In its purest form, worship is simply showing our affection and devotion to God. The goal of the Worship Ministry is to lead the congregation to worship God and to aid in moving the members of New Hope to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
We worship together on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am and on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.
God desires for us to grow in our faith by growing in our knowledge of Him through His Word and by putting the principles of His Word to work in our daily lives. The goal of the Discipleship Ministry is to provide teaching and training opportunities for all age groups at New Hope. We use God’s Word along with Bible-based and doctrinally sound curriculum to teach the truth of God’s Word for application to life. Through our discipleship opportunities, we strive to prepare people for works of service by helping them discover their unique skills, talents, abilities, and spiritual gifts so they can be engaged in meaningful and purposeful service.
At New Hope, we have Bible study classes for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. On Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, we offer Kid-A-Chism Kid’s Club for children in K-6th grade, Youth group for students in 7th-12th grade and Adult Prayer Meeting/Bible Study.
The Gospel is God’s Good News of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The goal of the Evangelism Ministry is to motivate and mobilize members of New Hope to reach our community for Christ by declaring the Good News and sharing our faith so others can know about God’s love for them and the hope of eternal life we have in Christ.
We are engaged in a number of different outreach ministries including street evangelism, one-to-one witnessing, nursing home ministries, van ministry and other community service and outreach opportunities.
Believers are called by God to live in community and to participate together to accomplish God’s mission. The goal of the Fellowship Ministry is to provide opportunities for members to unite in a casual atmosphere to get to know one another and to experience life together.
Children are special to God and they are special to us. The goal of the Children’s Ministry is to help children learn about the love of God, help them discover what it means to come to faith in Christ, and help them grow in their knowledge of God and His Word.
Our Children’s Ministry opportunities include Sunday School classes, nursery, and Children’s Church on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and 10:30 am, Children’s Bible Quiz on Wednesday nights (from September – June) at 7:00 pm, and Vacation Bible School for a week in the summer.
In our youth group, we believe that there should be a balance between doing things for ourselves and doing things for others. We take prayer requests and pray for one another, we teach the youth directly from the Bible, we help youth understand and follow the Word of God, and we have fun.
Our youth group has done many things that are fun and many that are designed to help others. For fun we have attended winter weekend camps, summer youth camps, Winter Jam, and Slinky Action Zone. Some of our outreach and service activities have been singing for seniors, several tips to help remodel a three story building for a mission house in Pittsburgh, street and multihousing ministries, assisting with clean up and planting projects, and helping pack boxes for operation SOS at Smith Furniture.
New Hope’s Youth Group meets regularly on Sunday mornings for Bible study at 9:30 am and Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm
The ministry in the nursing home communities is a tremendous blessing. The people in these homes and facilities often feel forgotten and have lost their freedom as individuals to live alone or to live as they had chosen for most of their lives.
Currently, we are minister at The Winds Nursing Home on the 4th and 5th Sundays of each month.. We teach, preach, take prayer requests and pray for the residents. We also try our best to sing hymns and thankfully the residents are quite gracious to us when we do sing. Usually teaching is through sketch-board presentations. The residents are genuinely eager for us to come, and express their appreciation when we do.
This ministry may be the last saving grace for many people that we come into contact with at these facilities. The truth is that this is the last stop for many people before they meet God and judgment. These people also have a lifetime of experience that affords them with 20/20 hindsight to really see that they “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 NIV)