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We invite you to gather with us at our 9 AM and 11 AM Sunday services as we experience the love, joy and power of God.
 
 

PASTORS SHAUN & AMY GUSTAFSON

 

OUR PURPOSE

Where God is leading us
 
 
 
 
 

OUR MISSION & VISION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

OUR MINISTRIES

 
 
 
 
 

GROW YOUR FAITH

With Biblical teaching from Pastors Shaun & Amy Gustafson 
 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

At HPC 
 

 

 

POINT MEN’S

BREAKFAST

Saturday, August 24 @ 9 AM

 

 

 

 

NIGHT OF WORSHIP

Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 6:30 PM

 

 

LADIES’ CONNECT 

Saturday, September 7 @ 9 AM

 

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sunday, October 20

 

 

BABY DEDICATIONS

Sunday, October 27

 

 

APRIL OSTEEN-SIMONS

November 9 & 10

 
 
 
 

FROM THE BLOG

Insight and wisdom from High Point Leadership
 

The Friendship Reflection

“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26

The saying, “Show me the ten people you hang around the most and I will show you where you will be in ten years,” is extremely accurate. The quality of your life, marriage and family will eventually become a reflection of the people you surround yourself with. Do you want to be successful in your walk with God, the best spouse and parent you can be, and fulfill the call of God on your life?

A large portion of achieving these valuable life treasures requires cultivating Christ-like friendships and being receptive to mutual accountability through those friendships. It also includes accepting and receiving insight and correction from authority figures and mentors that God places in our life. When we are receptive to our mentor’s instruction and have Christ-like friends, we will find ourselves increasingly walking in the promises of God. In doing this, we will greatly improve our relationships in the home and achieve greater levels of leadership in our place of work or ministry. 

Friendships are just what the word describes. A friend is like a ship. They either help carry us up stream or down steam. Their words and actions have a large impact on us, negative or positive. Do out friends talk about and focus on the good in their spouse? We will be more likely to think and talk about our spouse in a positive way. Do they find fault in their spouse? If we continue to spend time with them, we will eventually begin to find fault in our spouse. Words spoken by those we are close to eventually influence us, producing either good or bad fruit in our lives. It is wise to invest time with those realize they will eat the fruit of their lips; therefore, they speak with wisdom and are guarded in what they say. 

We as believers are to be like eagles. Isaiah 40:31 states, 

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

God wants us to soar above life’s circumstances. Our close friendships (or lack of Christ-like friendships) will greatly influence how we soar. 

 

Are your friendships helping you soar?

If they aren’t, we pray that God will send you Christ-like friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Blessings to you, 

Shaun & Amy


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Thinking on the Right Things

When Paul wrote his letter to the Christians in Philippi, he encouraged them to choose to have Christ-like thoughts, stating:

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise-worthy-meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)

Paul understood the power in our thought-life. He knew when we meditate on good things, God’s peace is then established in our hearts and in our homes. This truth applies to every area of our lives, but let us take a close look at its impact on marriage. 

Most of us do not have any problem thinking good of our spouse when he or she is kind to us and doing the things we like them to do. The question to ask is – do we put this Scripture into operation in our lives when our spouse has not invested time with us or has not met our needs?

Notice Paul did not say, “Finally brethren, whatever things are a lie of the devil, whatever things are unkind, whatever things are unloving, whatever things are an evil report, if there is any immortality and anything worth condemning – meditate on these things.” No, Paul knew that these things are what a person naturally wants to do, so he purposefully instructed the church to meditate on the good because he knew that it would have to be an intentional effort on our part! 

Whatever we meditate on about others, good or bad, we will draw out more of that in their personality. You have heard the statement, “That person really knows how to bring out the best in me.” If we truly believe in someone, it will be demonstrated through our actions, words and even prayers for the person. 

In the month of July we highly encourage you to pay close attention to what you are meditating on about yourself and others, and as you do that, we truly believe your life and your relationships will change for the better! 

God bless you!

Shaun & Amy


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Present Your Words as a Gift

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness, to the soul and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

When doing marriage seminars, we typically give a sheet of paper for each person to fill out at one of the sessions, asking them to list five things they most appreciate about their spouse. Then they are supposed to give this list to their spouse. Numerous times, we have had women in particular tell us afterward that when they read their husband’s list about them they cried. These women expressed how they had never heard their husband say these things before, and seeing them in writing brought them to tears. It seems couples often think the other one “just knows” they are appreciated. However, how can they know unless they are told?

Just think how powerful and impacting it would be on every marriage if spouses, parents, and children verbalized the things they appreciate about each other on a daily basis. We believe this alone would drop the divorce rates drastically and cause children to do better in school! People have a need to feel significant and do something significant. Interestingly, the more valued someone feels, the more likely they are to accomplish great things.

Our words have great power to set the course of direction for those under our sphere of influence. Often without realizing it, we are making a choice each day to speak words that heal or words that hurt. When we speak pleasantly to those around us, it literally brings health to their body! Have you ever noticed people will often gravitate toward someone who makes them feel good about themselves? Why? Good words refresh the human spirit. When we hear kind words spoken over us it actually empowers us to live a healthy, prosperous life. Similarly, when we speak words of praise and thankfulness to God and others, we are veered away from defeat and propelled towards victory. 

There was a study done on women who left their husband before no-fault divorce laws. It showed the top reason wives walked away from their marriage was that they felt unappreciated. If the same study had been done on men, I’m sure the results would have been similar, because everyone needs to feel valued. Mary Kay Ash used to say, make people feel like they are wearing a sign that says, “Make me feel important!”

Throughout the month of June we encourage you to present your words as a gift to those around you! We are sure it will produce good fruit in your relationships and we can’t wait to hear your testimonies! 

With love, Pastors Shaun & Amy


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Want To Call High Point “Home”?

 
Our 2-Part Connection Point (New Members) class is held every quarter. 
Join us Sunday, May 19 and May 26.
During the 11 AM Service, upstairs
 
Be sure to check out our event calendar for future class dates.