Frequently Asked Questions!

What is the mission statement of the New Hope SDA Church?


The New Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church is a warm and accepting community that exists to worship God and to represent the love of Christ to one another and to the community. We will achieve this by committing ourselves to God in prayer, in Bible Study, in the promulgation of the gospel and in the stewardship of our God-given gifts.

We covenant as the body of Christ to:

Love God by:

Glorifying Him through worship and praise.
Obeying His truth as revealed in the Bible.
Deepening our relationship with Him through prayer and meditation.

Love one another by:

Developing relationships built upon mutual commitment, forgiveness, and tangible care.
Ministering to one another through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Helping one another grow into active disciples.

Love our neighbors by:

Sharing the good news of salvation and the healing love of Jesus Christ.
Promoting the righteousness and justice of God in our world.
Participating in global mission of Jesus Christ.
Preparing everyone to keep all of God's commandments and to be in the readiness for the soon return of our Lord.

Where do you worship?

We currently worship in the Ellenwood area of GA, located at 3979 Panthersville Road.

How many services do you have and what time do they begin?

Youth Sabbath School (systematic Bible study) - 9:30 a.m. - Choir Room
Young Adult Sabbath School (systematic Bible study) - 9:30 a.m. - Church Sanctuary
Divine Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. - Church Sanctuary
AYS (Adventist Youth Society) - Our Youth organization has programming for those ages 15 -35; however, everyone is welcome. Service begins one hour before sunset on Sabbath.

Prayer & Praise Service - 7:30 p.m. - Choir Room

Monthly Services:
Children's Church
- every second Sabbath - 11:00 a.m. - Church Fellowship Hall
'Wee' Church - every second Sabbath - 11:00 a.m. - Cradle Roll Room
Youth Church - every fourth Sabbath - 11:00 a.m. - Church Sanctuary

Does your church have a full time pastor?

Yes. Pastor Linwood C. Stone is the only pastor at New Hope Church and he is very involved in all aspects of the church, to learn more about our Pastor click here.

Who do I contact to post announcements in your bulletin?

Contact our clerks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include all information you would like in the bulletin and send by Wednesday, 2:00 pm.

How do I get information about ordering DVDs of the services?

The services are recorded on a weekly basis. Contact our media team at media@nhsdachurch.org for ordering information.

I am interested in becoming a member of your church. What do I need to do?

We always welcome new members and we would be glad to have you!!! Contact clerk@nhsdachurch.org for more information.

What do I need to do to get baptized?

Inform the pastor, Linwood C. Stone, or any of the Elders. Bible studies will be made available and be ready to accept Jesus as your Savior!

Do you have to be a member of the church to participate in the services?

Membership is not required to participate in our worship services or quarterly communion service.

What are the church goals in developing new leaders in the church?

We are always encouraging more participation in services as well as the training of interested individuals in differing departments

I want to get my child involved in fun, church activities. What do you have to offer?

Our Children's Ministries, Children's Sabbath School, Adventurers Club, and Pathfinder Club are the departments to contact. We offer fun days, camping, youth programs and social activities/game days, storytelling and much more.

Children's Ministry & Sabbath School (ages 0 - 13) - childrens@nhsdachurch.org
Adventurers Club (children in grades 1-4) - adventurers@nhsdachurch.org
Pathfinder Club (children in grades 5 and up) - pathfinders@nhsdachurch.org

Do you have social gatherings for adults?

Yes. Our Mens Ministries and Womens Ministries have regular meetings and conduct activities for our adults.

Are there a lot of visitors at New Hope each week?

We have regular visitors every week. We always welcome our visitors and will always try our best to make you feel welcome and at home.

How do I enroll in the choir?

Contact our Minister of Music at music@nhsdachurch.org.

Does the church perform background checks on members?

New members coming into the church who are willing to work with children are subject to background checks as recommended by the risk management office of the organization.

What are tithes and offerings and how do I submit donations?

Tithe is 10% of our income/increase which belongs to God first. Offerings are freewill donations in addition to the tithe given to support the local operations of the church. These funds can be submitted at the church, mailed in or given online. Click Online Giving or contact treasury@nhsdachurch.org for more information.

How is the church involved in the community?

We visit two area nursing homes, distribute food and clothing to those in need, car washes, health fairs and community fun days where all are welcome for games, fun and food!

I’m interested in having my wedding at your church. What do I need to do?

Congratulations! We welcome all who are interested in considering New Hope to host their wedding. Contact Pastor Linwood C. Stone (pastorstone@nhsdachurch.org), the head elder (firstelder@nhsdachurch.org) or the clerk (clerk@nhsdachurch.org) for more information.

Does your church provide literature for new believers?

There are books and periodicals available for everyone through our Personal Ministries department. Contact outreach@nhsdachurch.org for more information.