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.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Youth group will begin at 6:00 PM, online and in person in the Youth Lounge.  Youth should enter via the entrance beside the Church Office, off of Calvary Dr. The doors will open from 5:30 – 6:00 (the Rec Room will be open during this time as well). The online meeting link does not change from week to week but will continue to be emailed as a reminder.

Sunday Recreation

Youth are now meeting for recreation on Sundays at 5:00 PM off of Calvary Dr.  If the weather permits, we will be outside playing kickball, 9-Square, Soccer, etc.  Otherwise, we will move inside and open the Rec Room for Foosball, Table Tennis, Pool, etc.  You are always welcome to invite a friend!

Summer Missions

CLICK HERE to read more about missions and to register.

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 10:15 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.