Visiting any church for the very first time can be a tough
experience. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to
New Hope Baptist Church will be refreshing, friendly, and
enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience
inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people,
and a place where you feel welcome and "at home"!
Hospitality greeters will meet you at any door to the building,
give you a complimentary church bulletin, and direct you to the
right classes or services. They can also answer other questions
you may have.
The music is always followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible
message from Pastor Aaron Baxter. The 11:00 am service is a little
over one hour in length. Of course, you are welcome to attend our
adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. This class is a smaller group
settings where you are invited to meet people, and hear a
teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. The
best way to get to know people at New Hope Baptist Church is to
visit our adult Bible Sunday school class.
Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect
on your first visit.
What time are the Services?
The Adult Sunday School Class at 10 a.m. This class is a smaller
group setting where you are invited to meet people, enjoy
fellowship, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to
Adults and teens attend the main 11 a.m. service where they
enjoy the beautiful congregational music, ensembles,
and soloists. The music is always followed by a clear, helpful,
and challenging Bible message from Pastor Aaron Baxter. The
11:00 am service is a little over one hour in length.
Where do I take my children?
with excellent nursery, there is something special for children of
every age. During every service there are safe, clean, and highly
staffed nurseries for children two years old and under. For the
infants, mothers can request nursery attendants contact them if
there is a need. For children three years old through sixth grade
there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. These classes
are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers
and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your
child. Hospitality greeters can direct you to the appropriate
nursery or children’s classroom.
What about my teens?
teen Sunday school classes are broken down into three main
divisions: junior high, and high school. Most of
the teens attend a class for one hour at 10 a.m. and then attend
the main service at 11:00 a.m. with their parents.
How should I dress?
There is no
strict dress code to attend our public services, but in case
you're wondering, a majority of our church members wear their
"Sunday best"—the men in a dress shirt and dress slacks, typically
with a tie, and the women in modest dress.
Am I Expected to Participate in the Offering?
No. We don't invite you to New Hope Baptist Church for your
offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you
will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's
Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't
feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
How can I become a member of New Hope Baptist
If you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and
Lord and follow Him in baptism by immersion, we welcome you into
If your church membership is elsewhere, should God direct you
here, the following things are necessary. You must be sure you
have Christ in your heart as your Savior. You must have been
baptized by immersion after your salvation experience. You may
make your desire known by coming forward during any invitation. We
will happily take care of appropriate details for transferring
In the event church membership records are not available for a
transfer of membership, and you have been baptized by immersion,
we will accept you upon your statement of these conditions. You
may express your desire to fulfill any of the above by presenting
yourself during the invitation at the
close of each service. Any decision assumes your
commitment to being faithful in prayer and participation in our
If there's something
we missed on this list, just give us a call, or ask someone when
you arrive. Whether you're new to the area and looking for a
church home, or if it's been a long time since you've attended
church at all, we hope your first visit at New Hope Baptist Church
will be awesome!
We exist to serve
you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you
personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first
moment you step onto our property! Let us know how we can serve
you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!