Interested in developing a deeper relationship with God through learning and Small Groups?

SMALL GROUPS = BIG FAITH!

New Hope MBC offers small group studies and ministries to connect you with the Father, the Truth, the Community, and a Spiritual Mentor.

Connection With The Father

We want to help you start to pray about growth areas that you are working on and ask for God’s guidance. 

Connection With The Truth

We want you to have a biblical understanding of each growth area either directly from Scripture or from biblically-based resources.

Connection With A Community

We want you to be involved! Our community will encourage, nurture, and expect growth in the area they are focusing on.

Connection With A Mentor

We want you to connect with someone who can explain, model and encourage growth. You may find that for some growth areas, another mentor can offer a different insight or experience. You can have more than one mentor, based on your areas of growth.

Are you interested in Connecting, Loving, Learning, and Growing with New Hope MBC?

Christians go through a process to find God and follow Jesus. New Hope offers Pathways that lead people on a journey to learn God’s Word. Whether you’re just curious about the Christian faith, a new believer or have a strong foundation, New Hope is committed to maintaining settings where the word of God is clearly explained, accurately applied and people get connected. 

What’s Next?

Pinpoint where you are spiritually

From the devout believer of another faith, to the oblivious-to-God pleasure seeker, to the pew warmer at the local church, to the believer who’s seeking to develop a deeper understanding, to the disciple who’s teaching others, everyone is somewhere on this path. Pinpoint where you are spiritually, and what stage is next for you. Jesus’ goal, of course, is clear: be a Disciple-Maker. Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Register for an Upcoming Class

Our HOPE and LIFE groups listed below are designed within the STAGES framework. If you’re interested in Connecting, Loving, Learning and Growing with New Hope MBC, please register for one of our upcoming group studies so that we can help you begin your pathway to spiritual growth.

Identify Your Stage

STAGES is a disciple-making pathway developed by Paul Johnson of the Canadian National Baptist Convention that allows anyone to find where they are on their journey so they can move forward in their faith walk. STAGES has built-in assessments and goals to track where you are and how you are growing in faith. Every person we encounter can be found somewhere on this path:

Curious

Hungry For Jesus

“I’m curious enough about Jesus to investigate his life & teachings. I have a lot of questions like: How can I know it’s real? How can I experience God myself? What would a relationship with God do for me? I also have questions about specific Christian beliefs. I’ll look at the Bible but I’d also like other proof that Jesus was really God.”

Believer

Being Fed By Others 

“I believe all the claims of the Gospel but I don’t know how to put it all together yet. I don’t feel very comfortable praying or reading the Bible on my own because I don’t know what to do or where to start. I feel like I am totally dependent on others for my growth.”  

Disciple

Feeding Self

“I can feel God working in my life more and more. I’m learning to hear his voice and am trying to obey Him. I know following Jesus means lining my life up with Jesus’ teachings and commands like being baptized. I’m willing to do that. I’m starting to see my sin more clearly. I ask God to forgive and change me regularly now. I’m spending time on my own in prayer, Bible study and serving others. God has put a desire in me to help others connect with Him like I have. But I’m nervous about this. So nervous in fact, sometimes I don’t say or do the things God asks because I don’t think I’m ready.”

Disciple Maker

Feeding Others

“I’m being fed, feeding self, and feeding others. I’ve started discipling someone. I’m putting fear aside and obeying God even when I’m nervous. I know God will help when he asks me to do something. I’m getting skilled in how to help others journey through the STAGES. Now I look for ways to disciple people and pray for opportunities to do so, especially with people around me. I’m far from perfect, but I’m dealing with my sin when I see it. I encourage others to do the same. My appreciation for God’s grace is growing, as is my burden for people who live without it.”

Servant Leadership

Leadership is influence… to influence God’s people toward God’s kingdom purposes we must learn the way of Jesus.  He has much to say to us about servant leadership.

Hope Groups

HOPE is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. These sessions help us to walk the Pathway in a deeper connection with God and others. These sessions are hosted throughout the community for EVERYBODY!  We have diversity in location (virtual, on campus, in coffee shops, in homes, etc.) and leadership (Youth, Young Adult, Senior, Professional, and Clergy). They are all designed to support our learning (Head), our connection (Heart) and our service (Hand).

Encouragement through the Psalms

Join us as we explore the Psalms, gaining encouragement along the journey. Focus: Head & Heart

4/12 – 5/31

Thursdays 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

More Details

STAGE: All

AGE Life Path:  All                                                                                                                  

LOCATION: Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/443199073   | Telephone: 312-626-6799 | Access # 443199073#                                                               

LEADER: Rev. Goldinna Coy

 

HOPE for the Journey – Through the Bible

Join Deacon Senior in exploring Precepts for Living through this topical and traditional Bible Study.

4/12 – 5/31

Sundays

9:00 am – 10:00 am

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STAGE: Believer – Disciple Maker

AGE Life Path:  Both Men and Women                                                                                                                

LOCATION: Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/542849345   | Telephone: 312-626-6799 | Access # 542849345#                                                             

LEADER: Dea. Charles Senior| Dea. Clifton Coy

 

Through the Eyes of Color

Through Eyes of Color is a contextualized guide to help you know what you believe and why. It was curated from the Jude 3 Project podcast to give you a guide to answer the apologetic questions that are common in the black community. This six-week journey can be done with a group or alone.(Authors description)

4/19 – 5/31
Tuesdays
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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STAGE: Believer & Discipleship Stage (Curious – Disciple)

AGE Life Path:  Both Men & Women

LOCATION: Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/542849345   | Telephone: 312-626-6799 | Access # 589152773#                                                             

LEADER: Rev. Carlos Senior | Sis. Becky Randle | Sis. LaDonna Butler

 

Living God’s Will: Reading and Applying God’s Signs for Your Life

Living God’s Will is a 6 week interactive sessions (with 5 daily lessons per week) that look at the different signposts that reflect God’s will. In these pages, you’ll learn how to connect with God in His communication process, how to interpret what He says, and, through practical application questions, how to evaluate your situation and act on God’s will. (Author’s description)

4/19 – 5/31

Tuesdays

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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STAGE:  Curious – Disciple Maker

AGE Life Path:  Both Men & Women

LOCATION: Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/589152773

Telephone: Call: 312-626-6799 Access# 589152773#                                         

LEADER: Rev. Carlos Senior| Sis. Becky Brown| Sis. LaDonna Butler

 

The Armor God

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. (7 Sessions. (Author’s Description)

4/19 – 5/31

Sunday Morning

9:00 am – 10:00 am

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STAGE: Believer & Discipleship Stage

(Disciple – Disciple Makers)

AGE Life Path:  Women

LOCATION: Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/542849345   | Telephone: 312-626-6799 | Access #  203171584                                                            

LEADER: Sis. Claudenia Jones

 

General Bible Study

Journey through I Corinthians  &  Lessons of Hope – During Renovation

4/5/2020 – 5/31/2020

Wednesdays 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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STAGE: Curious – Lifelong Servant

AGE Life Path:  All

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/542849345   | Telephone: 312-626-6799 | Access #  448369048                                                        

LEADER: Rev. Carlos Senior

 

L.I.F.E. Groups

LIFE groups are held throughout the year and consist of Bible Studies, Ministry Studies, Prayer Groups, Relationship Seminars, Book Studies, and more. It is our vision that we do “L.I.F.E.” together, healing hurts, meeting needs. We offer different groups so that you can find a group that best meets the needs of you and your family.

Titus II

Designed to develop every woman at the Hope into full maturity in Christ by pointing them to an all sufficient Savior, empowering them to
search the scriptures and connecting them with other sisters for support.

Leader: Sis. Kathy Mills-Herring 

STAGE: All

AGE Life Path:  All – Women

4/5/2020 – 5/31/2020

Wednesdays 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4th Saturday 

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/145479023 

Telephone:

Call: 312-626-6799

Access# 145479023

Grief Share

A support group that provides encouragement for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The sessions include instructional videos, group discussion and workbook activities to help facilitate the healing process.

Leader: Sis. Margie Senior and Sis. Jewel Waiters

STAGE: All

AGE Life Path:  All – Women

Mondays

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/565085571

Telephone:

Call: 312-626-6799

Access# 565085571

The Huddle

Small group study for men that focuses on a man’s core identity and be able to give a succinct and passionate answer to the questions, “What is a man?” and “What am I living to be?”

Leader: Rev. William Shepherd

STAGE: All

AGE Life Path:  All – Men

3rd Saturdays

9:00 – 10:30 am

Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/564919110

Telephone:

Call: 312-626-6799

Access# 564919110

Prayer Band

Telephone Meeting

STAGE: All

AGE Life Path:  Seniors

Thursdays

 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intercessory Prayer

A lifestyle ministry in working partnership with God. The basis of all we do is interceding prayers with a deep trust in Jesus’ promise that God hears and answers each prayer, and that God’s power is released into human lives through this channel of his grace.

Leader:  Sis. Becky Randle

STAGE: Disciple Maker

AGE Life Path:  All 

1st Monday

7:00 pm

Telephone Conference

Deaconess Group

(Walking in the Newness of Life)

Leader: Dr. Maurice Riley | Sis. Margie Senior

STAGE: Disciple Maker

AGE Life Path:  Closed Group

1st Saturday

10:00 am

Telephone Conference

Ministers in Training

Ministers Equipping Group

Leader: Rev. Carlos Senior & Min. Eric Hall

STAGE: Disciple Maker

AGE Life Path:  Closed Group

2nd Sunday at 8:00 am

Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/478564395

Telephone:

Call: 312-626-6799

Access# 478564395

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