Small Groups

Small groups at New Hope are called Circles of Friends.  Circles of Friends are interactive groups of people that get together once a week to enhance each member’s relationship with God and each other. New Hope currently features several small groups each uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the group. Small groups are held in homes on various days throughout the week. Each group is always looking to welcome new friends! In this relaxed atmosphere, you’ll enjoy friendships, great food, encouragement, and an enriching time of prayer and learning about God.

God’s Victorious Army
Multi-ethnic Circle of Friends

God’s Victorious Army (GVA) is by far the largest Circle of Friends at New Hope Church.  Their meetings consist of a Bible trivia game, a time of interactive Bible study, and fun and fellowship around an exotic spread of food! GVA meets every other Saturday and venues are on a rotation in homes of attendees. For more information on schedules and locations, please contact 708.691.9708.

Men’s Breakfast Club
New Hope’s Circle of Friends for Men

If you are a man who is looking for authentic Christian friendship, the Men’s Breakfast Club is just what you need. This group meets every Saturday morning from 7am to 9am at New Hope Church, 5100 W. 115th St, Alsip, IL.  Their purpose is to encourage one another to live for Christ in the day-to-day details of life and to pray for New Hope Church’s pastoral leadership.  There is time for in-depth Bible study through various books in the Bible led by experienced Bible teachers. The men share prayer concerns and have committed themselves to pray for the preaching ministry of their pastors and for each other’s needs. If you have any questions, please contact Gerry Miller at (708) 704-9102 or email: .

T.E.A. (Teaching, Encouragement, Action)
A Circle of Friends for Women

Whether you’re 18 or 81, there’s a place for you in a women’s Circle of Friends. We’ve studied books of the Bible and Bible topics with teachers on video Priscilla Shirer and Jen Wilkin, and Kristi McLelland, among others. As we draw near to Christ, we are drawn to each other in deepening friendships. Come join us for Thursday T.E.A, 1:00 pm in person, or 7:30 pm on Zoom. Questions? Please contact Nila Dimangondayao at