New Hope Community Church is rooted in the Christian tradition of the United Brethren in Christ movement. A more formal “Confession of Faith” is available; we would be delighted to provide you with a copy.
Some of the significant doctrines stated there are:
- Triune God: We believe in one God who made us, loves us, and rules over all creation. We believe that this one God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus is completely God and completely human; that He was born to a virgin mother, died to carry the punishment for human sins, and was literally raised from the dead. In His death, we see God’s love and justice meet together to remove our guilt.
- The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit and expect God to be active and working in our lives. The Holy Spirit draws us to faith in Christ; helps us understand and apply the Bible to our lives; comforts us in our sorrow; and empowers us to live godly lives that make a difference to the world around us.
- The Church: We commit ourselves to live as followers of Jesus: sharing His truth, love, and compassion with our world. We gather as His disciples into the church where we learn, love, and share the life of Jesus together as we combine our resources to proclaiming the Good News and relieving human distress and social injustice. As a church, we celebrate God’s grace as we worship together and observe the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- The Holy Bible and Salvation: We believe that God speaks through the Bible. We consider the Bible to be our final authority regarding what we believe and how we live. We believe that every human has sinned and needs to accept God’s salvation through the death of Jesus Christ.