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Care Ministry

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’ ” – Matthew 25:40

New Hope Cares

The passion of NHCares is to create and cultivate a Culture of Care in our church family for the purpose of obeying God’s Word. As we care for one another, we are glorifying our Heavenly Father and renewing each other’s hope in Him.

In this care culture, we desire to hear the stories and laments of each other and serve each other through tangible acts of love. We also desire to serve our local community so they may experience the love of Jesus Christ, through New Hope. The creative opportunities to come alongside each other here at New Hope and the ability to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to our community is a beautiful privilege and an act of obedience to God’s Word. 

There is nothing sweeter than sharing hope; together

We’re Here for You

NH Cares invites you to receive care. In Matthew 9:36, Jesus saw the crowds who needed help, and He had compassion on them.

It’s ok to need help, and if the Lord has you in this space, He has not made a mistake. Come and receive compassion and care. Let us share the love of Christ. We invite you, today. 

How Can We Help?

Partner With Us

NH Cares invites you to give care. In Matthew 9:36-37, Jesus said the people who needed help were like sheep without a shepherd. He told the disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.”

NH Cares wants to reflect the love, compassion and care of Jesus. We want to be people who help and not because it’s something we “do,” but because of who we “are.” Come and help share the love of Christ.

Join Our Care Team

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Biblical Lament: Sharing Our Burdens With God & Others

Lament – A passionate expression of grief, through prayer to God, with the trust that He will hear and respond.

Here at New Hope, we accredit lament to be the platform and foundation for our Care Ministry. As Christians, lamenting is how we grieve and how we take action to help those who are hurting. Through the process of lamenting, we learn important truths about both God and our world. Ultimately, it is a prayer in pain that leads to trust in God and His sovereignty over our lives. (Mark Vroegop, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy)

God has given us a biblical pattern of lament to help us in times of crisis:

  • Come and share with each other. 
  • Turn to each other and ask each other for help.
  • Provide a place of shelter and relief for each other, through who we are and through tangible acts of love and mercy. 
  • Pray for each other to keep our living hope in God. 
  • Preach truth to each other, that we may not waver, through unbelief, regarding God’s promises.
  • Strengthen each other so that we are not weakened in our faith.
  • Proclaim His promises with each other so that our trust and confidence in God will not be shaken and that our God-glorifying trust of the future will magnify His name to those who do not know Him into the next generations. 

How to Serve or Be Served

Our care programs and ministries are designed to offer help and hope in the midst of life’s extraordinary challenges and connect people with others who share similar passions. No matter what someone is facing, we want them to know that they don’t ever have to walk through it alone.

Meet the Care Pastor


Keith Nelson

Counseling & Care Pastor | [email protected] | (517) 339-9000 ext. 0020

From an early age, I felt the Lord’s calling to serve others through volunteer and service opportunities. He continued to mold me as a family physician for 30 years as I cared for my patients. All the while, God was strengthening my faith by placing godly people in my path, offering fellowship and mentoring, allowing me to use the gifts and talents that only He can provide, and instilling in me a compassion for others in preparation for my job as Care Pastor.

I often meditate on Matthew 25:31–40, the final judgment. We serve our Lord Jesus Christ when we serve “one of the least of these”.

Care Ministry

Matching needs to partners and resources

NH Cares takes in needs of our church and community and then matches helpers to assist with providing those needs. It is also a way to build a team of people who are ready to assist as those needs come in.

We hope to continue developing our care ministry, and if you would like to be a part of our team, please contact [email protected].

NH Cares in Action

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Care or Be Cared For

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