Our Basic Beliefs
New Hope embraces the heart of the Christian message as it was understood from the time of Jesus onward. That message is summed up in an ancient confession of faith known as The Apostles’ Creed. New Hope’s membership is open to all who affirm these basic beliefs:
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.
Our Detailed Beliefs - The Westminster Standards
New Hope’s teaching is not limited to the basics of Christianity covered in the Apostles’ Creed. As part of the Reformed branch of Protestant Christianity, New Hope’s pastors, elders, and deacons use the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as a faithful summary of the Bible’s key doctrines.