At High Pointe, the elders have a joyful burden to present everyone complete in Christ. This is why we continually proclaim Christ and his gospel, and to this end, we labor with the strength that God has given us (Colossians 1:28-29): that when you stand before Christ, you will not be ashamed. That means that we are concerned with the personal growth every member in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. And this is why we constantly encourage every member to take part in some sort of discipleship relationship(s). To be sure, these relationships happen in a variety of venues, which is why we offer such venues throughout the life of the church.

More formally, though, we offer small groups throughout the Austin metro area, where our members may grow in personal, appropriately intimate brother/sister relationships and establish encouraging gospel community. For this reason, our small groups are for members only. As I mentioned this past Sunday evening, I have tasked Josh Hayward to move us along in this path by refocusing our attention on small groups. In addition, Josh will be responsible for helping us cultivate a culture in which discipleship is normal, not something only a special few are involved in.

To refocus our attention on our approach to discipleship at High Pointe, we will be thinking through the topic of discipleship together as a church over the next few weeks. Beginning this Sunday, we will embark on a four-part study of discipleship from 2 Timothy. I encourage you to make every effort to join us over these next weeks as we consider why discipleship matters and discuss the matters of discipleship. Here is a map of where we will be going:

Sermon Series | Discipleship Matters

  • 13 August - "The Relationships of Discipleship" (2 Timothy 1:1-5)
  • 20 August - Josh Hayward Preaching
  • 27 August - "The Pattern of Discipleship" (2 Timothy 2:1-2)
  • 3 September - "The Content of Discipleship" (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
  • 10 September - "The Concerns of Discipleship" (2 Timothy 4:9-22)


Pastor Juan