WHAT WE BELIEVE
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Genesis 1:26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is God Incarnate and co-equal to the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and offered Himself on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. On the third day after He was crucified, Jesus arose bodily from the grave to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven, where He sits at the Father’s right hand ministering on behalf of and interceding for His people. He will return someday to reign with us in eternity as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-14; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4)
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is the presence of God in the world. He works to make humanity aware of their sin and need for salvation. He indwells every believer – empowering them to fully comprehend truth, enabling them to live Christ-like lives, and guiding them in choosing and doing what is right. He also gifts each believer uniquely for works of ministry. Christians must seek to submit their lives to His control on a daily basis. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12,3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 6-8)
The Bible is God’s written word to us. It was written by human authors under the superintendence of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source and final authority for believers in all matters of belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, we believe it contains truth in these matters without any error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105; Proverbs 30:5)
We believe humans are unique in God’s creation. People alone in the created world are said to have been made in the image of God. We were created to be in fellowship with God, to enjoy Him, and to be like Him in character. Although each of us has incredible potential for good, each of us has also broken our relationship with God and has been marred by an attitude of disobedience to Him called “sin”. That attitude of sin separates us from God and is the root cause of all evil and suffering in the world. (Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is God’s free gift to us. Salvation cannot be earned or deserved, but it must be accepted by faith. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in God’s offer of forgiveness for sins through Jesus Christ can anyone be saved and have eternal life. When we decide to turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus Christ in faith, we are saved. At that very moment eternal life begins for us. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5)
Christ Followers are called to grow in grace and in their knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are told to “exercise yourself to godliness…” and to “perfect holiness out of reverence for God.” For us that means that genuine salvation will result in a new nature that causes us to want to live in obedience. It will also result in the Holy Spirit indwelling our hearts and cleansing our actions, attitudes, and dispositions – allowing us to begin to reflect the nature of Jesus in our living. Christ Followers are called to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in this sanctifying process by learning to follow His promptings and making us more like Him – through the means of growth the Holy Spirit most often uses: The Word, Prayer, Worship, Fellowship, and Service. (1 Peter 1:15-16; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Peter 1:5-8; Romans 6; Romans 8:28-29)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally enjoying God through faith and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell; to be in eternal communion with Him is Heaven. We believe that Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14: 17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)
We believe every person who places their faith in Christ should desire to be obedient to His commands. The first command that Christ made is for us to be baptized. Baptism is an outward symbol that testifies to salvation that has taken place in someone’s heart. It is the initial way that we obey Christ and that we identify ourselves as His followers and members of His family. We believe the Biblical mode of baptism is full immersion under water of a person old enough to understand what it means to submit their lives to Jesus and who has made that decision. (Colossians 2:12; Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:1-4; Acts 2:37-39)
ABOUT MARRIAGE & SEXUALITY
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. Any effort to violate the creative order of God by attempting to modify or transform human gender or biological sex is sin.
We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one mane and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of HighPoint Church.
Learn more about what we believe by attending Connection Track - Wednesday @ 6pm
Sundays 8:30am & 10:15am
Dinner 4:30pm – Large Worship Group 5:00pm – Open Sharing Groups 6:00pm
HOW DO I GIVE TO HIGHPOINT CHURCH?
There are five available ways to give to HighPoint Church.
Website - Click the "Give" button at the top right of this page.
App (HighPoint Church LW - Google Play & Apple Store)
Text-2-Give - Text HPCLW to (206) 859-9405
Mail - 4025 N Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33898
In person! Join us Sunday!
HOW DO I GET A GIVING RECEIPT FOR TAXES?
Anything given that is associated with a name will be recorded. At the end of each tax season, giving receipts will be distributed. If you have any further questions contact email@example.com
WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE AT HIGHPOINT CHURCH?
We are governed by a single Board of Elders that are appointed and ratified by the congregation. The Board of Elders is responsible for setting the policy and beliefs for the church community and for the staff. While the staff run daily operations.
WHAT IS MY 'HPC ACCOUNT'?
The HPC Account is your personal profile created and managed by you, for this website. Having the account allows you to sign up for classes or groups through our Group Life page. It will also serve as an important communication tool as we grow as a church community and develop functions through this site. We highly encourage each person a part of the HighPoint community to create a HPC Account. You can find the login bar at the top right of this page.
ARE THERE ONGOING MISSIONS HPC IS INVOLVED WITH?
We are heavily involved in the Lake Wales community and abroad!
Helping Hands of Christ Ministry - where we support a sister church.
Compelled by Christ
Local community kitchen
Refuge on the Ridge
Local school support
Lake Wales Christian Center
... and we are always looking for other ways to love God & love others.