We believe all people matter to God. We are one human race, one blood, all created from one man, Adam. And we are saved by one blood – the blood of Jesus, the Son of God who gave His life to reconcile us to the Father – and to one another. Through our kingdom identities, ethnicities and cultures, we can see the creativity and unity of the triune God. We believe New Heights is especially called to care for the hurting, the broken, the poor, and the marginalized. We are a healing community. Because of our current cultural climate, we think it is important to make more specific statements in two areas related to this core value: race and the sanctity of human life, including life in the womb.
New Heights Church believes that the global church, as the Body of Christ, is intended by God to be a unified, multi-ethnic Body. Any attempt to divide that multi-ethnic unity or diminish one ethnicity in favor of another is the sin of racism. New Heights unequivocally rejects that sin. We grieve how racism has haunted us as Americans, and we acknowledge that the American church has not been exempt from such brokenness.
Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed to our Heavenly Father that his Church would be one, and we at New Heights Church offer that same prayer to our Lord. In obedience to Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, New Heights Church will stand against any evil that threatens that oneness, so that we may bear witness to the world that Jesus was sent by God.
- John 17:20-23, Revelation 7:9
Abortion: Sanctity of Human Life
Our Lord knits us together in our mothers' wombs, and He has plans and purposes for our lives even before we are conceived. An abortion rejects those plans and purposes. We oppose and reject abortion as the destruction of a life created in God’s image.
If you are considering an abortion, please know that God loves both you and your unborn child. If you need help during your pregnancy, please contact the church office, so that we can connect you with organizations that can help you get the support you need. To those who have had an abortion or helped someone get an abortion, God’s love and forgiveness are available to you. If you need to talk to someone or need help with counseling, contact the church office and we can help you. We stand ready to love and serve you as you seek God’s help.
- Psalm 139:13-16, Psalm 86:5