First Sunday With Us?
We've all been there. Anytime a person attends a church for the first time it comes with butterflies, anxieties, and fears over the unexpected. Consider yourself normal. We pray these short notes will help settle your heart on what a first visit to New Hope might be like.
What Do People Wear?
In terms of 'dress', New Hope is a "come as you are" church. Some men wear blue jeans - others wear dress shirts - a few wear ties. Some ladies wear slacks - others wear dresses. In the summer, shorts are preferred by some. Seriously, wear what is most comfortable.
What Is The Worship Like?
Our worship is an intentional New Hope worship offers a wonderful variety of keyboards, guitars, drums, vocal ensembles, and yes, we also incorporate hymns! We worship the One True God, encouraging your participation. On a typical Sunday, we worship through singing for about 25 minutes.
What Is The Preaching Like?
We preach from one book - the Bible. At New Hope, we preach "expositionally", which means preaching that is focused on explaining the meaning of Scripture in its historical and grammatical context. The sermons are roughly 40 minutes long...but don't time us because sometimes they vary. There are two goals in our preaching. One, theological truth - what does God's word say. Two, relevant application - what does it mean to me. Our prayer is that there are always action steps to take home and implement into your life. You will find past sermons by clicking here.
How Long Is the Service?
Sunday worship services in Africa can last 3-5 hours...and they are just getting warmed up. At New Hope, we haven't quite reached that level of perseverance! A typical worship service at New Hope lasts about 75-85 minutes. We are not "mastered" by the clock, but we also understand the culture in which we live.
Where Do The Children Go?
As a visitor, you may feel more comfortable keeping your children with you during the worship service and we encourage families worshipping together. We do have an AWESOME Kidzone ministry. When you arrive, ask one of our greeters where the kids ministries are located. They will direct you to the rooms where volunteers can help check your children in. Our nursery (0-2) is well staffed as well as our younger classes (3-5). And our Kidzone (6-12 years old) is a vibrant, eye-catching, room of activity.
We Look Forward To Seeing You This Sunday At 10:00am!