At Highland Park Pres, we are committed to lead all generations to be transformed followers of Jesus, for the flourishing of our city and beyond. This summer, Highland Students sought to intentionally carve out opportunities to define and discuss what being a transformed follower of Jesus means in the context of our current cultural moment. Culture Convos invited 7th-12th graders once a week to look at what God’s Word has to say about hard issues in our culture today.
“It has been amazing,” Tyler Pace, our Highland Students Ministry Resident, says. “The coolest thing is to see how students have recognized Jesus’ way of life—caring for the people on the margins—and how that should also impact how they live.” This space has allowed difficult questions to be asked while gaining a greater understanding of Jesus’ commands for their lives. 9th Grader, Clark Hobbs, describes, “We learned how God wants us to treat each other and what it meant to be a good, loving neighbor.”
Going into a new school year, please pray that Jesus continues to transform hearts as these students enter their classrooms. Although Culture Convos has come to an end, life-giving community is found for every age through community groups. We want our community groups to help people become more like Jesus as they learn to live out Scripture with one another. Find a community group at hppres.org/students.