Our mission is to reach people and lead them into a fully devoted relationship with Jesus Christ. This purpose begins at home, but expands far beyond our church’s walls. We want to impact our Charlottesville community with the love of Christ, and move even beyond that into doing what we can to impact the rest of the world through global mission projects.
As our relationship with God grows, it develops into a desire to serve others and share the joy and hope we have in Jesus Christ. Explore the following areas where you can make that happen.
We encourage you to explore several ministries at New Hope in order to find the place that really connects you with your interest and abilities. Whether it’s the Tech Team, New Hope Kids, Guest Services, or Student Ministries, we would be glad to help you find the best place for you at NHC. Our volunteers are absolutely amazing and the week-to-week ministries would not exist without them. Browse below through the brief descriptions of each ministry for more information. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at New Hope!
Guest Services | Parking Lot, Greeting, Refreshments, Ushers
This team is responsible for a good first impression of New Hope for any first-time guest! From assistance in parking, meeting people at their cars with umbrellas in bad weather, friendly outdoor & indoor greeting, hosting the refreshment table, or ushering in the auditorium, these ministry areas are varied and valuable! If you love people, this is the place for you! Interested? Contact Us
Tech Team | Audio, Visual, Camera, Lights
The Tech Team runs the multimedia for every Sunday service. Sound Board Operators control the audio mix, the Visual Team keeps the song words and video playing at the correct times, Camera Operators film the service and upload it to the internet, and our state-of-the-art lighting equipment is controlled by computer programmable lighting technology. Interested? Contact Us
Nursery/Preschool | Birth – Preschool
We provide a safe, caring environment for our smallest New Hopers, but it doesn’t stop there! We also teach them about Jesus and His love, communicating the simple truths about God on a child’s level. Story Time includes prayer, singing, Bible stories, and games & activities. We need loving caregivers, as well as Bible teachers. Interested in either? Contact Carol
New Hope Kids | K5 – 5th Grade
New Hope Kids is an exciting place for elementary-age kids to have fun learning the Bible with songs, games, and contests. We use the video-driven Kidmo curriculum for Kids in Motion! Start in ministry here by giving the Team Leader a helping hand with each activity. Interested? Contact Us
Student Ministries | 6th-8th Grades & 9-12th Grades
Student Ministries at New Hope meets monthly on Sunday evenings for Bible Study and gets together regularly for awesome activities. We need adult chaperones & drivers for activities ranging from bowling to going on the beach trip!
We are able to reach out to the needs in our local community most effectively through Alliance Ministries in Charlottesville. By supporting Alliance Ministries, we are able to care for local families who need assistance.
What is Servolution? It’s people from New Hope getting together to make a noticeable difference in our community! Here are some of our most recent Servolution projects:
- Painting for a local Habitat for Humanity home
- Canned Food Drive by Student Ministries for the Jefferson Area Food Bank
- Clean up, mulch, and landscape the entrance flower bed to Sutherland Middle School
Service in the Past
Several years ago we did an Xtreme Home Makeover for an area family. This was an amazing project, and had a huge impact on all who were involved!
Samaritan’s Purse Outreach
Every year, New Hope participates in the Operation Christmas Child Outreach through Samaritan’s Purse. Follow the link to find out how to pack a shoe box with gifts for needy children in third-world countries, and keep in touch with New Hope’s collection dates. You can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life!
New Hope supports these individual missionaries and mission projects around the world:
- Brent & Sheila Moeller — South Africa
- Ole & Renee Konnerup — Kenya, East Africa
- Bob & Joanne Graham — AIDS orphanages, South Africa
- Dan & Tracey Whitehead — Mission Aviation Fellowship, Ecuador