We believe everyone needs the hope found in Jesus Christ. We are committed to bringing, restoring, encouraging, and maintaining the hope He brings to the world.

"Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming." 

- 1 Peter 1:13


We believe spiritual growth happens best in community where there is accountability, compassion and a sense of belonging. We are committed to living in harmony and oneness with each other.

"Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."  

- Hebrews 10:24-25


We believe God calls everyone to give themselves away in generous living. We are committed to practicing generosity by giving our time, talents, and treasure to others.

"Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else."

- 2 Corinthians 9:13

Intimacy With God

We believe intimacy with God is necessary in order to enjoy a full and satisfying life. We are committed to knowing God personally by accepting His offer of grace in Jesus Christ.

"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God..."

- Colossians 1:10

Biblical Authority

We believe the Bible is the final authority for every follower of Christ. We are committed to trusting what it says and obeying what it teaches.

"For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

- Hebrews 4:12


If you have any questions about membership, please call the church office at 812-254-3699

The First Step

Do you believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior? At New Hope, we believe this is the most important question you will answer in your lifetime. 

Why Should I Join New Hope?

  1. Membership is a demonstration of your commitment to Jesus and to the church’s core beliefs, values, and mission.
  2. Becoming a member allows you to serve in more ways at New Hope.
  3. Membership is an important first step to greater involvement in the powerful work God is doing here. 
How Do I join?
Come forward at the end of the worship service or indicate on your communication card your desire to become a member.  You will be asked to fill out a membership agreement which makes it official.  

Requirements For Membership
  1. Believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. (John 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9)
  2. Repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19)
  3. Confess your faith. (Rom. 10:9) 
  4. Baptized by immersion. (Acts 2:38)
  5. Agree with mission and core values of New Hope.
  6. Sign a Membership Agreement

* Copy of the New Hope Membership Agreement