What can I expect at each gathering?
Sunday morning is a blend of gravity and gladness as we worship the Lord. Our dress is a reflection of our diversity. Typically there is a balance between dress and business-casual, though you will find anything from dark suits to shorts. There is no 'dress code' at Highlands although we do follow the principles of modesty, appropriateness, and reverence.
9:30AM Children's and Equipping Electives
On Sunday morning at 9:30AM we gather for an hour of Sunday School and Equipping Electives, in which we study the meaning of God's Word and how it applies to every area of life. It is designed to be a smaller interactive group that learns together and prays together.
10:45AM Morning Worship Gathering
Everthing we do is intended to focus on an audience of “One." Each aspect is intended to bring God glory for He alone is worthy (Revelation 4:11). Worship is a person’s response to revelation (the Spirit and the Word). Worship is a rhythm of revelation and response. Our gathering is a dialogue between God's revelation through His Word and our response to Him. Preaching at Highlands is largely expositional, which means we seek to give the meaning of a particular Biblical passage. The meaning of the text is the point of the sermon. Sermons usually last between 30-40 minutes with morning service dismissing at 12:00PM. All preaching is Christ-centered and gospel-driven (1 Timothy 4:13; Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 4:1-5).
6:00PM Evening Gathering
We gather as a church family for a time of singing, prayer and Bible study. The sermons are geared toward application in the life of the believer and the church body. The service concludes at 7PM by singing a hymn and reflecting on what we learned from God’s Word. Spontaneous fellowship often follows as members take time to talk and enjoy each other.
Truth Trackers is a children's Bible club for ages 3 through grade 6 designed to encourage the memory and application of the Bible to young lives. Teens meet together in the teen room. Time is given for singing, Bible teaching, and prayer. Adult Prayer Meeting is for members and guests and provides time for an inductive Bible study in which we think through a passage of Scripture together. As we study the Scriptures we always ask three questions of the text we are considering: “What does it say?” “What does it mean by what it says?” and, “What does it mean for me?” Our goal in Wednesday Night Bible Study is not simply to learn from the selected text but to learn how to study the Bible and apply it to our personal lives. We also spend time together in prayer. Tables are set up in the fellowship hall if you'd like to bring dinner or a snack. Tea and coffee are provided.