The Promise

Experience the Promise

A dramatic musical reenactment of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. “The Promise” production is put on at New Hope Community Church and has been in the Traverse City area for over 20 years.

DIRECTIONS

New Hope Community Church

Traverse City Location 5100 Bethesda Court Williamsburg, MI 49690 Phone (231) 938-8056

Trailers and Behind the Scenes

Click on one of the videos to get a sneak peak at “The Promise”…watch one of the trailers, or hear the story of what it’s like behind the scenes!

Invite Your Friends, Family, or Anyone You Meet

You can download the virtual or printable invitations by clicking the corresponding button below! 

• Once downloaded, save the Virtual Invite images then send them to your friends.

• If you chose the Printable Invites; print, fold, and handout as many as you like.

Tickets are not required and are meant as an invitation only.

Experience The Promise

Watch “The Promise” Online

“The Promise” live performances are done for this year. We can’t wait to see you next year!

The Gospel

If you’ve experienced The Promise and it impacted you, we would like to know. Please click the following link to fill out a response card.

God

God is the only sovereign, wise, and good Creator of all things, who reigns as King over all creation for His own glory.

ROMANS 11:33-36

Man

Human beings were made in God’s image to love and worship Him forever. But ever since Adam first rebelled against God, we have all been lost in sin, under God’s judgment, and unable to save ourselves.

ROMANS 3:23

Christ

Out of undeserved love and grace, God sent His only Son to save us from sin and reconcile us to Himself through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

JOHN 3:16

Response

God offers us His gift of salvation by grace, which we receive through faith in Jesus. He makes us new, calls us to leave sin behind, and invites us to join His work in the world.

EPHESIANS 2:8-10

The Beginning

“The Promise” began at New Hope over twenty years ago. It’s first script is pictured here on the idex card and the entire production consited of only the crucifixtion scene. That scene pictured here is from a later production however.

The Roman Soliders

“For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” – John 10:17-18 Jesus was handed over by the Jews to the Romans in order to be put to death.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for “The Promise” begin months in advance and come to a head the week of the show. Depicted here is a dress rehearsal for “The Last Supper” scene.

"Truly this was the Son of God!"

When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” – Matthew 27:54

The Cast and Crew

From acting, to lights, cameras, to child care, it takes the action of 200+ cast and crew members to make “The Promise” happen. Why do they do it? So that every one can hear the story and experience the joy of Jesus Christ; who died to save us from our sins and rose again that we could have life with Him forevermore.

Christmas

“And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” – Luke 1:30-33

"The Promise" Family

The cast loves to put on “The Promise” each year, and they have fun doing it too!

Rejoice!

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”– Matthew 5:11-12

The Logo

This icon is actually the Hebrew word “amar”. In the Bible it is translated as “said” most often, 2766 times, and is actually only translated as “promised” 6 times. That being said, however, it is this “said” that is used when God “said” “Let their be light!” It is “amar” that is used as “said” to tell of when God spoke the world into existance. John 1:1-5 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” It was Jesus that all things were made through and it was Jesus that was, and is, and always will be, The Word that “became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

God created the world and has sustained it ever since. He knew that His creation would reject Him before He made it; and that that rejection would be at the cost of death, a price we could not pay. Still, out of Love, He chose to make us. Not only did He chose to make us but He chose to pay the cost of our rebellion. He chose to lay down His life to redeem us, and then; He rose again, sealing us with Him forever if we believe in Him. On the cross the Creator birthed new life once more, redeeming the world, and uttering the words “It is finished”. Jesus was The Promise
at the beginning, The Promise fullfilled on the cross, and The Promise sealed at the reserection sustaining us forever that we can live with Him and love and be loved. It was for this purpose that He came into the world. “For God so Loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

God created the world and has sustained it ever since. He knew that His creation would reject Him before He made it; and that that rejection would be at the cost of death, a price we could not pay. Still, out of Love, He chose to make us. Not only did He chose to make us but He chose to pay the cost of our rebellion. He chose to lay down His life to redeem us, and then; He rose again, sealing us with Him forever if we believe in Him. On the cross the Creator birthed new life once more, redeeming the world, and uttering the words “It is finished”. Jesus was The Promise at the beginning, The Promise fulfilled on the cross, and The Promise sealed at the resurrection sustaining us forever that we can live with Him and love and be loved. It was for this purpose that He came into the world. “For God so Loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

It was (the) best I have ever seen. Life changing.
2015

We went to see the Promise last night. It was wonderful! We try and go every year and I think this year was one of their best productions!! Thank you so much!!
Kaycie 2018

New Hope Community Church os a welcoming, beautiful church, people are friendly and helpful. The Promise is a wonderful Easter, drama. The costumes are amazing. As are the actors, actresses, dancers, and singers. I always bring tissues.
Sonya 2020

I thought last night’s performance was the best so far! That girl at the end whose mic wasn’t working did awsome when she just kept singing! I thought it was really cool that she got handed the mic and the next line was “the power of hell forever broken.” The devil couldn’t mess it up! Beautiful job, everyone!
Melody 2018

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