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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 Care Ministry

The passion of the NH Care Ministry is to create and cultivate a Culture of Care in our church family for the purpose of obeying God’s Word. We take in needs of our church and community and match helpers to assist with providing those needs. As we care for one another, we are glorifying our Heavenly Father and renewing each other’s hope in Him.

We’re Here for You

NH Care Ministry 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?

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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 you’re facing, we want you to know that you don’t ever have to walk through it alone. Find out more about our ministries below. 

If you’d like to serve within our care ministry, join our team!

Meet Our Care Ministry Team


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”.


Karen Gleason

Care Ministry Assistant | [email protected] | (517) 339-9000 ext. 0037

My experience sitting with people in many capacities and my commitment to listen carefully, be patient, seek understanding, and share His Word, along with my life experiences, are what I bring to my position in the care ministry. I am so grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of New Hope in whatever care capacity is needed.

Care or Be Cared For

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