College Ministry

New Hope’s College Ministry applies our mission to the particular needs of college students:

Mending Hearts:

_DSC1823-1Students who plug into a local church while in college are much more likely to seek out a local church after they graduate. However, it can be hard to connect at a local church during your college years. To help, New Hope created Adopt-a-Family. New Hope families are paired up with interested college students to give them a point of contact within the congregation. For more information, or if you are a college student who would like to adopt a New Hope family, contact Kristen Bradsher in the church office (

In addition to fostering these student-family connections, we open the gym to students and their friends for basketball.  There’s no charge to use the gym, but it is subject to availability.  Contact Kristen Bradsher to reserve the gym.

Nurturing Minds:

New Hope supports Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Wake Forest University. Led by campus pastor John Bourgeois, RUF offers weekly large group meetings and sponsors small group fellowships in dorms, apartments, and fraternity and sorority houses. For more information about RUF at Wake Forest, visit

College students are encouraged to take part in New Hope’s Sunday School classes for adults.  In previous years, the pastor has met groups of students on campus at Wake for discussion and prayer.  Email Kristen Bradsher if you are interested in such a group.

Loving Neighbors:

We recognize that each student’s primary calling during these years is to study and learn, but we also know that, as time permits, serving within a congregation can prove vital and enriching. New Hope offers college students opportunities to grow through service to the church and community. Students have helped lead worship, staffed Vacation Bible School, and chaperoned youth lock-ins and retreats. For information about service opportunities, contact Scott Mielke (