Introduction to New Hope

Greetings in the Name of the Lord

Who are we?

Our church, New Hope Church was started the first week in January 2003 and meets in downtown Taipei near National Taiwan University. We are committed to biblical preaching on the whole counsel of God, contemporary application, and participatory style worship services. Our church's English and Mandarin Sections meet for a bilingual service at 10:00 on Sundays. We eat lunch together each Sunday. There are also weekday home fellowship groups you can be involved in.

We are a connected church -- our local church has affiliated with other churches in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Taiwan denomination. We coordinate with other churches in the presbytery to train and examine pastoral candidates, plan evangelism and ministry outreaches, support drug rehab and prison mercy ministries, etc.

What do we believe?

The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. God has given it to us as the rule of our faith.

In the history of God's church, Christians have made many statements summarizing the basic teachings of the faith found in God's Word.
New Hope holds to the Apostle's and Nicean Creeds and summaries from the Protestant Reformation... the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the Canons of Dordt, the Heidelberg and Belgic Confessions, The Second Helvetic Confession

But everyone is encouraged to openly bring up their questions and doubts. And we go to the Scriptures to find the answers, and look to the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth from God's Word.

Who serves at New Hope?

God has called everyone in His church to serve, each to use his spiritual gift for the benefit of others.

Currently our leaders who prepare the church for works of service are:

Rev. Daniel Cohee - Interim Pastor (Teaching Elder)
Larry Dilley (Ruling Elder)
Aaron Heidel (Ruling Elder)
Benjamin Kask (Ruling Elder)

Our elders continue to participate in training new men for ministry (2 Timothy 2:2) and one common experience for New Hope is to see interns being trained in their midst.

  • Please pray for Eric Yu who has begun taking classes at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Taipei. He is a recipient of the Mark Hope Scholarship Fund administered by New Hope's elders. After graduating from Christ's College in the spring, Eric began to seeks God's will on whether he should become a pastor. He came to New Hope at the beginning of the summer to be trained and also joined New Hope Church. He will spend the next year testing his calling and gifts for ministry as he attends seminary and helps at New Hope.
  • Rev. Daniel Cohee formerly served at New Hope for over a year while he studied Mandarin in 2008 and 2009. In the summer of 2009, Daniel returned to the U.S. to take his ordination exams and was ordained as a missionary pastor (teaching elder) in the Presbyterian Church in America on September 13, 2009. He has returned to serve as New Hope's interim pastor.
  • Eric Pilson served in Taiwan as an intern in the church from February 2007 through August 2007. He is now studying Mandarin in preparation for long-term missions in Taiwan.
  • Thomas McIntyre - Summer Missionary Intern 2006 (Thomas McIntyre is now an ordained missionary pastor studying the Taiwanese language in Taichung and plans to help start new churches in Chiayi after his language studies.)

In addition many others serve in the church in teaching Sunday school, leading home fellowship groups, music, set-up and take-down, making bulletins, preparing food, translation, prayer, etc.

We also continue seeking more workers for the harvest to help with new church plants in Taiwan.

Special thanks to our translation team who make the bi-lingual service possible: Jean Heidel, Melody Chen, Helen Lin, Patti Chen, Aaron Heidel and Kevin Tu

What is our vision?

To be an evangelistic, church-planting church. We want to serve Christ, not our own human organization, and willingly give all and risk all to further God's Kingdom.

We want to reach Taiwan for Christ, be a movement for church-planting, and to build up the Body of Christ both locally and throughout the world.

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