What we beliEve

Vision: To see Isanti County and beyond filled with the presence of Jesus.

Mission: To develop passionate followers of Jesus.

Theme Verse: Isaiah 61:1-3

Core Values: Transformation through Gather, Grow, Go

New Hope Believes

1. We believe the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is the same power that equips the Church and transforms lives today.

(Ephesians 1:18-20)

2. We believe the Great Commission is truly the Great Commission and primary responsibility given to all believers.

(Matt. 28:19,20)

3. We believe that without gifted leadership and vision people perish and so does the church.

(Proverbs 29:18, Without vision people perish)


4. We believe we are called to do whatever it takes to reach seekers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ so long as it’s Biblical and ethical.

(Acts 24:16)   


5. We believe all things should be done with excellence to the glory of God.

(1 Cor. 10:31; Colossians 3:17)


6. We believe that regular worship and fellowship together is God desired and essential for spiritual maturity.

(Hebrews 10:24-25)


7. We believe that spiritual maturity and life change happens not only on Sunday mornings but also with growth opportunities outside of Sunday mornings.

(2 Peter 3:18; Joshua 1:8,9)


8. We believe that each individual has a valuable God given talent and spiritual gift to be used in the context of the church. Spectator is not an option after commitment to Jesus Christ.

(1 Cor. 12:14; Rom. 12)


9. We believe the church body is a family and we take care of family.

(Acts 2)


10. We believe church life should be fun, relevant, adventuresome, challenging, and life changing.

(2 Tim. 3:16,17)

Our Staff

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  • Bill Berg

    Lead Pastor

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  • John Foley

    Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Spiritual Formation

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  • Justin Domino

    Pastor of Student Ministries

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  • Wendy Gordy

    Pastor of Family and Children's Ministry

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  • Brian Larson

    Director of Administration & Recovery

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  • Sue Radziej

    Director of Administration

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  • Robin Wetther

    Director of Hospitality

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  • James Belmont

    Director of Worship Ministries / Cambridge Worship Leader

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  • Justin Galeazzi

    Worship Arts Director / Isanti Worship Leader

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  • Deanna Boettcher

    Director of Marketing

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  • Kelly Larson

    Director of Communications & Marketing

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  • Bev Pettit

    Community Care Coordinator

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Our Board

  • Jon Ogez


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  • Shannon Boettcher


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  • James Venhuizen


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  • Keith Plaisance

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  • Whitey Redfield

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  • Roger Selin

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  • Andy Strand

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  • Rob Lindberg

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Affirmation of faith

1. The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 

2. The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

3. God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

4. Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

5. The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

6. Regeneration

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

7. The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

8. Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

9. The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

10. Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

11. Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

12. The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.