A Brief History

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New Hope’s Original Location in Centerville, Iowa

In 2001 God began speaking to the hearts of several different people, in different churches, and in different locations in the area, about the need for a place where Biblical Counseling could be done. Over the next two years, God was working in lives, calling workers, preparing and equipping them to serve. After two years of groundwork and preparation, on February 14, 2003 the Articles of Incorporation were filed for New Hope Counseling Center. NHCC was founded as a faith-based, charitable 501(c)(3) organization and on the principles of Biblical Counseling. The New Hope Biblical Counseling materials were written in-house and due to the high success rates, were put into several other ministry forms: A Small Group Bible Study Series, Prison Ministry Series, Individual Workbooks, Discipleship Series, and Teen Edition. New Hope Ministry was set up under the umbrella of NHCC for the distribution of the New Hope materials and all proceeds go to NHCC, which provides counseling services free of charge as a home mission work.

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Volunteer assembling counseling materials

New Hope is run by a small staff and many volunteers. NHCC has trained Biblical Counselor/Prayer Partner Counseling Teams meeting with numerous Counselees weekly. We praise God for the increasing number of Graduates who have completed the New Hope Counseling Program, as well as the hundreds of people who have gone through the New Hope Seminars, not only here in our local communities, but also at many other locations.

Prayer and WorshipOn October 31, 2013, the 24/7 New Hope Prayer & Worship Center (a House of Prayer) was opened as another outreach into our community. We are making a Prayer & Worship Center Kit available free of charge to anyone who wants to set one up in their own community or church. New Hope Materials and Ministry Kits are being used to help others serve the Lord even more effectively in their own ministries all over the country.

We praise Him for continuing His transformational work in us, and the people we are affecting, as we serve Him.

“And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Ephesians 1:19).

New Hope Ministry is a non-denominational ministry supported by the generous contributions of individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations.

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21).

These materials are phenomenal,

life-changing. I know I am accepted by my Heavenly Father. His love is constant and continuous. I was bought with a price and I belong to God. It's what I wish I would have been taught when I first became a Christian.

~ Paula Oberbeck (Bible Study)
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life-changing. I know I am accepted by my Heavenly Father. His love is constant and continuous. I was bought with a price and I belong to God. It's what I wish I would have been taught when I first became a Christian. ~ Paula Oberbeck (Bible Study)