Adult Ministry

Join a Small Group!

You are invited to participate in this 40 Day prayerful study! Sign up to join a small group and/or receive daily emails. The small group study lasts for six weeks and includes video lessons from Rick Warren. You can also sign up to receive a daily email from the church with a prayer prompt and Bible verse for each of the 40 days. We strongly encourage you to pick up the “40 Days of Prayer” workbook for a suggested donation of $10.00. It includes the daily scripture passages and prayer prompts, discussion questions for small group sessions, and guiding questions for personal prayer and journaling. The workbooks will be available at church at the end of August. Contact Sarah with questions at

40 Days of Prayer Video

Birds of a Feather is a small group for empty nesters that meets once a month. Contact Sarah for more information!

Bible Studies

“Discover Isaiah”
Wednesday Afternoons | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Beginning September 11th | Meet in the Library
Led by Pastor Sarah Palsma
As a prophet of God’s people in ancient Judah, Isaiah had the task of calling the people back to God. He was to sound the alarm that punishment would come if the people did not turn from their rebellious, self-destructive ways against God. But Isaiah also reported that redemption and forgiveness would come too. And today we know that Jesus Christ is the deliverer Isaiah foretold: he is our “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). This study helps us discover how we need the one true, amazing God as much as the people did in Isaiah’s day long ago.
“Finding I Am”
Thursday Mornings | 9:30 am – 11:00 am Beginning September 19th | Meet in the Library
Led by Michele Worthington & Tracy Kelly

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.  Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before. 

Men’s Study
Every Other Wednesday Evenings | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Beginning September 18th | Meet in the Library
Led by Bill Bryan We will be reading through the book of Hebrews in the New Testament.  Since each meeting contains a standalone topic and there is no homework it is more than okay to join us whenever it fits your schedule. There are three basic rules for each meeting (1) you don’t have to answer anything you don’t want to answer (2) what is said in the room stays in the room and (3) if you need to use the restroom get up and go, because we’re not stopping. 

Discovery Class

Are you new to New Hope? Join us for a Discovery Class and get to know who we are and what we believe, as we get to know you better too! Join Pastor Steve and Pastor Sarah on Sunday mornings from 10:15am – 11:00am for this seven week class, which defines our core beliefs, values, our structure, and our mission as a church. Become a member of New Hope and get involved. We are a better church because you are here. Stay tuned for the next class to begin.