At New Hope Baptist Church we believe in the importance of the family. First and foremost we want to make sure you are part of God’s family, that you are one of His children. John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."
The Bible is full of family terms. Israel is called the wife of God, the Church is called the Bride of Christ. God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus is His only begotten Son. The first organism God established was the family when He created Adam and then Eve. Then they soon had children. The husband and wife relationship is a picture of our relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the Husband (Bridegroom), we are His Wife (bride). Ephesians 5:25 says, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
We believe the Church will only be as strong as its families. As the family unit goes, so goes the Church. This is why Satan is attacking the family unit so vehemently. This is why we see the divorce rate so high not only in the secular world, but also in the Church. At New Hope we want to help people build strong families by teaching men how to be good husbands and fathers, women how to be good wives and mothers, and children to respect both mom and dad.
Even though we know we will not win every battle in our church for the family, we are still passionate about doing what we can to equip people to help break the cycle of divorce and wayward children. We will give people the tools, but it is up to them to use them. So no matter your marital status, single, married, divorced, or widowed, we invite you to become part of the Family of God at New Hope Baptist Church. A place where family matters.
- Pastor Dennis