What To Expect

Whether you’ve attended church your whole life or never stepped foot in one before, we know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time. You’re not quite sure what to expect. You probably have a lot of questions. What does a weekend service look like? How should I dress?  How long does it last? What about my kids?

Great questions! Here’s some information that should help:

What time are the services?

We have two services each weekend. Sunday at 9:00am at our Christ Campus and at 11:00am at our Nottingham Myers Campus  Each service lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. We’d encourage you to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early, for parking and seating.

How should I dress?

New Hope Fellowship is a “come as you are” church. We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you’re joining us and we want you to be more focused on who you’re worshiping than what you’re wearing. In the summertime, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a t-shirt. Most people dress casual though a few still prefer to put on their “Sunday best,” and that’s fine too! We think you’ll fit in no matter how you dress.

What are the messages like?

The most important thing we could say is, we aim to teach the Bible in a way that is engaging, understandable and applicable. Transformation is inseparable from application, so you will find the teaching and preaching here endeavors to meet you where you are and take you to where God wants you to be. All messages are biblically based and over the course of time meant to give you a “balanced diet” of God’s word.

What about the music?

Music and singing is just one of the many ways that we worship. At New Hope Fellowship, we are led by a gifted team of musicians and three different choirs.  The choirs rotate each weekend in what we hope is authentic, creative, Christ centered and God exalting worship experience. We  sing historic hymns, gospel songs,  and many current praise and worship songs.

What’s available for my kids?

On 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays we offer Children’s Church at our Nottingham Myers Campus.

Will I be asked to give money?

If you are a guest, please do not feel any obligation to give. We believe giving is an act of worship wherein those who have a personal relationship with God through Christ, give regularly and generously in response to God’s gracious gifts. We invite you to give if you feel so led,  but it is not a requirement.