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


Asking “Where do I fit in?” is one of life’s biggest questions. It’s a question that will continue to come up, no matter what stage of life you’re in. But what exactly does that mean? How do you know when you’ve found a place where you fit in? And what does that look like?

Belonging means you are safe to be yourself. Not the “you” that people expect you to be, but the “you” you actually are. The one who likes green jolly ranchers and Bojangles’ pork chop biscuits and that trend or artist that is not cool anymore, but you don’t care. In other words:

  • We belong when we find a place where every part of us is welcome, and nothing has to be hidden.
  • We belong when we’re with people who share our interests, and when we’re with people who don’t share our interests, but we respect each other and our differences.
  • We belong where we feel needed. If there’s something that only we can do that makes us stand out and be useful to the group in a way that only we can, we fit.
Youth meet at 6 PM in the Youth Lounge. Enter from the Calvary Dr. side parking lot.


Youth are invited to Sunday breakfast at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall followed by Sunday school and worship.


Join us for a Family Movie Night on Friday, October 29 at 7:00 PM in the grassy area on Calvary Dr. Come early, bring dinner and chairs!

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.