For many religion is routine. The holy is humdrum. Faith is just plain flat. But Jesus described life with God as an epic quest for a priceless treasure. Something that would require the most audacious and courageous sacrifice. Something that would result in the most overflowing and fulfilling satisfaction. Join us at Highland on Wednesday nights as we embark on this quest in a fresh way.
Quest is not for everyone. It’s limited to those tired of a subnormal faith and hungry for a life with God filled with greater risk and even greater reward.It’s reserved for those undaunted and undeterred by the invitation to climb higher and dive deeper than ever before. We’ve only got room for those willing to say “no” to other things and say “yes” to this expedition.
Quest participants will interact with some of the most spiritually formative content available. During 18 gatherings on Wednesday nights 7:00–8:00pm, participants will gather needed resources for the adventure and draw near to our guide Jesus.
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August 14–September 11
Eternity is Now in Session - John Ortberg
John Ortberg dispels the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die―and that being saved is merely about meeting the minimal entrance requirements for getting into heaven. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here and now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. Book: $12.32 / Participant’s Guide: $10.99.
September 18–October 16
Unexpected / Christine Cain
Christine helps us walk into the life God has for us—unknowns and all. Using dramatic examples from her own journey, Christine offers real-life strategies and biblical inspiration to help us move from fear and worry about ourselves to hope and trust in God. As we learn new ways to manage disappointment, strengthen our hearts, and build our faith, we can enjoy a new adventure with God that is more fulfilling than any day we spend trying to anticipate what will happen next.Book: $7.85 / Study Guide: $9.48
The Interior Castle / Teresa of Avila
Celebrated for almost 5 centuries as a master of spiritual literature, 16th-century saint Teresa of Avila is one of the most beloved religious figures in history. Overcome one day by a mystical vision of a crystal castle with seven chambers, each representing a different stage in spiritual development, Teresa immediately wrote The Interior Castle. Probably her most important and widely studied work, it guides the spiritual seeker through each stage of development until the soul’s final union with the divine. Book:$15.26.
October 23–November 20
The Hiding Place / Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler’s concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Book - $10.02
Crushing / T. D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God’s joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose. Book: $15.00
November 20–December 11
The Screwtape Letters / C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. Book: $11.09
- Lawana Maxwell
Lawana brings to the quest 8 years on the mission field in France and 14 years of ministry and leadership at Highland.
- Chris Altrock
Chris brings to the quest 21 years of ministry of leadership at Highland, 2 years of training as a spiritual director.