Ministry is defined as Carrying forth Christ’s mission in the world, it is conferred on each Christian in baptism. It is performed by all Christians. The
New Hope Baptist Church in Newark has a community service and outreach programs, including:
Christian Education is the teaching arm of The New Hope Baptist Church. Without it, the church would fail to comply with Jesus’ Great Commission, which tells us to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the HolyGhost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world, Amen” ~ Matthew 28: 19-20
The Ministry of Christian Education here at New Hope offers the right tools to all participants to effectively learn and “Fall In Love with the Word of God”. From Sunday School (Sundays at 7:30AM and 9:30), to Christian Bible Training (Spring and Fall Semesters) and including annual Vacation Bible Training. For more information, contact the ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me…” ~ Matthew 25: 35-36. The Food and Clothing Ministry consists of a faithful assembly of God’s servants who possess a heart of compassion for those who lack life’s basic needs. A 6-day per week feeding program provides physical nourishment and spiritual enrichment to encourage everyone in Christ. The ministry also offers clothing and toiletries and whatever other resources may be needed.
The Deacon and Deaconess Ministry is comprised of a faithful assembly of God’s servants who are full of faith and wisdom and their lives are full of God’s work. Appointed by the Pastor, the members of this ministry serve under the leadership and spiritual direction of the Pastor and are loyal to him and the church in prayer, support, encouragement, and fellowship. The ordinances of the Baptist Church are Holy Communion and Baptism, these are the chief duties of the Deacon and Deaconess Ministry. Consistent connection between the Pastor and members is key to growth, peace and harmony within the church and the ministry accomplishes this goal with “The Shepherd’s Link”. This intra-congregational ministry connects each individual and family member of the church with a Deacon or Deaconess and serves as an adjunct to the Pastorate, aiding in counseling and support of the entire membership.
Audio, Visual, Broadcast – you name it, we have it! The Media Ministry is technologically able to deliver the Word of God to many by utilizing a vast array of resources. CD’s of our weekly services and special services are available for sale.
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” ~ Psalms 84:10
The mission of the Ministry of Order is to serve the Lord Jeusus through the service they render to humanity. Members of this ministry are called “Ushers”. As you step into the door and as you leave, this ministry is in the position to make a lasting impression. They serve with a humble spirit and a willing heart.
Under the leadership of Minister A. Curtis Farrow, the Ministry of Sacred Music supports the church by offering selections unto God which edify the Body of Christ and aid in the total worship experience.
“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.” ~ Psalms 66:1-2
The Ministry of Sacred Music is composed of the Musical Staff, Mass Choir, Kingdom Kids, and Male Chorus. This department is responsible for choosing the appropriate musical selections as it relates to service, sermons, or events of Sacred Music.
A most blessed ministry, the Ministry of Service exists to extend a helping hand to all in need. The components that make up the Ministry of Service are: The Missionaries, who visit the sick and shut-in, The Mother’s Board who are the maternal saints of the church and called upon for their wise counsel, The Nurses who provide the Pastor and congregants with health related services, The Seniors who are the social network for New Hope’s Christian environment, the Floral Decorating Club who are responsible for the continued beautification of our church and the Hospitality Ministry here to serve you by providing for the needs of the Pastor and the church at large.
The mission of the Ministry of Support is to seek those who are in need of support in their daily struggles To serve the membership of the The New Hope Baptist Church and community by providing practical and spiritual support; to share ideas and concepts that can be practiced on a daily basis to improve ones quality of life; to stimulate the healing of the wounds of the past; to succeed in living an abundant life in Christ, which is made attainable through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Components: Men’s Ministry, Women’s Connection, Singles Ministry, Marriage Ministry, Soul Care and Encouragement.
The New Hope Baptist Church has, by far, the most active Youth Ministry around! The Ministry of Youth Development, hearing the call of Reverend Joe A. Carter, was developed to establish a support mechanism for the youth of the church and surrounding community. The components that make up the ministry are KIA (Kids in Action); TIA (Teens In Action); Advisory Council; Scholarship; Parent Body; and the Vessels of Triumph Dance Ministry. The greatest gift we can give OUR children is the Gift of Jesus Christ with weekly Youth Church activities and Bible Study- WE DO JUST THAT!
The Net Ministry is dedicated to preserving the fruit of evangelism through the facilitation and initial shepherding of new members during monthly orientation sessions. The Net Ministry seeks to ensure that new members are clear on what it means to be committed to Christ, The New Hope Baptist Church and the vision of the Pastor. This ministry is comprised of a faithful combination of God’s anointed servants who are here to help you in your Christian journey.
It is the mission and goal of the Prayer Ministry to unite with the vision of the Pastor and the vision of the church in prayer and supplication before the Lord, that he would release His supernatural power and that His will would be done, His people edified and His name glorified. The Prayer Ministry commits to praying for and uplifting the congregation of the church, the community, the entire Body of Christ, and people everywhere.
The Prison Ministry is a component of our Evangelism Ministry and serves as an agent and facilitator through which the power and blessings of God flows to those who are incarcerated. The vision of the ministry addresses the human and spiritual needs of those affected by the justice system and crime. The ultimate goal is to establish a collective bank of resources to assist in the meeting of community needs, educational fellowship, outreach, mentoring and servicing to local and regional detention houses and group homes.
“So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof; for the people had a mind to work” ~ Nehemiah 4:6
The mission Property and Finance is to oversee all financial matters as well as the management of all buildings with spiritual sensitivity to the overall vision and goals of the Pastor. The members of this ministry are the financial stewards of the church. Participation in this ministry is by pastoral appointment. Members are known as “Trustees”, they are responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of the church as well as the maintenance and custody of all church assets both real and financial.
The mission of the Soul Care and Encouragement Ministry is to answer God’s call of care and encouragement for everyone as they face life’s difficulties. The ministry provides Christian support in the areas of Cancer Care, Elderly & Parental Care, Long-term & Acute Care, as well as Terminal Illness & Grief Care. This ministry of hearts provides support and encouragement in an atmosphere of care, unconditional love, constant prayer and compassion. Soul Care & Encouragement offers support and care in conjunction with GriefShare. Visit GriefShare’s website at www.griefshare.org. This ministry partners with the American Cancer Society to promote and encourage a faith-based caring focus on cancer screening and early detection. Visit the ACS website at www.cancer.org.