Church Staff Announcement
Last evening Pete Wells and I met with the parents and students of the youth ministry to announce a change that will be taking place. At the end of July Pete will be stepping off the staff at New Hope to pursue a new ministry call. Pete has served as our youth director for four years and we are so thankful for how God has used him during his time at the church. He has also played a pivotal role in building the full production capabilities of New Hope in both Livestream and Audio recording.
Over the past year Pete has felt the call of God to advance in ministry, take on more pastoral responsibilities, and attend seminary. He would like to do this in an environment that holds to Reformed Baptist or Presbyterian (PCA) Church theology. We wish him well and pray God’s blessings over he and Becca as they begin this new ministry journey.
This ministry leadership change will bring about a restructuring of our student ministries that will begin in July. Starting Wednesday, July 7 the middle school students (Grades 6 – 8) will be separated from the high school students (Grades 9 -12), each group will have their own leadership, planning, curriculum, and meeting space. Pete will continue to lead the high school students through the end of July, while the middle school will be lead by adult volunteers. We will immediately begin looking for a new part time church staff leader for the middle school and a new part time church staff leader for the high school. I will keep the parents and students updated on our progress in those areas.
Please join me in prayer for the future of New Hope Community Church’s Student Ministries, and also for Pete as his time at New Hope comes to an end next month. We know God has wonderful things in store for him.
The New Playground is Installed
The new playground at New Hope is now fully installed and ready for use. In the weeks ahead the old playground will be disassembled and the fencing will be completely removed to prepare the way for the next phase of New Hope’s outdoor renovation work. Special thanks to Todd Craver (elder) and Sean McDonald (deacon) for their hard work in getting this project completed in a timely manner.
Blessings to all of you,