About New Hope Two-Fold Calling New Hope began as a counseling ministry and in our small minds all we could see was that it was to be a local mission work for Centerville, Iowa area. Little did we know that God had a bigger plan. He led us to a Pure Biblical Counseling approach. We didn't get our materials from some other conseling program. We literally watched God's hand at work as He directed and put in order the materials we were to use and it is a very unique approach. We don't really counsel on "issues." (That's why many pastors feel unequipped to do counseling ---- because if you have to consel on "issues, " then you would need to know everything there is to know about every single issue ---- which is impossible.) God gave us a burden, not only to help hurting people, but to also equip God's people to help others. We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, without error and He has laid down some absolute, eternal principles in His Word that if implemented have a 100% guarantee. And through much research we discovered that most experts, even in the secular field, agree that all emotional problems stem from one or more of eight main root problems. When I began to see this I thought, Well, if you already know that, why don't you just cover those main root problems with people first? Why waste so much time traveling down endless roads, that usually wind in circles, searching for the root of the person's problem? So we developed a set-Scriptural system covering those eight main root problems, that we lead a troubled person through, and we do it the same for everyone. And it's true ---- if you deal with the roots first, the "issues" disappear along the way!