Missions

Mission and Vision

Striving to bring honor to God, New Hope Community Church has been called to reach the lost and bring them, through the Holy Spirit’s power, into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ in “Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Hand2Hand

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Hand2Hand partners with churches in communities across West Michigan to “provide backpacks filled with nutritious food that’s covered in prayer.” This food is provided each weekend throughout the school year for children who may not have access to the nutritional food they need.

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NHCC sponsors Stoney Creek Elementary School through prayer, generous donations, and volunteer help. Jennifer Gard is a member of NHCC, and is our church’s Hand2Hand coordinator with Stoney Creek Elementary School in Comstock Park. Currently, Jennifer is working with Comstock Park Schools to expand H2H. Jennifer is grateful for the prayers, financial support, and volunteer involvement from NHCC.

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King's Table

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Because every life has value and purpose, The King’s Table Ministries is dedicated to serving individuals and families impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our vision is that they may have the opportunity to be a part of a thriving community in which they learn, live, and worship together. To that end, we provide supportive services, enrichment opportunities, and community connections in special education schools, Adult Foster Care (AFC) group homes and local Christian churches. It is our desire to motivate and equip the church to reach out to individuals impacted by disabilities by providing opportunities for them to serve in the community.

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Ripe for Harvest, Sierra Leone

Earl and Clare Reifel have a passion for unreached people. Their missionary career has been focused in Sierra Leone ministering in evangelism, discipleship, church planting and Bible school building. They trained and served with Evangelistic Teams to reach remote areas for the Gospel.

Since returning to Michigan in 2019, they have been the Eastern US Directors, meeting with Ripe for Harvest missionaries, encouraging and assisting them. They continue to serve the church in Sierra Leone and respond to questions from the leadership as the Bible School grows. Earl and Clare are grateful to NHCC for partnering with them at the Bible School. You may even see them worshipping with us on a Sunday morning!

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Faith in Deeds, India

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Faith in Deeds rescues orphaned and abandoned children from India’s slums by providing a loving, safe, 24/7 home for them. The children are cared for as long as they need a home or until they can be reunited with their family. Children learn to live out their faith in Jesus by reaching out and serving others in their community. A small agricultural business helps to provide good quality food, learning opportunities for the children, and local jobs, while helping to sustain the Children’s Home.

For teens at the Children’s Home who are finishing high school, talents and goals are assessed and college scholarships and job connections are made. They go into the workforce with God’s Word hidden in their hearts, making a difference in the community.

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Greater European Mission, Greece

Sean and Liz Thelen are new missionaries to Greece with Greater European Mission. Presently, they are in language school so they can minister to Greeks in their heart language. They will be serving with the Greek Evangelical Church in Glyfada, a suburb of Athens, building relationships and sharing Christ’s love with Greek people. Their main outreach areas are: children and family ministry, Blueprint (a ministry that serves the underemployed in Greece), and a ministry to refugees.
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Refugee Ministry

The world has come to West Michigan. More than 40,000 Muslims live in this area. This ministry welcomes people from the Middle East to create community and show God’s love. Refugees, immigrants, and others are provided a place to experience services, resources, and friendship. To learn more, contact the Mission’s
Committee of New Hope Church.

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Mission India

Did you know that one-third of unreached people groups of the world are located in one country? India is the most unreached nation. Over 400 million people in India have never heard of Jesus, and less than 2% of the people are Christian. Poverty levels are very high and only one out of four people can read and write.

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The vision of Mission India is to see India transformed by the love of Christ. Their mission is to equip India’s Christians to plant reproducing churches. Mission India does not send missionaries, but rather provides ministry partnerships with the indigenous people, 100% Indian nationals. Churches are planted by them in their communities. The Mission India partnership provides training, resources, and accountability to help them be self-sustaining and successful. Children’s Bible Clubs, Adult Literacy Classes, and Church Planter Training come out of the churches that are planted. Mission India measures the results by visiting programs and reporting back to their sponsors.

New Hope Indian Church Planters are seeing doors open for the Gospel among many who have never heard. They have evangelized to hundreds of families, provided relief for those without food and necessities during the COVID pandemic, and planted a new church. NHCC is sponsoring four church planters in 2021.

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