History

Giving Glory to God

History

Giving Glory to God

July 1990

Donation

$50,000 given to plant New Hope Community Church

August 19, 1990

First Service

14 people meet in a Holiday Hills home for New Hope’s first service

November 18, 1990

Relocation

New Hope Moves to Mill Creek Elementary School in Williamsburg

February 21, 1994

Land Miracle

New Hope purchases current property, 80 acres, which was previously listed at $460,000, but purchased for $160,000. New Hope sells the back 60 acres, keeping the front 20 acres for a total purchase price of $40,000.

May 29, 1994

Land Dedication

First service held on property under a tent. 1 Chronicles 29:1

“The task is great because this palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God.”

September 17, 1995

Miracle Sunday

“Seeing is Believing” Luke 5:24 $739,170.25 raised in one Sunday for Phase I building project (“Seeing Is Believing”)

February 11, 1996

Land Donation

10 additional acres given to the church, now totaling 30 acres

March 17, 1996

First Service Phase I

First service held in gymnasium. Street is named “Bethesda Court” after John 5, meaning “Place of Healing.” The sermon was titled “Messes to Miracles” Genesis 28:17.

May 15, 1997

Parking Lot and Sports Complex

Ground broken on 20 acres where land was leveled and developed into parking lot and sports complex

November 2, 1997

Untie the Colt Sunday

$2,001,000.00 raised in one Sunday for Phase II building project

December 15, 1997

Community Center

Broke ground on Community Center

July 1, 1998

Construction of Phase II

Broke ground on Worship Center and new educational space

March 21, 1999

“Now Finish the Work” Sunday

Between March and September 12, 1999, $750,000 was received to finish Phase II

February 6, 2000

First Service Phase II

First Service and dedication of new auditorium

November 7, 2004

“Loaves and Fish” Sunday

Between December ’04 to early ’05 we received over $1 Million for the construction of our new administrative building

April 19, 2006

New Hope North - Satellite Campus

New Hope plants a satellite church in Petoskey, MI. One church, two locations. (New Hope North became self-sustaining and self-governing January 2011)

August 20, 2006

Administrative Building Grand Opening

Our administrative building opened on the day of our 16th anniversary

April 12, 2009

New Hope East - Satellite Campus

New Hope begins a satellite church in Bellaire, MI. One church, three locations.

August 15, 2010

New Hope Turns 20

New Hope celebrates its 20th Anniversary as a Church.

October-December 2012

Complete Uganda Orphanage

$300,000 raised for completion of Uganda orphanage

November 30, 2012

The Christmas Journey Begins

First annual outreach performance of The Christmas Journey. Hundreds of volunteers and thousands of visitors!

June 2, 2013

New Hope Kent County - Church Plant

First service in New Hope Kent County church plant

2013

Mission Trip to Pine Ridge Reservation

First mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

2013

Dedication of Uganda Orphanage

Trip to Uganda for dedication of the completed orphanage

August 16, 2015

New Hope Turns 25

In celebration of 25 years of ministry, New Hope’s first Worship CD and 25-year History Book are released!

May 2014

First Love My City Event

First “Love My City” outreach to the community with several service projects around the region

November 2014

2 Additional Acres Purchased

Purchased 2 additional acres of US-31 frontage

June 2015

Mission Trip to Thailand

First Thailand mission trip

July 2015

Mission Trip to Alaska

First Alaska mission trip