The mission and purpose of the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Sherman, Texas is to fulfill the Great Commission, as instructed by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20. In being obedient to Christ, we commit ourselves to this mission of evangelism and discipleship. We understand the importance of winning souls for Christ and becoming mature, responsible Christians ourselves by stirring up the gift of God that is ineach of us. Therefore, we organize every area of our church to live out this command.
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is to be a well-rounded ministry that is Christ centered, biblically-based, and purpose-driven to reach our community for Christ. We are a church that strives to operate in a spirit of excellence in all that we do for Christ.
CHURCH PURPOSE STATEMENT
Greater New Hope Baptist Church exists to bring people into the body of Christ by teaching them to establish a personal relationship with Jesus, to build them up in Christian maturity, to train them in their personal ministry and the operation of their gift-mix, and to send them out in their unique area of their calling in order to maginfy God's Name.
Habakkuk 2:2-4 (New King James Version)
Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time;but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surley come, it will not tarry. "Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
The "7 Pillars of Vision" Greater New Hope Baptist Church
I have a dream: I see a loving Church whose mission is to minister to the hurting, depressed, and starving people of this world and restoring them mind, body, and soul as we share Jesus Christ with them.
I have a dream: I see a healthy Church that is growing and thriving spiritually, numerically, and financially as we discover the biblical truths that God has ordained for this Church in this season.
I have a dream: I see a spirit-filled Church who worships God by pursuing His presence with reckless abandon because it knows everything it possesses is given by the Grace and Mercy of God through His riches in Christ Jesus.
I have a dream: I see a bible based Church whose foundation is the Word of God and it maintains its focus on the scriptures as they instruct us in living a Godly life in the natural and spiritual realm.
I have a dream: I see a dept-free Church that teaches it's people to be good stewards over the resources he has blessed us with by understanding financial freedom and knowing that He has called us to be the lender and not the borrower.
I have a dream: I see a transforming Church that within two years we will have multiple Sunday Services and within four years we will be in the process of building our multi-purpose center.
I have a dream: I see a missionary Church who's responialbe for equipping, training, and sending hundreds of Missionary servant-leaders throughout the World in an effort to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the Local, National, and International stage.