Our Story, Vision, & Values

Our Story

Highrock began in 1999 around a dinner table. A small group of believers shared a dream for a church where people of all backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities could encounter Jesus. In time, this small group became a congregation, outgrowing several spaces in Cambridge and Somerville. In the Spring of 2006, Highrock set down roots in Arlington. Today Highrock is a dynamic and diverse spiritual community with congregations worshiping and serving in Arlington, Brookline, Quincy, Salem, Acton, Cambridge, Malden, Haverhill, Needham, and Roslindale. We're excited about Jesus and what God can do through the lives of ordinary people. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know us and join in what God is doing at Highrock!


Our Mission


To follow Jesus by cultivating communities that encourage curiosity & inspire compassion


Our Values


Our Vision

The original vision of the church has remained strong over the years and is encapsulated in a single simple statement:

“Transformation through Connecting with God Personally, God's People, and God's Purposes.”


Our Map

We live out our mission and develop disciples following a basic map:


Our Logo

The combination of a house, an upwardly directed arrow, and a starburst, our logo is representative of the three core aspects of what we are all about: Transformation through connecting to God personally, connecting to God's people, and connecting to God's purposes.

The Highrock House logo is explained. The House represents Connecting to God personally, the Upward arrow refers to God's people, and the Splash refers to God's purposes