The Youth Ministry at New Hope is an open community in which middle and high schoolers can build meaningful relationships, engage in thought provoking worship and Bible study, learn tools for personal spiritual formation, and cultivate a lifestyle of service and social awareness through missions. Some of the youth activities include Sunday School, Wednesday Night Youth Group, Missions & Retreats.

Youth Updates

This summer has been filled with so much fun from Wednesday night bible study, the Rose Hill mission trip, Sunday breakfast and Sunday school, Carowinds and countless game nights! It has been a joy and a privilege to be with you all this summer. As the summer is coming to a close, I hope you spend some time reflecting on some of your favorite youth group memories this summer.

WEDNESDAYS

We will take a few weeks off for youth and families to get ready to go back to school and take a few last minute vacations. We will not be meeting on August 11, 18 or 25. Wednesday night activities will resume with Brian on September 1.

SUNDAYS

We will continue to have Sunday breakfast as well as Sunday school for youth at 9:00 am before church. Ron Miller and Emily Goldsmith will be co-leading Sunday school until Brian returns in September. We will also be taking a few weeks off from Sunday night game night. We will not have Sunday night game night on August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, or September 5th. Sunday night activities will resume with Brian on September 12th.

UPCOMING

We are planning a Fall Kick Off on September 19 from 4-6 pm so mark that date in your calendars!
The CBF Youth Beach Retreat is September 24-26 at Caswell. Be on the look out for a sign-up link that will be sent out soon!

Stay Connected

Weekly emails and text reminders are sent with reminders for youth and parents.
If you would like to receive these reminders, please email your request to Brian using the button below.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

On Sunday mornings, the students gather in the Youth Room (C105) at 9:15 a.m. During this time, middle schoolers and high schoolers are separated into different classes for bible study led by members of the church. This is a time for youth to interact with their peers through discussion and learning.

Wednesday Night Youth Group

During this time, the youth minister leads Bible studies, discussions, and recreation for the students. From small group interaction to large group discussions, the youth gain vital fellowship opportunities during this time.

Youth Dinner Theater

For the past 10 years, New Hope Youth have presented a Dinner Theater weekend in early spring. Each performance has been written, directed and performed by New Hope youth and adults. This event has become one of the more popular fundraisers for summer missions. Each year, the script is written with youth group participants in mind so that everyone who wants a role has a place in the show.

Summer Missions

Every summer, the youth travel to different communities to spend a week working on whatever projects they need help with. Over the years, they have traveled as far as Ukraine but have also stayed close to home doing work in the church and surrounding New Hope community. This June, our youth will be leading Sports Ministry Camps in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. In addition, our older youth and college students will be in Pavana, Honduras this July to build relationships with the Honduran people while building a cinder block home in a nearby village. Our third mission opportunity this summer will be a trip with PASSPORT Missions at Furman University in Greenville, SC. At PASSPORT, youth explore their faith with other campers from around the United States through bible study, group activities, and missions.

Retreats & Lock-Ins

Each year, our Youth Ministry Council plans multiple weekend retreats to provide opportunity to get away and reconnect with God and with friends. The year begins with a Ski Retreat, followed by a High School Senior Retreat shortly before graduation. Once school starts back in the fall, Middle School and High School students have their own Fall Retreat. During these retreats, the youth participate in activities such as recreation, small group discussions, large group devotions, and worship. Shortly before Christmas, we wrap up the year will an all-night Lock-In. This event is designed to fill the night with games, food, worship, more games and plenty of laughs.

Youth Leadership Opportunities

During this time, the youth minister leads Bible studies, discussions, and recreation for the students. From small group interaction to large group discussions, the youth gain vital fellowship opportunities during this time.