The atmosphere is casual. Jeans, t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops are welcome. We like our music loud! If you don’t, earplugs are provided to the right as you enter the auditorium.
What to Expect
The Welcome Team will help you find the perfect seat, show you around the building, and help you check children into a Family Ministries environment. Please stop by The Welcome Center to the right as you enter the lobby to meet a leader and receive everything you need to navigate your first visit.
We are committed to a creative, challenging, and fun presentation of God’s truth. We focus on how to apply Jesus’ teachings to our lives, so we each can experience God’s incredible promise every day. Check out a recent message to get a feel of what a recent Sunday is like.
Our Family Ministry environments are designed the same way. New Horizon Kids (birth to 4th grade), Transit (5th-7th grades) and Revolution Student Ministries (8th-12th grades meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30pm) use high-energy music, media, and messages to communicate God’s truth in an age-appropriate manner.
The Welcome Center is our connection point for guests and anyone looking for their next step with Jesus or New Horizon Church. Guests receive a gift, can register for First Step, and connect with leaders of New Horizon.
What We Believe
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Our Hope For You
In 1986, senior pastor Dave Bowman and his wife, Sue, did something crazy. They packed up their daughter Heather, their furniture, and their dog and headed for Durham, North Carolina. God had given them the vision to plant a different kind of church: a place where people could begin a relationship with Jesus Christ and participate in authentic, biblical community—a place where anyone, regardless of background or circumstances could experience the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that you will join us in our mission to encounter God and engage in community by discovering your Next Step. You can get started by registering for First Step.