What We Believe
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 non-essential beliefs: we allow liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is week, 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 13:34-35) “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)
What We Believe
We believe that declarations of faith without actions are useless.
We regularly share the good news of God’s redemption in both word and deed through friendships and social engagement. (Matthew 10, James 2:14-26)
We believe in the priesthood of all believers.
We empower everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or age to use their unique gifts to glorify God in every aspect of their lives. ( Eph. 4: 11-16, 1 Peter 2:9-10)
We believe in One Head of the Church- Jesus Christ.
We submit to his authority alone as revealed through Scripture and His people. (Ephesians 1, I Corinthians 14)
We believe that as our redeemer, the Triune God, alone is worthy of our worship.
We commit ourselves to worship Him in word and deed throughout the week and corporately each Sunday (John 4:24, Romans 12:1-2)
We believe in the active and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit to lead God's people in the process of restoration.
We are committed to prayer, the Scriptures and faithful obedience. (John 14:16- 15:27)
We believe that to be fully reformed into God's image requires community.
We are committed to weekly Community Groups where we study Scripture and the teachings of the Church, pray for God’s supernatural work in our lives and work together to meet the needs surrounding us. We do all of this in an authentic and casual family-type atmosphere. (Acts 2:42, Mk. 3:31-35)
We believe in the unity of Christ's bride- the Church.
We actively seek to support and encourage the work of all the members of Christ’s body (John 17:13-2, 1 Corinthians 12)