Hi! Welcome. We're glad you landed on this page. To us, that means you might be interested in getting to know us. We know visiting a new church can be awkward and uncomfortable. You might be unsure about our beliefs, times, or maybe our dress code (we don't really have one... just wear something.) Below you'll find answers to most questions you might have about Highland. If you don't see what you're looking for, click here to email Eric. He'll gladly help you out.
The Life Center 8:30am: (600–700) Worship time including praise, challenging sermons, and various forms of media.
The Chapel 8:30am: (100–115) time of traditional praise and worship.
The Connection 11:15am: (300–350) For people who love coffee and casual conversation. The Connection is located on the back of our campus.
Chinese 11:15am: Service that is praised entirely in the Chinese language. In all services the words to our songs are projected on the screen, so don’t worry about not knowing the lyrics.
All are relaxed and comfortable environments. The same message is preached in all services.
We have a number of adult bible classes, as well as youth and children’s classes. When you walk in the front doors, there is a welcome booth with folks who would love to help direct you to the right class for you. Our classes are typically Bible studies, but also engage important cultural topics and are always conversational in nature. Feel free to ask questions and contribute.
Our Sunday mornings are a relaxed time of fellowship with each other and worship. Do not be worried about finding a class or a place to sit in the worship service. We have greeters in our commons area who want to welcome you and answer any questions you might have.
The Life Center and Chapel services begin at 8:30 a.m. Bible classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and The Connection and the Chinese worship service begin at 11:15 a.m. If you go to our Chapel service, you’ll hear some of the classic Christian hymns. In our Life Center service and The Connection, you will hear some of those hymns as well as some of the contemporary Christian songs you hear on the radio. If you attend the Chinese service, you’ll enjoy hymns in the Chinese language. In all services you’ll notice we use videos and songs to communicate news and to contribute to worship. Also in all services, you’ll hear biblical preaching by our ministers.
If you have a bible, we encourage you to bring it. If not, we have a Bible we would love to give you.
The environment at Highland is relaxed, and the dress is casual. Some of our members will be in slacks and coats, or dresses, but many will also be in jeans and short-sleeve shirts. Wear what is comfortable to you.
We have a special easy-access parking area for our visitors. On the north side of the building (turn left after you pull into the parking lot) there are several rows of spaces near the building marked “Visitor.” You are invited to park here, but are welcome to park anywhere.
Highland is a great place for the whole family. We have a nursery for babies and toddlers that you can check your kids into when you get here. We have Sunday School classes for kids and teens, as well as an age-appropriate worship service for children. Those who work with our children are highly trained. We want your kids to be edified and for you to learn and worship at ease.
We take communion every Sunday morning at Highland. Communion is a special meal that baptized Christians share to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Not only do we remember Christ during this meal, but we also express our unity with one another by participating in it. We typically pass the different parts of the meal (bread/crackers and juice) down the aisles in trays. In The Connection, communion is available at a table and can be shared in a group or privately. If you feel comfortable sharing this meal with us, we invite you to do so. If not, any of our staff members would love to talk with you about baptism, communion and life in a Christian community.
We also pass plates to collect financial contributions from our members. Our members share in the mission and work of this church by giving both their time and a portion of their income. If you are a guest, just drop your visitor card in the tray as it passes.