About New Hope Lutheran Academy
Founded in 2004, New Hope Lutheran Academy is a private elementary Christian school located in the heart of West Melbourne, Florida. Our Christian school, which teaches students kindergarten through eighth grade, was started and continues to be operated by the members of New Hope Lutheran Church. Our foundation for all aspects of both our Christian church and our Christian school is the Word of God.
New Hope Lutheran Academy exists to provide a high-quality Christ-centered education to the children of our congregation and community. We believe that every child is precious. As such, it is a joy and privilege to serve children in an environment of love that mirrors our Savior’ s love for us. At New Hope, our teachers, staff, and volunteers share this vision. The school is fittingly named New Hope because of the “ new hope” we have in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the Savior of the world, and we share this truth with our students and parents as well. Parents send their children to our Christian school with the knowledge that their children are in a safe educational environment where Christian teachers know their child, their child’ s needs and how to encourage them.
At New Hope Lutheran Academy, students from kindergarten through eighth grade prepare for the future with challenging courses that are enriched with Christian teachings and morals. Our small class sizes enable us to truly know our students and help them develop their God-given abilities. Because of our flexible multi-grade classrooms, we are able to place students into groups of their peers based on ability and proficiency rather than solely on age. And most of all, we are able to provide our students with the truth of God’ s Word, the one changeless thing in an ever-changing world.
About Our Campus
New Hope Lutheran Academy was built in 2004 on the campus of New Hope Lutheran Church in West Melbourne, FL. Our building was carefully designed with students in mind. Each classroom provides a comfortable learning environment with current technology available to all students. Our campus also includes new playground equipment, a basketball area, a soccer field and multi-purpose field for leisure and physical education classes.
About New Hope Lutheran Church
New Hope Lutheran church, founded in 1980, is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). As a member of the WELS, New Hope believes that the Bible is the true, inspired word of God. The Bible teaches us that God judged all sinners righteous in his sight when Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. God declared everyone free from the guilt and punishment owed for our sins. The sinner receives this free gift of forgiveness, not by doing good deeds, but only by faith which is a gift from God. A person is perfect in God’ s sight when he or she believes in Christ and his redemptive work. We cannot do anything to earn this free gift, but in thankfulness we naturally look for ways to serve others. Hebrews 4:12 says, “ For the word of God is living and active…” Learning more about what the Bible says and how it applies to our lives is a big part of life at New Hope. New and existing members can attend Bible information classes which cover all the basics of what the Bible teaches. Weekly Bible classes cover anything from current issues of interest to digging deeper into individual sections of Scripture. Pastor Raether’ s training in the Bible’ s original languages, Greek and Hebrew, allows us to be sure of the intention of the words used and their context so we can get an even clearer picture of what God wanted to convey in his love letter to us.
All of this leads us to New Hope Lutheran Church’ s mission statement:
“ We, the family of believers at New Hope Lutheran Church, united in the saving Word of God, are committed to grow in faith together through the study and use of Word and Sacrament, and exist to win souls for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.”
The members of New Hope love to get together. We have fellowship every Sunday after church and we have special opportunities for fun throughout the year. We have had chili dumps, bonfires, game nights, bowling and mini golf to name a few. It is so encouraging to spend time together with other believers. We come from diverse backgrounds and walks of life yet we all share one thing in common—the peace that comes from trusting Jesus as our Savior. We hope you will join our family!
About The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
New Hope Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Founded in 1850, the WELS teaches that Jesus Christ lived perfectly and died innocently so that all who believe will have eternal life. The WELS is the third largest Lutheran church body in America with 1,279 churches.
The WELS school system, which New Hope Lutheran Academy is a part of, is the fourth largest private school system in America with 334 Lutheran elementary schools, 406 early childhood ministries, 23 area Lutheran high schools, and a Lutheran college. WELS congregations have been training educators and operating elementary schools for over 150 years. Children taught in WELS schools consistently test higher than the national average in standardized tests. The WELS school system has 1,846 teachers, most of whom were trained at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Martin Luther College is the WELS College of Ministry, where pastors and teachers are trained in the true Word of God and where all three New Hope Lutheran Academy teachers were trained.