About Us

LIVE, LOVE, & GO like JESUS

Our Vision

To be Jesus in every corner of the world

This means we seek to mobilize disciple-making disciples, serve and influence culture, and reflect Jesus while entering into the messy parts of life.

Our DNA

Biblical

We follow God’s word as our authority for what we believe and how we live. We seek to not only hear God’s Word but to do what it says. (James 1:22)

Relational

We connect authentically with others inside and outside our church in hope of loving them well and pointing them to Jesus Christ. (John 13:34, Mark 12:31)

Shared

We believe God designed us for community and speaks truth to and through His people. In response, we lead together in teams, partner with other ministries, and develop younger leaders to carry on the work after us. (Acts 6:1-4)

Empowered

We encourage and unleash people to pursue the gifts, talents, and passions God has given them to advance His agenda in our world. We look to and rely on God’s Holy Spirit to transform lives. (Ephesians 3:16)

Messy

We care about the brokenhearted and are willing to get involved with real needs and problems, even when we don’t have all the answers. (Mark 1:40-42)

Risky

We will dream, pray, and actively pursue Kingdom initiatives that depend on the power of God’s Spirit for their success. We will attempt new ministries to reach people who have not yet been reached with the gospel. (Hebrews 11)

Generous

We believe the church does not exist for us but for the world, so we give generously of our time, talents, and resources. We are contributors to and participants in God’s mission. (2 Corinthians 9:6)

Joyful

We celebrate our life together in Christ with joy, sharing in God’s pleasure.  We laugh often and loudly! (Philippians 4:4)

Our Beliefs

We are a nondenominational evangelical church. Our beliefs are formed by our commitments to Jesus Christ and to his Word.  We choose to focus on the essential tenants of doctrine while leaving freedom in secondary matters.

Here are the beliefs that we do regard as essential:

Trinity

We believe God is the Supreme, Eternal One who reveals himself to the human race through three distinct, but equal, Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Father

We believe that God is the Creator of all life, the Initiator of the divine-human relationship, and the Source of perfect love.

The Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Upon His First Advent into human history, He came as a Humble Child, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. As such, He was both fully divine and yet fully human. Through His sinless life, death upon the cross, and resurrection from the grave, He provides the only means for persons to be reunited with God. Upon His Second Advent into human history, He will come as a Victorious Lord to complete the redemption of the cosmos. Evil will be destroyed, all creation will be renewed, a new Heaven will descend, and the believer will dwell in the presence of God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Eternal Spirit who has been active throughout time revealing God to the human race. In an individual’s life, the Spirit creates a restless longing that can only be satisfied by God’s prevenient grace, enables the process of salvation, and indwells the believer so that one is inspired with a vision of holy living and endowed with power for daily life.

Humanity

We believe humanity is the highest expression of God’s creation. Created in the image of God, men and women were designed to be with God, one another, and the earth. Due to the lack of trust and disobedience (sin), humanity broke the divine-human bond, thus defacing the image of God within them. Since the event of Original Sin, relationships of persons to God, persons to persons, and persons to earth have been fragmented. Only as persons are reunited with God, through faith in Christ, can the process of rediscovering God’s image and life’s relationships be restored.

The Bible

We believe the Old and New Testaments are the only written Word of God. The authority of the Scripture derives from the fact that God, through the Holy Spirit, inspired the authors, causing them to perceive God’s truth and record it with accuracy. The Bible is God’s written message to the world revealing God’s character, calling persons to a relationship with Himself, identifying the essentials of the Christian faith, and guiding believers in aspects of daily living. We affirm the responsibility of each Christian to study the Scriptures, which leads to biblical interpretation based upon the Spirit’s guidance and personal reflection.

Salvation

We believe God desires for all persons to live in unbroken fellowship with Him. However, all persons experience a broken relationship with God due to sin which results in condemnation. Because God is Holy, fallen humanity cannot mend the broken relationship with God through any personal effort (sincere resolutions, humanitarian efforts, faithfulness to a church, etc.). But, because God is Love, He has provided The Way for mending humanity’s separation from Himself (grace). Salvation is made available to all who put their faith in Christ, trusting in His sacrifice upon the cross (redemption). All who receive this gift of salvation experience freedom from the guilt and condemnation of sin (justification) and are born anew with a heart to follow God (regeneration).

The Church

We believe the Church consists of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior. Believers are scripturally admonished to come together in local communities of faith to provide a context for Christian nurture and empowerment. The Church provides nurturing towards Christian maturity through worship celebrations, the teaching of the Scriptures, and fellowship within the community. The Church provides empowerment for Christian service through training believers and encouraging them to actively represent Christ’s presence to the world by being responsive to the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of others.

Afterlife

We believe those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at physical death, immediately pass into God’s presence and dwell with Him forever. We believe that those who do not choose to trust in Christ for salvation will, at physical death, experience eternal separation from the presence of God.

Our Leadership

Our thoughts on leadership

You’ll notice there is no “senior pastor” or “lead pastor.” Rather, our pastors lead as a senior leadership team. That is intentional. We believe God gives each of us gifts that are useful at different times and in different ways. We accept each other and lead as a group. We call that “shared leadership.” We believe that is important for others in leadership at New Hope as well. We look for leaders who bring others with them to lead the ministry God has called them to.

Bob Anderson

Pastor

Nancy Bonson

Children of Hope Preschool

Andrea Fisher

High School

Wanda Greathouse

Office Manager

Jason Kempf

Pastor

Zack Killey

Pastor & Middle School

Stacey Miller

Children

Jimmy Parker

Facilities

Randy Spacht

Pastor

Stephanie Vrshek

Nursery

Church Council

Our church council consists of a handful of members who are selected to serve three-year terms. Each year, the council itself will invite new leaders onto the council. Pastors also sit on the council.

Brianna Amspaugh

Mike Ganly

Tiffany Hendrix

Brian June

Lori McFall

Nick Sinders

Doug Staley Sr

John Stevens

Kristin Wood

Bob Anderson

Jason Kempf

Randy Spacht