Our Beliefs

In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome.
- John 1:1-5 NIV

In essential beliefs, we
seek unity.

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called - one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:2-6) We affirm the high value of this Scripture and seek to practice it at New Heights Church.

In nonessential beliefs, we allow Liberty.

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.(Romans 14:1, 4, 5, 12, 22)

In all things, love.

"A new command I give you. Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 12:34-35) "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have a faith that can move mountains but have not love, I am nothing." (1 Corinthians 13:2) "The whole point of what we're urging is simply love - love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God." (1 Timothy 1:5)

Essentials We Believe

  1. The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God; it is the final authority in life and doctrine. (2 Tim. 3:16-17 ; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 3:15-16) 

  2. There is One God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:14-17; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:13-14 )

  3. Jesus was both fully God and fully human (John 1:14; Phil. 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9)

  4. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, his sinless life, his miracles, his visible and bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His visible and bodily return. (Matt. 1:23; 2 Cor. 5:21; Mk. 1:32-33; Lk. 24:36-43; Acts 1:9-11)

  5. All have sinned, but all can be saved. On the cross Jesus died as our substitute, atoning for our sins and granting forgiveness and salvation to all who trust in Him. (Rom. 3:23-26; 1 Peter 2:24; John 3:16; 1 John 2:2)

  6. Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. All have sinned, but all can be saved. This salvation is available for any who put their trust in Christ as Savior. (Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 1:12, 3:16)

  7. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells, transforms, and empowers believers to live a Godly life. (Ezk. 36:26-27; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 3:18)

  8. The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:1-16)

  9. Christ will one day return and reign forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  10. When we die, we will either be eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through faith in Jesus. (John 3:16, 14:1-3; Revelation 20:11-15)

Our Core Values

The good news about Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is the focus of our mission. It's all about Jesus, it's all for Jesus, and Jesus gets all the credit. 

We read it, meditate on it, teach it, and apply it to our lives by embracing Biblical values as a lifestyle.

Like worship, prayer is an essential part of our relationship with Jesus. We believe that prayer changes things. We embrace the Biblical reality that spiritual warfare is the context of our lives. Prayer is a powerful spiritual resource in our battle to advance the Kingdom.

We are relationship driven in every area of ministry. We share life with through-Christ-centered small groups. We have a relational approach to evangelism and discipleship.

We work to make disciples both locally and globally, from every race and culture. We send our workers and plant churches so that "the Lamb who was slain will receive the reward for His suffering."

Within the bounds of historic Christianity, we focus on the Savior who unites us and the essential truths of Scripture rather than smaller issues that divide us.

We're all called to serve, so we serve together. Two are always better than one. Teams provide encouragement, accountability, and increased effectiveness as we serve together.

We are all baptized by one Spirit. We actively seek and expect the Holy Spirit's guidance, direction, and empowerment.

Intimate and passionate worship fuels what we do, and it sensitizes us to God's power and presence. It's our highest calling. The Lord of our souls' delights in our delight of Him.

We believe all people matter to God. We believe that we are especially called to care for the hurting, the broken, the poor, and the marginalized. We are a healing community.

God created human sexuality and marriage intentionally and for our good. Therefore, we affirm the Biblical definition of marriage as the uniting of a man and a woman in covenant relationship for a lifetime. All intimate sexual activity outside the Biblical marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin. Jesus clearly restated this for the church. We all struggle with sin, often in the area of sexuality. Regardless of your personal sin struggles you are welcome at New Heights. Our hope is to extend grace while never compromising truth. (Gen 1:27; Gen 2:19-25; Exodus 20:14, 17; Matt. 19:3-9; Rom 1:18-32; 1 Cor. 6:9-20; Jude 7).

We embrace sacrificial living and generous giving as a way of life. We leverage our time, talents, influence, and financial resources for Christ's Kingdom.

God calls every believer to serve and gives them gifts to use. Therefore we release people to serve. On Sunday mornings we encourage people to worship one service and serve one.


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