Helping Others

Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11

New Hope Church cares for its members, visitors, community, and beyond through its outreach ministries. Outreach is a key part of all three elements of our church’s mission to Reach, Root, and Release people for Christ.

We provide people with many types of assistance, ranging from spiritual to financial to practical. Additionally, we dedicate 10% of all money donated to New Hope Church to support various local, national, and international organizations. We refer to these financial gifts as benevolences.

New Hope’s influence and support is abundant and far reaching, thanks to your donations of money, time, and talent. The Outreach Team is always looking for additional volunteers, as well as new opportunities to spread the word of Christ. If you have suggestions, would like to be part of this team, or are in need please contact us or call 614.766.5445. We are glad to help in any way we can, and all requests will be kept confidential.

Salvation Army Christmas Outreach Opportunities –

The Salvation Army has again this year asked New Hope Church to partner with them in several outreach events. Please review the opportunities and registrations below. Thank you for helping us spread Christmas Cheer!
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – New Hope will once again ring a bell for the Salvation Army to help those less fortunate in our community. We will ring between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm on Saturday, December 8. We will be ringing at Walmart on Sawmill Road, north of Hard Road. You can sign up to ring for one hour (or in one hour increments) by contacting Ed Klinker (email)Slots fill quickly so please sign up today!
Please use the Sign-up Genius links below to register for the following outreach opportunities and feel free to contact LeAnne Siddell (614-332-5080 or email) or Loretta Rolle  (email) with any questions.
Delaware Community Thanksgiving Meal –  November 17th and 18th, Greenwood Lake Lodge, Sign-up HERE 
Delaware Area Nursing Home Visitation – First 2 weeks in December, Register HERE 
Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer – Thursday, December 20th, Ohio State Fair Grounds, Sign-up HERE

Financial and General Support –

Adult Mission Trip – Every other year a group of adults travels to Appalachia to share the love of God with the people of Jackson County, Kentucky, where over a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Our team helps with household repairs, yard work, and other projects.
Benevolences – New Hope takes a true scriptural approach to giving by tithing 10% of our offerings to various ministries. The church’s tithing, referred to as benevolences, supports organizations here in Central Ohio as well as national and international ministries.
Columbus Tutoring Initiative – Once a week during the school year, volunteers visit a local elementary school and help students with reading. All training and materials are provided.
Disaster Relief – New Hope supports relief efforts in the United States and around the world through the RCA CARE Network (Compassionate Action and Relief Efforts). During times of disaster or critical need, special collections are taken at New Hope and sent to RCA CARE for efficient use and distribution. You may also donate at any time by visiting the RCA CARE Donations Page, where you can make a secure online payment and choose the project you’d like to support. For more information on how these funds are used, please see the RCA CARE Financial Trust and Transparency Policy.
Endowment Fund – The mission of the New Hope Church Endowment Fund Board is to enhance discipleship and stewardship for the continual long-term growth of New Hope’s Christian ministries within the community. We are currently accepting grant applications. Please click HERE to download the application.
Helping Hands – Helping Hands supports those recovering from illness or dealing with the loss of a loved one by providing meals, running errands, babysitting, providing transportation, offering prayer, and helping with other basic daily needs. If you’re in need of this type of assistance, please contact the church office anytime, or call 614.766.5445.
Mission of Mercy – The Tammy A. Evans Mission of Mercy Team provides financial and other assistance to people in our community who contact the church for help, or are referred to New Hope by local school counselors. Mission of Mercy also sponsors an annual Christmas outreach, providing gifts for children and families who struggle during the holidays. The team is named in memory of Tammy Evans, who for many years devoted countless hours and endless love to this ministry.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Each December our volunteers ring a bell for the Salvation Army at local stores, raising funds to help those in need have a Merry Christmas. Providing unpaid volunteers also helps the Salvation Army keep their costs down, leaving more money to help others.
Welcome Team – Our Welcome Team staffs the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings to greet people and answer any questions visitors or others may have.

Fighting Hunger –

Columbus Hunger Project – Sponsored by Feeding Children Everywhere, the Columbus Hunger Project provides healthy meals for hungry children in Central Ohio. Funds are raised by Feeding Children Everywhere to purchase the food, and volunteers assemble the meals for distribution.
Dublin Food Pantry – New Hope holds several food drives each year for the Dublin Food Pantry, and provides volunteers to staff the pantry on a rotating basis with other local churches. New Hope also supports the Dublin Food Pantry financially through its benevolences.
His Place – New Hope is one of several churches participating in His Place, a community dinner at St. John’s Episcopal Church near downtown Columbus, by serving hot meals to those in need. New Hope prepares and serves dinner at His Place several times a year. Volunteers help serve the food and clean up after dinner. New Hope also supports His Place financially through its benevolences.

Spiritual Support –

Prayer Ministry – New Hope’s prayer ministry offers prayer support for any needs you may have, and meets once a month to share prayer concerns, praise reports, and simply pray together.
Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry offers those facing spiritual or personal challenges a one-to-one caring, confidential relationship with a trained lay person. Some who benefit from this ministry include people who are ill, have suffered a loss, or who are lonely, disabled, or homebound.