Members are the ‘moral owners’ of NewHope. In assembly members hold the power to make the most important decisions that affect NewHope’s culture and our shared future. These decisions include:

  • Who will lead us (Senior Pastor & Council)
  • Where we are going (vision & finances)
  • How we will use our resources (property)
  • What ‘rules’ will govern us (constitution)

Members assemble and take responsibility for the present health, future capacity and missional effectiveness of NewHope. Taking the time to listen, learn, share and pray about the activities and plans strengthens the bonds of community and the boldness of mission.

When you become a member you are investing yourself in the body of Christ and this adds great value to the work of the kingdom and to your discipleship. Like the ‘members’ of a physical body, church members belong to each other and contribute value to the whole. We are stronger together. (Rom 12:4, Eph. 2:19 NIV)

As a member of NewHope we would expect the following things:

  • You have a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and a vital spirituality.
  • You are aligned with and you participate in the NewHope mission and vision.
  • You agree with Baptist principles and are willing to join the Baptist family.
  • You have been baptised. (We practice believer’s baptism at NewHope and we recognise infant baptism with confession for new members who started their faith journey in another tradition.)

Download the membership application, complete it and take it to one of the ministry staff who will support your journey and sponsor your membership decision at NewHope.

For more info, contact Silvia below.