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.

Summer 2020 Connect Groups begin the week of May 17th.

Due to COVID-19, if the “safer at home” restrictions have not yet been lifted, all of the Summer 2020 Groups will meet online via Zoom.

 

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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Sunday Connect Groups


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SUN-01: Reaching Our Community For Christ

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Dan Zimmerle & Tom Thompson
Location: New Hope - Room 4
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

Jesus called us to reach our Jerusalem - our community where we live - even as we go to the ends of the earth. Join Dan and Tom as we learn about how we can reach those in our every day lives, and impact our communities for Christ.


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SUN-02: The Great Lives of the Bible - Paul

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Rachael Decker
Location: New Hope - Room 5
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

The apostle Paul. The converted terrorist, inspired author, amazing teacher, and patient mentor. Join Rachael as we learn how this colossal figure strode boldly onto the stage of the first-century world and left a signature never to be forgotten.


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SUN-03: Prayer & Peace of Mind

Group Leader: Paul Bane
Location: New Hope Community Church - Room 101
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

No matter what the future holds, you can have peace of mind and confidence in God. Join Pastor Paul Bane as we see the value of having God as our constant. The world around us is ever-changing, but God does not change.


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SUN-04: Girls' Student Ministry

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

Group Leader: Jordan Donald
Location: New Hope - Studio
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

Connect in a group with an incredibly caring leader and friends. This is a great environment to feel welcome, connect with others, and engage in conversation while growing in faith.


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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: Picnic in the Park

Activity Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Dana Sullivan, Scot & Tonya Whitaker
Location: Different Parks Weekly
Time: Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Enjoy nice evenings with others as Dana, Scot, and Tonya lead "Picnic in the Park." Each week, we'll have an incredible time meeting for picnics and walks in different local parks.


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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: Unspoken Women of the Bible

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

*Childcare Provided

This women’s group...G.R.A.C.E. (Girls Running After Christ Everyday), will be studying women of the Bible who may not be the “popular” girls who come to mind when describing the ones we admire. Lovely women, all who hold a valuable place in God’s Kingdom with stories worthy of exploring. As we get to know them better, the aim is to also get to know our roles as women today and the legacy they have left for us to consider. We will alternate between women in the Old Testament living under the law, and those of the New Testament who then demonstrate the differences reflected under the New Covenant during the first century when Christ transformed the position of women in culture.


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WED-02: Soul Fuel - Bear Grylls

Men's Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Sean McDonald & Eric Roper
Location: New Hope - Room 101
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

This group of men will be gathering each week for a quick devotional before heading out to do various maintenance and construction jobs. We will be using the book Soul Fuel, from well known adventurist Bear Grylls. Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his faith gave him the purpose and power to carry on. He explores themes of hope, courage, risk, heaven, and more.


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WED-03: A Worshipper's Character

General (All Invited)
Connect Group
Group Leader: Mark Edington
Location: New Hope - Room 4
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

This Connect Group will teach you the importance of walking in the Character of Christ. Talent can take you places, but character is what will keep you there. “A Worshipper’s Character” builds upon the enlightened understanding and heart of worship to develop holiness and purity. God is not only looking for our talents, He is looking for those that walk with a heart after Him.


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WED-04: Judges

J.D. Greear (RightNow Media)

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Todd & Jennifer Craver and Todd & Sheri Hutchison 
Location: The Craver's Home in Brentwood 
Time: Wednesday Nights: 6:15 - 7:30 PM

Join the Cravers and Hutchisons as we explore the book of Judges. In this series, pastor and author J.D. Greear wades into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.


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Thursday Connect Groups


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THU-01: Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Randy & Kate Malchow, Phil & Laura Roberts
Location: The Malchow's Home in Brentwood
Time: Thursday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Join Randy, Kate, Phil, and Laura as we examine evidence for the biblical account of creation from a young-earth perspective. We'll look at defensible answers to some of the most provocative and controversial questions of faith and science. How did life begin? Where did humans come from? Was Noah's Flood real? How old is the earth?


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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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