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.

Fall 2020 Connect Groups begin the week of September 13.

Each Connect Group will be offering an online only option, for those who wish to meet via Zoom each week. If you would like to only meet online, please select the option "Online Only Sign-Up (via Zoom)" to join the Connect Group of your choice.

 

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: Mere Christianity

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Mary Adeniran
Location: New Hope - Room 5 and online via Zoom
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

Each week this group will explore the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Mary will be bringing together C.S. Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, as we study "Mere Christianity".


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*If you would like to meet with this group only via Zoom each week, please choose the "Online Only Sign-Up (via Zoom) option above.


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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 and online via Zoom
Time: Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am

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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: Battlefield of the Mind

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leaders: Mike & Kristina Maynard
Location: Online Via Zoom Only
Time: Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If you have ever suffered from negative thoughts, you can take heart! Join Mike and Kristina as they explore how to change your life by changing your mind, through studying the bestselling book "Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer. This Connect Group will show you how to deal with thoughts that we think every day and how to focus the mind to the way God thinks.


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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: Becoming a Contagious Christian

General Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Tom Thompson
Location: New Hope - Room 4 and online via Zoom
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

In this Connect Group, we'll join Tom as we follow the groundbreaking evangelism training coursem, "Becoming a Contagious Christian" — a proven resource designed to equip believers for relational evangelism. We'll avoid the stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians — and to their friends! Instead, we'll dive into how ordinary believers share the gospel in natural and effective ways being the person God made them to be.


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*If you would like to meet with this group only via Zoom each week, please choose the "Online Only Sign-Up (via Zoom) option above.


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WED-02: Unspoken Women of the Bible

Women's Connect Group (All Invited)
Group Leader: Lynn McLeod
Location: New Hope - Room 5 and online via Zoom
Time: Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

*Childcare Provided

This women’s group 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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*If you would like to meet with this group only via Zoom each week, please choose the "Online Only Sign-Up (via Zoom) option above.


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WED-03: Soul Fuel - Bear Grylls

Men's Connect Group
Group Leaders: Sean McDonald & Eric Roper
Location: New Hope - Room 4
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-04: Worship and Prayer Group

General Connect Group led by Worship Team (All Invited)
Group Leader: Mark Edington
Location: New Hope - Sanctuary
Time: Wednesday Nights: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

This group is an opportunity for all who would like to join our New Hope Worship Band, Vocal & Tech Teams in a relaxed time of prayer and encouragement as we prepare our hearts to lead the congregation each week.


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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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*If you would like to meet with this group only via Zoom each week, please choose the "Online Only Sign-Up (via Zoom) option above.


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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