It's a big word, but it just means that we strive to follow the Apostles' doctrines and teaching. If it was good enough for the early church in the book of Acts, it's good enough for us! And if it wasn't good for them, we try to avoid it too.
How do I find Higher Ground?
We are located at 796 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento CA. Though the building was built over 50 years ago, we've only recently acquired it and begun holding services in it. That means it doesn't look like what you might expect! There's no steeple, no grand vestibule. It's a yellow building with blue trim. Nothing special--at least not on the outside. But the love and acceptance you'll find inside is unlike what you'll find at other churches.
Do I have to say, sign, or give anything when I visit?
No, feel free to come and make yourself comfortable and enjoy the presence of God and the Word of God. No pressure to give your personal information or your money!
Do my kids stay with me?
It's up to you! On Sundays at 4pm, we have a Sunday School program for children. We would love to have them join our kids in class! On Tuesday nights we have Bible Study in the Fellowship Room. These Bible Studies are informal, interactive, and relaxed. We don't typically provide childcare on Tuesday nights, so if you bring your child, plan to keep him or her with you, and maybe bring a quiet activity for him or her to do.
How should I dress?
Come as you are! At any given time you might see one person in a t-shirt and jeans and another in a full suit.
What's Your Worship Like?
If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that Biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today. In our Services, you will find traditional Pentecostal worship in a low-pressure environment. We allow the spirit of God to move freely, but we respect individuals' rights to worship quietly or not at all, if that's what they choose.
The Way We Worship
We pray together aloud because in the Bible we read, "They lifted up their voice to God with one accord" (Acts 4:24).
We lift our hands in praise because in the Bible we read, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord" (Psalm 134:2).
We sing with all our hearts because in the Bible we read, "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise" (Psalm 98:4).
We play musical instruments because in the Bible we read, "And all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments" (2 Samuel 6:5).
We clap and shout unto God because in the Bible we read, "O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph" (Psalm 47:1).
We dance before the LORD because in the Bible we read, "Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs" (Psalm 150:4).
We testify publicly because in the Bible we read, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee" (Psalm 22:22).
We anoint with oil for divine healing because in the Bible we read, "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" (James 5:14)