next steps

It's not an exact science

The order of a person’s Next Steps at New Hope are not set in stone, but here is a brief overview of what we encourage each person to experience in their journey here.



Pizza with the Pastors

Decision to follow Christ by faith (salvation)

Baptism in water

Child dedication (if applicable)

Thrive Discipleship course/small group

Partnership Class

Regular involvement in ministry

Become a New Hope Partner

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Become part of a Life Group

Continued development of ministry gifts & leadership


A person may also sense God’s “call” to full-time church or missions ministry, and we attempt to foster that in every person that feels this pull on their lives.

In any case, it is our privilege and honor to fulfill Ephesians 4:11, to see you equipped to do the work of the ministry in the church and in the world we live in!