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

Children's Ministry Events and Resources


Baptism and Salvation Discussion Guide

If your child is ready to be baptized and has questions about what that means, check out our Baptism and Salvation Discussion Guide for parents!

Baby Dedications

Baby dedications are a time for parents to commit to raise their child in the ways of Jesus, and an opportunity for us as a church to partner with you.


Effingham Campus
Baby dedications take place during a Wednesday night class followed by a time of prayer and recognition with the congregation on Sunday morning.
During the class, families and church staff will meet to talk about what it really means to dedicate children to the Lord, have an extended time of prayer over them, and celebrate this milestone event.
Upcoming Dedications:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (with recognition during services on April 22)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (with recognition during services on October 28)


Newton Campus
Dedications are scheduled during a Sunday morning service. Email Jonathan Broscious (Campus Pastor) to schedule a dedication.


PACT Prayer Guide

Use this simple guide to help your child learn how to pray.


Parent Cue for First Steps
See this month's Parent Cue to find out what your children are learning in First Steps. This resource contains ideas for how to engage with your student about this month's topic.