Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry at New Hope includes many ways to learn, grow, and connect with each other. Find an activity that fits your needs and feel free to jump in! If you’re not sure where to begin, contact Pastor Sarah for suggestions.
 

Are you new to New Hope, or maybe new to church?

Join a Discovery Class, where we’ll go over all the basics of what we believe, our mission, our values, and our structure. Stay tuned for when we will be offering this class next.
 

Current Sunday School Classes – September 9 through October 14

Get to know fellow members of the congregation in a more intimate setting at our Adult Sunday School classes. These classes meet at 10:15am (in between our two worship services) so you can attend worship and a bible study all in one morning. Classes meet most weeks from September through May, and occasionally during the summer.
A Place to Stand Location: Adult Room A Leader: Pastor Sarah
In recent years, millions of books, films, and studies have told Christians how to read their Bibles, raise their children, grow their churches, cure their sorrows and even lose fat. A good many Christians have begun to wonder who they are, where they can from, what the ought to believe and why. In this study, you’ll re-discover the base foundations of the Christian faith and re-engage with what it means to be a Christians and why it matters. If you have ever wanted to take a Christianity 101 course or had questions about what it is we believe, then this class is for you.
Never Beyond Hope
Location: Adult Room B (Cry Room)
Leaders: Andy & Marilyn Davis
Do you ever feel like all hope is lost? Scripture shows God using the oddest, rawest, most lopsided and flawed of his children to further his work in this world and reminds us that we are never beyond hope in God’s eyes. Come and see how God worked though the lives of Jacob the cheat; diffident Mrs. Manoah; Jonah the pig-headed patriot; bossy, noisy Martha and quiet, passive Mary; Thomas the super-smart professional pessimist; and impulsive, warm-hearted, unstable Peter to bring hope to a broken people and a broken world.
Everybody, Always
Location: Library
Leaders: Hannah and Trevor Schaap In his book, “Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Set Backs and Difficult People,” Bob Goff shares how he learned to accept other without inhibition, insecurity and restriction – including when he befriended a Ugandan witch doctor. Come and discover how a no-limits embrace of everybody can transform the world. You do not have to read the book to attend this study. Each week you’ll have discussion around video clips from Bob Goff as he shares simple and practical steps to love everybody, always, the way Jesus did.

Women’s Bible Studies

Acts: Church on the Edge, Part One
Monday Evenings, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
October 1 – November 26, Church Library
The book of Acts continues the story of Jesus and his followers. As the narrative continues, you will discover what happens as Jesus goes to the Father, as the Holy Spirit comes to Jesus’ followers, and as the church forms and spreads. Acts presents the new community of the church in its finest hour – facing struggles and often under attack, but unstoppable with the incredible power and living presence of the Holy Spirit.
Courageous Women in the Bible
Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
September 12 – October 31, Church Library
The book of Acts continues the story of Jesus and his followers. As the narrative continues, you will discover what happens as Jesus goes to the Father, as the Holy Spirit comes to Jesus’ followers, and as the church forms and spreads. Acts presents the new community of the church in its finest hour – facing struggles and often under attack, but unstoppable with the incredible power and living presence of the Holy Spirit.
1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ
Thursday Mornings, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
September 13 – November 8, Church Library (Nursery Care Available)
Walk through the New Testament letter of 1 Peter with Jen Wilkin in the Bible study. Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. In 1 Peter, he shares concerns about big picture issues for the early Christians, reminding them of the living hope they have in Christ.

Want to dig a little deeper?

Join a weekday Bible Study. These studies typically last six to eight weeks, and meet during the day or in the evening.
 

Wondering how you can be part of God’s plan?

If you’re ready to transform your faith and your relationship with God, join us on The Journey, a three year discipleship program.
 

Looking for closer, spiritual friendships with your church family?

Consider joining a Small Group, or participating in our Men’s, Women’s, or Senior Adult ministries.