The spiritual leadership and general oversight of New Hope is the responsibility of the Elders. The Elders include the Pastors and qualified men selected from the congregation. As provided for in scripture, Elders shepherd, oversee, lead and care for the local church.

Decision making regarding administrative matters is delegated by the Elders at New Hope to a body known as the Strategic Council. The Strategic Council consists of the Associate Pastor, the Finance Director and qualified individuals from the congregation agreed upon by the Elders.

For purposes of incorporation in the State of Michigan, the Board of Directors at New Hope is comprised of the Elders and the Chairman of the Strategic Council.