What We Believe

Highlands Church was founded in 1998 as an independent, non-denominational, Bible-based community church.

We strongly desire to be a dynamic team of Christians who serve as a lighthouse of hope to our community and world.  We want to be an ever growing yet intimate community as modeled to us in Acts 2:42-47; a people who are carrying out the great commandment of our Lord which is in essence to… "Love God, Love People."

The Scripture

We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
2 Timothy 3:16 |2 Peter 1:20-21

One God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26 | Deuteronomy 6:4 | Matthew 28:19 | 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Begotten of the Holy Spirit

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
Matthew 1:18 |Philippians 2:5-8

Role of the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father as promised to convict the world of sin, to glorify Jesus and to transform the lives of believers into the likeness of Christ.
John 16:7-8 | John 16:14 | Titus 3:5

The State of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
Romans 3:10 | Romans 3:23 | Romans 5:12

The Substitutionary Atonement of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are redeemed and justified on the ground of His shed blood.
Romans 5:8-9 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Resurrection of the Lord

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and advocate.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 |  1 John 2:1

The blessed Hope

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Titus 2:13

Belief and Faith

We believe that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
John 10:27-30 | Acts 16:30-31 | Romans 8:31-39 | Ephesians 2:8-9

Baptism

We believe in "believer’s baptism". That is, baptism is a conscious decision made by one who has already trusted Christ as their personal Savior.
Acts 8:12 - Find out more here

The reality of heaven and hell

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost, along with Satan and the other fallen angels.
Acts 24:15 | 1 Corinthians 15:42 | 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 | Revelation 20:11-15

The Church

We believe that the Church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers in Christ; that in its local manifestation it is an autonomous (self-governing) assembly.
Ephesians 4:12 |  Hebrews 10:24-25 | 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Our Priorities

We strongly desire to be a dynamic team of believers who serve as a lighthouse of hope to our community and world. Our priorities are centered around the acronym "BRIDE" - Biblically Based, Reaching the Lost, Intimate Worship, Demonstrative Love, and Equipped for Service.  Find out more here

Overview of Salvation

A troubled jailer in the first century once asked two Christian leaders, "what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). This in fact is the most important question that anyone can ask.  Click here for an overview of God's plan of salvation.

Want to know more about Highlands Church's beliefs, priorities, ministries and leadership? Check out Highlands Heartbeat  - a meeting held once per month on Sunday evenings where you can meet the pastors and find out how you can become a part of the Highlands family.

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