Rooted and Growing is an opportunity to grow in our relationship with Jesus. It can happen anytime or anywhere. On this page you'll find some of the opportunities that we have for you to connect with people for various reasons and grow through relationship while studying the bible. We will also provide links to various videos for those times when you are not able to connect with someone but want to know more. Come back and keep checking this page for more growth opportunities.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone please contact Pastor Marsha Krieger.

Below you will find Video Links where we will continually attach video links for you to view anytime, anywhere to help you grow.

We will also have "Growth Opportunities" that include bible studies, and small groups that apply to you.

Today's Devotion

We want to help you as you learn to journal and do devotions.  In this section we will provide a sample of one of Pastor Sheldon's devotions. We hope you will learn from what he is learning as well as learn to journal on your own! Please be aware that as Pastor Sheldon writes his devotions, he addresses them to God.  We want to stay true to what he writes in his journal so you will notice that "You" is in capital letters when he is speaking to God in his devotions.


Speak to me: Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭3‬, 31-32 NIV)

Action: Do whatever I can to guard my heart so that Satan doesn’t enter it. He might sift, but that’s more manageable than if he entered my heart.

Learn:  Satan entered Judas because Judas’ heart was always looking for fault and didn’t respect You. Satan had to ask for permission concerning the rest of the disciples, including Peter because their heart was not like Judas'. They were open and teachable enough to guard their heart. When it comes to Satan entering my life to destroy it, it all depends on my heart.

Talk with God:  Lord, help me to guard my heart so that Satan has no way in. He might try to sift, which I’m thankful that You intercede for me that my faith may not fail. Thank You for Your Word.

Growth Opportunities

"Church is never too big when you are part of a small Group"

  • woMEN'S bible study 

    saturDAY'S, 7:00-8:00 aM

    now - March 21

    Mighty Marvels wing

    If we want to have the power to BE who God invites us to be, or to DO the things He calls us to do, we must first be sure of our identity. At the end of this 10-week video series, facilitated by Christina Kipili’i we will be free, fruitful, fearless and empowered to be who God designed us to be. 

  • Bible Study


    ThursDAY'S, 6:15 PM - 8:30 pM

    now - January 30

    Fellowship hall

    Did the first followers of Jesus intend on starting a new religion? Did they realize that their faith in Jesus as the promised Messiah would impact the world, including you and me, forever? Join Chad Kaneko and Archie Pina as they host this Filmed 4-part video series that was filmed on location in Israel. We’ll listen in on an intriguing discussion between Mart De Haan and two Jewish followers of Jesus. Through this small group we’ll join them as they discuss Judaism and the foundation it provides for Christianity. Gain fascinating insights into the Jewish sacrificial system, spiritual principles and symbolism of the Jewish temple, and the promise of the Messiah.  

  • Best Friends Walking Group

    Saturday's, 1:00-3:00pm

    Starting January 25th

    Lili'uokalani Gardens

    Do you have a furry family member? Or are you an animal lover?

    Join Sonja Nakahara and Jennifer Evans at Lili'uokalani Gardens on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm and take your friend for a walk. Take the time to exercise yourself, your fur baby, or if you don’t have a fur baby, join others with theirs. Come walk with us and build relationships with others and grow stronger in your faith. Contact Sonja at 959-7700 or Jennifer at 925-899-7989, for more info.

  • WOMEN'S Group 

    SATURDAY'S, 10:30-11:45 AM

    (meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday)


    The purpose of Ho’ohanohano Women’s Group is provide hope, encouragement, support, education, spiritual direction, and assistance to women. If you are in a situation where you feel hopeless, need help or want to be heard, we invite you to join us to share your heart and to find wholeness.

    For more info please call 808-959-7700



  • Women's WALKING and devotions GROUP

    thursDAY'S, 5:00-6:00PM


    Meet in Mighty Marvels Wing

    Take of your physical, emotional and spiritual gauges by gathering with other women to walk together, talk and share what’s happening in your life, and to do devotions together. If you are new to New Hope and want to connect with others, this is a great group to begin with. Wear your walking shoes, bring your bible and a friend!!!!

  • Bridges to Zion/Rooted and Growing

    An evening with guy cohen

    MonDAY, 6:00-8:15 PM

    January 27


    What did Paul mean when he said “there is neither Jew nor Gentile....for we are all one in Christ Jesus”? Guy Cohen grew up in an Orthodox Jewish home and later accepted Yeshua as his Savior. Along with his wife Tali, Guy founded and now leads Harvest of Asher in Akko Israel, a Messianic congregation consisting of Jewish and Gentile believers. Under their leadership, Harvest of Asher continues to serve the local Body as well as the surrounding area through worship, prayer and various humanitarian aid projects. We are privileged to have Guy to share his unique perspective on believing Jew and Gentile together in Yeshua and furthering our understanding of the importance of the Jewish roots of our faith.

    A love offering will be received for Guy and Tali.

  • Veterans SMALL GROUP 

    Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    New HOpe MPR Room

    begins January 27

    We invite all veterans to join this group which will allow you to connect with fellow veterans and strengthen your relationship with Jesus. This is a great opportunity to share stories, encourage each other and invite other veterans to find camaraderie and hope  

  • Cookimng Group

    thursDAY 6:30 - 8:00 PM

    February 6

    Call for what to bring

    One of the great things about living in Hawaii is the people. Another is food. We love food and we love people! If you are a foodie or just enjoy meeting people, we invite you to join us once a month as we feed our souls and our stomachs! This is a wonderful opportunity to gain new friends and new recipes! This month Carlene Wolf will teach us how to make Bi Bim Bap. Call Pastor Marsha at 959-7700 to register and to find out what to bring! 



    THURSDAY'S, 6:15 PM - 8:30 pM

    STARTING February 13 - April 23


    If we want to have the power to BE who God invites us to be, or to DO the things He calls us to do, we must first be sure of our identity. At the end of this 10-week video series, facilitated by Christina Kipili’i we will be free, fruitful, fearless and empowered to be who God designed us to be. 

  • Senior's Bible Study/Age 55+


    friDAY'S, 8:00 AM - 9:00 am

    Mighty Marvels room

    Our Senior's Ministry (Ages 55+) will be having Bible Study and Fellowship with "old time" worship, starting February 1st!

    Come and join us Friday mornings at 8:00am as we gather together in the name of Jesus!

    There are some days in the year that we will not be meeting due to holidays and unavailability of our meeting room.

    Please mark your calendars of the following "No Meeting" days:

    November 29 - Thanksgiving weekend

    ENTIRE MONTH of December through January 3rd

  • Men's Small Group


    Tuesday's, 7:00-8:00 PM

    162 Kimo Pl

    There is nothing more powerful then a group of men who love God and love each other. Through this small group you will be gather with other men to encourage each other, pray with each other, and grow in your friendship with God. Join with Pastor Tom, Alan Hiraoka and other men to grow strengthen your friendship with God and others.



    TUESDAY'S, 7:00-8:00 PM

    1270 Honua St

    As a man, how can you lead your family to love Jesus? How do you stand firm in your faith without compromise at work? No one can stand alone. We all need the support of others going through the same thing we are. Join Roger Mikkelson, Donald Leopoldo and John Kaiwi in this small group to grow your friendship with God and other men.