What is the ‘Heights Experience’?
The “Heights Experience” is designed for anyone who is interested in drawing close to God. Expect to be welcomed, to be refreshed, to understand, to be engaged, and to leave changed. Whether you were raised in church or you have only a little exposure to church, we want you to know you’re welcome and wanted. We have tried to take away a lot of the man-made “stuff” that keeps people away from God and create an environment where they can approach Him. We strive to create an environment that is relaxed and casual and unimposing; where the activity and vocabulary are familiar; and, where people can understand that God is on their side, wanting them to draw near and relate to Him.
The Heights Fellowship church family gathers to celebrate together twice each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Click here to contact us!
Our goal is to remove as many of the man-made (church-made) obstacles between people and God as possible, so you can relate to Him and let Him do His work in your life.
The “Heights Experience” is all about you having a God-moment, maybe for the first time in a long while. We want people to know the “difference different makes!”
How do I find The Heights?
The Heights Fellowship located in Lubbock, Texas can be easily found on 66th Street, between Frankford and Milwaukee Avenues – just west of the 66th Street and Iola intersection. The physical address is 6108 66th Street. The The Heights Fellowship church is well marked, with 13.5 acres of parking, so you can easily find a convenient place to park. Click here for directions.
What happens when I get there?
First and most importantly, you are going to have a GREAT experience! Our hospitality team will welcome you and guide you through the experience. They are there to answer any questions you have and make sure you can find what you are looking for in our facility. The Heights Fellowship facility is housed all in one building. Our Children’s Ministry is located on the west side of the The Heights Fellowship church. The East side of the The Heights Fellowship church is where our main gathering spot (the Welcome Mall) is located. The two areas are connected by a single hall that is well-marked.
When you arrive, we want you to enjoy our hospitality. Our Welcome Mall is very comfortable with a coffee area, conversation areas, and our main greeting center. We encourage you to enjoy the coffee and light refreshments that are available.
What Do I Wear to come to The Heights?
This is one of our most common questions. Relax! This is easy. Dress however you would feel most comfortable at church. You can dress up or dress down to your taste and you will be just fine.
What is available for my children?
The Heights features outstanding opportunities for your preschoolers (birth – 5) and your children (1st-5th grades). We have worked hard to make sure your children’s experience begins to introduce them and draw them to the Savior in an environment that is both secure and fun. All our Sunday children’s ministry is located on the west side of the THF campus, very convenient and close to the THF Worship Center. Our secure check-in is simple and convenient for you and the experience for your children is excellent! You can find out much more about Preschool and Children’s Ministry HERE.
On Sunday mornings, we encourage our older students (6th-12th grades) to worship with their families in the main THF worship center. We have incredible activities and discipleship opportunities for your students throughout the week. Much more information is available at our Youth Ministry site HERE.
What happens in a service at The Heights?
First of all, you will be enthusiastically greeted – probably multiple times. You will receive some material as you arrive in the worship center. Included in that information is a ‘Connection Card.’ This is one of the main ways attenders talk back to us. Feel free to complete this card and drop in the offering plate when it is passed at the end of the service or drop it in one of the offering boxes located at each exit as you leave the worship center. (Don’t worry, filling out a connection card does not mean we intend to badger you or send ‘missionaries’ to your door. We just want to know that you’re here and help make the THF Experience as dynamic as possible. We also want to make sure we answer any questions you may have.)
Our celebration services are typically around 70 minutes long. Our music is led by the THF band, widely regarded as one of the finest bands of any kind in the Lubbock area. We use technology throughout the service for everything from projection of words and image magnification during singing to interaction during messages. You are welcome to use our free wifi with your smart phones and smart devices to access online Bibles, although many people still prefer to bring their own ‘hard copies’ of the Bible with them.
Speaking of the messages, our pastor is very intentional about helping people to connect with the Bible in a way that they can understand. God’s Word was not intended to be a mystery! Our messages and series are carefully designed to connect with the scripture from beginning to end, to bring clarification, assist in understanding, and give people a solid grasp of what God actually says – and then give them a few ways to live out God’s truth.
We want to make sure your Monday is better because of your Sunday!
Becoming a Member
Belonging. God intended it. People long for it. In fact, people are wired to belong…to be a part of a larger group. It’s the way they are made. Consider…
God desires a group of people to draw near to Him.
…you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 nlt
Jesus died so you can draw near to God.
He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right. Titus 2:14 nlt
It is within the local church that God chooses to involve us in His work. God longs not just for believers but for belongers. That is why the Bible says: Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family…and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian. (Ephesians 2:19 tlb)
THF always desires to make the church experience meaningful and beneficial to its members. Connecting with The Heights is as easy as A-B-C…
Attend worship and begin to be part of what God is doing.
Be a part of the THF Connection class to really explore what The Heights is all about.
Continue growing by taking other Connection classes and be a part of the life of the THF family by finding a place to be involved. Plug in to a small group ministry for fellowship.