Core Values

Core values are beliefs we stand by, which shape how we operate as a church.

Servant Leadership

Philippians 2:3 - Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

  • A heart to lead by example, not just give orders. (Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.)

  • If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.

  • Invest in those who’ll invest in others.

  • Ephesians 4:12 - to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

  • Equip people for works of service, don’t just be a doer.


Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man.

  • Excellence is not a skill it’s an attitude, it doesn’t happen by accident.

  • Start on time, end on time, be on time.

  • Quality is better than quantity.

  • Set high standards.

  • Always seek to improve.


Romans 12:11 - Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

  • Self-motivated people don’t have to be managed.

  • Passion is contagious, it naturally multiplies.

  • Love what you do and those around you.

  • Passionate people want to, they don’t have to.


John 17:23 – I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

  • One Team, one vision, one method.

  • Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

  • Be a peacemaker, not just a peace-keeper.

  • Maintain candor - open and honest communication.

  • Matthew 18:15 - If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

  • Handle conflict swiftly, directly, gracefully.

  • A house divided can’t stand.


1 Thessalonians 5:11 - Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

  • Spoken Blessings: speak to and call out people's gifting.

  • Compliment more than you correct.

  • SMILE!


Proverbs 23:12 - Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

  • Be open-minded.

  • Experience teaches only the teachable.

  • If you think you’re right about everything, you are wrong.

  • If you’re learning you’re growing.


Proverbs 10:9 - Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

  • Be honest and have strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

  • Integrity builds trust.

  • Do the right thing every time all the time.

  • Maintain stewardship of time and money.

Skill and Anointing

1 Peter 4:10 - Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

  • We must be willing and able.

  • Developing your skills is important. 


12 Corinthians 8:7 - But since you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you - see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

  • Generosity is having an open heart and open hand

  • Some may have the gift of giving, but everyone has the grace of giving. 

  • Tithing is the baseline standard. Offerings are over and above as God leads. 

  • In addition to money, we can be generous with time, love, kind words, helping others, wisdom, etc.

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We believe the women in this house are full of purpose and gifting, and She Speaks gives the opportunity for women to step into that. Join us on May 19th for brunch, worship, teaching, and fellowship as we discover our purpose. It’s Saturday and we had a pretty good night last night. He will have a day of rest today without dialysis and we hope to get him walking some. This has been a week of ups and downs, highs and lows, battles won and yet to be won. \But our hope and strength is found in our awesome God! We will miss worshipping with our HighRidge family this weekend! Be sure to be in a service so that you can be encouraged and strengthened as you have encouraged and strengthened us! We love you!
#prayforpastorjeff #togetherwebelieve #hope #faith #love #highridge Today started very early with dialysis beginning at 6:30am. We put out a call for prayer and I want you to know that God heard our cries. Jeff’s session went better and overall he has improved some today. More activity wears him out but it’s good activity.

1. Stayed off of oxygen - big win!
2. Drainage tube removed.
3. Got to take a shower - finally,
4. Sitting in a chair today with walking as our goal tomorrow.
5. He’s been tolerating liquids and gets to move to soft solids.

Prayer concerns:
1. His blood pressure has continued to stay high and we need that to come down.
2. Pain is getting better today but we’d like it to be gone.
3. The kidneys show some signs of starting to work but nothing consistent. Keep praying for those kidneys please! 
We love what Paul wrote in Philippians 2, “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and o Join us this weekend to hear Pastor Zach Gryder encourage us with God's Word!