What Does Church Look Like Now?
Unofficially, we opened our doors back in May, but in many ways we're officially relaunching now after a long year and a half. But in a season like this, what does it mean to launch? What does church look like post-pandemic? Some things will be different, but the heart behind why we have church remains the same.
Below you’ll find a list of groups, gatherings, events, and courses that are designed to help you connect to God personally, God’s people, and God’s purposes as we relaunch church together this season. Some are ongoing events that you can drop in on anytime, while others require registration or a time commitment. Most groups or courses will start meeting during the last week of September (with some exceptions), but don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. Register early and start engaging with community today!
Feel like you just don’t have room for “another thing” in your schedule? Read our encouragement to you as you consider how you might take part in Fall Launch 2021.
Connecting to God Personally
Community. Curiosity. Compassion. That is our mission at Highrock as we seek to create Christian communities that encourage each other to ask questions, inspire each other to follow Jesus, and challenge each other to put love into action. One of the ways that we do this is by connecting to God's heart by following the call to love God with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We also believe that God’s intent for all of creation bends towards health and wholeness. To that end, we believe that healthy disciples journey with God in connecting with God personally, God’s people, and God’s purposes in the world.
We are all different, so some of us may connect more naturally in one of these ways than the others. Yet, in our journey with God, there are times when we may be called to step into places that are less natural to us, and towards health. Just like a weaning child moves on to solid food, or an athlete changes the way they eat to support their health, so too must healthy disciples be nourished differently in different seasons. Our hope is that the when you take part in one of the groups, gatherings, or events listed below that you would engage in healthy, honest, and humble discipleship in community with others. This Fall 2021 Launch lineup hasbeen curated by Highrock staff to encourage growth and health in areas where Highrockers are currently feeling underdeveloped, stuck, or wrestling with their faith. These groups and courses might offer comfort in one season and a little challenge in the next as they engage your mind, your heart, and/or your body to follow Christ.
How to Choose...Try Just One!
If you are wondering which group or event might be best for you in this season, or if you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, we encourage you to talk to one of our Spiritual Guides or your congregational pastor. Or, consider taking the daily personal inventory to check in with God as you ask where you might grow this season. There are many great options to choose from. Our suggestion? Choose one offering to participate in per season.