In the midst of all of life’s activity, do you ever feel like you are just skimming the surface? Do you wonder if there is more to this life with Christ? That you have been called to something greater?
Here are a few opportunities for you to go deeper in your faith and find community at New Hope:
We are starting a brand new program for Sunday School at New Hope!
Starting with our Fall session, we will be using video series from the Study Gateway platform to guide our discussions. This session will run for six Sundays, from October 1st to November 5th, from 9:00 to 9:45 am. We will have a kickoff Sunday on September 24th to introduce our classes and sign up for them. There will also be Sunday School classes for children and youth, and you can learn more about them on their respective pages.
As with our most recent group sessions, we will have three different adult classes running simultaneously. However, during this Fall session, each class will follow a separate curriculum. The courses are spread across three categories: Bible Study, Theology and History, and Discipleship and Christian Living. Each class session will consist of watching a video and classroom discussion. For more information on the three courses that will be available, see the sections below.
To sign up for a class, please sign up on the sheets in the back of the sanctuary or use this link!
Bible Study: 40 Days Through Mark by Jeff Manion
Join us as we travel through the entire book of Mark, looking closely at the structure and content of the Gospel and following along with Mark's quick pace through the ministry of Jesus.
See a trailer here:
Theology and History: With All Your Heart by Ray Vander Laan
Virtually walk through the Holy Land, visiting sites mentioned throughout the Bible and exploring the transition from the Wilderness to the Promised Land described in the book of Exodus, all while remembering everything God has done for you and what you are called to do for others.
***Please note that this video series does not have closed captioning available.***
See a trailer here:
Discipleship and Christian Living: What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
In this study, we'll explore what grace looks like in action by examining several examples of grace being dispensed unexpectedly and what that teaches us about God's love.
See a trailer here:
***Please note that this course will cover some difficult stories of grace in the midst of tragedies.***
Our Small Group ministry is looking for you! We have a number of groups meeting regularly, and we are sure there's one that would be a great fit for you. We'll be updating this link with a full list in the near future, but for now, please reach out to Rex Teeple if you would like to know more.
The 2023 Men's Retreat was a great success. We look forward to seeing you again in 2024!
The 2023 Spring Women's Retreat will be held Saturday, April 22 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Teter Farms in Noblesville. Cost is $35. Payment can be submitted via check or online by ACH or Givelify. Make sure to note Women's retreat on your payment. For more specific details, checkout our weekly New Hope Happenings e-newsletter or the weekly bulletin insert.
Motherhood is difficult ... we invite you to take some time for yourself and join us.
What is MOPS?
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. It is an international organization that recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are a fundamental time in the mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs for community and support. MOPS groups meet regularly to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. The international website is www.mops.org.
MOPS meeting topics can be anything from doing a craft together for fellowship or listening to a speaker talk about relevant parenting topics, and of course there is always brunch.
When does MOPS meet?
New Hope MOPS meets 1 to 2 Fridays per month September through May from 9:30 – 11:30 am.
There is also a Moms Night Out (MNO) gathering and a Playdate scheduled once per month for those who would like to participate. In addition, MOPS offers its members opportunities for service projects.
What will my child do during MOPS?
The childcare program is staffed by paid workers who have completed our background check process. Teachers take great care of the children in the preschool wing while the mothers meet in the sanctuary. MOPS Kids activities include a snack for the children, craft or other creative activity (depending on age of the child), stories, songs and of course, playtime with other kids. MOPS International provides an age appropriate curriculum.
The Journey: An Invitation to Grow Deeper in Your Walk with Christ
The Journey invites you to awaken to God’s good work in and through you. Imagine the significant rewards that could result if you are brave enough to walk through a process that deepens and refreshes your life with Christ with a group of curious, motivated adults.
The Journey is a meaningful walk with others that explores the biggest questions of your faith: Who is God? Who am I? What does God desire to do through me?
The Journey group (usually 6-12 people) meets together weekly, guided by a trained facilitator who encourages accountability, safe relationships, thoughtful reflection, honest conversation, and prayer. During the pandemic, our Journey groups will meet on Zoom.
*The cost of materials is $250.00
If you're ready to enroll for The Journey, click here to get an application.