New Horizons Church Vision

Our vision is based on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the model for the first church according to Acts 2:40-47.  We desire to see God save souls and nurture those souls through the ministries at New Horizons Church.

Our 5 G Vision

Go – We will share our faith and  introduce the lost to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ via personal evangelism. (Acts 2:40 – 41)

Grow – We will equip and encourage believers in discipleship and development via dynamic ministry. (Acts 2:42)

Gather – We will build relationships via engaging church fellowships, partnering with other churches and our community. (Acts 2:42, 44)

Grateful – We will express our gratitude and love for God via Spirit-filled worship. (Acts 2:47)

Giving – We will exhibit biblical stewardship of resources through sound teaching and practical application. (Acts 2:44-45)

What We Believe

We believe the word of God includes the proclamation of both the eternal power of Calvary and the potential power of Pentecost; the power of Jesus Christ for salvation because of the crucifixion/resurrection and the filling/controlling power of the Holy Spirit for service and holy victorious living because of Pentecost.  Acts 20:27; Acts 1:8

We believe in the value of all spiritual gifts for the edification of believers and the body of Christ until the end of this church age is consummated by the glorious event return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe these spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ and are given without regard to ethnicity, social class or gender. I Corinthians 12-13; Romans 12:3-7;Ephesians 4:11-12; I Corinthians 13:10

We believe in the Divine personhood of the Holy Spirit and His present day ministry to believers, which includes the sovereign distribution of spiritual gifts to believers for empowerment service. I Corinthians 12

We believe in the autonomy of the local church as an independent entity with regard to matters of government, polity operation and discipline. I Corinthians 5:5; I Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15; Acts 6:3-5, 11:22, 14:23; Titus 1:5

We believe in the formal and intentional praise and worship of Almighty God as a proper spirit-led corporate acknowledgment and response to His person and work.  Psalm 46-50;John 4:23

We believe Jesus Christ as Baptizer with the Holy Spirit where by He, by means of the Holy Spirit brings men and women at salvation into relationship with Himself and His Body the church. Believers are never commanded to be baptized with the Holy Spirit; it is in fact the baptism of the Holy Spirit that makes one a part of the body of Christ. All believers have been baptized by Christ the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11; John 1:33; 1 Corinthians 12:13

We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for all Christians; it is in fact this indwelling of the Holy Spirit that verifies and validates the believer as a part of the Body of Christ, for He only indwells believers.  Romans 8:14-27

We believe that the Holy Spirit fills or empowers believers for service in the kingdom of God. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is the result of continuing submission to divine power and control. I believe all believers “are” baptized with the Holy Spirit and all believers “should be” filled with the Holy Spirit.  Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:13

We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit are distinct, separate valid and valuable ministries of the Holy Spirit which may occur simultaneously at salvation. Being filled with the Holy Spirit may and should occur subsequent to salvation in obedience to biblical exhortation. The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs once and for all, at salvation. Being filled with the Holy Spirit should not only be by a continuous reality but an ongoing characteristic of the believer’s consecrated holiness.  1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:18

We believe the Bible is the written and Holy Spirit inspired Word of God.We believe that the Truth found in the scriptures is absolute, inerrant and infallible. The scriptures are the final authority for the life of the believer and the church. We believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:15-17