WHAT TO EXPECT


At New Hope, we want you to feel at home on your first visit. We believe, the first time you attend, you'll find yourself enjoying the great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and comfortable atmosphere. We also know that going to church the  first time can be intimidating. Here are a few questions people have asked before coming.



What Kind Of Church Is New Hope?

We are an independent, non-denominational church.


        That Means:

  • We're locally owned and operated. The buck stops here. We set our own budget, hire staff, manage the facilities and decide what Scriptures to study each week.
  • The Bible is our sole authority when it comes to everyday living. In the essentials, we believe in unity... in non-essentials, we believe in liberty... in all things, we seek to practice love.
  • We desire to unify believers. The divisions we have observed in churches over the years have more to do with man-made traditions than with issues of doctrine. At New Hope our goal is to practice the simple Christianity we see lived out in the New Testament


What Are the Worship Services Like?

Our worship services feature upbeat music (mostly contemporary songs with a few traditional favorites) and practical messages to help you deal with real life's challenges. We believe that what you experience on the weekend should inspire and help you understand how to apply the principles taught in the Bible to your life.  


What Should I Wear?

You may wear what you like. We intentionally downplay the need to dress up for church.  We believe the way a person dresses on Sunday in not as important as how they live Monday thru Saturday. If you dress casually, you'll fit right in.  


What About My Kids?

We have age-appropriate classes during our worship services for kids that are safe, fun and exciting. Each class is staffed with volunteers who love kids and who know how to help them understand the basics of the Christian faith.