WHAT IS NEW HOPE ONLINE?
New Hope Online is the expansion of New Hope Church’s weekend services to the internet community. Before we add another physical location, we’re going digital. Just as we will launch physical campus locations when we move into new areas, our internet campus is our digital expansion to the online community.
WHY AN INTERNET CAMPUS?
There are three clear reasons for having an internet campus:
An outreach of New Hope. One of our core values is found people find people. People all over the world are coming to faith through online worship services in the same way millions have through watching evangelists like Billy Graham in the privacy of their own homes. For many people seeking God and faith, attending a church is too overwhelming. Visiting New Hope Online offers a safe first step.
An introduction to New Hope. Our website is the front door to our church. A live online worship service allows guests looking for a church home to experience whether our church is a place they would like to visit in-person.
A church growth strategy for New Hope. Thousands of people are logging-on to internet campuses from around the world, as weel as from right here in Northern Virginia. New Hope’s internet campus will help us identify where there is a need for another physical campus.
WHAT IS AN INTERNET CAMPUS?
An internet campus is a unique online community of people from all over the world who join together for compelling worship, a powerful message, and chat. Technology provides us with a huge opportunity to share the gospel, build connections, and help people take next steps in their walk with Christ.
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SO WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN ONLINE SERVICE?
If you were to visit New Hope Lorton, you would find volunteers creating an environment that makes you feel welcomed and valued, whether you are a guest or regular attender. New Hope Online is the same way. When you log on to your computer, you will be welcomed by our hosts (who are there to answer any questions you may have before, during, and after the service). Our hosts are there to help you engage in worship and the message, interact with local viewers and others from around the world, respond to any challenges you may encounter and provide assistants with the giving of tithes and offerings—all in real time. This type of church is not restricted by walls and can reach literally every inch of the globe.
WHAT IS LIVE STREAM & SIMULATED LIVE STREAM?
We will offer a live stream of our current Saturday and Sunday services, as well as simulated live services throughout the week for those who are unable to view during regularly scheduled services. All online experiences will be identical. Live streaming will be broadcast on Saturdays at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Simulated live streaming will provide the recorded video of the live services.