3 Things to Remember in Seasons of Loneliness

by Hannah Beth Howe 11th grade, Houston High School   Everyone experiences it. It’s the horrible feeling mixed with sadness and isolationism that threatens to take our eyes off the wonderful blessings God has for us. Loneliness. It is important to know that the devil plants these feelings within us and we have to combat these feelings with God’s truth! The devil flees in the midst of God’s truth (James 4:7). Here are three of God’s truths and three things to... Read More
at Apr 16

Depression and the Holidays

by Hannah Beth Howe 11th grade, Houston High School   While the holidays can be a wonderful time of praise and excitement, the holidays can also be hard for some people. Maybe it’s the first Christmas you’ve celebrated without a loved one. Maybe its seasonal depression, and you know you are about to be depressed again. Either way, there is a way to not just survive depression, but to be freed from it. Let’s take a look at 1 Kings 19. I’ll give you... Read More
at Dec 10

Benefits of Being Benevolent

by Jonah Taylor 9th grade, Homeschool   Today I have been tasked with talking about generosity. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Oh no, is he gonna try and get me to donate my money and that kind of thing?” No, I won't. I don't feel it's my place to tell you to give to God, I think that's between you and God. I'm going to be talking about the benefits and the reasons for giving to God. I mean, if there was no reason for generosity, then it... Read More
at Nov 12

Give What You Have

by Savannah Turnage 12th grade, White Station High School   Most teenagers don’t have a lot of money, so a lot of times we tend to tune out the pastor whenever they start preaching about giving (I know my friends and I do). It feels like the only way to give to your church is through money. But that’s not the case. I spent a while assuming that I could start giving once I had a job and money, but I felt discontent. I thought about all the great things that church had... Read More
at Nov 8

The Fresh Prince of Egypt

by Jonah Taylor 9th grade, Homeschool   Now this is a story all about how a Hebrew's life got flipped, turned upside-down. I’d like to take a moment, this isn’t a ruse and I’ll tell you about Moses, the leader of the Hebrews. Just like how the Fresh Princes’ life was flipped and turned upside down, so was Moses’ when God came into his life and granted him leadership over his people. Leadership is not only confusing and hard, but it’s also... Read More
at Oct 21

Limitless: Week 1

by Leroy Taylor 12th grade, Collierville High School   Bottom Line: God is not limited by where you come from or what you’ve done. Recap: Before Fall Break, Parker Richardson walked us through just a bit of the beginning of Exodus. If you would like to read it, check out (Exodus 1:7-22; 2:1-10). Basically, Joseph, an Israelite, was sold into slavery by his brothers. In Egypt, where he was a slave, he worked his way up the chain of power. The people of his land decided... Read More
at Oct 17

Bye Past, Hello Love

by Lily Brewer 9th grade, Homeschool   Some of us might see the past as content memories. But sometimes we look and see a broken image, containing within it mistakes and regrets. We sometimes allow thoughts and feelings to convince us that we must punish ourselves by letting our mistakes taunt us instead of letting go. We convince ourselves, in our broken state, that we are ‘unfixable’ and/or unforgivable. This is a lie I myself have many times believed. Though we may... Read More
at Oct 15

24:00 Hours

by Savannah Turnage 12th grade, White Station High School   AUTHOR’S NOTE: These times and activities might not apply to you perfectly, they are general statistics and answers gained from polls. This is also based on a typical school day.  24 hours in a day. You have twenty-four hours to sleep, go to school, eat, and do all the things you are responsible for.  How do you spend your twenty-four hours? Teenagers are supposed to get between eight and... Read More
at Oct 8

Approach the Throne Boldly!

by Hannah Beth Howe 11th grade, Houston   It’s all too easy to forget that we can ask our Father about literally anything. We often forget to seek His council on matters in our life because we feel they are too insufficient for the Creator of the universe to bother with them. This is the farthest thing from the truth! The same God who knows every little detail about you and every thought you think in a day wants to help guide you through your day. Did you know there are... Read More
at Oct 2

Healing through Conflict

by Lily Brewer 9th grade, Homeschool   My life used to be full of conflict. It sometimes felt as though God wanted me to be constantly upset with everything. That instead of me running from God, God was running from me.  When I was about 10 years old, my family went through one of the toughest times. My sister Eden was diagnosed with Leukemia. Though I was not the person bearing the sickness physically, emotionally I carried a huge weight. I had wished that instead of Eden... Read More
at Sep 13

Family Feud!

by Jonah Taylor 9th grade, Homeschool   Today, I have been given the task of discussing family conflict. Oh boy. Let me just start of by telling you all this,  everyone has family problems.  You are not alone. Every family has their quirks. Some families have bigger issues than others, but if you ever want to feel better about your family, just read the Bible. There are some messed up families in there. But let's talk about family and what it is for. I feel the... Read More
at Sep 7

Conflict with Friends

by Hannah Beth Howe 11th grade, Houston High School   If you’re a human walking on this earth, chances are you’ve had a conflict with a friend before. And while conflict is often hard and messy to deal with, there is always a godly way to handle it. What is one conflict you remember having with a friend? How did you handle it? When we go through conflict, it is always important to remember Jesus is right there with us and understands what we are going through.... Read More
at Sep 3

Overton Blue Out / August 31

Come cheer on the Overton High School football team for our annual Blue Out! This is one of our favorite nights of the year - we love partnering with Overton and filling the stands to show our support. Pick up your tickets and t-shirts at the Resource Center on Sunday, and sign up to serve at the event  here . Read More
at Aug 23

Sharing the GOOD NEWS!

by Lily Brewer 9th grade, Homeschool   "On the mountain, the followers saw Jesus. They worshipped him. But some of the followers did not believe it was really Jesus. So he came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will always be with you. I will... Read More
at Aug 19

My Story

by Savannah Turnage 12th grade, White Station High School   My life before Christ was filled with a lot of confusion and people-pleasing. I was constantly searching for acceptance and love from the people around me. I thought that if I did everything I was “supposed” to do, I would finally be accepted. When my family and I started going to Highpoint regularly, I learned about the love and acceptance of God. I felt at HOME at church and devoured the lessons. One morning... Read More
at Aug 17

Not too young to change the world

by Jonah Taylor 9th grade, Homeschool   “Aren't you a little young to __________?” We get this question a lot as teenagers. Like we are just kids, what do we know? Our identity should not be found in what “grown-ups” have to say about us, what our teachers have to say about us, what our parents have to say about us, what our small group leader or student pastor have to say about us. Our identity should be found in Christ alone, and what God's... Read More
at Aug 17

Letting Go

by Hannah Beth Howe 12th Grade, Houston High School   Have you ever had a brother or sister upset you? If you're an only child, maybe it was a friend that hurt you. Maybe they left you when you needed them most, or broke your trust in the worst way. What was your reaction? Perhaps you chose to disassociate from everyone, ignoring your hurting heart, and pretended like you were fine and you didn’t need to cry. Maybe you became bitter and angry, choosing to completely shut... Read More
at Aug 17

Prayer & Fasting

We have an amazing Prayer Team here at Highpoint, and some of them have expressed interest in leading our church in a time of prayer and fasting through the rest of August. It is so exciting to see Difference Makers using their God-given gifts in this way; what a beautiful picture of the body of Christ in action. Below is an excerpt from one of our faithful Prayer Team warriors, Angel Parkes, to her fellow Prayer Team members: I have been encouraged in... Read More
at Aug 7

Block Party / August 19

We're starting the school year off right with a Block Party for the whole family to enjoy! Both campuses are invited to join us on the Highpoint Collierville front lawn for food trucks, water slides, music, and more! This is a great Invest & Invite opportunity, so bring a friend and come party with us! Read More
at Aug 5

Jesus Revealed

New series starts August 12, and it's all about Jesus! The 4-week Jesus Revealed series will be taught by Dustin May and Craig Gyergyo, and it's the perfect opportunity to invite a family member, friend, or your local barista to join you.   Read More
at Aug 1

Leadership Advisory Team Q&A

Highpoint Family, We want to thank you for your care and consideration for nominations of the people you believe will be best qualified to provide godly wisdom for the future of Highpoint Church. As you know, the nomination process closed on July 31 and has now entered the selection phase. We ask that you be in continual prayer as the Trustees and Staff Leadership Team prayerfully work on the selection of these candidates. We believe that the best path forward... Read More
at Aug 1

Worship Night / August 7

Worship Nights are for the family, centered around fixing our mind's attention and heart's affection on Jesus. Join us on August 7 from 6:30-8:30pm at the East Memphis campus as we gather together for an hour of worship followed by food trucks and dessert trucks in the courtyard.  Read More
at Jul 30

Welcome Home Sunday / August 5

Summer is coming to an end and back-to-school is just around the corner! It's time to get back into the groove, which is why we're celebrating Welcome Home Sunday on August 5! Read More
at Jul 29