What We Believe

What We Believe

New Church Of Ancient Faith

We like to identify ourselves as a new church with ancient faith.  But, what exactly do we mean by that?

Although we are a relatively “new” church (planted in 2001), we are not new in our beliefs. We are in the stream of the historic Christian church from centuries past and hold to all the vintage creeds of the universal church (e.g. Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed).

We are committed to the system of doctrine summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms (est.1648). We readily acknowledge the wider family of God and appreciate the work of God’s Spirit in traditions other than our own. While we gladly stand unified with other Christ-worshiping and gospel-believing (evangelical) churches, we are not fundamentalist (truth-without-grace) nor liberal (grace-without-truth).

Our Mission Statement

“Compelled by God’s grace- and simply to please and honor Him- the mission of Christ Our Hope church is to reach people, transform lives and make healthy disciples, sending them out as influencers for Christ locally around Wake Forest and globally around the world.”

We strive to accomplish this by teaching, applying, and demonstrating the good news about Jesus as a missional people in worshipping, loving community.