What We Believe
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and died a substitionary death on the cross. We believe that He rose from the dead and is seated in Heaven and will return to glory and power. Jesus Christ was and is and will always be the second person of the God head and is deity.
We believe that all the gifts of the Sprit found in 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, and Romans 12 are valid for today. Each believer is given gifts and callings from the Lord to glorify God and build up the body of Christ. We encourage believers to seek the to seek the gifts and callings that the Lord has placed in his life.
We believe that salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned or maintained by any merit on our part.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer. Once truly received, salvation cannot be lost. Salvation comes from grace only through faith only in the atoning work of Jesus at Calvary.
We believe that at salvation man's sins are not only forgiven but his spirit is made alive to God by the Holy Spirit indwelling it. Man's old nature is destroyed and he is given a new nature that desires to walk in fellowship with God. Man's flesh, his unrenewed mind and body, is still with him and must be brought under control of the Holy Spirit. This is man's responsibility. and his reasonable service to God.
We believe that man is made for good works. These works are to follow his salvation and glorify God. Man does not do good works to get saved or to maintain his salvation; rather, man does good works because he is saved.
Our view on eternal security is if you are truly saved you are forever saved. This does not mean that a person is free to live in a sinful and unbiblical fashion. Without holiness no man will see the Lord. Holiness is a byproduct of a true relationship with God. The Holy Spirit will lead us into a progressive walk of Holiness as we grow in the Lord. We also believe in baptism in the Holy Ghost and that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the Christian today. The gifts did not pass away in any fashion. We do not desire to argue these matters and separate Christian fellowship, but to support other believers and help build the Kingdom of God. we feel that as Christians we must strive for unity. This requires that we agree on the essential of the Christian faith, agree to disagree on the nonessentials, and strive to have love in all else. Our time on earth is limited and we see ourselves more as Christians than a particular denomination. When people die, if they go up all tags will fall off and if they go down all tags burn off. So even though we believe in eternal security through Jesus Christ as well as the present day manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit we choose to be simply Christians.
When people read the name of your church it should speak to them concerning the purpose of your church and give them an idea of what of what they can expect there. We felt that our name fits with the purpose for God placing us in Ponca City. We are a church that believes that Jesus gives true hope for broken shattered lives, and real healing is found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you visit us you will not find a perfect church. You will find people seeking to walk with the Lord. Reaching out to the lost and hurting and striving to love and care for each other.
The Four Pillars
1. New Hope Christian Fellowship will be a worshipful fellowship.
We believe that the great purpose of our lives are to worship and glorify God.
2. New Hope Christian Fellowship will be an equipping fellowship.
We will strive to love each other, our community, and the world we live in with the
love that the Lord loves us with.
3. New Hope Christian Fellowship will be an evangelistic fellowship.
We believe that the Lord established the five fold ministry found in Ephesians
4:11-14 to equip the saints to carry out the work of the ministry.
4. New Hope Christian Fellowship will be an evangelistic fellowship.
We believe that God uses three things to reach an unsaved world in order to reveal
The Bible, His word
The Holy Spirit to enlighten people to the truth and draw men to Himself
The child of God to be His instrument that carries the Gospel.
Therefore it is our goal to impact our families, neighborhood, city and world with the
life giving and life changing gospel of Jesus Christ through personal and corporate