Welcome to High Desert Church
We at High Desert Church would like to say WELCOME! Whether you're brand new or you've attended a few of our services, we're just glad you're here. No matter where you are or what season of life you are in, you are welcome at High Desert Church. We are thrilled to be a part of what is happening here and invite you to be a part of it.Below, you will find information or links to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
High Desert Church has four campuses across the High Desert. These exist to be ministry hubs where we gather on the weekend to worship together. We believe that the most effective place for you to do ministry is where you live, so we’ve established ministry hubs in a way that makes it easier for you to invite others to church.
All services are currently online, join us at online.highdesertchurch.com!
Who We Are
High Desert Church (HDC) is an evangelical community ministering and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to approximately 12,000 active participants. HDC is a multi-site church reaching out to four different regional communities (Victorville, Apple Valley, Phelan, and Hesperia) through separate worship experiences and strategic opportunities for personal growth. The core purpose of each of these communities is to prepare every generation to change their worlds for Christ.
HDC’s ministry is designed to prepare individuals to engage their relational world, their oikos (the Greek word for “household”), with the tremendous news of God’s grace.
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We believe in one God, who is self-existent, eternal, and infinite. We believe that He, while being the same in essence, has revealed Himself as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 14:9; 2 Corinthians 3:17)
We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 6:3; Jeremiah 10:6,12; Isaiah 40:25-26; 1 Peter 3:12; John 1:12-13; Romans 6:23).
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, born of a virgin, sinless in His life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His Ascension into heaven, His High Priestly intercession for His people and His return to the world according to His promise. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; John 14:1-3).
We believe in the Holy Spirit of God, who came to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort and seal forever those who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-11; Titus 3:5-6; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30).
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." We believe there is no other way to eternal salvation than through Jesus Christ. All belief systems that do not have the saving work of Jesus Christ at their core are lost and will result in an eternity apart from God. We believe in salvation by grace through faith alone. Good deeds are an evidence of salvation, not a requirement for salvation. Man can do nothing in his fallen state to earn salvation. (Romans 3:10-12, 22-24; John 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-10).
We believe that the local church is composed of regenerated, baptized believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of evangelism, equipping each other for service to Christ, tending to one another's needs and the worship of God. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25; 13:15-16).
We believe that marriage, although legally recognized by the state, had already been established by God to provide a healthy and safe environment for personal and spiritual growth. We believe that the Bible defines marriage as a lifelong union between one man and one woman and is the only context for biblical sexual expression. (Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Hebrews 13:4).
We believe in the following Biblical principles: The competency of the individual in direct approach to God, the priesthood of all believers, the symbolic ordinances of believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper, the autonomy of the local church, and a world-wide program of missionary endeavor in obedience to the final command of our Lord. (1 Peter 2:4-5; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Acts 1:8).
Jesus sets apart, prepares, and commissions His Church to be ambassadors for the message of the Cross, to continue His ministry of reconciliation to the lost; and He both modeled and taught a strategic formula that would facilitate that great endeavor. From the beginning of His redemptive plan, God has consistently focused on a specific group, the Oikos (as the Greeks called it), as His primary target for evangelism. That is, He primarily perpetuates His Kingdom through those close social connections that we all have, those eight to fifteen people He strategically placed around each one of us in our own relational worlds. Throughout the New Testament, whenever God’s Spirit changed a life, a worldchanger was born. Whether it was a demon possessed man, a swindler named Zacchaeus, a royal official with a dying son, a tax collector named Matthew, a Centurion named Cornelius, a businesswoman named Lydia or a recently unemployed Philippian jailor, they all were sent back home to their oikos. While different cultures and generations reflect unique qualities, the oikos phenomenon remains a constant, a core characteristic of humanity’s hardwiring.
That's where you come in. The strategy for changing the world through Oikos relationships hasn’t changed. And frankly, that is great news! It is really easy for us to shut down because the call to change the world is too overwhelming. I can’t shift the trajectory of the world. Can you? But that is why the 8 to 15 people that God has supernaturally and strategically placed in your sphere of influence is so exciting. Now, there will be times when even the relationships God has placed in your life seem overwhelming. Or maybe you are just run down and tired. That’s where we come in.
We get it. And we are here to help. We believe that the local church is a critical element to your success in reaching your world. Now, there is a balance. We don’t want you to spend all your time at church. Remember those 8 to 15 we mentioned? Here are the things we think are helpful for you when it comes to keeping you fresh, encouraged, and growing in your relationship with God, which then makes reaching your 8 to 15 a whole lot more doable.
STEP 1: LIST - Recognize how God is already managing circumstances to connect us with certain people on a regular basis, then write their names down.
STEP 2: PRAY - Every day, pray that God would make Himself known to each person on your list. Ask God how you can be available to them as an instrument of truth and grace.
STEP 3: INVEST - Look for ways to spend time with your Oikos. Being available and present allows you to be used by God in your relationships.
STEP 4: INVITE - Invite the people on your list to experience environments in which the body of Christ is engaged in faith-filled conversations. This could be a church service, a social event, or even a private get-together. Keep your eyes open for the opportunities God presents.
STEP 5: PREPARE - Don’t forget that your own personal growth makes you more available to God to fulfill your personal mission. The better we know who God is, the better we can effectively represent Him in our daily lives.