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Growing In Faith2017-08-11T18:29:39-06:00

Highpoint Church is all about living life and growing faith. We are committed to creating spiritually mature Christians by moving them through a strategic process of experiencing God, growing faith, serving each other, and loving our world. Our goal is to provide a process that causes people to move through the following levels of growth and maturity:

  • Experiencing God through worship, prayer, and teaching.

  • Growing in faith by learning and living God’s Word.

  • Serving God and each other.

  • Loving our community and world.

Growing in faith by learning and living God’s Word is what the Bible calls “discipleship.” Since discipleship is such an important stepping stone in the journey to maturity, we would like to answer some simple questions about discipleship and how we accomplish it through our “Power of 3” small groups.

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What is discipleship?

Discipleship is the personal activity of studying the teachings of Jesus, applying them to life, and becoming more like Him through a growing relationship with God.

Why is discipleship important?

Discipleship is important to our church, and to every Christian, for the following reasons:

A Power of 3 discipleship group is a place where you can ask questions, grow in understanding, and apply biblical truth to your life (2 Timothy 3:15–17).

Our discipleship groups are places where you will meet and connect with other people. Participants in a Power of 3 small group feel like a part of the family of God.  It is a place where others pray for you, you pray for others (Acts 12:12), and you find support in times of personal crisis and stress (Acts 2:42–47; 12:12; Romans 12:12–13).

Becoming more knowledgeable of God’s Word helps us overcome temptation, gain peace in turmoil, and prepare for the challenges of life (Psalm 119:11,105; 2 Timothy 3:15–17).

Attending church is an important thing. However, if you never progress to the next stage of maturity by being involved in discipleship, you will be spiritually lacking and incomplete (John 8:31–32).

According to a study conducted by the Center for Marriage and Family, there are significant positive factors for families that attend church regularly. Married couples have happier marriages and fathers are more involved in the lives of their children. Other research from Duke University, Indiana University, The University of Michigan, The Center for Disease Control, University of Iowa, and Barna Research Group found that children who attended church regularly were significantly less likely to experience alcohol, tobacco, or drug addiction, suicide, depression, school problems, and lower grades.

A rowing team is only as strong as its weakest member. The stronger the individuals, the stronger the team. The same truth applies to the body of Christ.

The distinctive qualities of the Spirit-filled life found in the book of Acts and I Corinthians are an important part of the discipleship process. Believers need the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit daily to live a victorious life (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 1:5).

A recent study by Julie Roberts found that those who were involved in a discipleship opportunity within their local church were more likely to be consistent in their Christian walk, follow Christ, discover God’s will for their lives, develop meaningful relationships, and feel a part of reaching the world.

Discipleship
Discipleship

Why is discipleship important?

Discipleship is important to our church, and to every Christian, for the following reasons:

A Power of 3 discipleship group is a place where you can ask questions, grow in understanding, and apply biblical truth to your life (2 Timothy 3:15–17).

Our discipleship groups are places where you will meet and connect with other people. Participants in a Power of 3 small group feel like a part of the family of God.  It is a place where others pray for you, you pray for others (Acts 12:12), and you find support in times of personal crisis and stress (Acts 2:42–47; 12:12; Romans 12:12–13).

Becoming more knowledgeable of God’s Word helps us overcome temptation, gain peace in turmoil, and prepare for the challenges of life (Psalm 119:11,105; 2 Timothy 3:15–17).

Attending church is an important thing. However, if you never progress to the next stage of maturity by being involved in discipleship, you will be spiritually lacking and incomplete (John 8:31–32).

According to a study conducted by the Center for Marriage and Family, there are significant positive factors for families that attend church regularly. Married couples have happier marriages and fathers are more involved in the lives of their children. Other research from Duke University, Indiana University, The University of Michigan, The Center for Disease Control, University of Iowa, and Barna Research Group found that children who attended church regularly were significantly less likely to experience alcohol, tobacco, or drug addiction, suicide, depression, school problems, and lower grades.

A rowing team is only as strong as its weakest member. The stronger the individuals, the stronger the team. The same truth applies to the body of Christ.

The distinctive qualities of the Spirit-filled life found in the book of Acts and I Corinthians are an important part of the discipleship process. Believers need the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit daily to live a victorious life (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 1:5).

A recent study by Julie Roberts found that those who were involved in a discipleship opportunity within their local church were more likely to be consistent in their Christian walk, follow Christ, discover God’s will for their lives, develop meaningful relationships, and feel a part of reaching the world.

How does discipleship happen at Highpoint Church?

Although discipleship can occur through many ways, the Power of 3 small groups are the primary vehicle through which we disciple people.  Each week hundreds of adults from all ages and walks of life attend one of our adult small groups called “The Power of 3.” Po3 unifies our entire church family in the life-changing journey of a daily Bible reading plan. The quarterly plan consists of investing 15-20 minutes a day reading three chapters of the Bible. Our people then meet in small groups to discuss that week’s reading, encourage each other, build relationships, and better understand God’s Word. The groups are led by trained facilitators and meet in homes throughout the Denver Metro Area.

The Power of 3 small groups seek to disciple people through:

Helping our people develop life-giving patterns in a daily Bible reading program.

Explaining God’s Word and helping our people gain a better understanding of the Scriptures.

Identifying biblical truth and how it is applied to contemporary life.

Discovering truth and discussing its relevance with others.

Growing in faith through the context of relationship.

Confronting ourselves with the truth of Scripture in a way that challenges us to embrace change and transformation.

Presenting truth through systematic and sequential alignment by the use of planned and focused curriculum.

What does a Power of 3 small group experience look like?

The Power of 3 small group experience takes place in homes throughout the Denver Metro area.  They are an inviting, inspirational, and intentional time consisting of the following components:

The first ten to fifteen minutes of each meeting is a time of interaction around coffee and light refreshments.

Each group seeks to encourage its members by praying with and for each other’s needs when requested.

Each meeting features a unique presentation of teaching that corresponds with the previous week’s Bible reading plan.

Each meeting involves some kind of interaction, often in the form of group discussion.

Each meeting applies biblical principles to contemporary life in a challenging way.

Each meeting also features a time where members can be informed of the group’s activities, important events, and all-church outreach opportunities.

Small Group
Small Group

What does a Power of 3 small group experience look like?

The Power of 3 small group experience takes place in homes throughout the Denver Metro area.  They are an inviting, inspirational, and intentional time consisting of the following components:

The first ten to fifteen minutes of each meeting is a time of interaction around coffee and light refreshments.

Each group seeks to encourage its members by praying with and for each other’s needs when requested.

Each meeting features a unique presentation of teaching that corresponds with the previous week’s Bible reading plan.

Each meeting involves some kind of interaction, often in the form of group discussion.

Each meeting applies biblical principles to contemporary life in a challenging way.

Each meeting also features a time where members can be informed of the group’s activities, important events, and all-church outreach opportunities.

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How can I maximize my discipleship opportunities?

We want each and every person to grow in faith. Here is a short list of ways you can make the most of discipleship opportunities at Highpoint Church.

A strong commitment has always been the prerequisite of personal spiritual growth. We see this in the lives of the New Testament believers in Acts 2:42 where it says, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (NIV, emphasis added). The first place to start is to pick a Power of 3 group and make a commitment to attend three out of four meetings a month.

The Power of 3 experience is filled with supernatural opportunities. To both recognize and seize them, you will need to be open to others, to new challenges, to change in your life, and to moving toward the next level of maturity.

When you participate in a Power of 3 small group, put yourself out there! Talk to others, introduce yourself, and make it a priority to meet others, learn their names, and get involved in their lives.

Make it a point to attend periodic social events outside of church times and group meetings.

At some point you will need to move toward the next step in your journey to maturity. If you want to continue to grow in your faith, it is important to identify and use your gifts in service to the body of Christ. The best place to start serving is in your Power of 3 small group.  Sooner or later, God expects you to engage in one of the ministries of the church. Whether it’s now or later, the important thing to remember is to look to the next step of service in your journey.

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