Small Groups

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

(Acts 2:42 ESV)


We at High Pointe believe that God designed life to be lived together, and small groups help form that pattern in our community. It is our goal to break away from the chaos of busy schedules at least once during the week to meet with others, practicing what the early church did so well. Check out below to see the foundation and values of our small groups.

The foundation.

Each of our mid-week small groups is centered around a method of bible study called Storying. Storying allows us to receive the Scriptures much like our ancestors in the faith did by allowing us to hear and experience the stories of Scripture rather than simple read them. The stories of Scripture are shared over and over again, and space is given to dive deep into the meaning and application of the text. Don't miss an opportunity to experience this first hand! 

Vulnerability.

n. the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. 


Vulnerability is hard. It requires trust on the part of others and courage to reveal the ugliness of our own hearts. While there is a risk of being vulnerable, there is also great reward. We value vulnerability because it allows us to be known by others, brings the dark things of our hearts to light, and gives us freedom to pursue healing and holiness. If we can be vulnerable in our groups, we then find opportunities to show love and declare Christ's grace to one another.

Identity.

n. the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.


Being vulnerable for its own sake will get us nowhere unless we bring it back to who we are in Christ. We try to model our small groups to encourage one another, pointing them back to who Christ declares us to be: LOVED. ADOPTED. WANTED. CHOSEN. FOUND. These are just a few of the identities that we receive in Christ. If we know who we are in Him, we are much less likely to be deceived by the lies of Satan and the World. We are no longer slaves to fear; we are children of God. 

Friendship.

friend - n. a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.

Since the days of the Early Church, Christians have been called to love, to seek unity, and to care for one another. Christian friendship isn't just about having fun, it's also about knowing and being known deeply by others. It is this goal of knowing others and being known that we hope to foster in these groups. People today are lonelier than they have ever been; it's time for the Church to push back this trend and show people what it means to be loved and to belong. They will know we are Christians by our love. 

FAQ

Q. What groups are currently offered through High Pointe?

A. Check out our handout for both Sunday School classes and Small Groups


Q. How Frequently do groups meet?

A. We meet on a three week on, one week off rotation


Q. Am I stuck in this group forever if I join?

A. We run our small groups on the semester schedule. Fall groups will meet from September to December. Spring groups meet from January to end of April/ early May. Summers will be off. If your group doesn't work out or your availability changes, feel free to try a different group in the next semester!


Q. Can I stay with the same group after the semester ends?

A. Of course! That will be determined by your small group leader, however. We would love for this happen! 


Q. Is childcare provided?

A. Child care will have to be taken care of at your own discretion. You may, however, contact us for potential baby sitters.


Q. What happens if I miss a small group time? Will I be behind in the subject matter?

A. No, you will not be behind. Because we use the storying model in our groups, each meeting stands alone, allowing for guests and those who have missed sessions to still participate.


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