The following are the core beliefs of New Hope Community Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the human race fell from grace, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God, and that man is totally depraved and, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition by his own merit.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.