Community Groups

We believe that we are created for community. We are literally better together. In a busy culture like ours, it often takes an intentional effort to create space for friendships and faith to develop. Community Groups helps facilitate that space to do life together.     

It is newhope's belief that community groups are our mission. Groups have the potential to be a less threatening and welcoming environment for us to invite neighbors, colleagues, and friends to because they take place in the midst of ordinary, everyday life settings. We meet in coffee houses, people's living rooms, and at the YMCA to name a few. Whether we’re discussing the implications of following Jesus, collaborating to meet a need, or watching football together, the conversations and relationships in a group setting have the potential to put Jesus on someone’s radar. That is how groups create space for doing life together, AND doing life together on mission.

Jeffery, Annie, & Victor

South Hill/Sumner Community Groups

Monday Groups

  • Men's Devotions | 6-8pm | Jeremy Frisinger & Paul Smith
    We'll be going through newhope's 180-day devotional as a group, meeting together each Monday night to read the Bible and share our devotions.
  • Women's Book Study: "Gideon" by Priscilla Shirer | 6:30-8pm | Heidi Keeler & Sommer Hales
    It's so easy to define and limit ourselves based on our weaknesses–and we all have them! Come join  with other women once a week as we go through the DVD study by Priscilla Shirer called "Gideon: Your Weakness, God's Strength." This group will be casual and relaxed and a lot of fun! Click here for more info.

WEdnesday Groups

  • Financial Peace University | 6:30-8pm | Jeff & Mary Lincicum
    Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey that will teach you how to take control of your money. Wherever you're at financially, come be a part and take steps toward financial freedom and make your money work for you.  
    Click here for more info.
  • Book Study: "Radical" by David Platt | 6:30-8pm | Kellie & Aaron Boeckel and Danielle Lee
    What is Jesus worth to you? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily... Click here to check it out on Amazon.
  • Weekend-Talk Based Group | 6:30-8pm | Annie & Adam Roberts, Eric & Sarah Boyer
     Our talk-based groups are an opportunity to go deeper into the weekend talk as we look at scripture, what it says about who God is, and explore what it means for our lives.
  • Thriving Marriages | 6:30-8pm | Jeffery & Joanne Portmann, Bob & Debbie Rester
    Marriage is a blast with the love of your life, and, at times, can be super difficult. Somewhere between those two is where most of us live. Our group will talk about how to re-ignite and strengthen the core of your marriage. This group will begin Wednesday, February 28th.
  • NHY Community Groups | 6:30-7:45pm | NHY Staff
    Community is important at every age! As a part of our mid-week youth gatherings, we'll break into community groups for JHi guys, JHI girls, HS guys, & HS girls and unpack what we heard in that evening's talk.

Thursday Groups

  • Jesus in a Jewish Culture | 6:30-8pm | Charlie & Barbara Goodman
    Understanding the words and life of Jesus as a Jewish rabbi. Looking at everyday life, customs, and traditions and how they relate to Jesus.
  • Women's Devotions | 6:30-8pm | Emily Smith & Cori Bermudez
    As newhope goes places we've never been before we want to make sure we go together. Every Thursday, join this group of women as we go through the 365-day reading plan, and discover new insight into God's Word!

Friday Groups

  • Spanish Community Group: The Book of Acts | 7-8:30pm | Victor Rivera & Samuel Carbajal
    This fun and interactive Spanish bilingual group will venture back to the time of birth of the Church and learn how we can still apply their principles in our life rhythms. This group is also the foundation to start newhope en Español, nuevaesperanza.

Saturday Groups

  • Men's Work Group | 10am-12pm | Paul Smith & Derek Riggle
    We’ll be working on various projects ranging from the 12615 building to projects around our community.

South Kitsap Community Groups

Mondays (SK)

  • Finding Your Spiritual Rhythm | 6-8pm | Ray Jennings
    We'll be diving in to reading our Bible and learning how to using journalling as a tool for spiritual growth.

WEdnesdays (SK)

  • Weekend-Talk Based Group | 6:30-8pm | Jon Byrd
     Our talk-based groups are an opportunity to go deeper into the weekend talk as we look at scripture, what it says about who God is, and explore what it means for our lives.

Thursdays (SK)

  • Bible Study: The book of James | 5:30-7pm | Matt LaCombe
     We'll enjoy a potluck meal together each week, read through the book of James and learn what it has to say about who God is, who we are, and how we should live.

Fridays (SK)

  • Men's Book Study: "How's Your Soul" by Judah Smith | 6:30-8am | Scott Fenton
     It may seem like an odd question, but it's what pastor and bestselling author Judah Smith chooses to ask his friends, rather than "How are you?" It's a way to look past the externals and consider what's going on inside, in that essential part of us that is often overlooked in the struggle to make our way through everyday life.  Click here for more info.
  • Women's Book Study "Anonymous" by  Alicia Britt Chole | 10-11:30am | Angela Fenton & Brittany Waldbillig
    We all experience times of hiddenness, when our potential is unseen and our abilities unapplauded. This book redeems those times by reminding us that though we often want to rush through these anonymous seasons of the soul, they hold enormous power to cultivate character traits that cannot be developed any other way! Click here for more info.