Koinonia is the Greek word used in the Bible to describe the way early Christians practiced community together. It means “intimate fellowship by participation.” At New Hope, we believe that being a part of the church involves more than just attending services on Sunday mornings. It’s about sharing in a common life and mission.

The Last Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30pm (potluck style meal at 6:00), we gather as a church for a night we call “Koinonia.” We begin the evening with food, a devotional, and the sharing of prayer requests. Then we split up into 6 different ministry teams around 6 round tables for one hour in the main worship space. New Hope’s six ministry teams are:

  • Congregational Life
  • Discipleship
  • Facilities.
  • Outreach
  • Prayer
  • Worship

Each team discusses the business of the church in that particular area of ministry.  When the timer sounds, we regather into one big circle and discuss two questions for the last half hour:

  1. Where did we see God tonight?
  2. Where is the Spirit leading?

Whether you’re new to New Hope or an old timer, we’d love to have you join us on these special nights. Please pray about which area of ministry the Holy Spirit might be leading you to get involved in and show up on a last Tuesday of the month to try that team out.

We are one body, made up of many different parts. We believe that the Lord made you who you are for a reason and that He has a unique place for you in this shared life we call New Hope Community Church. This kind of Koinonia is a gift that’s not to be squandered.

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