What is our mission?
A mission drives everything a person or organization does. Primarily, businesses are driven by profit. Some people are driven by the desire to accumulate wealth while others may be driven by image, success, or acceptance. Jesus had a clear mission. Jesus came to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10 ). In Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT), Jesus passed this mission on to His church:
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
At New Hope , we have taken this mission and made it the driving force behind all we do. We’ve summarized this mission into this simple statement:
New Hope exists to enable people to become obedient followers of Jesus Christ.
What are our core beliefs? [CLICK + TO EXPAND TOPICS]
God created us for His glory.
God desires an intimate relationship with each one of us.
Jesus left His eternal dwelling with the Father and dwelt among us.
Jesus lived a sinless life.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Jesus rose from the dead and will return to earth to gather His children and judge the world.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ.
The Holy Spirit indwells each believer empowering Christ-like lives.
The Holy Spirit empowers each believer for ministry through spiritual gifts.
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization.The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control.
“But you, the King’s priests, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.” 1 Peter 2:9 (TEV)
Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation.
At New Hope , we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We believe that giving ten percent (10%) of our income is a Biblical place to start with our giving. Ultimately, we should give even more freely out of the joy of our hearts and the abundance of our blessings.