A Brief History
In October of 2000, two couples that attended a local church in Fayetteville, Arkansas began to pray about the possibility of starting a new church that would allow them more freedom and flexibility in practicing their Christian faith. They desired to be a part of a church body that would have a ministry based on small groups and a celebrative, contemporary style of worship. They wanted to be a place of healing for the spiritually wounded, and appealing to their unchurched friends, as well as believers from other traditions.
By January of 2001, that core group had grown to six couples who began to pray more earnestly. After finally receiving what the group believed was affirmation from God, on May 27, 2001 fifty-two people met at Holt Middle School to begin an adventure of grace called New Heights Church.
At that time no one could imagine what God would do, but it soon became evident that He was up to something significant. The congregation has experienced dramatic growth. Currently, there are over 2000 people associated with New Heights.
It has been thrilling to see God build a richly diverse but unified congregation. New Heights has become home to people of many different ethnic, socio-economic, theological and educational backgrounds. It's exciting to think about what God will do next!
Watch stories from the beginning of New Heights
New Heights Stories
- Part 1: Stepping Out In Faith
- Part 2: Going to New Heights
- Part 3: Jim and Pam's Story
- Part 4: Helping People In Need
- Part 5: Ken and Tanja's Story
- Part 6: A Children's Minister