Mission & Values
OUR MISSION IS TO BE DISCIPLES MAKING DISCIPLES.
This mission is a restating of the Great Commission that Jesus gave to all of His disciples in Matthew 28:16-20. Our goal is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We are seeking to accomplish this mission in three ways: engaging the lost, equipping the church, and encouraging the hurting.
"...that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
-2 Corinthians 5:19-21
ENGAGING THE LOST
God wants to reconcile the world to Himself, saving those who are lost. One of the beautiful parts of the message of reconciliation is that He entrusts us with sharing with those who are far from God (2 Corinthians 5:19).
EQUIPPING THE CHURCH
The church are ambassadors for Jesus. At New Hope, we want to make sure that everyone is equipped with what they need to be faithful ambassadors. We never stop being equipped. We never stop learning. We never stop being disciples of Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:20).
ENCOURAGING THE HURTING
What an encouragement to know that Jesus took care of the very thing we were powerless to overcome on our own. New Hope will be a church that encourages those who are hurting with the truth of this loving message (2 Corinthians 5:21).
OUR CORE VALUES
Our values help us to live out the mission Jesus has called us to. We use these values to guide us here at New Hope, informing our decisions, direction, and vision.
The Bible is our authority in life as individual followers of Jesus and as a church family. We believe that the Bible is the perfect word of God. We submit wholeheartedly to the authority of the Bible. We will present God's Word with grace and truth (John 1:14) (2Timothy 3:16-17).
· Preaching and Teaching
· Financial Giving
· Belief Statements – Formation and Implementation of our worldview/beliefs
If you would like to learn more about the value of Biblical Authority, we encourage you to check out the sermon from our Values Sermon Series. You can view the sermon at the link below:
New Hope has always partnered with others in the work of the Gospel (Philippians 1:5). We work with missionaries both locally and globally. We embrace opportunities to support ministries and missionaries who glorify God and lead people to Jesus (Matthew 28:16-20). We generously give of our time, talents, and resources to help fulfill the mission that God has for New Hope (2 Corinthians 9:6-8).
· Strategic Planning
If you would like to learn more about the value of Missions, we encourage you to check out the sermon from our Values Sermon Series. You can view the sermon at the link below:
We value being a church family where people are known and loved. We work hard to help New Hope feel like a family. We believe that people were created to be in relationship with one another for the purpose of glorifying God (Acts 2:44-47, Luke 6:12-13). Like a healthy family, we work to maintain unity in all essentials while gracefully loving one another when we differ on the non-essentials (Ephesians 4:4-6).
· Intentional Discipleship (HHH)
· Accountability (Leadership and others)
If you would like to learn more about the value of Family Culture, we encourage you to check out the sermon from our Values Sermon Series. You can view the sermon at the link below:
We value living lives of integrity and sincerity (2Corinthians 1:12-14). As one author has said, “Transparency means that the appearance and the reality are exactly the same” (Oswald Chambers). We will work hard to be a place of honesty and trustworthiness.
· Financial Accountability
· Leadership Accountability
· Connectedness to and Communication with the Church Family
If you would like to learn more about the value of Transparency, we encourage you to check out the sermon from our Values Sermon Series. You can view the sermon at the link below:
Jesus modeled and taught that leadership in the church is about “serving others and not being served” (Matthew 20:28). Leadership in the church is about caring for and serving people for the glory of God (1Peter 5:1-2). This pastoral approach to leading requires leaders to know their people. We value our leadership being accessible to and involved in the lives of our church family.
· Active Involvement of Leadership
· Development of Future Leaders
· Caring for Widows and Orphans
If you would like to learn more about the value of Leading Pastorally, we encourage you to check out the sermon from our Values Sermon Series. You can view the sermon at the link below: