Youth Mission Trip

Welcome! Dive into the details about our 2023 Mission Trip, eligibility, important forms and more! Please contact Pastor Chris with questions at or 614-766-5445. 

A letter from Pastor Chris and Pastor Sarah:

We are so excited for this year’s mission trip! Our destination this year is Huntington, West Virginia, an Appalachian city on the Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia borders. We are partnering with Praying Pelican Missions again this year, who has promised some wonderful mission opportunities for our youth. Our host church is Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, a large facility in the heart of Huntington.
Please scroll down for on tentative schedule and volunteer opportunities. More details about the schedule, packing lists, etc. will be available later in the spring.
Because of the significant cost of the trip (around $600 per participant) we are asking our youth and families for service time and participation in the life and ministries of New Hope Church. Two fundraisers are planned for the winter/spring (one in February, one in March/April), in addition to the Franks ‘n’ Teens event last fall, and we expect all the youth going on the mission trip to participate in those fundraisers. In addition, our other ministry area leaders (music, children, tech, building and grounds) have supplied a list of volunteer service opportunities for our youth to participate in as a way of giving glory to God for the opportunity to serve this summer! And, of course, regular attendance at youth group and youth small groups is expected as well. If the youth are unable to participate in the fundraisers and the service opportunities but would still like to participate in the mission trip, our expectation is that they would pay their own way.
We look forward to a great trip!
In Christ,
-Pastor Chris & Pastor Sarah
Tentative schedule for our trip:
  • Saturday, June 17: travel from New Hope to Huntington (about a 2.5 hour drive), departing mid-afternoon
  • Sunday, June 18: worship in the morning at area churches, introduction to our ministry sites in the afternoon
  • Monday, June 19: ministry sites
  • Tuesday, June 20: ministry sites
  • Wednesday, June 21: ministry sites
  • Thursday, June 22: recreation day (tentatively scheduled for nearby Ashland, Kentucky)
  • Friday, June 23: clean up and depart for home (arriving around lunchtime)

New Hope Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Children’s Ministry
Sunday School Shepherd (10am Sunday) 
Shepherd (9am/11am Sunday)
Nursery Helper (9-12am Sunday)
Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer (Sunday, April 2nd)
VBS Volunteer (June 12-16, AM and PM options)
Kids WOW Volunteer (Fall 2023)
Birthday Party for Jesus Volunteer (December 2023)
Team EveryBuddy Buddy
Please contact Rachel Warren at with any questions regarding volunteering in Children’s Ministry!
Music/Tech Ministry
Middle School:
Youth Praise Team (Middle & High School) Every other month (ongoing)
Youth Sunday Feb 26th Sunday Services Rehearsal TBA Wednesday, Feb 22nd or Thursday, Feb 23rd
Tech Ministry trainee Various (ongoing as schedule allows)
High School:
Worship Choir Rehearsal Thursdays 7 PM (ongoing) Sunday’s 2x per month (as schedule allows)
Worship Band/Instrumental Team Percussion Team by audition, monthly as schedule allows
Tech Ministry Team member once per month or as schedule allowsYouth Praise Team (Middle & High School)
Every other month (ongoing)
Youth Sunday, Feb 26th Sunday Services Rehearsal TBA Wednesday, Feb 22nd or Thursday, Feb 23rd
Please text or email Christine Loy for any information or to sign up!