At New Hope Vineyard Church, we want you to be able to take that “Next Step” in growing in your Faith. We place a high value on small group involvement, where you can get to know others, grow in your gifts as well as learn more about living a life of faith. Check out the following options to see what seems to suite you best!

Basic Purpose: All small groups exist to promote an individual’s spiritual development and the development of significant Christian relationships, centered on the study of God’s word. They are an integral part of accomplishing our vision of “Knowing God and Making His Love Known”.

Most groups will have a time for worship, discussion, prayer and social time incorporated in each, similar to home groups. There are many options for weekly or bi/weekly groups on various days of the week.  Check the booklet for groups that provide childcare.  Our hope is to get to know God’s character better as well as get to know each other better. Feel free to check a new groups each quarter.  

Topical Groups

Annually groups focused on Basics of the Christian Faith, and Biblical Finance, are offered.  Periodically groups focused on marriage, parenting, being single, etc. are offered.  

(not all groups are offered each Quarter, call the church office or see the current brochure)

The Alpha Course

An 10 Week course discussing the basics of the Christian faith. Each class builds on the previous week and includes dinner, video about the topic, and a discussion time. No question is off limits! Alpha is a great way to ask the questions you’ve always wondered about and meet new people as well! There is a celebration dinner at the end of the Course. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at Pontifex in the Fall and Spring. Call the church office (419) 334-4693 to register for the next class. Childcare is also available by preregistering.

Upcoming Dates:  Winter Session Feb 14th, 2018   6 pm @ Pontifex


Financial Peace University

Learn God's way to handle money. Create a plan for financial freedom and eliminate credit card debt! Find the path to investing. On average, FPU graduates pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in only the first 90 days! Lead with video series by Dave Ramsey, talk show host and successful businessman.

Upcoming Dates: Look for details on the website or call the office

Other Topical Groups:

Sacred Marriage

What if God designed Marriage to Make us Holy more than to make us happy? This is a great study for married couples who have just started out or couples who have been married for years. Whether your marriage is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.

Blended Family Peace

Is your family struggling to find Godly ways to deal with blended family issues, different rules in the "other" household, how to discipline if you are the step-parent, and staying on the same page as husband and wife? This class is for you! Come study god's word for you with others who have been there or going through it now.

12 Steps with Jesus

Do you struggle with the same issues over and over? Whether it's loneliness, control, addictions, or any other issue that hold you back from living the life God has for you, this group may help you understand the reasons behind it all and break free!

More ways to Connect & Grow:

Outreach Opportunities

Get involved in the various monthly outreach opportunities sponsored by the Vineyard. From delivering food to needy families, to various kindness outreaches, the entire family can join in blessing others in our community. Our desire is to show the love of Jesus in a practical way! See the church calendar of events for exact dates. Mission Opportunities – Periodically short term national and international mission opportunities are offered to the congregation. New Hope Vineyard partners with other Vineyard Missionaries and international groups around the world.

Discipleship Classes

Periodically Specialty classes are held to cover topics not as easily done in a growth group. Look for updates in the monthly newsletter.

Topics include:

  • Vineyard 101 - Who we are & what we are about (pre-requisite to membership) 
  • Healing & Praying for others - Prayer Ministry 1 & 2 -  (2) 1/2 day classes
  • Spiritual Gifts Class -1/2 day class
  • Getting Closer to God:  Spiritual Disciplines- 1/2 day class
  • Leadership fundamentals - 1/2 day class