new hope missions


Can We Really Join God in His Work?

Men and women of faith around the world work with unwavering confidence that God actively works in the world today. New Hope Church has the privilege to join God in His work here in the greater Lansing area and around the world through our missions efforts.

New Hope partners with missionaries and organizations who reflect the same purposes we do.
Simply stated, we value:

Significant partnerships with fewer missionaries

Supporting established agencies aligned with NH’s values & doctrines

Partnership possibilities

Fostering a discipleship culture in all we do

Who Does New Hope Partner With?


Sam & Kari Bruce

The Bruce’s have been serving in the South Pacific region since 2012 where they live alongside and teach local, remote tribes about the Bible and Jesus.

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Aaron & Cassie Gortmaker

The Gortmaker’s live in Costa Rica where they are developing a camp ministry center called Arbol de Vida (Tree of Life).

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Nathan & Courtney Reynolds

The Reynolds are serving as full-time staff with Campus Crusade for Christ at Michigan State University.


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Dan & Hannah Knox

The Knox’s are serving as missionaries in the Philippines with Ethnos360 and function as Center Managers to support and care for other missionaries in remote locations.

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William & Marilyn Wagner

William and Marilyn lead an organization that equips the church with strategies to transform the culture and trains pastors and ministry leaders to contend for the faith.

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David & Ann Kitonga

The Kitonga’s lead the Africa Equip Ministry, which helps transform the lives of people in the slum to become Christ following, educated, and productive men, women, and children.

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Alex Pickins

Alex serves as a Community Outreach Minister in Lansing, MI, focusing on first responders in an effort to align with the Great Commission.

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Katie Scott

Katie Scott

Katie serves as the Finance Controller for Back2Back Ministries, overseeing financial and administrative duties for the staff in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Local & Global Partnerships

New Hope partners with local, national and international organizations.


Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. We, at New Hope, partner with the organization by sending crews to disaster relief areas through their U.S. Disaster Relief program, as well as, organizing and gathering shoeboxes from the greater Lansing area for the Operation Christmas Child initiative in order to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children across the world.

For information about Samaritan’s Purse Relief Trips, contact Larry Brown at [email protected].

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, contact Bill Opland at [email protected].

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christian services

Christian Services

Christian Services/LOVE INC enables local churches to share Christ’s love by providing the necessary link between church volunteers and those in our own community who are in need. Here at NH, we partner with Christian Services to provide food and other goods to those who are in need within our community.

For more information, contact Rich Bruce at [email protected].

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Lansing city rescue

Lansing City Rescue Mission

The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a 501(c)3, Christian ministry founded in and still serving Michigan’s capital area. Every year, thousands of women, children, and men find refuge and rescue thanks to the compassion of our community. Their mission is to meet physical needs for Food and Shelter to bring those with spiritual needs the Hope that is found in Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Jodi Iiams.

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The Clothesline

Tom and Lisa Jelenek started The Laingsburg Clothesline as a way to provide proper clothing to individuals and families at very low cost and for free to those who experience tragic loss such as a house fire. 

For more information, contact Lisa Jelenek at [email protected].

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House of Promise

The House of Promise is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides survivors of sex abuse and sex trafficking unconditional love, acceptance, and a place to heal. Their goal is to disrupt the destructive patterns of slavery through education and care for the survivors. They do this through training, counseling, and helping the young girls/women relearn basic skills, so that they can rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society.

For more information, contact Alisha Sturgis at [email protected].

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Family Impact Centers (FIC)

Family Impact Centers works hand in hand with local communities and area churches to offer hope and to help bring restoration to individuals and families in need. FIC’s Client Choice Food Pantry allows the opportunity for those in emergency situations to choose their own food/personal/cleaning items after calling for an appointment.  Men’s and Women’s Bible studies, parenting classes, health and wellness workshops along with Grief Share and professional Christian counseling are services offered by FIC.  

For more information, contact Steve Moreno at [email protected].

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persecuted church

Persecution is a multifaceted problem that requires a comprehensive solution. For nearly three decades, ICC has developed a unique approach focused on Assistance, Advocacy, and Awareness. They exist to bandage the wounds of persecuted Christians and to build the Church in the most challenging parts of the world.

For more information, contact Jenn Williams at [email protected].

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shared pregnancy

Shared Pregnancy

Shared Pregnancy is a life-affirming organization and believes in providing tangible support to women when they choose to carry their babies to term. Walking alongside women from pregnancy through the first four years of the baby’s life is how they provide that support. Shared Pregnancy assists pregnant women by offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, information and a Learn & Earn program for continued emotional and material support.

For more information, contact the New Hope office at [email protected].

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jail ministry

Ingham County Jail Ministry

RTF (Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry) believes in the redemption and restoration of inmates through Jesus Christ. As the largest jail-focused ministry in the U.S., they empower chaplains and volunteers to share hope and salvation with the “forgotten” women and men incarcerated in Michigan’s county jails.

For more information, contact Paul Stimers at [email protected].

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medic corp

Medic Corps

Medic Corps is a Christian U.S.-based non-governmental organization that deploys their cross-trained volunteers to provide humanitarian aid, medical assistance, and rescue services to disaster areas. Their mission is to provide rapid response and critical aid where it is most needed. Their teams on the ground seek to find the areas that are being neglected in order to fill in the gaps.

For more information, contact Elias Gallipoli at [email protected].

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Hannah's house

Hannah’s House

Hannah’s House in Lansing goes far beyond providing homeless, expectant mothers with food and shelter. They provide them an opportunity to gain the emotional, physical, and spiritual strength to raise children in a loving, supportive, and positive way, or to follow an adoption plan if they so choose. Women live free of charge at Hannah’s House through pregnancy and up to six months following the birth of their baby. They leave with a promising new life ahead of them. The goal is that every mother who leaves Hannah’s House has a home, as well as the parenting and life skills necessary to be a contributing member of the community.

For more information, contact Julie Schneider at [email protected].

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Pray, Serve, Go

How is God pressing on your heart to be part of His mission field? Here are NH, there are a number of ways that you can collaborate with and support both our local gospel-focused organizations and missionaries around the world.


Join us as we pray for our missionaries and partner organizations. Download our missions booklet to learn more »


Reach people for Christ by becoming an advocate with a local, Gospel-focused organization. Connect with Rich Bruce to learn more about where God can use you.


Support the NH missionaries and partner organizations. Contact Rich to hear more about the current material and financial needs.