New Hope offers all types of Connect Groups, in various settings, so you can have the best opportunity to build and grow in relationships with each other and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Take some time to browse through the different groups below to find the perfect group for you. Then, simply click the “Sign-up” link to get registered. If your group needs a book, there’s also a link for you to order that as needed.

*With the exception of Sunday morning & Wednesday night Connect Groups held at the church, there will be no childcare provided.


#SUN-01 | General Group (All Invited)

Sunday Mornings, 8:45am
New Hope (Room 4)
Leaders: David Taylor/Synthia Cathcart
Hebrews (Warren Wiersbe study)Hebrews—written by Christians, to Christians, and for Christians—is loaded with theology accessible to any believer who wants to grasp the origin and meaning of faith. Penned at a time that was politically unstable, Hebrews targets believers who were tempted to abandon their faith and slip back into the rules and regulations of Judaism. In our politically unstable time of “wars and rumors of wars”, we can all understand the quest for stability. But there is only one source of rock-solid security. This Connect Group will help you begin to see less with your physical eyes and more with your spiritual eyes as we go on a journey together, a journey that will strengthen your walk by deepening your insight.


#SUN-02 | General Group (All Invited)

Sunday Mornings, 8:45am
New Hope (Room 5)
Leader: Dan Zimmerle
Knowing Jesus
This Connect Group will be an in depth look at the Person, Ministry, and Action of Christ. We will begin with “Who is Jesus” which will focus on the person-hood and deity of Christ. Then we’ll look at the prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament before moving into the New Testament, where we will look at Jesus from his birth to second coming. This Connect Group will be both informative and for practical application. Join us as we explore our Savior’s life in detail and what He means to each of us.
(No book needed)


#SUN-03 | General Group (All Invited)

Sunday Mornings, 8:45am
New Hope (Room 101)
Leader: Ron Creech
Developing a Heavenly Mindset: It’s all about perspective 
How can we develop a heavenly mindset…the right perspective on life? When you look at the history of the church, it was those who were the most heavenly minded who did the most good. Join Ron in his Connect Group as you discover together how having a heavenly mindset is so very important for advancing the Kingdom, not only in our lives but on this earth as well. (No book needed)


#MON-01 | Young at Heart (retirees)

Monday Mornings, 9:00am
New Hope (Room 101)
Leader: Pastor Paul
This 60 and over Connect Group is a great time of fellowship and Biblical discussion as together you share God’s word, and your experiences on life’s journey. (No book needed)


#MON-02 | Activity Group (Moms In the Park)

Monday Mornings, 10:00am-11:30am
Owl Creek Park on Concord Rd
Leaders: Lauren Cochran & Tracy Roper
Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Mom’s to Meet With Jesus 
Join Lauren & Tracy for a fun, Monday morning Connect Group for Moms who want to spend some time laughing and exploring God. Bring your kiddos to the park to play while you hangout with other women in this same busy stage of life. YOU NEED THIS! There will be child supervision provided while the moms chat.



#TUE-01 | General Group-Prayer (All Invited)

Tuesday Mornings, 9:00am
New Hope (Room 101)
Leader: Sheri Hutchison  
Join Sheri 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. (No book needed)


#TUE-02 | Activity Group-Taco Tuesday (All Invited)

Tuesday Nights, 6:00pm
Home Group (Zip Code 37064) & Various Mexican Restaurants
Leader: Dana Sullivan 
Be The Message: Taking Your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action
Have you ever felt a disconnect between the words you speak and the life you live? Maybe you’d like to see your faith become more active and life-changing in the world around you. Join Dana as her Connect Group digs deeper to discover that the gospel message is really a life message—your life lived out. Be the Message opens up a new world of understanding about what God calls you to. As the authors learned, the gospel is not about what you say. It’s about who you are and what you do—and how you can be God’s hands and feet in the world.  



#WED-01 | Student Group (6th-12th grade)

Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm
New Hope (Student Building)
Leaders: Pete & Becca Wells
You Asked For it!
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.
(Bring a Bible if you have one)


#WED-02 | General Group (All Invited)

Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm
New Hope (Room 5)
Leader: Paige Taylor
Network (Spiritual Gifts Study)
This Connect Group will help you discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ. Join other people just like you to find the place of ministry that best reflects who you are. You will definitely have a better understanding of God’s will for your life by gaining a better understanding of who God created you to be.
(Book will be provided)



#WED-03 | General Group (All Invited)

Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm
New Hope (Room 4)
Leader: Mel Martin
The Truth Project
Are you looking for a group that will help you go deeper into the Christian worldview? Whether you are a new believer or simply wanting to revisit the principles of Christianity, the Truth Project is the perfect starting point in your Christian faith! Join Mel, a seasoned leader in this study, and get to know others who also want to deepen their faith in this “truth” strengthening Connect Group. (Book will be provided)


#WED-04 | General Group (All Invited)

Wednesday Nights, 6:30pm
Home Group (Zip Code 37027)
Leaders: Randy & Kate Malchow
James (Francis Chan study)
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. In this Connect Group, we will work through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life. (No book needed…just a Bible)


#WED-05 | General Group (All Invited)

Wednesday Nights, 6:00pm
Home Group (Zip Code 37027)
Leaders: Todd & Sheri Hutchison
The Book of Ephesians (J.D. Greear study)
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. In this Connect Group, you will discover together that the book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Join Todd & Sheri Hutchison, along with Pastor and author J.D. Greear, as you walk through the powerful words of Paul. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it’s going to be from your mouth. Come see how God wants to use you! (No book needed…just a Bible)


#THU-01 | Young Adult/College Group (age 18-30)

Thursday Nights
The Frothy Monkey Coffee Shop (125 5th Ave S Franklin, TN)
Leaders: Becky Lensch & Amanda Paramore
The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
Join Becky & Amanda, and other college-age young adults, for a fun-filled game night at The Frothy Monkey in Franklin. In addition to good coffee & fun games, this Connect Group will study the classic C.S. Lewis book, The Screwtape Letters. This masterpiece of literature is the most engaging account of temptation, and triumph over it, ever written.



#SAT-01 | Activity Group (Running)

Saturday Mornings, 7:00am
Percy Warner Park (The entrance at the end of Belle Meade Blvd.)
Leader: Sean McDonald
The Runner’s Devotional
Love the outdoors? Then this group is for you! Each session will consist of a short devotional with a focus on how you can apply the Bible to running and your life. Following the devotional, there will be a run/hike around the 2.5 mile white trail loop at Percy Warner. All fitness levels are welcome as you will be able to complete the loop through the scenic park trails at your own pace.