HighPoint Fellowship exists to:
- To CELEBRATE God’s Presence: Worship
- To ASSIMILATE God’s Family: Connect
- To EDUCATE God’s People: Grow
- To DEMONSTRATE God’s Love: Serve
- To COMMUNICATE God’s Word: Reach
Bringing pleasure to God is called worship. The Bible says, "The Lord is pleased only with those who worship him and trust his love" (Psalm 147:11 CEV
). Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Like a diamond, worship is multifaceted. Anthropologists have noted that worship is a universal urge, hard-wired by God into the very fiber of our being — an inbuilt need to connect with God. Worship is as natural as eating or breathing. If we fail to worship God, we always find a substitute, even if it ends up being ourselves. The reason God made us with this desire is that he desires worshipers! Jesus said the Father seeks worshipers (John 4:23
"See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children, and we really are!" (1 John 3:1a
NLT) God wants a family, and he created you to be a part of it. This is one of God’s purposes for your life, which he planned before you were born. The entire Bible is the story of God building a family who will love him, honor him, and reign with him forever. "His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure." (Ephesians 1:5
We are meant to "take on an entirely new way of life — a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you" (Ephesians 4:22
Msg). God’s ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually. God wants you to develop the kind of character described in the beatitudes of Jesus, the fruit of the Spirit, the apostle Paul’s great chapter on love, and Peter’s list of the characteristics of an effective and productive life.
God uses all of it to mold you for your ministry to others, and shape you for your service to him. God never wastes anything. He would not give you abilities, interests, talents, gifts, personality, and life experiences unless he intended to use them for his glory. By identifying and understanding these factors you can discover God’s will for your life.
"In the same way that You gave Me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world." (John 17:18
Msg) God is at work in the world, and he wants you to join him. This assignment is called your mission, and it is different from your ministry. Your ministry is your service to believers in the Body of Christ, while your mission is your service to unbelievers in the world. God created you for both.