After Christ’s resurrection, at the end of His earthly ministry, He gave His disciples their final “marching orders” as to what their mission on earth—and ours—would be. He told them that on the basis of His authority, they should, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you…” (Matthew 18:19-20)
The purpose of New Hope is “to glorify God by producing maturing followers (disciples) of Jesus Christ through the four scriptural principles of Learning, Loving, Worship and Prayer.” Whether it is the teaching during weekly worship services, adult discipleship training on Sunday morning or the various other learning opportunities offered during the week, our goal at New Hope is to help people discover, cultivate and grow their Life with God as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
More information on some of the Adult Discipleship Opportunities currently available at New Hope is available below. Please consult the church calendar for class schedules.
This class is designed to introduce the history, organization and core values of New Hope Church, explain how a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ, describe baptism and communion as they are practiced at New Hope, and help individuals find their ministry fit within the church. The Discovery class is also a prerequisite for membership at New Hope.
For more information contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at email@example.com.
Come and See
This class is an intensive and systematic approach to the major doctrines of the Christian faith, using a series of manuscripts authored by noted biblical scholar Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum. The 18 month class is conducted in a group discussion format using a trained facilitator. Each lesson builds upon the previous concepts to lay a biblical foundation essential to the spiritual growth and maturity of the follower of Jesus Christ. For more information on this class, contact the church office at (517) 339-9000. Sample course content can be viewed at www.ariel.org.
We’re a group of young families who meet for Bible study & fellowship. We meet the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month from 4-6 p.m. at the home of Samantha Edwards, 9611 Coleman Rd., Haslett. Call Katie Harding @ (517)899-9593 for all the details. Childcare provided.
Experiencing God is a dynamic video and workbook based 13 week class intended to guide believers toward a God-centered life, in which they recognize when God is speaking to them, how He is at work around them and how to adjust their lives in such a way to join Him in His work. The DVD segments contain instruction from Dr. Henry Blackaby and Dr. Richard Blackaby and the group discussion is conducted by a trained facilitator.
For more information on this class contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing Strong in God’s Family
This 12 week class is oriented toward basic discipleship and is conducted by trained facilitators in a workbook-based small group discussion format. Participants will learn assurances from scripture regarding their salvation, answered prayer, forgiveness, victory over sin and guidance from God. This class also includes practical instruction on how to read and study the Bible, how to pray, how to memorize scripture and how to share one’s faith. The class is helpful both to new believers and also to experienced believers who desire to use the information to disciple others. For more information on this class contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at email@example.com.
Prayer Begins with Relationship
This 6-week small group study by Cynthia Hyle Bezek is intended to help believers deepen their relationship with God by learning and practicing prayer as part of an intimate, conversational relationship that God desires to have with His children. The study emphasizes a dynamic two-way dialogue with God as a path toward greater intimacy and joy in our relationship with our Creator. For more information on this class contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Bible for Life
Meets Every Sunday @ 9:15 am in the Crossroads
Recent research indicates that the number one predictor of spiritual maturity is time spent in the Bible on a daily basis. The Read the Bible for Life initiative is intended to engage believers with the Word of God by teaching them 1) how to read the various parts of scripture and 2) how to understand the larger story of the Bible and how its various parts fit together. This 9-week DVD and workbook based small group study equips believers with the tools they need to engage and understand the scriptures in a way that deepens their relationship with God and guides them toward spiritual maturity. For more information on this class contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at email@example.com.
The Truth Project
Barna Group research recently concluded that only a small percentage of professing Christians have a biblical world view that informs the way that they live. The Truth Project is a 13-week video and small group discussion-based class designed to shape the thinking of participants regarding the fundamental issues of Truth, God, Man and the Social Order. The video presentations by Dr. Del Tackett explore the implications of Biblical truth as they relate to God, man, science, history, sociology, theology and other areas in order to assist participants in forming a distinctly Biblical world view. For more information on this class contact Gary Post at (517) 339-9000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.