A housechurch is a small group that meets for study, worship, prayer and fellowship. New Hope truly seeks to be a “community” church, one that emphasizes relationships and fellowship as a crucial aspect of our faith. That being said, we consider housechurch groups to be at least as important as the Sunday morning experience, if not more so.

Because we live, work, play, and go to school in areas all throughout the Baltimore region, we want to be a church that encourages Jesus-followers to be incarnational in the communities in which they are doing life through service to their community. And that’s especially important where our housechurches are concerned. Currently we have four housechurches in operation: one in Reisterstown, one in Upperco, one in Ellicott City, and a new one just launched in Catonsville. It’s anticipated that each group would exercise the freedom to be involved in these communities, through a variety of capacities, as it makes sense for them to do so.

You can get more information on specific New Hope Housechurches by contacting the leaders below:

Housechurch Contacts

  • Millers & Wagers will lead a Catonsville Housechurch that will meet on Wednesday evenings. For the fall, we’ll study through Andy Stanley’s book Deep & Wide, that makes a compelling case for fresh vision in the church. For more information, you can contact Joe at
  • Graves-Abes & Fursts will lead a housechurch via Zoom on Thursdays beginning Fall 2020. They’ll start with a study of the book of Malachi. For more information, you can contact Kate Graves-Abe ( or Eric Furst (
  • Schrecks will lead a housechurch targeted towards those in the season of parenting young children. They meet several times a month via Zoom, always on Tuesdays at 8pm. Their content will be focused on parenting for the near future. For more information, contact Karisa Schreck at
  • Fales are leading a housechurch hosted at the Levenson’s in Reisterstown on Wednesday nights at 7pm. They are currently in a study of Abraham. For more information, contact Beth Fales at