Basic Beliefs

  1. The Bible is true and accurate.
  2. The Bible is God’s word and must be obeyed.
  3. Jesus changes people’s lives.
  4. Jesus is fully God and fully human.
  5. Jesus is the only hope we have for salvation.
  6. The Holy Spirit is active today.
  7. The Holy Spirit makes it possible for Christians to be like Jesus.
  8. God intimately knows each of us and loves us.
  9. God is personal, sovereign, holy, perfect, infinite, and worthy of our worship and love.
  10. God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Trinity).
  11. We live in a sinful world.
  12. We are all broken and sinful people in need of forgiveness and healing.
  13. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus.
  14. God calls Christians to be in intimate, healthy relationships (community).
  15. Sincere faith will influence every area of life.
  16. Love is the greatest indication of sincere faith.
  17. Passionate worship is an appropriate response to God.
  18. The goal of the Christian faith is to become more like Jesus.
  19. Jesus will return in glory to judge the world.

Please note: This is not a comprehensive statement of beliefs. This statement is designed to give readers a basic overview of our beliefs. If you would like more information please contact one of the New Hope staff.