Knowing the Lord
Children Pre-Baptismal Class
New Hope Baptist Church Children’s Pre-Baptism Class is offered to children twelve years of age and under who have joined New Hope Baptist Church, but have not been baptized by immersion. The purpose of the class is to help the children understand more fully the meaning of baptism and why the Church believes in the baptism of believers only (those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son and salvation is totally of grace through Jesus).
The class sessions are structured for thirty minutes once a week for three to four weeks. Classes are taught on the children’s level, utilizing visual aids in helping to understand the baptismal process. Children are encouraged to take the classes prior to baptism.
Tuesday Bible Study
Mission Statement: To allow participants to perform in-depth the study of the Word-enhancing their personal spiritual growth and ability to become 21st Century disciples in Kingdom Building.
Afternoon Bible Study
Our Tuesday noon bible study is a class made up various levels of biblical students together with the Pastor in a dialogue centered class studying the bible, using visual presentation, life experiences and spiritual journey of class members for a shared learning experience.
Class takes place 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. in the Overflow Room every Tuesday from September to June.
Evening Bible Study
Our Tuesday evening class is made up of young, middle and senior adult learners of varying degrees of biblical knowledge with a common desire for spiritual maturity. The evening class is dialogue centered blessed by the life experiences of various ages of class members and leadership of our pastor.
Class takes place in the choir room from 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. from September to June.
Men's Book Study
The Men of Purpose gather every 4th Monday evening at 6:30p.m. in the James D. Peters Education Building classrooms 5&6, share light refreshments and dialogue together about concepts which help strengthen Christian manhood. Currently the group is studying the book Every Man, God’s Man by Steve Arterburn and Kenneth L Luck.
Pastor Downing invites all men to join him in P.O.W.E.R. for Men,
The Men’s prayer call is every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Call in to 712-432-3100, login#866236. Various men are pre-assigned to read a scripture
Sunday Church School
The Sunday Church School is the "Spiritual University", for life-long learning of God's Word. Each Sunday offers another opportunity for new and renewed Hope in God through His Word. It provides a spirit-filled environment where persons of all ages can read, examine, and discuss the Word of God.
Studies starts at 9 a.m.
Study offerings ranging from traditional to interactive non-traditional are available for an unlimited age range. Literature includes:
Wilderness Fellowship of Young Men
The purpose of the Wilderness Fellowship for Young Men is to provide a biblically and theologically informed fellowship for young men between the ages of 15 and 25. The mission of the Wilderness Fellowship is to aid and encourage personal and spiritual development through the naming, developing, and pursuing of healthy, Christ-centered life goals. Challenged by a society that too often abandons our young men, and inspired by biblical stories of God meeting loved ones in what seems to be the middle of nowhere – the wilderness – this ministry is driven by the belief that God desires abundant life for all.