What is the next step in your journey?

In addition to small groups, we offer topic-based, short-term groups, called Journey. Whichever class you choose, we hope you grow in your relationship with Jesus and others.

Spring reminds us of new beginnings and new life, so what better time than now to dive into a new Journey Class? Journey is what we call New Hope’s Adult Education studies. This spring, we have four classes on a range of topics from Psalms to the entire Bible (yes, you read that right, there is one study that will cover the entire Bible!) Where are you in your Journey and what will you choose to learn this spring? Classes start the week of April 17th so sign up today!

2023 Spring Journey

Crazy Busy (Co-ed)

Leader: Julie Christensen
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom
First Class: Tuesday, April 18th
Class Length: 5 weeks

“I’M TOO BUSY!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us.

Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all.

That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in his newest book, Crazy Busy — and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.

Highly practical and super short, Crazy Busy will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”

**Participants will need the book “Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem” which can be purchased at Amazon ( This group will meet online.  Look for an email from the group leader with the Zoom link before the first class.

Please read chapters 1-2 in the book Crazy Busy before the first meeting. Since this class is on Zoom, there will be a Meet & Greet with the class leader on Sunday, April 16th from 10-11am in the Connect Room (immediately to the left as you enter the church building). Come after the 9am or before the 11am service and meet Julie in person and connect with your fellow participants!

Psalms (Co-ed)

Leader: Lynne Flagg
Day/Time: Thursdays at 7 pm at New Hope
First Class: Thursday, April 20th
Class Length: 4 weeks

The book of Psalms was an integral part of Israel’s culture. They read psalms, sang them, and used them as prayers in every season of life. Written over the course of 1,000 years, the Psalms help us understand the relationship between God and the Israelites. And like any relationship, there are highs, lows, and messy places in between.

But the Psalms can be difficult to understand, and, therefore, hard to know how to apply them to our lives. Through learning the context and studying different kinds of psalms, we, too, can experience the richness of what these ancient poems and prayers still offer to followers of Christ.

Why Easter Matters (Men)

Leader: Mitchell Anderson
Day/Time:  Wednesdays at 7 pm at New Hope
First Class: Wednesday, April 19th
Class Length: 4 weeks

Have you ever been at odds with God? Have you resisted, defied, or tried to bargain your way out of what you thought God wanted? You aren’t alone. Scripture documents similar stories.

In this Easter Study Andy Stanley looks at some of the people whose lives intersected with Jesus in the weeks leading to his crucifixion. Each of them had an agenda that put them at odds with God and Jesus. As you’ll see, there’s a little bit of them in all of us.

Sessions include:

  • The High Cost of Following Christ
  • The Risk of Surrendering to God
  • The God Who Can Be Trusted
  • The Foundation of Our Faith

**Participants will need the Why Easter Matters study guide by Andy Stanley which can be purchased at Amazon ( or Christian Book Distributors (

Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story (Women)

Leader: Jenny Herzog
Day/Time:  7:00 pm at New Hope Church
First Class: Wednesday, April 19th
Class Length: 14 weeks (group will meet every other week)

Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. In this study for women, you’ll gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word.

Seamless will help replace the insecurity that holds you back with clarity and helping you move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture. Each week of study features key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

**Participants will need the Seamless workbook by Angie Smith which can be purchased at Amazon ( or Christian Book Distributors ( Women 18 + are welcome to join this group.

Unbound (Co-ed)

Leaders: Emma Keeton, Marcy Fleurima, Lauren Doyle
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 7pm on Zoom
First Class: Tuesday, April 18th
Class Length: 8 weeks

Join us for the Unbound: Freedom in Christ Journey Group! The message of UNBOUND is profoundly transforming lives throughout the world. Discover how you can find deeper freedom in Christ or lead others to find freedom through Neal and Janet Lozano’s inspiring and thorough teachings.
By the end of this course you will:

• Know the 5 Keys to Freedom and be able to use them.
• Learn how to forgive from the heart.
• Renounce the enemy’s lies.
• Listen to the Father’s voice and receive His blessing.
• Be prepared for an optional Unbound ministry session.

Discover how you can find deeper freedom in Christ!

**Participants will need the accompanying “Unbound: Freedom in Christ” workbook which can be purchased from the Unbound website by clicking here. This group will meet online. Look for an email from the group leader with the Zoom link before the first class.