The CHG Family
At Church on Higher Ground we believe in Seeker Friendliness. God is the Seeker and we are His friends and as a family of God we strive to please God in everything that we do. And we understand that God, our Father in Heaven, is actively seeking those who worship Him in spirit and truth. In addition He is seeking out for the lost. At CHG our first priority is to love and worship God followed by reaching out to the world in love.
Hence the Vision Of CHG A Worshipping People of God Anointed And Equipped to Fulfil The Great Commission
At CHG we believe prayer, worship coupled with the living witness of Godly family values are paramount for us to be effective in evangelism and to express the love of Christ to the world. Our love to God must come before our works for Him.
A Praying Family
At CHG, we believe prayer is all about being lost in God. Prayer brings us to the heart of God, to a place of surrendering of our will so that His longings and desires become ours. It is in prayer that we learn of our utter dependence on God, and in waiting on Him that we cease to depend on our strength and learn how to trust in God’s enabling power and anointing. It is in this place of intimacy and abiding that we can truly be effective as people of God for His Kingdom.
God has called His church to be mighty for His Kingdom. As Jesus taught His disciples in the Lord’s Prayer, we as the Army of the Living God are called to release through prayer “God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven”. In prayer, God enables us with His authority to subdue the enemies, to release God’s purpose and promises, and to call back the lost to the salvation of Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 56:7: A praying church is a powerful church! God’s vision for CHG is to be a worship centre where worship and prayer will continually rise up to the throne room of God. This is the heartbeat of God that His church will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Our longing is to see God’s people gathering together in unity to seek after God until His Glory will fill and touch our city, Perth and our nation, Australia, and throughout the earth.
A Worshipping Family
At CHG, we believe that worshipping God is our primary calling as Christians. We believe that our offerings of music, singing and devotion are for God and not for the people. Hence our goal is to please God in the way that we conduct ourselves, and not primarily to cater to people's preferences. So we never "enjoy the worship", as it is only God who enjoys our worship, but we do enjoy His Presence!
John 4:23 : "true worship" requires both "spirit" and "truth", and that God seeks the true worshippers.
In "truth" requires that we know the Word of God. When we truly have a revelation of who God is through His word, our hearts respond to this truth by worshipping Him!
We also worship him in spirit, meaning that we worship him with all our hearts. We worship with all our being; our intellect, our emotions and our bodies. Hence we believe in expressing ourselves to God in song, in prayer, and through physical expressions such as the raising of the arms and clapping of hands.
We pray that you will encounter the Presence of God through the worship ministry at Church on Higher Ground.
A Family Centered Family
Proverbs 22:6 : Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
One has to apply effort and discipline to acquire knowledge and skills in order to get a job well done. Parenting is no different. Parenting is complex. Christian parents are not only called to provide for their children emotionally, physically and financially, but more so they have to train them with a Godly moral foundation starting with the salvation truth of the Lord Jesus.
In order to achieve the above objectives a husband and wife team has to be united in their understanding of parenting principles, application of behavioural boundaries of their children and common approach to everyday family life. This is easier said than done when most couples tend to come from different backgrounds and carry with them different family traditions.
Hence, at CHG, we believe that both fathers and mothers have a duty to learn about biblical parenting and be intentional in this area. Our parenting ministry is dedicated to equipping and encouraging parents to have a biblical approach in this area, helping them to set moral standards, grow in their own walks with the Lord, and living out biblical values with their children.
To this end, we have conducted parenting courses in CHG to meet the needs of parents in our midst. These sessions have brought great spiritual blessings and practical benefits to the participants. Parenting is a life long commitment and we are here standing with you to carry out this most noble vocation of all by the grace of God.