A HIGHQUEST Forum is the meeting together of 2-4 men or women for the purpose of sharing from their journal in the context of real life. It is a small group committed to developing a consistent walk with Christ by sharing from a common platform and holding each other accountable. It requires that each member of the HIGHQUEST Forum develops the daily practice of an Appointment With God in order to share his or her experience with others in the group. The Forum is an environment where 3-4 men or women meet for perspective, encouragement, and accountability. The HIGHQUEST Forum creates a consistent place where people can be listened to, taken seriously, and understood. There are four essential components of a Forum:
Connection (Because we care, what do we need to know?)
Most people are asking the question, “Who knows and who cares?” The HIGHQUEST Forum creates a safe environment in which people can relate with one another on a deeper level than news, weather, and sports. It is safe because each person is given the opportunity to honestly discuss real and relevant issues in their life and still be accepted and respected by others. It is also safe because nothing is shared outside the Forum without permission.
Exploration (Because God's Word is true, what are you discovering?)
Every person needs to learn how to feed himself from the Word of God. Passivity is devastating on a quest with God. Most people learn best when they are involved in the process of discovery. Passively listening to the truth of God’s Word as it is taught by others, is like a person in a canoe with no paddle. Their ability to navigate the river is extremely limited. But when you give a person the skills to discover truth for themselves, you equip them to travel the waterways of truth for the rest of their life. Most lack confidence to personally go to the Bible and gain insight for their lives. In the HIGHQUEST Series people develop the skills needed to explore and gain understanding from God’s Word. In addition, the HIGHQUEST Forum gives an opportunity to share personal insights as well as learn from others.
Application (Because God's Word is relevant, what is He telling you to do?)
In order to follow Christ on this journey, we need more than insight. We need application. Spiritual truth must not be isolated into a spiritual compartment of life while most of our thoughts and energy go into our everyday, ordinary lives. Maturity is possible only when we integrate God's truth into our personal, family, and professional lives. Spiritual truth must not be isolated to a spiritual compartment of life while most of our thoughts and energy go into the business of everyday living. God’s plan is to integrate his truth into our everyday, ordinary lives. There is no isolated spiritual compartment -- just spiritual people living real life in a real world.
Intercession (Because God cares, how can we support you in prayer?)
The HIGHQUEST Forum includes personal prayer for and with each other. Holding up each other in prayer is a critical force for encouragement and power. Sharing needs and victories together in the context of prayer, builds a connection and puts the focus on God’s work in our lives.