Welcome to New Hope.

We exist to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world. As a body of Christ-followers, we welcome seekers with questions, life challenges as well as fellow believers. We value family, worship, learning, growing, and fellowship with one another. Above all, we desire to be a community that shares the true love of Christ.


New Hope Community Church is partnering with approximately 30 other central Wisconsin churches to bring the good news of Jesus Christ and spiritual revival to our community!  Revive outreach will take place the week of Aug. 13-19, 2017.  Much prayer, planning and preparation has already been committed to bring this about in our area and we are excited to see the mighty work God will do through these faithful efforts.

YOU can be a part of Revive in a variety of ways.  Noon lunches are hosted by area churches for the Revive daily participants.  New Hope is honored to host the THURSDAY, AUG. 17 lunch.  Help is needed by providing food, cooking, serving and clean-up.  Anyone interested in assisting in any way should sign the sheet in the narthex or talk to Pastor Dan.

YOU can also be a part by opening your home to house some of the Revive team (which come from many different places throughout the country).  They generally stay in homes during the week and rely on churches to help with this. If you have the gift of hospitality or even just a spare room, please sign the sheet in the narthex or talk to Pastor Dan.

YOU can be a part by participating in the worship gatherings as we reach out to God for His leading and direction. The community is invited to a pre-event worship event on TUESDAY EVENING, AUG 1, 7:00 PM at Christian Assembly, Grand Avenue, Wausau.  Then, get ready for the KICK-OFF WORSHIP EVENT on SUNDAY EVENING, AUG. 13, 6:00 PM at Highland Community Church, 28th Avenue, Wausau.

YOU can participate in as little or as much of the daily outreach activities as your schedule allows throughout the week Aug. 14-19.  Daily schedules are on the narthex table or online at www.revivewisconsin.org

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED to help bring spiritual revival to our area, see Pastor Dan or call 715-845-8541.  We are excited to see what God is up to!!

Revive Wisconsin

4th of JULY PICNIC – Come one, come ALL!

Celebrate the 4th of July with us at New Hope Church!  Bring a side dish and a dessert to compliment the hot dogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill.  Doors open at 11:30, prayer for the meal at 11:45 with potluck picnic to follow.  Bring your entire family – invite neighbors & friends – everyone’s welcome!  Fun, fellowship & games make this a great family-friendly way to celebrate our country’s independance and freedoms.  So,cook up something delicious and come join the fun!  Larger groups are encouraged to call the church office 715-845-8541 to r.s.v.p. so we can set up seating for the meal.

BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS – Sermon series and prayer walk

NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH will embark on a journey toward God’s emerging future for us as a church and how we can reach out in Christ’s love to the community around us beginning Sunday, April 23rd.

April 23 – Pastor Dan will begin a new sermon series entitled “Breaking Down the Walls” to help us discover our current reality and God’s emerging future for New Hope.  We will pray for walls and obstacles that exist that might prevent us from reaching out to what’s beyond our property lines.  We will ask “Lord, what do YOU have for us as a congregation to do?”  “Who do YOU want us to reach between our church, our neighbors, to Wausau and beyond?”  At the conclusion of the Sunday service, the congregation will begin our prayer walk – one of four ways, as you are physically able – 1)  outside around the perimeter of the church property, 2) outside around the building, 3) inside throughout the building, and 4) from your seat in the sanctuary. Prayer handouts will be provided to guide prayer walkers.  We will end the prayer walk this Sunday with a short time of reflection and discussion in Fellowship Hall concluding at 11:50 AM.  The congregation will be given Current Reality Feedback Sheets to be returned the following week.  Prayer walking will continue each day of the week until the next Sunday, April 30.

Daily devotions will be provided for the congregation’s use at home during the week.

April 30 – Pastor Dan will continue the series on “Breaking Down the Walls” with a message on unity.  Ridder Reflections – a time of teaching, sharing and discussion will take place during the Sunday school time from 11 – 11:50 AM.  The congregation is asked to return their Current Reality Feedback Sheets on April 30.  The congregation will be asked to “see” our community through God’s eyes throughout the coming week.  Take a different route to work, or the store or other places you visit.  Perhaps just take a drive through our community and “see” its needs from a different perspective.  Note the “needs of our community” that God reveals to you.

Daily devotions will be provided for the congregation’s use at home during the week.

May 7 – Pastor Dan will continue the series on “Breaking Down the Walls” with a message on mission/missional living.  Ridder Reflections – a time of teaching, sharing, discussion and brainstorming will take place from 11 – 11:50 AM.  A current reality of NHCC will be shared with results of the Current Reality Feedback Sheets which the congregation turned in last week.  We will begin to brainstorm together what God is beginning to reveal as our emerging future at NHCC.




PALM SUNDAY, April 9  –  9:30 AM Service – Join us as the little children make their way into the worship center at the beginning of the service waving their palm branches and with joyful voices sing their “Hosannas” to the King of kings!  Guest speaker, Les Weko will bring a Palm Sunday message from Mark 11:1-10.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 14 – 7:00 PM – Consider with us what it was like to actually encounter Jesus during His last weeks among us.  Six powerful monologues will be told from the perspective of those who were there with Him.  Be inspired by fresh insights into their struggle to understand God’s plan as it was unfolding. Our story meets theirs as we ponder our very own encounters with Jesus.  Come, embrace the richness that Holy Week offers.  The Lord’s Supper with be shared in a unique and meaningful way.  Come …

RESlily_6498cnpURRECTION CELEBRATION!  EASTER SUNDAY, April 16 – 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM

Our 7:30 AM Early Praise Service incorporates lively and rich resurrection music with scripture and prayer.  All are welcome!

8:00 AM  Easter Breakfast for all (call 715-845-8541 for breakfast reservations so we can plan enough food).  This walk-thru Easter buffet will serve from 8-9 AM.

9:30 AM  Resurrection Celebration Service with traditional Easter hymns and contemporary songs of praise – all blended into a rich worship experience for all ages as we worship the Risen Lord together!  Join us!

Easter Blessings to you and yours!


Join us Sunday mornings, 9:30 AM, as we journey through the Lenten season toward Holy Week and our Resurrection Celebration on Easter morning.  Pastor Dan Jelsma will challenge us to look to Jesus through the lens of some of the miracles He performed recorded in the Gospel of John which authenticated His earthly ministry as the Son of God.  Upcoming messages in the series include:

“Your Son Will Live”  (John 4:46-54)

“Nothing is Impossible”  (John 5:1-19)

“Let God Do the Math”  (John 6:1-13)

“The Grave Robber”  (John 11:17-44)

ALSO!  Join us for GOOD FRIDAY, April 14 at 7:00 PM for a meaningful, reflective service remembering the hours before Jesus went to the cross.

THEN, return on Easter morning, April 16 for New Hope’s “RESURRECTION CELEBRATION!”.   Early Praise & Worship at 7:30 AM,  Easter Breakfast (call 715-845-8541 for reservations – breakfast is free!),  and we’ll conclude the morning with our traditional Easter Service beginning at 9:30 AM.  Feel free to come and go as your Easter schedule allows, or spend the morning with us!

HELP for the HOMELESS collection site through March 12

New Hope Community Church is a local drop-off site for 88.5 The Family’s “HELP for the HOMELESS” campaign now through March 12th. This week, when you’re at the grocery store, WalMart, Sam’s Club, etc. this week, think about picking up something extra!

Especially needed: toilet paper, paper towels, feminine products, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste, laundry soap, garbage bags, dish soap and so much more. ALL donations are given directly to our area shelters and crisis agencies.

Drop off at NHCC daily (call 715-845-8541 first) or bring on Sunday! We are so excited to be a collection point again this year to help those less fortunate in our community!

FINANCIAL PEACE – Beginning Feb. 19

New Hope Community Church is excited to announce Dave Ramsey’s FINANCIAL Peace University, a 9-week program beginning February 19, 2017. These 9 sessions will be held at New Hope, corner of County Roads N & J on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.  Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Local classes are made up of small groups of people who live in your area and are a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated. Classes meet for nine weeks and will be led by Pastor Dan Jelsma. One Financial Peace University membership per family is all you need to get started in a class.  More information coming soon.  For now, to register or to learn more information, please call 715-845-8541.




Whether you are an avid auction goer or someone who supports youth missions, you will want to be involved with the New Hope “Church – Wide” auction!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Doors open at 9am with the auction starting at 10am

There will be a concession stand where you can buy a few snacks or a delicious lunch.

The auction is in support of youth missions and will be used to offset expenses for the youth group’s upcoming trip to Bear Branch, Kentucky.

All are welcome!

Visit the event Facebook page (copy & paste into your browser)  https://www.facebook.com/events/107034466479092/


Bring the family to this unique program offering enjoyment for every single member of your family!  Hairy & Company combine music, comedy and teaching that drive home the truths of scripture.  Joyful scripture songs will encourage worship and praise from the hearts of young and old alike.

Hairy & Company were created by John and Diane Windle, they are an outreach of Camp Forest Springs.

Wednesday Night, January 25th, 2017 at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!



New Hope Community Church will be offering a 6-week series during the Sunday School hour (Sunday’s 11-11:50 AM) beginning January 29th.  We invite all marrieds to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM (Pastor Dan Jelsma will be preaching messages that compliment the Sunday School class), then take part in the “Sacred Marriage” class at 11 AM.

Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. Yet, what if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And, what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? In this popular bestselling book, Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. You will learn how to:

  • Turn marital struggles into spiritual and personal appreciation.
  • Love your spouse with a stronger sense of purpose.
  • Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of your spouse
  • Transform a “tired” marriage into a relationship filled with awe and respect

Join us, Sunday mornings at NHCC for worship at 9:30 AM, then enhance your marriage by participating in the “Sacred Marriage” Sunday School class beginning January 29!  For more information, call 715-845-8541.