About Us

Are you looking for a new church, or trying out church for the first time? At New Hope we offer a gospel message that connects to your everyday life, friendly people, a cup of coffee, and a live worship band. Come dressy or casual – jeans are okay. Really! Where ever you are on your journey, you will discover New Hope wants to make your time with us the most fulfilling part of your week. Life is best when it is lived joyously and abundantly – as Christ intended!

Our Core Values

Loving God

We worship each week to bring praise to our Father God through our Savior Jesus Christ (Acts
2:42). By the Holy Spirit, worship and prayer are our starting point of loving God (Mark 1:35;
Hebrews 12:28). Our love for God begins our ministry of reflecting Christ and making Him
known. We strongly desire to make this a priority in our lives (Hebrews 10:25). We start our love
for God by studying His Word and seeking His will in our lives through the inspired Word of
God (2 Timothy 3:16).

Growing with God

As our love for God grows, we naturally seek a deeper learning of His Word. We do this through
our small group ministry (Acts 2:46). Small groups are designed to deepen our understanding of
our faith and knowledge of the Bible. Small groups are centers of care and growth, emphasizing
the power of prayer for one another (Colossians 1:9; James 5:16). Prayer is our lifeline to our
Heavenly Father. Small groups serve to grow us deeper and more mature in our faith (Colossians
1:28; Hebrews 5:12-6:2).

Loving Others

As our faith continues to grow, the natural outflow of a deep faith is loving service and outreach
to our community. We desire to be doers of the Word, not just hearers only (James 1:22). We
desire to see small groups and studies engage in intentional acts of service and outreach. This
will include living out the Great Commission to, “Go...make disciples of all the nations.”
(Matthew 28:19). We see the Great Mission of the church as being witnesses and sharing the
gospel with all people (Luke 2:10; Acts 1:8). We will do this by loving our neighbors in practical
expressions of service in order to show the love of God to a world made ripe for the harvest
(John 4:35-38).

What is Evangelical Free?

The term "Evangelical Free" refers to our denomination, The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The EFCA was created in 1950 and consists today of about 1,500 churches.

Although politics has tarnished the term Evangelical, we embrace the term as a principle that defines us as believers of the good news of the gospel. In fact, the English word "evangelical" comes from the Greek word evangel, meaning "to announce the good news." At New Hope EFC, we are Evangelicals who define ourselves theologically, yet recognize our diversity politically, socially, and culturally.

The term Free refers to our form of church government. Although we are part of a denomination, we are independent in direction and free from a central controlling denominational body. Instead, we depend upon the active participation of pastors and members in the decisions and direction of our church.

For more information about the EFCA, please visit www.efca.org.

Dave Williams

Senior Pastor

Dave has been in ministry for over 22 years in a variety of roles including children's pastor, worship pastor and senior pastor. Dave received his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America. Dave is currently the secretary of the District Leadership Team of the Rocky Mountain district of the Evangelical Free Church. His heart is for relevant teaching that is true to the Scriptures and to build healthy disciples that will build healthy disciples. Dave is married to Sheri and they have 4 amazing kids. Together they enjoy camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities. In his free time Dave enjoys mountain and road biking, cross country and downhill skiing, and roasting and drinking fine coffee.

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Lori McDermith

Office Secretary & Financial Secretary

Lori has lived in Cedaredge since 2001 with her husband Monty. Together they have three wonderful children, two fabulous granddaughters. They enjoy the great outdoors by shooting, fly fishing, backpacking, 4-wheeling and taking their two dogs for walks.
Lori has been the financial secretary since October of 2017 and the church secretary since September of 2018. She enjoys serving the Lord by serving her New Hope family.

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