Where We've Been

New Hope Church has been around for a while now, since November 2002 in fact, although we look somewhat different now than in the first days. Here’s how God’s been busy leading us and growing us over the years.

Starting in Pastor Thom’s living room we soon grew and moved into the Jordan Hollow barn in December of 2002. A wood stove and no washrooms led us to look for a warm washroom building to meet in. We began growing in both size and discipleship which led us to look for more space. God gave us this 10-acre piece of land and we launched our “What If” Giving Initiative to purchase the land and launch our multi-site campus in the north end of St.Catharines.

Following this we launched our “Find a Way” Giving Initiative which allowed us to break ground in Spring of 2013 with a Grand Opening on November 30th of 2013.
As we continued to grow, we launched multiple services and our Initiative in 2017 to make room for our NHKids ministry. This developed our second floor where our kids still meet throughout the week and on Sundays.

Finally, in October of 2020 we launched (in a pandemic) our Rooted Initiative which allowed us to pay down our mortgage, find parking, pastoral staff and grow deep discipleship roots. Any surplus from this initiative has been saved for our upcoming expansion project. Praise God!

Where We Are

In 2020 and 2021 we have seen tremendous growth in attendance, LifeGroups, youth programs and baptisms! God has been so faithful as we have continued to preach Biblical truth here at the corner of Rykert & First St Louth. Whether it be on a flatbed trailer in the parking lot or a full house at Nativity Festivity, the gospel has been heard loud and clear.
These past two years have also grown us in resolve as we navigated a pandemic. When pressed we see what is truly inside... and as our New Hope Family has been pressed we have seen a Christ-centred, missional heart emerge. Both the pandemic and the blessed of such amazing growth has led to its share of challenges as well.

We went from 2 services to 4 services per weekend. Our Jr Youth and Sr Youth groups have run out of space each week. Kids Church classes are full! Sanctuary seating is maxed as we work hard to ensure there is room for our Fav5’s. Most importantly... MANY events.

Where  Are We Going

Since New Hope began in 2002, we have been intentional about asking God how He would use our time/talents/energy to reach the lost. We then strive to obey His leadership. Through these simple steps He continues to reconcile hearts.
Through almost two years of asking and listening, we believe there is a 3-year vision that God is calling us to. A vision of build- ing His Kingdom Legacy through intentional, changing lives for eternity Pillars of Discipleship.

4 Pillars of the Kingdom Legacy Initiative

Passing on
Biblical Truth

Passing on Biblical truth to the next generation

Planting Families
in Christ

Being intentional to equip out families to plan themselves in Christ

Partnering with God’s Family

Partnering families with the church to serve together to create a safe space for people to get to know, love and serve Jesus

His House

All of this happens in the context of a shared space. We want to work together to prepare that space for people

Get Your Kingdom Legacy Packet Here

Our Financial Goals

Victory Goal

Lobby & Sanctuary
$2-2.5 Million Pledge
$1 Million in our Building Fund
$2.5-3 Million Mortgage

Celebration Goal

Lobby, Sanctuary & NHKids Wing
$3-3.5 Million Pledge
$1 Million in our Building Fund
$2.5-3 Million Mortgage

Miracle Goal

Lobby, Sanctuary, NHKids Wing & Retrofit Existing Building
$4 Million Pledge
$1 Million in our Building Fund
$3 Million Mortgage

Ready to Ask, Listen and Obey?