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Believe in Jesus.

Become who He has called you to be.

Middle school and high school students are amazing! NH YTH is a place to come and be accepted just as you are, bring your friends, pursue your passions, encounter the living God, and be compelled to change the world.

Wednesday Night YTH Services

Grades 6-12


Student Campus Auditorium, 6800 Townsend Ave

Our YTH services begin with all grades combined for worship. Middle and high school then separate to hear a message from God’s Word tailored just for them.

NH YTH Sunday School

YTH Sunday school classes are at 10a and are held at the main building, 4425 70th St.

Grades 6-7 | room 232

8th grade | room 233

Grades 9-12 | room 168 (Enter through the outdoor metal door on the east side of the ground level)


Lectio 365 is a devotional app that helps you pray the Bible every day. You can download the app below!

These prayer course videos are great resources to understand prayer, hearing from God, and other questions you may have!

A great way to pray for your school, is to do a prayer walk around your school. This guide will help you know what to pray and stay focused! Gather your friends and do a prayer walk around your school! 


The Life in 6 Words app provides an interactive and engaging way to naturally initiate spiritual conversations. Use it to walk someone through a clear message of the Gospel and the hope found in Jesus Christ!


The Bible Recap is a short podcast/video that highlights and summarizes chapters of the Bible in an easy to understand way. You can get all the Bible recap videos by clicking the link below!

The Bible Project creates videos to help people experience the Bible and understand it more! 


SOAP is our Bible reading plan here at NH YTH. This method of Bible reading encourages students to journal along with reading their Bible for greater understanding. Currently, we are going through a 2 year Bible reading plan.


Meet Our NH Youth Pastors

Luke Spangrud, High School Pastor

Luke works to see the passion of senior high students channeled into energy being used to serve Christ. While not at NH Youth events, he enjoys woodworking, hunting, and dreaming of vacationing in outer space.

August Hoffman, High School Pastor

With a degree in Youth Ministry, August believes in the next generation and wants to see God use them for His glory. Fun fact: August grew up in Ankeny!

Zach Hill, Middle School Pastor

Zach is New Hope’s Middle School Youth Pastor. With a background in Youth Development, Zach uses his passion to show Middle schoolers the glory and love of Christ in such a crucial time in their lives. Looking for Zach? Find him doing anything outside.

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Resources for NH Youth

RightNow Media

Get instant access to over ten-thousand great videos for kids, teens, and adults on many different topics. Sign up for free through New Hope to take advantage of this opportunity to nurture your relationship with God.

Axis Parent Guides & Videos

These PDF guides and videos educate parents on a variety of topics related to teens and technology, such as social media, pornography, and cyberbullying, as well as common issues such as depression, anxiety, and self-harm.

The Digital Culture of Kids

This series of seven videos walk parents and all caring adults through the very best content from Protect Young Eyes on predators, pornography, screen addiction, bullies, social media, and gaming. To access the videos, follow these instructions:


  1. Click this link
  2. Select “Single Family Purchase” and then “Enroll in Course”
  3. Use coupon code, “NEWHOPE” in checkout to receive the course for free


After the initial login, you will not have to go through the coupon process again. Access the videos by logging in to protectyoungeyes.com

Questions? Reach out to Pastor Luke, Pastor August or Pastor Zach.