About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

WHO WE ARE


First and foremost, New Hope Church is a group of Jesus followers. We are single, married, students, parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.


The word “hope” means to “expect with confidence”. New Hope Church is a place where you can expect with confidence that God is moving in the lives of His people and building His kingdom.


We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Click here for a brief summary of what that means. If you have specific questions about beliefs and practices here at New Hope, feel free to reach out to our Senior Pastor Jeff Prewitt.


You're always welcome at New Hope Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the New Hope family.




OUR HISTORY


In 1988, Jeff Prewitt was called to be the pastor at a mission church, a double-wide trailer with about 15 church members, which was soon named New Hope Church. One year later, New Hope expanded by adding a separate room for worship and a few years following that, New Hope Preschool began in 1991 with Pastor Jeff’s wife, Laurie as the teacher. In 1994, New Hope Church expanded its facility again, adding a new Worship Center, offices and a commons area. After years of parents requesting an expansion of the preschool into the elementary grades, New Hope Kindergarten began in the fall of 1999, and an additional grade began every year thereafter. By the year 2000, the facility was completely filled.


In 2002, New Hope Church and New Hope Christian School moved into our current building. In 2007, New Hope Church built out the mezzanine level of our building, creating middle school rooms, the C-Room for youth ministries, and Café Liz. In 2008, we completed another expansion of our building to provide a gymnasium.


Virtually every corner of our facility is being used to grow God’s Kingdom. So many lives have been impacted by the ministries at New Hope. Behind every set of eyes is a soul that matters to God!



OUR DRIVING VALUES


Behind every set of eyes is a soul that matters to God


At New Hope we believe behind every set of eyes we look into there is a soul that matters to God. Jesus pursues every soul with a warm and relentless affection. (John 3:16; Colossians 1:27b; Exodus 34:6)


Inviting and Inspiring Souls to Follow Jesus


At New Hope we believe in following Jesus, we are relentlessly receiving and releasing warm breaths of inspiration. We follow the breaths of Jesus: His birth (Luke 2:6-7); His life (Mark 1:17); His death (Mark 15:37); and His resurrection (John 20:22)


We are God's Chosen, Holy, and Dearly Loved


At New Hope we believe there is a warm family waiting for you. How would you describe your family of origin according to a temperature scale? Cold and distant? Hot and angry? Warm and nurturing? How about your current family temperature? In following Jesus we are moving to a warm family. (Colossians 3:12; Acts 2:42-47)


More Jesus, Less World


At New Hope we believe we are ever warmly maturing as disciples in following Jesus. We also believe God’s Kingdom is ever warmly expanding in us, through us, all around us and way beyond us. (John 3:30; Mark 8:36)