We casually dine together every month. It is an opportunity to receive Communion, feed our bodies, socialize and have fun, and hear a short but thought-provoking biblical message. Sometimes there is swimming too, if there's a pool. We always have a some contemporary Christian music either playing or being played live.
Rain or shine, very month on a date to be announced.
There are no collections taken, but we ask each person or family to bring a small, non-desert dish to share the provision of food.
The supper is usually held at one of our homes. The announcement will include the address, directions, and a map.
Why not bring contemporary praise and worship music to the beach, since Higher Ground is in South Florida? Isn't going out to where the people are the kind of thing Jesus always did? Some of the times we've done this, hundreds of people who have never heard Christian worship before experienced it for the first time. Believers on the beach sometimes join in or move closer to hear better. They sometimes ask how to contribute to the church, and we say, "By singing with us."
We praise as often as we can.
The Beach Praise used to be scheduled once a month, but that's just not enough praise. We also learned that the weather has to be right for people to hear and enjoy the music. There are times when God gives us the right conditions. We send out advance notice via Facebook, Twitter, Trumpia, and email and then meet there.
These are the conditions we look for.
We'll be hanging out, celebrating the Lord, and having fun near the tiki hut just south (to the right) of the Deerfield Beach Pier. Bring your voice, your guitar, or some other instrument that won't be irritating to anyone. If you're driving there, bring some quarters for the parking meters. Help us let the world know that God is there for them too.
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These are some of Higher Ground's defining beliefs and practices.
Check out our church activities. We no longer have a Sunday service, or any traditional service for that matter. The reasoning is simple.
We recognize the value of many musical styles. Our emphasis is on contemporary Christian music including alternative rock, R&B, dance, rhythmic pop, progressive folk rock, soul, hip hop, nu metal, hard rock, ska, reggae, retro, pop Gospel, and progressive Gospel.
Our members come in casual clothing or dress more formally as they see fit. We do ask that attendees avoid provocative cuts because they have no purpose in a community seeking truth and personal growth.
We believe that a biblical church body is a group of people who
We have services and outreach events in multiple facilities throughout N.E. Broward County, Florida, including Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, and Deerfield Beach, and serve the people who live in these areas. We also provide information and resources for those seeking God throughout the world.
The central location for all public information about Higher Ground and its events and structure is this web site. Our main offices are in Pompano Beach, Florida. See our Contact Us page for our office mailing address.
Higher Ground Church is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, so contributions are tax deductable. So that the impact of your contributions are maximized, we are also registered as a State of Florida not-for-profit corporation, and we keep our church's operational costs low, making use of contemporary communication techniques and technology, including web forms, postings, forums, email notices, and social networks. We save money by using existing public and private facilities in a way that is guaranteed by the free exercise clause of the Constitution of the United States. We are not overly concerned with facility ownership, finding unbalanced emphasis on such things as counterproductive to the cause of Christ. We consider careers and salaries important only to the extent that it permits us to do God's work within the local community and worldwide.
Higher Ground enjoys a cooperative relationship with Whirlwind Magazine and other affiliate Christian organizations.