New Hope embraces the heart of the Christian message as it was understood from the time of Jesus onward. That message is contained in the Bible, but has also been summed up in an ancient confession of faith known as The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

And I believe in Jesus Christ, his Only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father, Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Anyone who can affirm the beliefs taught in this creed is welcome to become a member at New Hope – regardless of how they may differ from the more specific beliefs listed here on our site.