The Reinvention of Success

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Reinvention of Highland

      One of the most significant steps we’ve taken in our revitalization journey is to redefine success. To draw a new target. This didn’t happen overnight. It’s been a long process that started early in our decline and has only recently concluded, years after we bottomed out. In some ways, it’s probably a lifelong […]

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The Reinvention of Prayer

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Reinvention of Highland

At a gathering of staff and elders of the Highland church recently, one of our elders gave an unexpected confession: “I sort of miss those hard times. We never prayed more as a leadership than we did back then.” “Those hard times” referred to the dark days when, in about four years, we lost as […]

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Monday Morning Faith: Becoming a Monday Morning Quarterback (1 Cor. 9:24-27) Chris Altrock – 10/19/14

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Monday Morning Faith

Sports have been an important part of my life. I played sports in junior high and high school.  Our kids have played on recreational, competitive, and school teams. And our family enjoys watching sporting events. One of my favorite memories as a teenager has to do with sports. It happened in the 1,600 meter relay […]

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No More Someday Churches

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Gospel

The Year of Jubilee was a future moment which Jews in the worst of situations could look forward to with great anticipation. And Jesus, in his first sermon, determined to seize that moment and turn it into reality through his ministry. He was the first to ever even try. Though directed by God, the Israelites […]

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