We Want to Connect With You!
The Herd is our Men’s Ministry at New Hope Community Church. We strive to be authentic followers and examples of Christ while growing together in our faith. We believe it’s important for the men of our church to be leaders in their family, church, and community. Our desire is to help you connect with other men and grow tremendously in your faith. The Herd is for men of all ages and in all stages of their Christian walk. We’d love to connect with you!
Ways to Get Connected:
The Herd has several ways for you to get involved. We host a mid-week Men’s Small Group in addition to special events throughout the year. 
Wednesday Night Small Groups
Current Small Groups Study
Our Wednesday Night Small Groups are held in the Annex (across the street from the main sanctuary) from 6:30 – 8pm.
 
Generally, Women’s & Children’s classes are available during the same time frame in the main sanctuary and children’s classes. However, Small Groups are on break for the Summer. Visit Women’s & Children’s pages for the latest information. 
 
Small Groups are a great way to connect with other men in the church and community. Men of all ages are encouraged to join us. A typical night includes table groups, a short teaching or series followed by discussion. This is an open share format – no one is required to share if they desire not to. This is a safe and confidential environment. Every week we have a ton of fun! You won’t want to miss the excitement and the opportunity to connect with other men. 
 
Throughout the Small Groups we host various BBQ nights and fun game nights including the legendary game of fowling (it’s a mix of football and bowling). You will not want to miss any of these incredible nights!
 
For the month of November we will have stand-alone small group studies along with our annual Chili Cook-off. We would LOVE to see you there! 
 
 
Special Men’s Ministry Events:
The Herd has several ways for you to get involved. We host a mid-week Men’s Small Group in addition to special events throughout the year. We would love for you to get involved!!!
Chili Cook Off
Our Annual Chili Feed is held in November. Men are encouraged to enter their Chili into this fun competition. We will be highlighting our missions trip that took place earlier this year. We would love to see you there!
 
Contact Pastor Bill
for more information.
Car Show
In August we hold a Car Show and BBQ. We would love for you to attend this incredible event. It’s a great way to connect with men in the church and community! More information will be available soon. Our fall small groups generally launch after this.
 
Contact Pastor Bill
for more information. 
Men’s Retreat
Every fall, we host our Men’s Retreat. Our retreats include worship, encouraging guest speakers, time to build relationships with other men and time to be alone with God. Men of New Hope look forward to this retreat every year. You will not want to miss this event.
Men’s Ministry Missions Trip:
Over the summer, some of our Men’s Ministry team went on a missions trip to Alaska. We look forward to more missions trips in the near future. 
Meet our Men’s Director
Pastor Bill Hawkins has served at New Hope since 2002. Over the years he’s been involved in several areas of the church including worship, outreach, creative arts and so much more! Currently, he serves as one of our Executive Pastors and our Men’s Ministry Director. He has a heart to connect with men in our church and community. He desires to help men in the church build real, authentic friendships with other men in the church while growing in their walk with the Lord. 
 
Pastor Bill has been married to our Children’s Pastor, Michelle Hawkins, since 1994. They have four children and reside in Gilroy.