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We’ll start with what matters the most to us: transforming lives, families, and communities through the revived people of Jesus Christ. That’s our mission statement, which drives how we live and what we do. As a Southern Baptist church, we believe that our faith comes solely through Jesus Christ – not because of works, but by grace as a gift. He is the way, the Truth and the life. Here at New Hope, our hope is to be transformed by Christ so that we can join God in His work of transforming those around us to fulfill the Great Commission. The Gospel is always our aim.

 

We are a multi-ethnic and multi generational church with two campuses – one in the heart of Fayetteville, Georgia and one on the cusp of Peachtree City. On an average Sunday, 2,500 people gather for family groups and a worship service, with a myriad of service opportunities at their fingertips. As a diverse church family, we have the privilege of living out the Gospel intentionally and continually living counter-culturally as we follow Christ’s command to preach the Good News. We hope you feel at home here when you visit!

New Hope Experience

As a church, we strongly believe in the unity of believers. We all come to the table with different gifts, personalities and life experiences, but we are united under one cause: the Gospel.

 

We keep these four things as the focus:
• Worship services
• Serve teams
• Family groups
• Impacting communities

 

Worship services usher the congregation into communion with God through prayer, singing, the teaching of God’s Word and taking communion throughout the year.

 

Serve teams are sent out locally, nationally and internationally to share the Gospel. We train teams with gifts and passions that range from working with kids and door-to-door evangelism to singing and painting.

 

Family groups are our version of Sunday school. It makes the big seem small and breeds deep community to walk with you through trials and joy.

 

Impacting communities is really the heartbeat of our church. We believe that the Gospel transforms, and we’re committed to joining God in transforming lives, families, and communities through us as revived people.

Core Beliefs

God the Father

God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s saving grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

God created us for His glory.
God desires an intimate relationship with each one of us.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He will return to earth to consummate history.

Jesus left His eternal dwelling with the Father and dwelt among us.

Jesus lived a sinless life.
Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Jesus rose from the dead and will return to earth to gather His children and judge the world.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.

The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ.
The Holy Spirit indwells each believer empowering Christ-like lives.
The Holy Spirit empowers each believer for ministry through spiritual gifts.

Salvation

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.

The Bible Is Our Sole Authority

“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (LB)

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?” We practice daily Bible reading, Bible study, and Bible memorization.The Bible is the basis for all we believe.

Autonomy Of Each Local Church

“He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body’s life.” Colossians 1:18 (TEV)

Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control.

Priesthood of Every Believer

“He loves us, and by his death he has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God.” Revelation 1:5b and 6a (TEV)

“But you, the King’s priests, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.” 1 Peter 2:9 (TEV)

Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation.

Tithing

“A tithe of everything from the land belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30

At New Hope , we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We believe that giving ten percent (10%) of our income is a Biblical place to start with our giving. Ultimately, we should give even more freely out of the joy of our hearts and the abundance of our blessings.

Membership

New here? We’re so glad!

 

At New Hope, we love to make it easy for people to plug in and become members. Being a member of a Bible-believing church is more than being a member at a country club. To us, it means committing to walking through life with others and serving the body of Christ. It means faithfully attending a church and reaping the benefits of godly community.

 

Our membership process looks like this…
• Being baptized by full immersion after a salvation experience, if that hasn’t already occurred.
• Take our membership class. Classes are offered the third Sunday of every month at alternating campuses during the Family Groups hour (9:30 AM at North and 10:30 AM at South).
• Sign New Hope’s covenant
• Take the Who Me? class. This is not required, but we strongly encourage all members to go through this six-week course to discover their spiritual gifts.

 

Questions?

 

  • Does Sunday school attendance make me a member? No.
  • Do I have to be a member to be baptized? No, you don’t. But to become a member, you must be baptized by full immersion before completing the process.
  • How can I be baptized? We encourage you to talk to a minister before being baptized.
  • I’m a kid. Can I baptized? Yes! We encourage you to talk to Libby Baker, our Children’s Minister, before being baptized.
  • How old do I have to be to become a member? We open it up to all ages. The adult membership class begins with 7th grade+ and the children’s membership and baptism class (also known as the new believer class) is for 6th grade and under.
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