New Hope Church

Effingham:  8:45 & 10:30am
Newton: 9:30am

OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 217.342.3020 

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm


2210 North Raney
PO Box 57

8817 N. 800th St.
Newton, IL 62448

Volunteer at New Hope

At New Hope we love to see people using their gifts and passions to serve God and His people. We believe serving in the local church is essential to the life of every believer. Ministry at New Hope would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers.

Serving not only allows you to make a difference in the lives of others; it is also one of the best ways to grow in your relationship with God. Whatever your gifts and interests might be, there is a place for you to make an impact.

To learn more about your gifts and how they can be used to serve in the church, check out our NH 201 class.


Ready to volunteer or want more information? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!

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Notes: Let us know if you are interested in a specific ministry area or if we can answer any questions.

Email Carol Donsbach
, Connections Director

217.342.3020 ext. 232



Children’s Ministries

First Steps (Birth - 4 yrs old)
The Rock (K - 4th grade)
Invest in the next generation by serving during our Sunday morning classes.

Student Ministries

Club 56 (5th - 6th grade)
Junior Varsity (7th - 8th grade)
Varsity (9th - 12th grade)
Catalyst (College-age and Young Adults)

Small Group Leaders

Lead a small group of adults in developing meaningful relationships and growing closer to God in a smaller setting outside of a regular church service.

Host Team

Create a welcoming environment in addition to guiding, directing and answering questions for first-time guests of New Hope Church.

New Hope Cafe

Provide hospitality in the form of food and drink to those who attend New Hope Church.


Provide a welcoming environment in the auditorium by greeting people as they come in, helping people find a seat, serving communion, receiving the offering, and more.

Worship Team

Develop authentic, creative encounters with God through the use of music.

Production Team

Enhance worship services by building props, developing videos and running projection, sound and lighting.

Transportation Ministry

Meet group transportation needs by driving for regular events (Oneighty) in addition to special trips and outings for all ministries of New Hope.

Building and Maintenance Ministry

Assist with construction projects and repairs at our church facilities.