Our church began with 7 people meeting for a prayer meeting in Pastor Brad Dutton's living room in Tai Wai in early 2013. On October 20, 2013 we launched public weekly worship services from a facility located in Fo Tan. In early 2017, we moved to our current facility located in King's Wing Plaza 1 in Shek Mun. In late January 2019, we began holding services at International Christian School, just a short walk from the Shek Mun MTR station, conveniently located in the heart of greater Sha Tin. Click here for directions and more info.
WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ATTEND NEW HEIGHTS?
We are a church which embraces 'third culture.' We're not completely western and we're not completely Cantonese. Our services and sermons are spoken in english, however, we use english because we find it’s the common denominator between all of us. We're from all over the world. Literally. We're college students and grandmothers. We're cee lai's and Investment Bankers. We're entrepreneurs and film executives. We live in public housing and in private villas. The thing that unites us all is we've found a God who loves us just where we are, but loves us too much to let us stay the way we are. We're not a 'local' church, and we're not an 'International' church. We're comfortable somewhere in the middle. We say at New Heights you have permission to love the NFL and dim sum. We embrace this unique HK identity instead of making people choose.
We believe God has an amazing story to tell through your life. We believe we are all the canvas on which God paints His masterpiece. We see ourselves less as the destination in your spiritual journey, and more a bridge helping to link you with the God of the Universe who wants to reveal His great plans to you.
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.
We affirm the high value of this scripture and seek to practice it at New Heights Church.
In non-essential beliefs: we allow liberty
Romans 14:1, 4, 5, 12, 22
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judg- ment 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.
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.
The whole point of what we’re urging is simply love— love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God.
our essential beliefs:
•There is one God, eternally existing in three co-equal Persons (Romans 8; Eph 1:13-14).
• God, out of love for his children, sent his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, and to rise from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
• The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16).
• Salvation is a free gift of God. The eath 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 3:16).
• Those trusting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38).
• 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 (Ephesians 4:1-16).
• Christ will one day return and reign forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
• When we die, we will either be eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through faith in Jesus (John 3:16; John 14:1-3; Romans 20:10,15).
We believe a healthy church has six characteristics -- six spiritual practices they place a priority on which lead to a community which multiplies exponentially. They are:
Teaching: We teach from and study what God's Word has to say about every facet of our lives and apply it to the way we live.
Prayer: It's the foundation of our faith. We want to be known as a church OF prayer.
Fellowship: A healthy church should be a spiritual family. A community where people from all walks of life share experiences together--good and bad.
Worship: It's what God created people to do. Ultimately, it's the only thing we can give God that isn't already His.
Mission: God strengthens His church through calling His church to advance His Kingdom together. We believe healthy spiritual communities march forward in mission together. Each of our CORE groups spends a significant portion of their time engaged in mission, whether it is partnering with local NGOs to feed and clothe the poor in Sham Shui Po, street evangelism in Stanley, or advocating for at-risk children through one of our many ministry partners
Unity: Jesus said the world would know people belonged to Him by their love for each other. We fight FOR the unity of the church for the sake of the world.