Study & Learning
Sunday School has been a mainstay of Methodist Christian education since the beginnings of the Methodist church in the 1700s, and it is important to us here at New Hope. How important? Well, we have one of the highest percentages of Sunday School participation among United Methodist churches in Missouri. We strive to keep Sunday School fresh and stimulating for everyone, children and adults alike.
We offer a range of Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults. We have two adult classes, each with different teaching and discussion styles.
Special learning opportunities. In 2015, pastor Dick Curry (who retired in June of 2015) lead a monthly special study for adults on the third Sunday each month during Sunday School time, as a supplemental learning opportunity.
Bible studies are held from time to time--the most recent one began in February 2015. These are small group studies of the Bible, outside of worship time, usually meeting once or twice per week for several weeks.
Outside workshops and training. Groups and individuals from New Hope participate in workshops and training provided by the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, the state organization of United Methodists. These sessions are on topics like leadership, community outreach, lay speaking, and many others.