A Look Back at 2017...

2017 was a big year for New Hope - lots of new events, ministries, classes, and even a new lead pastor! Here are some of the new things that were put into place this year:

  • Elder relationships / Flocks (each attendee & member is added to a 'flock' and has an Elder that is their go-to person for anything they need!)
  • Our Elders went away on special planning retreats
  • Within our Student Ministry, we split High School away from Middle School
  • Within our Student Ministry, we brought on new leaders
  • & Within our Student Ministry, we began using updated and engaging curriculum 
  • New social media branding & new website
  • The introduction of video announcements & Facebook LIVE
  • Blessings Ministry: Manchester House was created
  • Blessings Ministry: Taneytown Wagon expanded
  • Regular membership classes offered
  • We had quarterly baptisms
  • Life Group Ministry was created and is flourishing
  • Women’s Ministry team formed
  • Women’s Ministry offered mentoring / multiple studies
  • Men’s bible studies/outings were offered bi-weekly
  • We went on a Missions trip to Honduras
  • We hosted our first ever Big Bash
  • We hosted out first ever Trunk ‘r Treat
  • A Praise Team Mentoring program was developed
  • We hosted the 1st Annual Les Carlson Golf Outing and have plans for a second
  • A Building Search Team was formed and actively investigated building options
  • Children’s Ministry virtual Sunday morning Check In was integrated
  • Children’s Ministry flourished with more volunteers
  • We had an Easter sunrise service in addition to our 10:30am service
  • A Young Adult Ministry/Small Group was formed
  • We received visits from ALL of our Global Partners

Attached is the PowerPoint with a few of the many building locations that our Building Team scouted out over the course of the 2017 year. Click here to view.