Service Time: Sundays at 10:00 am

Fall 2022 Semester:
Week of Sept. 4 - Nov. 27

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship...

Acts 2:42-47

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

Sunday Groups

The Bible: Prioritizing God's Word in Our Lives

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Dates: Sep. 4th - Nov. 27th
Room: New Hope Room 4
Leaders: Alan Knickerbocker and Dan Zimmerle

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About this Connect Group:
One of the reasons so many of us don't read our Bibles regularly comes from a misunderstanding of what the Scriptures are. So often it's easy for us to view the Bible as an ancient rule book with a whole bunch of disconnected information about God, rather than a whole grand story that showcases who God is.

Join Alan Knickerbocker and Dan Zimmerle each week as we discuss how we can be captivated by the grand story of Scripture, leading us to the place where we want to read it, know it, and discover the truth within it.


As Your Children Grow, Will Their Faith Grow Too? As both stories and statistics attest, the number of evangelical children who abandon Christianity in adulthood is staggering. To see effective change, parents cannot leave their child's faith to chance. Rather, families must start nurturing faith early-you cannot start once your child is grown, you must start at home. Strengthening family and home life is the best way to encourage your children to maintain a lifelong faith. It Starts at Home upholds marriage and family as the proving ground for lasting success. Join our Children's Director, Lauren Cochran and her husband, Bo, as they provide a clear purpose, effective strategy, and a simple plan for anyone who wants to be intentional in their homes.

As Your Children Grow, Will Their Faith Grow Too? As both stories and statistics attest, the number of evangelical children who abandon Christianity in adulthood is staggering. To see effective change, parents cannot leave their child's faith to chance. Rather, families must start nurturing faith early-you cannot start once your child is grown, you must start at home. Strengthening family and home life is the best way to encourage your children to maintain a lifelong faith. It Starts at Home upholds marriage and family as the proving ground for lasting success. Join our Children's Director, Lauren Cochran and her husband, Bo, as they provide a clear purpose, effective strategy, and a simple plan for anyone who wants to be intentional in their homes.

As Your Children Grow, Will Their Faith Grow Too? As both stories and statistics attest, the number of evangelical children who abandon Christianity in adulthood is staggering. To see effective change, parents cannot leave their child's faith to chance. Rather, families must start nurturing faith early-you cannot start once your child is grown, you must start at home. Strengthening family and home life is the best way to encourage your children to maintain a lifelong faith. It Starts at Home upholds marriage and family as the proving ground for lasting success. Join our Children's Director, Lauren Cochran and her husband, Bo, as they provide a clear purpose, effective strategy, and a simple plan for anyone who wants to be intentional in their homes.

Faith: Sure of the Unseen

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Dates: Sep. 4th - Nov. 27th
Room: New Hope Room 5
Leader: Ron Creech

Childcare Available (sign up by clicking the button below)

Join Dan and Alan and learn about the foundations of our faith, so you can be sure that you are standing on rock-solid theology. In this Connect Group you'll experience fellowship with other believers, learning from mature and experienced Christian leaders to help equip you in evangelism and discipleship. If you're looking to grow in your faith with intentionality, this group is an incredible first step.

Join Dan and Alan and learn about the foundations of our faith, so you can be sure that you are standing on rock-solid theology. In this Connect Group you'll experience fellowship with other believers, learning from mature and experienced Christian leaders to help equip you in evangelism and discipleship. If you're looking to grow in your faith with intentionality, this group is an incredible first step.

Join Dan and Alan and learn about the foundations of our faith, so you can be sure that you are standing on rock-solid theology. In this Connect Group you'll experience fellowship with other believers, learning from mature and experienced Christian leaders to help equip you in evangelism and discipleship. If you're looking to grow in your faith with intentionality, this group is an incredible first step.

About this Connect Group:
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God.

Join Ron Creech this semester with thought-provoking teachings designed spark discussion, interaction, and practical application of diving deeper into God's love.

The Book of Psalms

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Dates: Sep. 4th - Nov. 27th
Room: New Hope Room 101
Leader: Phil Roberts

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About this Connect Group:
Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” Join Dr. Phil Roberts in this Connect Group as he walks us through the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the semester, the book of Psalms demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Do you have a fear of sharing Jesus with others? In this Connect Group, we'll be equipping believers for relational evangelism, removing any fear of sharing Christ with others, so that you can boldly proclaim the gospel. Join Tom Thompson as we learn how to avoid stereotypical approaches, instead sharing the gospel in natural and effective ways, while being ourselves. This incredibly practical and beneficial Connect Group will help you identify and develop an evangelical style that is effective for you, teach you how to respond to commonly asked questions, so that we may be known as those who walk with Jesus and speak the gospel with boldness, no matter the cost.

The Four Priorities

Sunday Mornings: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Dates: Sep. 4th - Nov. 27th
Room: New Hope Room 103
Leader: Del Wright

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About this Connect Group:
Join Del Wright in the Four Priorities, as he dispels the myths about discipleship and reveals the truth: If you are a follower of Jesus, you are capable of making disciples. This Connect Group will follow along with the practical and biblical approach of authors Dr. John Tolson and Larry Kreider, who have created a simple and realistic tool for you to learn how to structure your time and life by biblical standards, identify personal strengths and weaknesses and how God can use them, align yourself with the will of God, and help others by discipling them to do the same.

Monday and Tuesday Groups

Young at Heart

Monday Mornings: 9:30 - 10:30 am
New Hope Fellowship Hall
Leader: Paul Bane
About this Ministry Group:
Young at Heart at New Hope exists to build and foster a community to grow spiritually, provide fellowship with one another, and reach the lost in our community.
Our Young at Heart Ministry meets on a weekly and ongoing basis.

If you're interested in joining the Young at Heart Ministry, click the button below and one of our leaders will reach out to you.

Young at Heart at New Hope exists to build and foster a community to grow spiritually, provide fellowship with one another, and reach the lost in our community. Our Young at Heart Ministry meets on a weekly and ongoing basis. If you're interested in joining the Young at Heart Ministry, click the button below and one of our leaders will reach out to you.

Prayer

Tuesday Mornings: 9:30 - 10:30 am
New Hope Room 5
Leader: Sheri Hutchison
About this Ministry Group:
God calls us to be a people of prayer, desperately depending on Him to move and transform hearts and lives. The Prayer Group at New Hope meets weekly on Tuesday mornings to pray for those inside the church, the church itself, and our incredible community. Join Sheri each Tuesday morning along with the Prayer group to pray consistently for the needs of others.

Without a King: The Book of Judges

Tuesday Afternoons: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
New Hope Room 103
Leader: Austin Duncan
About this Connect Group:
The book of Judges cracks a window into the depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel, but in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver.

In this series, join Austin Duncan as we wade 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, we'll works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness - showing how only the divine can redeem the fallen.

Young Adults

Tuesday Evenings: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
New Hope Cafe
Leaders: Austin Duncan, Sutton Porth, & Neal Clement
About this Group:
New Hope Young Adults exist to build a community that is connected, genuine, welcoming, generous and influential. We want to see Young Adults connected with one another and with God, and who are influencing their world, whether in college, at work, or at home.  

If you're interested in joining New Hope Young Adults, click the button below and one of our leaders will reach out to you.

Wednesday Groups

Forged: Developing Godly Men

Men's Group
Wednesday Evenings: 6 - 7:30 pm
Dates: Sep. 7th - Nov. 30th
Room: New Hope Room 4
Leaders: Todd Hutchison

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About this Group:
It's critical for men to understand the importance of a spiritually disciplined life and a life of kingdom order. Join Todd Hutchison as we invite the men of New Hope to embrace God’s definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. Throughout the semester we'll be going through different bible studies, fellowship, and learning alongside one another.

It's critical for men to understand the importance of a spiritually disciplined life and a life of kingdom order. Join Randy Smith and the men of New Hope as we invite men to embrace God's definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. Throughout the semester we'll be going through different bible studies, fellowship, and learning alongside one another.

It's critical for men to understand the importance of a spiritually disciplined life and a life of kingdom order. Join Randy Smith and the men of New Hope as we invite men to embrace God's definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. Throughout the semester we'll be going through different bible studies, fellowship, and learning alongside one another.

It's critical for men to understand the importance of a spiritually disciplined life and a life of kingdom order. Join Randy Smith and the men of New Hope as we invite men to embrace God's definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. Throughout the semester we'll be going through different bible studies, fellowship, and learning alongside one another.

Pearls

Women's Group
Wednesday Evenings: 6 - 7:30 pm
Dates: Sep. 7th - Nov. 30th
Room: New Hope Room 5
Leaders: Kelly Wegner and Nancy Erickson

Childcare Available (sign up by clicking the button below)

The word FIERCE is used to describe women who are extreme athletes, high-level executives, or supermodels. Women at the top of their game. But what about the rest of us? Can we be fierce? Absolutely! In fact, women like us have been changing the world for thousands of years-many who received little fanfare yet lived fiercely anyway. Join Carol Castillo this semester as we look at lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by living into God's calling.

About this Group:
When the Lord gave us the Bible, He gave us a Story. It's the best and truest Story ever told.

Each story is like a pearl, beautiful and of great price on its own. But what's more beautiful is stringing the biblical pearls together. Through the Bible, we know who the Living God is, what He's like and what it is to walk with Him. But beyond just reading the Bible - we interact with it. It is living and active and so we are we. When we sit down with the Word of God, it is life with life. The Bible is like a great feast. Great food is best experienced with great people, so join leaders Kelly Wegner and Nancy Erickson at the biblical table for every episode of Pearls.

We are getting ready to learn over and over that the Living God is BETTER than we ever knew.

The Whole Megillah: Esther's Story

Wednesday Evenings: 6 - 7:30 pm
Dates: Sep. 7th - Nov. 30th
Room: New Hope Room 101
Leader: Kacie Oja

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What does it look like for people to experience the love, power, and presence of God so strongly they're transformed from the inside out? Many people go to church when it's convenient, occasionally read their Bibles and pray, and sometimes feel close to God, but He's not the passion and purpose of their lives. They may be believers, but they're not devoted disciples. Join Dr. Phil Roberts in this Connect Group, as he gives a clear contrast between believers and disciples, and leave feeling inspired to experience more of God than ever before.

About this Group:
Do you enjoy crime dramas, suspense novels, or movies about heroes? Then, this is the Connect Group for you! The book of Esther has it all: gripping edge-of-your-seat action, blockbuster-worthy characters, and more surprises than you can count!
Join Kacie Oja this semester as we explore the tale of a pair of unlikely heroes (spoiler alert) as they overcome one man’s plan to destroy everything they hold dear. The book of Esther shows us that even when God seems silent in your story, His fingerprints can be found all over the scene. He is an ever-present help in the time of trouble and your destiny is closer than you think. Trust and know you have been called for such a time as this.

The Book of Acts, pt. 1

Wednesday Evenings: 6 - 7:30 pm
Dates: Sep. 7th - Nov. 30th
Room: New Hope Room 103
Leader: Tracy Collom

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About this Group:
Join Tracy Collom in studying the book of Acts this fall semester.  Luke recorded what happened after Jesus’ ascension to the Father.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, empowering the apostles to testify to the power of God in salvation and in living every day for the gospel.

Learn how God spread the gospel and stand in awe of the power of God in believers to endure persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ.

You will identify how to embrace Gods power in your life and be encouraged by the results of faithful servants holding forth truth in a dark world.

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