|The “Affirmation of Faith.”
“We Believe in GOD, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, the Ruler and
Preserver of Our Lives”.
“We Believe in Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, Who Is the Giver of
“We Believe in the HOLY SPIRIT, HOLY BAPTISM, and the LORD’S
“We Believe in the Resurrection of the Dead, and Life in the World to
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ, as out Savior: and on the
profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
we do now in the presence of GOD, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant
with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the
advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services
above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to
contribute cheerfully and regularly, as GOD has prospered us, towards its expenses, for the support of a
faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the
world. In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we
cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the word of GOD; to religiously
educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the
world; to be kind and just to those in our employ; and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in
the purity of heart and good will towards all men to exemplify and commend our holy faith.
We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work;
to guard each other’s reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’
s joys, and with tender sympathy bear one another’s burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be
slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Savior in the
eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report,
to seek to live to the glory of GOD, who hath called us our of darkness into his marvelous light.
When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with some other church where we can
carry out the spirit of covenant and the principles of GOD’s word.
“An Overview of the New Hope Baptist Church’s Basic Convictions, Values and Character”.
- We believe that the family is our first teacher.
- We believe that a better world begins with better families.
- We believe that the church and family widen their boundaries to include the whole community, nation and
- We believe that the church is responsible for developing programs that serve the greater community.
- We believe that the church is responsible for reconstructing GOD’s community, the family.
|The New Hope Baptist Church Covenant
“To spiritually reconstruct GOD’s Community by providing a program(s) that will address the family from
biblical, educational, economic, political and social perspectives".
"To help re-establish the “family” as the bedrock of the church and community".
- To strengthen families through faith development.
- To strengthen the relationship between area churches an the community.
- To provide a vehicle for families to access information necessary to raise children in the knowledge, love
and discipline of the Lord.
- To assume a leadership role in the development of materials, coordinating activities, workshops and other
programs that emphasize the church as a place to model family values.
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Celebrating 144 Years:
Dallas' Oldest African-American Christian Witness,
"The Mother Church"
Founded in 1873 by African-Americans