Highland's Mission is to make disciples.
- We believe Jesus' last instructions to his disciples apply to us as well. He said: "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20
What is a disciple
- We believe a disciple is someone who is trying to become more like Jesus everyday of their life.
- Although there are many components that paint a picture of a disciple, at Highland we focus heavily on three.
Components of a disciple.
- Connecting with God
- Connecting with other believers
- Connecting with the world
Adult Discipleship helps people become more like Jesus by connecting them with other believers through Groups, Classes, and Special Events.
- Our Groups Ministry is designed to create engaging environments where participants purse healty relationships and spiritual growth. For more information about our Groups.
- Our Adult Bible Classes are fun places to study the Bible with friends. For a list of classes and the times they meet click HERE
- Special Events occur periodically to foster relationships among people with similar interests.
- Class 101 Discovering Highland Discover who we are, why we do what we do, the way we do it.
- Class 201 Discovering Spiritual Growth Discover four spiritual disciplines to help you move closer to God and look more like Jesus.
- Class 301 Discovering Your Ministry Discover how God has been molding you into a S.H.A.P.E to serve others.
- Class 401 Discovering Your Life's Mission Discover how to live each day on the mission God has for you.
Adult Bible Classes Adult Bible Classes are medium-sized, study groups that meet every Sunday morning during our services. Highland offers two classes during the 8:30 a.m. service and three classes during the 9:45 a.m.service. Our classes are located in south part of the building and meet in The Hall and Room 101 and Library.
- We believe life is better in groups.
- We believe life transformation happens in the context of relationships.
- We believe everyone needs a place to be known and cared for.
2 Types of Groups
- Community Groups are small groups comprised of 6 to 8 individuals or 5 to 6 couples that meet regularly over a period of 12 to 24 months. These groups meet for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and accountability. Most groups meet in homes during the week with a few meeting at the church building.
- Starter Groupsare six week samples of life in a Community Group. They meet on Sunday nights at Higland for ninety minutes and included fellowship and study of the importance of community.
3 Ways to join a Group
- Sign up for a Starter Group these six week groups give a taste of group life without an overwhelming commitment
- Email a Leader each semester we have a few groups that do not fill all the way. Search through our Groups List for open groups and then send an email to the leader.
- Form Your Own Group A number of our groups have begun with just 2 or 3 people wanting to get together. Contact our Groups Ministry and we can help look for others to join your group. We would love to help you form this group by supplying training and support.
S.O.A.P.is a reading plan that we implement at Highland. Soap stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer. It is our goal to be a church that is rooted in the Word.
Current SOAP reading plans can be found here by clicking here.