Christ Church Highland Park
- What does the worship service look like at Christ Church Highland Park (CCHP)?
- Does CCHP offer all of the same programs as CCLF?
- Who preaches at CCHP?
- What are the children's programs like at CCHP?
What does the worship service look like at Christ Church Highland Park (CCHP)?
The main difference between a service at CCLF and CCHP is the size of the congregation—the Highland Park sanctuary holds 150 people. We believe that many people will actually chose to attend CCHP for this very reason.
CCHP offers two worship services each Sunday. The 10:00 a.m. service includes a full worship band, a 30-35 minute sermon, and our Lighthouse program for kids. Our 5:00 p.m. service, “The Crossing,” includes weekly communion, a 15 minute devotional homily, childcare for young kids, and a brief communal meal for the whole family.
Does CCHP offer all of the same programs as CCLF?
Our plan is to offer full children’s programming from infants through Middle School, however Compass (our 8th grade confirmation program) and SHYG are only offered in Lake Forest. Men’s Fraternity, Women’s Bible Connection, and other programs are open to everyone but only held in Lake Forest.
Who preaches at CCHP?
Mike Woodruff is the primary teaching pastor at CCHP. He preaches the same sermon at both campuses. The campus pastor leads the congregation, oversees the volunteers there, counsels and also preaches on occasion.
What are the children's programs like at CCHP?
To address the Sunday worship and ministry needs of our children and young adults, Highland Park offers customized services to the following groups: infants, walker/2s, early childhood, grade school, and middle school.
Children in the three youngest groups are dropped off in their rooms prior to the start of the service, while our grade school and middle school students attend the first portion of the sanctuary service with their parents. These students are released to their classes prior to the sermon.
We believe it is vital that our children be exposed to the gospel of Christ. As a result, each room offers developmentally appropriate lessons.