifer, Todd, and Sheri, as they walk us through the most intimate of all Paul's letters and paint a beautiful picture of what it is to be a mature Christian. Paul himself was enslaved and then by God's grace and mercy he could pen these popular and profound words: To Live is Christ and to Die is Gain. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


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WED-06: The Truth Project

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Randy & Kate Malchow
Location: The Malchow's Home in Brentwood
Time: Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

This Connect Group is an excellent starting point for looking at life from a Biblical perspective. Join Randy and Kate, as we look at the importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life, through important insights from Biblical experts like Ravi Zacharias, R.C. Sproul, Os Guinness and Gordon Pennington.


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Thursday Connect Groups


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THU-01: 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

General Connect Group - LUNCH (All Invited)
Group Leader: Josh Huisman
Location: New Hope - Cafe
Time: Thursday Lunch: 12:00 PM (Bring Your Own Lunch)

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell, the author of 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth and many more books on leadership, says a resounding YES! Join Pastor Josh as he helps you learn and use these Biblical principles to be all that God intended you to be. Then, you will be equipped to help others grow as well.


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Friday Connect Groups


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FRI-01: The Book of Ephesians

J.D. Greear (RightNow Media)

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Mike & Kristina Maynard
Location: They Maynard's Home in Sugar Valley neighborhood near Mill Creek Park
Time: Friday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world. Join Mike and Kristina Maynard as we walk through the powerful words of Paul. We'll dig into the text of Ephesians as we're challenged to live out the gospel.


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Ongoing Connect Groups


These groups don't break when the semester ends

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MON-01: Young at Heart

Retirees
Group Leader: Pastor Paul Bane
Location: New Hope - Big Room
Time: Monday Mornings: 9:30 - 10:00 am

This 60 and over Connect Group is a great time of fellowship, discussion, and reflection upon our experiences throughout the highs and lows of life. Join Pastor Paul as we grow closer to God and each other while sharing our various backgrounds and how this stage of life is really our best years yet!


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TUE-01: Prayer Group

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Sheri Hutchison, Rick & Maureen Madden
Location: New Hope - Room 101
Time: Tuesday Mornings: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Join Sheri, Rick, and Maureen for a refreshing hour in this conversational prayer Connect Group. Overcome your fears of conversational prayer, and quickly learn how rewarding it can be. With the help of the Holy Spirit, it can lead to a new and more meaningful prayer life within your group, within your family, and in your own private devotion.


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WED-01: New Hope Students

Middle School and High School Student Connect Group (6th-12th grade)
Group Leaders: Pete and Becca Wells
Location: New Hope - Student Building
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

A place to belong, to make an impact, & to discover God. That’s what this Student Connect Group offers. Whether you have been going to church your whole life, or are curious and just exploring faith, this is the place for you. This is a dynamic environment where middle and high school students gather to explore their relationship with Christ and others. Students will soon discover multiple reasons to return each week to explore faith, friendships, and accountability.


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YA-01: New Hope Young Adults

Group Leaders: Austin and Cassy Duncan
Location: Various Meeting Places
Time: Second Saturday of the Month

New Hope Young Adults is a community of people who are actively shaping the future and doing more with their faith while building lifelong friendships along the way. You'll be able to connect with people in your same stage of life through monthly events such as bowling, worship nights, dinner, hanging out, and much more. We meet as a group once a month to connect, have fun, and learn more about our faith.


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