About Life Groups

Community is central in our mission to follow Jesus and share His love. We want everyone at New Hope to be connected relationally. One of the main ways we pursue community here is through Life Groups -- small communities that meet in people’s homes where we talk about things that matter and share life together. The Life Group season runs September through May, with enrollment windows in August and January.


Interested in Life Groups?

Sign-ups will open in January, 2020

Different groups around the city

  • Families
  • Couples
  • 20's & 30's
  • Intergenerational
  • Seniors
  • Women
  • Men

Life Groups FAQs

How do I connect to a Life Group?

The main way to connect to a Life Group is through this website. Online sign-ups for groups occur twice a year—once in August and again in January.

What types of groups are available?

Many of our groups form around different stages of life: families, 20s & 30s, seniors, and intergenerational. We also have mens groups, womens groups, and common interest groups.

What should I expect when I go?

Life Groups are shaped by their members, and each has its own personality, but in general, you can expect weekly gatherings of conversation, food, prayer, discussion of a Bible passage or topic, and/or discussion about Sunday’s sermon. Life Groups are not classes and the leader isn’t necessarily an expert with all the answers. As groups discuss the Bible, members are able to ask questions, share learning, and encourage each other in applying the message to everyday life. Our groups also serve together - sometimes that happens during the regularly scheduled meeting time; at other times it happens outside the meeting.

Can I bring my children to group?

Generally speaking, Life Groups are designed for adults. Some groups do meet regularly with all their children present. Other groups with children, men and women alternate meeting and occasionally the whole group meets together.


Hannah Souter – Groups & Spiritual Formation

Hannah wants to help you engage in community here at New Hope. She is passionate about creating opportunities for connection and growth. She graduated from George Fox Evangelical Seminary with her MA in Ministry Leadership and has a particular interest in community care and spiritual formation. 

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