So many things change as our students enter middle school and high school: family dynamics, commitments, relationships, schools, and jobs just to name a few. This is often a time in their lives when things begin to feel chaotic or transitive. The lives they’ve known before begin to shift as new people, new opportunities, and new questions are introduced into their world-view. At Highrock, we believe the answer to all of this transition and change is God’s grace. In moments of frustration or serenity, moments of sadness or great joy, moments of faithfulness or wandering, we believe God offers His grace to us and, in turn, invites us to extend His grace to others.
Evangelism, or the process of sharing our faith with others, is less about what our students do and more about what God has done. At Highrock, we encourage members of our congregation to tell and retell the ways the Lord has worked in their lives so others might catch even a glimpse of His great love for all of creation. Our goal is to equip our students to recognize the ways the Lord is providing, sustaining, and working in their lives, so they might lovingly proclaim His goodness and faithfulness to those around them.
We are not meant to do life on our own. Just as our Lord exists in community within Himself – Father, Son, and Spirit – we are created to live in community with God and His people. In fact, we believe the only means to fully experience and reflect the love of our Lord is when connected to the rest of the body of believers. Our hope is that students discover new ways to relate to God through their connection with their peers and the broader congregation as a whole. This is why we emphasize the necessity for our students to be in service with our Highrock family each week while also providing regular opportunities to connect with other students and to invite new friends.
Each of us has been called for a purpose. At Highrock, we believe that purpose is to join Christ and participate in the restoration and redemption of all things. This calling is not exclusively for adults or pastors, but is for all people – including our students. It is our hope that out of their love for Christ and His people, our
students will learn to recognize and respond to the needs in their own families, friendships, schools, and community by the power of the Holy Spirit.
While we believe the Gospel is unchanging from generation to generation, we recognize the task of presenting its truth in ways that are attractive and accessible to our students. At Highrock, we do not believe in talking at students but talking with them. We want to enter their realities and world-views in order for our students to experience God’s love in tangible ways.
At Highrock, we believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is worthy of a party. Not only are we called to live intentionally, but we are also called to live celebratory lives that reflect the joy of worshipping our Creator and Redeemer. In the same manner, we believe our students are worth celebrating. Commitments, opportunities, successes, promotions, graduations, and every blessing in between are all worthy of celebration. As a community, we hope to help students and families embrace excitement and celebrate well in their journeys of faith. a better time to think about how you're involved with Highrock (maybe you're looking to get more involved), and see if there's a ministry team you'd like to serve with. There is a ministry team for everyone! We'd love for you to explore a ministry team where you feel both gifted and excited about jumping on board.