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Doctrine & Affiliation


To love and glorify God and to share with all people the Good News of Jesus Christ.


The purpose of NHBC is to glorify God by obeying the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) involving the Five Kingdom Principles and to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the lordship of Christ. Following is a brief description of the Five Kingdom Principles.

Evangelism: To be a dynamic spiritual body empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.

Worship: To be a worshiping fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership.

Fellowship: To experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God and fellow believers.

Discipleship: To help people experience a growing knowledge of God and man.

Ministry: To be a church who ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and the world in Jesus’ name.


1. We believe the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, and that He is true God and Man. He died on the cross for our sins. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father and is now our High Priest and Advocate.
4. We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the work of the Holy Spirit can man’s salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
5. We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man’s works, and is possessed by any and all who have faith in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
6. We believe in a regenerated church membership: that is, persons old enough to understand their need for Jesus Christ and, of their own free will, accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
7. We believe that baptism is by immersion and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to His suffering and death on the cross. These are ordinances to be observed by the church in its present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means for Man’s salvation.
8. We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His Second coming inspires believers for dynamic and zealous life and service for Him while waiting for His return.
9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven, and the everlasting punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in hell.
10. We believe in the autonomy of the local church. The church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other religious body or organization.
11. We believe the New Testament clearly teaches that the church is to be led by a plurality of godly men.


New Hope Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention

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