Highland Church of Christ

Background
The New Testament Church was established on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem according to Acts 1 & 2. Jesus Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18, Eph.5:23). Today as Christians, we strive to practice only what is authorized in the bible (The Word of God) as Christ intended it to be.
Worship
When you enter our building you will meet a group of very friendly people welcoming you to our Bible Classes and worship service.
Singing
We start worship with “a cappella” singing, the whole congregation participating in the singing, edifying one another. Our example for worship comes from the New Testament, and the Christians in the New Testament sang without instrumental accompaniment, we do also. (1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12)
Prayer
Prayer is a significant part of our worship. There is a prayer of reverence, thanksgiving, supplication early in the worship service, a prayer before the Lord’s Supper, a prayer for those who respond with prayer request and a closing prayer. This assures a reverent, attentive and spiritual worship. Worship in spirit and in truth. (1Timothy 2:1-8)
Lord's Supper
The Lord Supper, observed every Sunday, (Acts 20:7), is a memorial to Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Jesus died for the sins of the world. The Lord Supper was instituted by Jesus on the night before his crucifixion. (Matthew 26:26-29). Observance is to continue until Jesus comes again.

Every member of the Lord’s church participates. The unleavened bread symbolizes the body of Christ and the fruit of the vine his bloodshed shed on the cross.

The Collection – Giving
The offering is collected every Sunday. (1 Corinthians 16:1,2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9). The contribution is used to take care of the financial obligations of the church and support the church’s ministries.
Preaching
Inspirational sermons, relevant to today’s issues are preached. The “good news” of the gospel is proclaimed to everyone, (Mark 16:15). Lessons to encourage and teach on how to be pleasing God occurs every Sunday.

An invitation is offered giving everyone the opportunity to become a Christian. There is no waiting to be saved.

Invitation
As the sermon comes to a close, the minister will extend an invitation to those to make a commitment to Christ or request prayer. He will encourage those who wish to respond to come to the front of the auditorium, while the congregation sings a hymn. Some may come for baptism, or to confess sin, or to request prayer for a specific need. If anyone responds for baptism, you will witness the baptism during this worship service. The baptism will be by immersion in water for the remission of sins. (Acts 8:35-39, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:1 2, Acts 2:38)
What will be expected of you?
Absolutely nothing, as a visitor you are welcome and encouraged to participate, but do not feel obligated to do so. You may be asked to fill out a visitor’s card; this provides information so the congregation can write to thank you for visiting. Supply the info only if you feel comfortable doing so, its ok if you wish not to.

We also offer a free Bible Correspondence Course if you want to receive this just simply sign the Guest book (in the lobby) and request it.