CommUnity Groups

Highland Community Groups are where we commit to each other’s growth in Christ-likeness through consistent and honest relationships in the context of the local church. Highland focuses on four main practices to help us walk in our vision for Community Group life: Word and Prayer, Table Fellowship, Men’s & Women’s Breakouts, and Missional Effort.

THEY DEVOTED THEMSELVES TO THE APOSTLES’ TEACHING AND THE FELLOWSHIP, TO THE

BREAKING OF BREAD AND THE PRAYERS.—ACTS 2:42

Community groups are marked by men and women of the church in discipleship together interpreting, discussing, applying, and rejoicing over the scriptures together. These times in God’s Word together are enriched by prayer for one another.

The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding

will draw it out.—Proverbs 20:5

Men’s and Women’s breakouts is a regular rhythm for men and women to meet separately in smaller groups of 3–4 to get at the deeper matters of the heart. This time should be marked by confession of sins, a celebration of graces, drawing out how the gospel addresses sin in our lives, nurturing belief and practical changes in order to kill sin.

As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. —John 17:18

It is no accident that we live where we live. We have been sent here by God to fill our community with the good news of Jesus, and there are a variety of ways to do this in Community group life.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the

breaking of bread and the prayers.—Acts 2:42

Meals bring connection with those we eat with. Just as the early church did, Community Groups should share a meal together regularly in order to display our dependence on God and our unity as God’s redeemed people.